Bugs Bunny #221
(September 1980)

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1980-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Barcode
3350090070
Editing
Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

Cover code: 90070-009. 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.

[Jiffy Popped-Corn] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny
Synopsis
Bugs pops corn directly off the stalk, using focused sunrays through a magnifying glass.
Keywords
alternative uses; doing-something-their-own-way; magnifying glass; popcorn; reused cover gag; sunrays

Indexer Notes

A reworking of the cover gag for Bugs Bunny (Western, 1962 Series) #166 (September 1975).

The Winning Combination (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Hostess Fruit Pies; Richie Rich / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Westward Whoa! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Scenes like this are hard to fathom... Bugs with a bare umbrella on a horseless covered wagon!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Cicero Pig; tomato vendor; inventor; The Beard Boys Gang (western bad guys); Clem (sheriff); various western townspeople
Synopsis
Bugs agrees to test an inventor's solar power catcher (in the form of a coverless umbrella with outstretched spokes) by driving a solar-powered covered wagon over an old western trail as a publicity stunt.
Keywords
bandit gang; covered wagon; inventor; skateboard; solar power; umbrella; western setting

Indexer Notes

There are three members of "The Beard Boys" bandit gang, two of whom are full-bearded and one of whom has a long Yosemite Sam-like mustache... but no beard!

Super Gifts & Gimmicks (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Fun Factory / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We are Looking for a few Good Boys and Girls Who would like to - (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction Much, Much More (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

Denim Embroidered Iron-On Sta-Ons (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

Flying Low (Table of Contents: 7)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Lockman
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Halp! Aircwaft in distwess!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd (as "The Fudd Baron")
Synopsis
Bugs kick-starts Elmer's disabled small plane.
Keywords
airplane; best of intentions; crash landing; flying; repairs; series of mishaps; unwanted help

The Exciting New! Flipit (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Flipit / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Woody Woodpecker (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Super Pocket Toy Values (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Toy Values / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Authentic Stone - Perfect Condition Apache Arrowheads (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Arrowheads / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bellhop Detective (Table of Contents: 12)

Bugs Bunny / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What does a bellhop do when he isn't hopping to help hotel guests?
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Western Logo 2 Horseshoe-Like Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; hotel manager; large guest; Mr. Wheat (dull guest); bank manager; various angry hotel guests
Synopsis
Bellhop Bugs suspects a hotel guest of being a bank robber.
Keywords
bellhop; hotel; suspicion

Snippys (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Snippys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Little Lulu (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set Only 2.98 (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Earn $1.00 a Box Cash (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Sea-Monkeys / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Jiffy Popped-Corn]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. The Winning Combination
    Hostess Fruit Pies; Richie Rich
  3. 2. Westward Whoa!
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Super Gifts & Gimmicks
    Fun Factory
  5. 4. We are Looking for a few Good Boys and Girls Who would like to -
    Grit
  6. 5. Mystery, Adventure, Science Fiction Much, Much More
    Original Radio Broadcasts
  7. 6. Denim Embroidered Iron-On Sta-Ons
    Sta-Ons
  8. 7. Flying Low
    Bugs Bunny
  9. 8. The Exciting New! Flipit
    Flipit
  10. 9. Woody Woodpecker
    Whitman Comics; Woody Woodpecker
  11. 10. Super Pocket Toy Values
    Toy Values
  12. 11. Authentic Stone - Perfect Condition Apache Arrowheads
    Arrowheads
  13. 12. Bellhop Detective
    Bugs Bunny
  14. 13. Snippys
    Snippys
  15. 14. Little Lulu
    Whitman Comics; Little Lulu
  16. 15. 204 pc. Revolutionary War Soldiers Set Only 2.98
    Lucky Products
  17. 16. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Earn $1.00 a Box Cash
    Olympic Sales Club, Inc.
  18. 17. Enter the Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys
    Sea-Monkeys
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