Thursday, May 31, 2012
Bugs Bunny's Vacation Funnies # 8 (Dell, 1958): "Cuckoo Switcheroo"
By 1958, the once-crazy Daffy Duck had become a greedy, antagonistic character in the cartoons. In comics, he remained a screwball mischief-maker. Similarly, Yosemite Sam had filled every cartoon role from cowboy to pirate to German soldier to Southern colonel to British knight, and many roles in between...but in comics, he nearly always appeared as a pirate. While Daffy and Sam rarely encountered one another in the cartoons, they sparred regularly in comic book stories such as this one from "Bugs Bunny's Vacation Funnies" (Dell, 1958). Notice the appearance of Yosemite Sam's rich uncle in the end...he looks exactly like Sam, except that he makes his wealth a fashion statement.