Wednesday, June 27, 2012
"Bugs Bunny" (Dell) #35, February/March 1954: "Elmer's Restaurant"
In this 1954 story from Dell's "Bugs Bunny" title, Elmer Fudd won't hire Bugs Bunny as a waiter at his restaurant. So Bugs tricks Elmer into thinking his house is on fire, and takes over the restaurant while he's gone. Enter Yosemite Sam, who orders an impossible "pirate stew" recipe while pointing a gun at Bugs. Bugs "improvises", Sam explodes in a rage, and Fudd returns just in time to see the aftermath. It keeps going from there. This story has great artwork, funny writing, and would have made a great cartoon.