Thursday, February 21, 2013

Let's Look: "Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies" (Dell) # 118, August 1951

I know it's been a while since I updated this blog, so I wanted to remind everyone that it's still here by trying something a little different. I post stories from Looney Tunes comics for you all to read, but I thought it would be fun to do a video and show you one of the books themselves. Now you can take a look at an issue and get a feel for what it's like to flip through one. If you want to see more, please let me know, and I'll try to make this a regular 'thing", as I mentioned in the video below.
-Matthew Hunter


  1. I really enjoyed this - great idea!

    I write a blog about a British comic from the late 70s called Cheeky Weekly. This comic featured what I presume were reprints of a number of (mainly) 2-page strips sourced from Western Publishing. I thought you may be interested in this post, which shows an example of one such reprint.

    It looks to me as though the artwork has been extended in places to make it fit the proportions of a British comic page. British comics of the time included only a few pages of colour art, so all the Western reprints appeared in black and white only.

    These Warner Brothers strips were chosen because the main character in the comic, Cheeky, would be seen going to a cinema show in each of the first 59 issues.

  2. I've been collecting Looney Tunes Comics for about a year now. Prior to that I was spending all my energies on Lone Ranger Comics.
    I'm sure glad to find a site where other grown men are into "Children's Comics", namely Looney Tunes. Nobody I actually know pesonally is into it, everyone's only into Super-Heros.
    Donald Duck

    1. I had more to say about Looney Tunes, but was just testing the waters, above to see if I could get my comments pulished, and since I did, here's more.
      I mainly like LT's from the 40's, and 50's, although I almost have the complete set of the '94 collection. I have about 50 of the older one's.
      When I first got into them the older one's were much more expensive, at least where I get mine, at I began collecting only GD or worse because of the price. Now, for the same prices I'm getting only GD+ or better.
      Also, considering Matt's presentation above, I'm totally re-inspired, although I was inspired anyway, to really start studying the history of LT Comics, and cartoons as well. Right now I'm really interested in the Cencored 11 Cartoons. Anybody else?
      Donald Duck

  3. Does anyone else find the Cencored 11 offensive? I also collect Black Memoribilia from E-Bay. I did some research and found out the most advid collectors are Black, or African Americans. I wasn't suprised.
    Does anyone know if there were any "derogitory" Comic Booksw, or was it just in Cartoons?

  4. Doesn't anyone have a comment or Chat on this site? I sure wish they would because I get tired of chatting about SuperHero comics.
    My earliest 1941 LT series issue is #22 in Poor Condition. Any earlier issues in decent condition, well the price goes up drastically, at least at my On-Line Comic Shop.