([1983])

Western, 1971 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1983-05-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W
Editing
Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale (print) date from The Comic Reader #211. No cover date appears on cover or in indicia. Cover code: 90266. New stories inside bear a 1982 year of copyright (for a 1983 released issue), while the cover displays a 1983 year of copyright. Reprinted stories bear a 1973 year of copyright, per their original printing.

No interior page ads in this issue. Ads are limited to inside and back covers. All 32 interior pages are comics or comics-related text material.

[Xylo Solo with Added Yo-Yo] (Table of Contents)

Pink Panther / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Little Big Nose Guy
Synopsis
Little Big Nose Guy's xylophone solo becomes a duet, thanks to the Pink Panther and his yo-yos.
Keywords
alternative uses; music; unexpected intrusion; xylophone; yo-yo

Indexer Notes

The 60-cent cover notation is about one-third down the right side of the cover and below the title logo, rather than its usual location at the very top right.

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

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

Pink Prisoner (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Passport!
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 2 Stylized Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Little Big Nose Guy (as king and twin brother); customs agents; various citizens; various police; judge; guard
Synopsis
Imprisoned Pink Panther ineptly helps an also-imprisoned good king regain the throne from his "wicked, mean, identical twin" brother.
Keywords
be-careful-what-you-wish-for; doppelgangers; dungeon; far-off land; imposter; ineptness; king; palace intrigue; prisoner; royalty; unwanted help; usurper-of-the-throne

Indexer Notes

New story.

Pink Fisherman (Table of Contents: 3)

Pink Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ahhh... What a delightful day!
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 2 Stylized Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Little Big Nose Guy (as mad scientist/werewolf)
Synopsis
Mad scientist Little Big Nose Guy finally achieves his "boyhood dream of becoming a disgustingly horrible werewolf". Though, try as he might, he simply cannot scare the placidly fishing Pink Panther.
Keywords
comic obsession; fishing; inattentiveness; mad scientist; werewolf

Indexer Notes

New story.

Pink Ballet (Table of Contents: 4)

Pink Panther / comic story / 5 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 boss wants to see me!
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 2 Stylized Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Little Big Nose Guy (as "Balonsky the world's most famous ballet dancer"); "Big Boss" (of Majestic Insurance Co.); doctor
Synopsis
The Pink Panther is assigned by his insurance company employer to protect the legs of "Balonsky the world's most famous ballet dancer", which are insured for a million dollars each.
Keywords
ballet dancer; best of intentions; insurance; million-dollar policy; series of mishaps; unwanted help

Indexer Notes

New story.

Pinkhaüsen (Table of Contents: 5)

Pink Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A hospital room somewhere in Switzerland...
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 2 Stylized Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Little Big Nose Guy; doctor; waiter
Synopsis
In Switzerland, Little Big Nose Guy agrees to drive the Pink Panther up into the mountains to the place of his birth - Pinkhaüsen. The trip is actually uneventful but, once they arrive, unexpected things begin to happen that end up putting Little Big Nose Guy in a Swiss hospital, completely wrapped in bandages.
Keywords
abounding oddities; hospital; mountains; origin; strange land; Switzerland; unwelcome surprise

Indexer Notes

New story. This story actually attempts to supply an origin for the Pink Panther, and why he is pink, having nothing to do with a movie about a bumbling detective and some diamond.

Pink Along With Me (Table of Contents: 6)

Pink Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Maltese
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's a stowaway masquerading as the captain! Grab him! I'll go for help!
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 1 Straight Letters with "Wagging-Tail R"]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Pink Panther; Little Big Nose Guy; captain of the S.S. Sea Joy; Klutz (officer of the S.S. Sea Joy); Tarpit of the Apes; Jeeter (Tarpit's pet); natives
Synopsis
Stowaway Pink Panther escapes from the captain of cruise ship, only to find himself on an island full of challenges, such as Little Big Nose Guy as a big game hunter; the wacky Tarpit of the Apes and his pet Jeeter, and some natives who demand that the "Pink Spirit" make it rain. All these elements come nicely together in resolution to leave the Panther headed back toward the ship he jumped.
Reprints
Keywords
ape; hunter; jungle setting; natives; rain dance; sea or island setting; ship; stowaway

Indexer Notes

Dialogue and situations are "Maltese-ian"! Michael Maltese writes the Pink Panther as if he were Snagglepuss, a Hanna-Barbera TV character he wrote in the early 1960s.

Pinky Bank (Table of Contents: 7)

Pink Panther / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Phil De Lara
Inks
Phil De Lara
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Bill Spicer
Editing
Chase Craig (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bank teller wanted! Opportunity knocks!
Feature Logo
The Pink Panther [Western Logo 1 Straight Letters with "Wagging-Tail R"]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
The Pink Panther; Driller (bank robber); Dimsy (bank robber); pedestrian; two cops
Synopsis
Two bank robbers are in the midst of pulling a before-hours heist, when in walks the Pink Panther seeking a job as a bank teller. Complications and mix-ups ensue.
Reprints
Keywords
bank robbery; best-laid-plans; job-seeker; mistaken identity; mix-up

Daffy Duck (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics. (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Xylo Solo with Added Yo-Yo]
    Pink Panther
  2. 1. Super Goof
    Whitman Comics; Super Goof
  3. 2. Pink Prisoner
    Pink Panther
  4. 3. Pink Fisherman
    Pink Panther
  5. 4. Pink Ballet
    Pink Panther
  6. 5. Pinkhaüsen
    Pink Panther
  7. 6. Pink Along With Me
    Pink Panther
  8. 7. Pinky Bank
    Pink Panther
  9. 8. Daffy Duck
    Whitman Comics; Daffy Duck
  10. 9. Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics.
    Whitman Comics
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