Thursday, July 12, 2012

"Bugs Bunny's Vacation Funnies" (Dell)# 5, 1955: Henery Hawk and Foghorn Leghorn: "Hero For A Day"

In answer to a question about the last Foghorn Leghorn story I posted, the earliest appearance of Foghorn in the Dell comics is this one from "Bugs Bunny's Vacation Funnies" # 5, 1955. This is definitely the true Foggy and not Senator Leghorn. In the story, Foghorn wrongly suspects Henery Hawk of chasing hens, when Henery is only getting groceries for his mother. Much as he did in the cartoons, Foghorn's role in the Dell comics was to protect a chickenhouse from predators. as you can see, he was a little less tolerant of Henery's hijinks than he was in cartoons.

There's also a little game at the end with great artwork of the characters, including Miss Prissy, whom I've never seen in a Dell story.


  1. There are definitely Dell comics with Miss Prissy—and some appearances of the "real" Foghorn predating 1955. I'm not sure if I'll have a chance to look for them over the next few days, but I think he debuted around 1950.

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