(February 1982)

Western, 1975 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1981-12
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: 90296-202. No interior ads in this issue. All 32 interior pages are comics or comics-related text material.


[Who Watches the Watch-Juggler?] (Table of Contents)

Looney Tunes / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Petunia Pig; Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat
Synopsis
Juggler Bugs integrates Elmer’s watch into the act.
Keywords
juggling; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

Bill Wright inking credit from Alberto Becattini (2020).

Little Lulu (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

[The Bad Luck Bird] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Rome Siemen
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hey! That's Porky, and he's going down the steepest hill in town!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Porky Pig; house painter; kid with kite; old lady at window; angry big bruiser; bank teller; two bank robbers, two police officers
Synopsis
Try as they might, Porky and Bugs can’t get rid of a small stone bird statue that brings bad luck to those possessing it.
Reprints
Keywords
bad luck; bird; series of mishaps; statue

Indexer Notes

A possible allusion to the famous Warner Bros. film "The Maltese Falcon"? This particular bird statue is decidedly not “the stuff dreams are made of”!

Spooky Business (Table of Contents: 3)

Tweety and Sylvester / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tweety and Sylvester have signed a truce during a joint -business venture…
Feature Logo
Tweety and Sylvester Dell Western Logo 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Tweety Bird; Sylvester Pussycat; potential customer; angry customer; bank robber
Synopsis
Tweety and Sylvester go into a joint venture to operate a haunted house attraction in an amusement park. Business is bad because the scares are much more hokey than scary. To get better ideas for scary attractions, they investigate a supposedly “real haunted house” and find the scares there to be just as hokey as their own – but rigged and operated by a bank robber using the place as a hideout.
Keywords
amusement park; bank robber; haunted house; hoax; partnership

Indexer Notes

Sylvester abruptly dissolves the short-lived partnership at story's end, and resumes the classic chase.

Best Wishes (Table of Contents: 4)

Porky Pig / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Look what I bought for you, Cicero!
Feature Logo
Porky Pig
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Porky Pig; Petunia Pig; Cicero Pig; Porky's unnamed neighbor #1; Porky's unnamed neighbor #2; E.Z. Cashflow; Phipps
Synopsis
Porky warns Petunia against “spoiling” Cicero with gifts. Petunia circumvents Porky’s edict by indulging Cicero in the guise of “Cicero’s Good Fairy”. Porky sees-through the ruse, and puts the “good-fairy-wishing-bit” through some skeptical testing – first wishing for a plaid sport coat, and then a yacht. Can "Good Fairy Petunia" make these wishes come true?
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; best of intentions; disguise; getting carried away; good-fairy; spoiling children

Just Plumb Daffy (Table of Contents: 5)

Daffy Duck / 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
Daffy is not your ordinary plumber…
Feature Logo
Daffy Duck Dell/Western Interior 1
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Daffy Duck; dissatisfied customer #1; dissatisfied customer #2; envelope factory night watchmen; payroll thief
Synopsis
Plumber Daffy creates at least one new leak for every leak he stops… Usually a bigger one! His business is headed “down the drain” when he receives an emergency midnight call from an envelope factory with an unexplained water leak. Can Daffy save the envelope inventory from being glued worthlessly shut? And how does this tie in to the company’s payroll, locked in a safe one floor above?
Keywords
envelopes; flood; leak; payroll; plumber; safe; water pipe

The Wild Hare (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah-h-h! It does me good to be at sea again, Rabbit… Even with you aboard!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Yosemite Sam; Bugs Bunny; gorilla; island natives
Synopsis
Bugs and Sam are sailing the tropics, when a typhoon hits Sam’s ship and sweeps Bugs away. Bugs washes up on an island and is attacked by a gorilla. Vanquishing the gorilla by sheer luck and a well-placed coconut, Bugs is made leader of the grateful natives. Sam gets back into the picture in an unexpected way, and so does the gorilla.
Keywords
coconuts; gorilla; sea or island setting; ship; typhoon

Indexer Notes

The island natives honor Bugs with the quote: “You Wild Hare of Pingo Pongo!”, a declaration containing two classic Warner Bros. cartoon titles - “A Wild Hare” (1940, the seminal Bugs Bunny/Elmer Fudd hunting encounter) and “The Isle of Pingo Pongo” (1938, one of several Warner travelogue spoof cartoons), both of which were directed by Tex Avery. The stranded Bugs also refers to himself as "Rabbitson Crusoe", the title of a 1956 Bugs Bunny cartoon directed by Friz Freleng, co-starring Yosemite Sam. Too many instances to be coincidental. Nice job by the (alas) anonymous writer.

Daffy Duck (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Who Watches the Watch-Juggler?]
  2. 1. Little Lulu
    Whitman Comics; Little Lulu
  3. 2. [The Bad Luck Bird]
  4. 3. Spooky Business
  5. 4. Best Wishes
  6. 5. Just Plumb Daffy
  7. 6. The Wild Hare
    Yosemite Sam
  8. 7. Daffy Duck
    Whitman Comics; Daffy Duck
  9. 8. ["Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics."]
    Whitman Comics
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