(January 1982)

Western, 1975 Series
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Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1981-11
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: 90296-201. This issue reprints the entire contents of issue #35 (a scarce Whitman bagged issue), but with a new cover and an added 1957 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.


[The Insane Aero-Skate-Train!] (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
Daffy Duck; Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Daffy powers linked-skaters Bugs, Elmer, and himself with a model plane.
Keywords
alternative uses; model plane; roller skates

Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Case of the Missing Statues (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
Bugs is bored with the art museum’s exhibits…
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; art museum patrons; art museum guards; statue thief boss; statue thief flunky; police officer
Synopsis
Stone statues are disappearing before the eyes of astonished onlookers – including Bugs, who does something about it.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; disappearance; statues; theft; turning the tables

Stage Fright (Table of Contents: 3)

Petunia Pig / 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
Petunia has rented the long-unused “Little Theatre” to put on a play she has written…
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Sylvester Pussycat; Porky Pig
Synopsis
Petunia has written a play she titled “And Then There Was One”, where the various characters mysteriously disappear one-by-one. While setting up the theater for the play, her cast and crew mysteriously disappear one-by-one.
Reprints
Keywords
disappearances; play; puzzlement; theater

The Mask Mystery (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
Through wind, rain and dark of night, nothing stops Armchair Daffy in pursuit of evildoers…
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daffy Duck (as Armchair Daffy); Mr. Klinkrich; butler; cook; maid; chauffeur
Synopsis
Armchair detective "Armchair Daffy" (with deerstalker hat and in his motorized armchair) solves a missing ruby mystery.
Reprints
Keywords
Armchair Daffy; deduction; detective; lightning; mask; ruby; thunder

Indexer Notes

Part of the "Armchair Daffy" detective series.

Island Escapade (Table of Contents: 5)

Yosemite Sam and 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
Got'cha!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yosemite Sam; Henery Hawk; Professor McQuerry
Synopsis
Sam shanghais Henery to be his crow’s nest lookout, on a search for a disappearing island.
Reprints
Keywords
abounding oddities; island; lookout; sea or island setting; shanghaied; ship

The Toy Tussle (Table of Contents: 6)

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
Oooh, I tawt I taw a puddy tat – and far fwom home-safe-home!
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Dell Western Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; toy shop salesman
Synopsis
Tweety and Sylvester’s chase wreaks havoc in a toy shop, until Sylvester gets his head stuck in a model railroading tunnel.
Keywords
chase; getting carried away; model railroading; one-character-desiring-another-as-a-meal; size differential; toy shop; tunnel; wreaking havoc

[Hawaii or Bust… by Car?] (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
Open up, Fuddy, ol' buddy! It is I, Bugs Bunny - author, lecturer, and traveler! I await without!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; swordfish; 1st ship's captain; 1st ship's mate; 2nd ship's captain; 2nd ship's steward
Synopsis
Bugs and Elmer set out to be the first to travel from Los Angeles to Hawaii by automobile, courtesy of a paddle-powered, crow’s-nest-equipped, wooden raft to propel Elmer’s car across the ocean. Nature and their own planning deficiencies conspire against them.
Reprints
Keywords
best-laid-plans; car; dogged persistence; doing-something-their-own-way; Hawaii; inattentiveness; Los Angeles; raft; sea or island setting; series of mishaps

Indexer Notes

Dialogue is "Maltese-ian"!

Walt Disney Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks / 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. [The Insane Aero-Skate-Train!]
  2. 1. Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny
    Whitman Comics; Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny
  3. 2. Case of the Missing Statues
  4. 3. Stage Fright
    Petunia Pig
  5. 4. The Mask Mystery
  6. 5. Island Escapade
    Yosemite Sam and Henery Hawk
  7. 6. The Toy Tussle
  8. 7. [Hawaii or Bust… by Car?]
  9. 8. Walt Disney Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks
    Whitman Comics; Huey, Dewey and Louie Junior Woodchucks
  10. 9. ["Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics."]
    Whitman Comics
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