Bugs Bunny #240
([1983])

Western, 1962 Series
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Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1983-04-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Western Publishing Company, Inc.
Brand
Whitman W [with Face]
Editing
Del Connell (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale (print) date from The Comic Reader #210.

No cover date appears on cover or in indicia. Cover code: 90070. New stories inside bear a 1982 year of copyright for a 1983 released issue. The indicia displays a 1982 year of copyright for new stories. The issue's lone reprinted story bears a 1958 copyright date in the indicia and on the story itself, per its original printing.

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

[Airplane Hijacking] (Table of Contents)

Bugs Bunny / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Pete Alvarado
Inks
Larry Mayer
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop

Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd
Synopsis
Bugs steals Elmer's ice cream with a toy plane
Keywords
alternative uses; ice cream cones; toy airplanes

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

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

Court Jester (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

Job Number
B. B. #240
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Of all our travels, Uncle Buck, this has to be the gloomiest country ever!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Uncle Buckskin; King Kimo; various subjects of King Kimo; Baron Rotzi; Baron Rotzi's henchman
Synopsis
Touring an unnamed small kingdom, Bugs and Uncle Buckskin notice how gloomy the subjects are. The Bunny introduces a temporary bout of laughter in the form of a epic pie fight, with even good King Kimo enthusiastically getting into the act. On the receiving end of most of the pies is the disliked (and aptly named) Baron Rotzi, who is secretly responsible for the general gloominess that has beset the land by luring all the fish (the lifeblood of the people) away from the kingdom. The suspicious rabbits uncover Rotzi's plot, bringing prosperity and laughter to the kingdom once again.
Keywords
abounding oddities; fish; gloominess; kingdom; pie fight; strange land

Indexer Notes

New story. Christensen's original title "Plundered Lake", per his notes.

Money Biz (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy! The way you worry about the stock market, Fudd... It's pathetic!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; bird
Synopsis
As part of a wager on investment savvy, Elmer gives Bugs a ten-dollar bill and says he can keep it if he doubles it within a week. If he can't, he must serve as Fudd's "genewal flunky and ewwand boy" for a month. Bugs is off to a bad start when a passing bird snatches the ten-spot and flies off.
Keywords
bird; investments; series of mishaps; wager

Indexer Notes

New story.

Circus Saver (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Don R. Christensen
Pencils
Tom McKimson
Inks
Tom McKimson
Colors
Western Publishing Production Shop
Letters
Larry Mayer

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ah-h... The circus is in town again!
Feature Logo
Bugs Bunny [Dell / Western Logo Rounded Letters]
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elsie the Elephant; circus boss; two jewel thieves; three clowns
Synopsis
Elsie, a circus elephant that Bugs befriended a year ago, saves Bugs from a pair of jewel thieves. Everybody gets into the heroic act, when Bugs frees the trapped elephant aided by a posse of clowns.
Keywords
circus; clowns; elephant; jewel thieves; unlikely hero

Indexer Notes

New story.

Damp Diggings (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gee! I never would have dweamed that I needed a business manager, but you made me see the light, Bugs!
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals; humor
Characters
Bugs Bunny; Elmer Fudd; Muddville Service Station attendant; various townspeople of Muddville
Synopsis
Bugs talks Elmer into buying the "Bates Hotel" in Muddville - sight unseen. They find it to be in disrepair, and unable to attract guests. To remedy the situation - and get himself off the hook for the bad advice he gave Elmer - Bugs starts a rumor of a hidden fortune somewhere in the hotel. Opportunistic treasure hunters flock to the place in droves - and begin tearing it apart.
Reprints
Keywords
buyer beware; escalating events; hidden treasure; hotel; oblique Alfred Hitchcock connection; rumor; wreaking havoc

Indexer Notes

This story, referring to the "Bates Hotel" (not "Bates Motel"), was originally published in 1958, two years before the release of Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho" (1960). Perhaps the author read the novel upon which the film was based.

Daffy Duck (Table of Contents: 6) (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: 7) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Airplane Hijacking]
    Bugs Bunny
  2. 1. Super Goof
    Whitman Comics; Super Goof
  3. 2. Court Jester
    Bugs Bunny
  4. 3. Money Biz
    Bugs Bunny
  5. 4. Circus Saver
    Bugs Bunny
  6. 5. Damp Diggings
    Bugs Bunny
  7. 6. Daffy Duck
    Whitman Comics; Daffy Duck
  8. 7. Meet your favorite comic characters and enjoy exciting adventure in... Whitman Comics.
    Whitman Comics
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