(December 1981)

Western, 1975 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Del Connell
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90296-112. This issue reprints the entire contents of issue #34 (a scarce Whitman bagged issue), but with a new cover and an added 1958 Bugs Bunny reprint to cover the space taken by ads. No interior ads in this issue. All 32 interior pages are comics or comics-related text material.


[Ice Cream Anticipation] (Table of Contents)

Looney Tunes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
typeset; logo

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Cicero Pig
Synopsis
Cicero hopes to catch some of Bugs' ice cream in his catchers mitt.
Reprints
Keywords
anticipation; catchers mitt; ice cream

Super Goof (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Super Goof / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Circus Runaround (Table of Contents: 2)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's great of you to take me to the circus, Bugs!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Cicero Pig; Ho-Ho the Clown; Bimbo the Elephant; Kent (ticket taker); Mr. Dingaling (circus owner); strongman; strongman's wife; police officer; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs and Cicero help solve the mystery of the stolen circus box office receipts.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; robbery

Chief for a Day (Table of Contents: 3)

Yosemite Sam / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yosemite and Porky are touring the south seas, when...
Genre
adventure; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yosemite Sam; Porky Pig; son of the chief of Atu-Atol; chief of Atu-Atol; medicine man
Synopsis
Porky saves the life of the son of the chief of Atu-Atol. In gratitude, the chief makes Porky “Chief for a Day”. When a gorilla swipes the chief's crown from Porky, he and Sam must recover it.
Reprints
Keywords
crown; gorilla; sea or island setting

The Cuckoo Clock Caper (Table of Contents: 4)

Daffy Duck / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Armchair Daffy is crudely awakened by the delivery of the morning paper...
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daffy Duck (as Armchair Daffy); Mrs. McBuck; James (butler); May (maid)
Synopsis
Armchair detective "Armchair Daffy" solves a stolen jewelry case.
Reprints
Keywords
Armchair Daffy; detective

Indexer Notes

Part of the "Armchair Daffy" detective series.

The Midnight Stalker (Table of Contents: 5)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Sylvester has tried every trick in the book to bag tweety...
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Dell Western Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; Granny; The Midnight Stalker (purse snatcher); police officer
Synopsis
Sylvester's midnight antics aid in the capture of The Midnight Stalker purse snatcher.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; cage; disguise; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; purse; purse snatcher; unlikely hero

Hypno-Trick (Table of Contents: 6)

Henery Hawk / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Lee Holley
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Henery is being inspired by a vaudeville hypnotist...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Henery Hawk; hypnotist; audience; librarian; Mr. Buzzard; Foghorn Leghorn; hens
Synopsis
Henery studies hypnosis and tries to hypnotize Foghorn.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; hypnosis

Hair-Raising Experiment (Table of Contents: 7)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, Professor! I guess you invented just about everything there is to invent!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Professor Bumble; dogcatcher; dog pound attendant; fainting woman; police officer
Synopsis
While minding the lab of an absent-minded professor, Bugs plucks the first single hair that Elmer has grown in years leaving Fudd utterly distraught. To make up for it, Bugs tries the professor’s hair-growing “Fuzz Water” on his depressed little pal, which, as expected, works in unintended ways.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; be-careful-what-you-wish-for; best of intentions; hair-grower; inventor

What an Act! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Popeye the Sailor / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Ice Cream Anticipation]
  2. 1. Super Goof
    Whitman Comics; Super Goof
  3. 2. The Circus Runaround
  4. 3. Chief for a Day
    Yosemite Sam
  5. 4. The Cuckoo Clock Caper
  6. 5. The Midnight Stalker
  7. 6. Hypno-Trick
    Henery Hawk
  8. 7. Hair-Raising Experiment
  9. 8. What an Act!
    Whitman Comics; Popeye the Sailor
  10. 9. ["Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics."]
    Whitman Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Joe Torcivia
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome