Wednesday, December 26, 2018


It's a downright dreary afternoon here in STL MO today, but not as miserable weather-wise as where the Pink Panther currently finds himself though! Let's check in on everyone's favorite cool cat and see how his day is developing. From the January 1976 issue of Gold Key Whitman Western Whatever's Pink Panther #31, artwork by Warren Tufts-- whew!

PLUS: A burn your hand BONUS!

Keep yer mitts off'a my potato chips, Phantom!


JMR777 said...

This was a neat tale, too bad the creation wasn't as pink as the Pink Panther.

The Easy Bake Oven was a nice slice of nostalgia. A quick google search shows they are still made, but they can't match the look of the old version.

Mr. Cavin said...

I've never read a Pink Panther comic before. This is pretty great. I appreciate that they tried to preserve the physical humor of the cartoon. Not so easy to pull off in comics.

top_cat_james said...

Should be mentioned that American Mythology Productions has been publishing new Pink Panther comics and that they contain reprints of Tufts' excellent work from the Seventies issues.

Kid said...

A Pink Panther strip appeared in the UK's TV Comic for years. Usually it was a one-page strip, but for the Holiday Specials, sometimes US reprints were used. In the UK strips, he never spoke much, if at all (sometimes he'd speak in the last panel to deliver a punchline), whereas, as we see in the strip you show, he was quite a talkative fella - unlike in the TV cartoons. What I'd like to know though, is if all three occupants of the house were robots, who built them?

Tom said...

It always bothered me when non-speaking characters spoke in comics, but I get that it was necessary to advance the story. As for Kid's question, maybe there was some sort of Edward Scissorhands thing going on where the creator died leaving the robots alone.

Easy Bake Potato Chip Maker. Give kids a vat of boiling oil. What could go wrong?

Oliver said...

So great to see this issue again - remember reading it as a kid. I really loved it, especially the art. (I used to make photocopies of my comic and sell at school and swiped the second panel on the first page from it.)