(December 1980)

Western, 1971 Series
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Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1980-10
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90266-012. One of several scarce Whitman bagged issues of later 1980.

No American reprints of the cover and interior comic stories exist. This scarce issue is the only place this content appears in the USA.

Publication date is derived from the cover code. On sale date (month and year) is derived from the issue code appearing in the bottom tier of page one.

An atypical issue of The Pink Panther, in which Little Big Nose Guy does not appear as the Panther's all-purpose foil in any of the interior stories.

[Uh, Maybe I'll Skip the Donuts!] (Table of Contents)

Pink Panther / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Messerli
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Little Big Nose Guy
Synopsis
At some undetermined sporting event, Little Big Nose Guy buys a cup of coffee from the Pink Panther but hesitates on the donuts, which have been carried around on the Panther's tail.
Reprints
Keywords
all-purpose tail; alternative uses; buyer beware; coffee; dissatisfied customer; donuts

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)

Little Pink Riding Hood (Table of Contents: 2)

Pink Panther / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Messerli
Inks
Joe Messerli
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Pink Panther has just graduated from Undercover Agent's School...
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 2 Stylized Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Undercover Agent's School instructor; private eye; Little Red Riding Hood; Little Red Riding Hood's mom; Little Red Riding Hood's granny; wolf
Synopsis
Undercover Agent's School graduate Pink Panther goes undercover as Little Red Riding Hood to foil the hungry wolf.
Reprints
Keywords
"Little Red Riding Hood" story; best of intentions; duplicate title within same feature; fairy tale parody; forest setting; mucking with tradition; undercover mission

Indexer Notes

This "Little Pink Riding Hood" is different from the seven-page story of the same title that was published in The Pink Panther (Western, 1971 Series) #27 (July 1975).

The Exciting New! Flipit (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Flipit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pink on the Range (Table of Contents: 4)

Pink Panther / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Joe Messerli
Inks
Joe Messerli
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Pink Panther, adept at mandolin and melody, tours the wild west...
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 2 Stylized Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Elmo (farmer); Elmo's wife; Bully Beltcha (western bad guy); sheriff of Gulp-Gulch; various townspeople of Gulp-Gulch; Baro
Synopsis
The Pink Panther has a way with mandolin and song that influences people's moods and deeds. In the small western town of Gulp-Gulch, he influences one person too many.
Keywords
duplicate title within same feature; influence; mandolin; song; unwelcome surprise; western setting

Indexer Notes

This "Pink on the Range" is different from the five-page story of the same title that was published in The Pink Panther (Western, 1971 Series) #4 (January 1972).

Looney Tunes (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; Looney Tunes / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction Much, Much More (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Original Radio Broadcasts / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Denim Embroidered Iron-On Sta-Ons (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Sta-Ons / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Super Pocket Toy Values (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Toy Values / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Walt Disney Mickey Mouse (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Snippys (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Snippys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pink Census Taker (Table of Contents: 12)

Pink Panther / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Messerli
Inks
Joe Messerli
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Pink Panther is bored with his monotonous assembly line job...
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 2 Stylized Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; assembly line worker; employment agency worker; ranger; bear cub; mother bear
Synopsis
The Pink Panther leaves the humdrum of the assembly line to become a national park ranger. His first job, taking a census of the park's wildlife, leads to a misadventure with a mother bear and her cub - and a happy return to the assembly line.
Keywords
assembly line; bears; boredom; factory; forest setting; leave-well-enough-alone; national park; ranger; series of mishaps

The Pink Panther (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Whitman Comics; The Pink Panther / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Woody Woodpecker (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

Authentic Stone - Perfect Condition Apache Arrowheads (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Arrowheads / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Little Lulu (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

Super Posters by R&R Associates (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

R&R Associates / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Uh, Maybe I'll Skip the Donuts!]
    Pink Panther
  2. 1. Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny
    Whitman Comics; Yosemite Sam and Bugs Bunny
  3. 2. Little Pink Riding Hood
    Pink Panther
  4. 3. The Exciting New! Flipit
    Flipit
  5. 4. Pink on the Range
    Pink Panther
  6. 5. Looney Tunes
    Whitman Comics; Looney Tunes
  7. 6. Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction Much, Much More
    Original Radio Broadcasts
  8. 7. Walt Disney Uncle Scrooge
    Whitman Comics; Uncle Scrooge
  9. 8. Denim Embroidered Iron-On Sta-Ons
    Sta-Ons
  10. 9. Super Pocket Toy Values
    Toy Values
  11. 10. Walt Disney Mickey Mouse
    Whitman Comics; Mickey Mouse
  12. 11. Snippys
    Snippys
  13. 12. Pink Census Taker
    Pink Panther
  14. 13. The Pink Panther
    Whitman Comics; The Pink Panther
  15. 14. Woody Woodpecker
    Whitman Comics; Woody Woodpecker
  16. 15. Authentic Stone - Perfect Condition Apache Arrowheads
    Arrowheads
  17. 16. Little Lulu
    Whitman Comics; Little Lulu
  18. 17. Super Posters by R&R Associates
    R&R Associates
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