Thursday, September 21, 2017

Bugs Bunny: One Thing Leads to Another

As this blog continues to establish itself, I'm adding yet another semi-regular feature. I'm going to be posting English translations of one of my most prized possessions: a 1976 Brazilian edition of a Bugs Bunny comic. It collects what I believe to be Portuguese translations of 12 American Dell and Gold Key comic book stories from several different years. Unfortunately, the copyright page is rather blurry. But I can make out a reference to "Western Publishing Company, Inc., Racine, Wisconsin, E.U.A" and the following years: 1976, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1958, 1956, 1953. Sadly, I do not know who wrote or drew these stories. My translations of the stories into English will generally be faithful to the Portuguese versions, though I will also be mixing in some pop culture references. See if you can spot my references! Here’s the first story I am posting. Enjoy: 

Bugs Bunny 

In 


“One Thing Leads to Another” 

Pic 1: 

Bugs: Hey! Are you traveling somewhere, Elmer? 

Elmer (speech balloon): Huh? Yes… I’m going to my mountain cottage! 

Elmer (thought balloon): Ooh, that scwewy wabbit! I thought I could weave without him weawizing it! 

Pic 2: 

Bugs: Will you be there for long?  

Elmer (speech balloon): No… Just a few days! 

Elmer (thought balloon): Ugh… He’s gonna finish off my cawwot patch! 

Pic 3:  

Bugs: Well, don’t worry about your house! I’ll take care of everything for you, hear? 

Elmer (thought balloon): That’s what I’m afwaid of!

Pic 4: 

Elmer: Say, wabbit… wanna come with me? Your company would be a pweasure! 

Bugs: Of course I’ll go! 

Pic 5: 

Elmer (thought balloon): I don’t think this will be as bad as ending up without cawwots! 


Pic 1: 

Box: Hours later… 

Elmer: Open the door to air out the house! No one was here duwing the winter! 

Bugs: Okay! 


Pic 2: 

Bugs: Wha?! Did he say no one?

Mouse: Squeak! 

Pic 3: 

Bugs: Elmer! The house is full of parasitical rodents! 

Elmer: Huh? Do you mean mice? And I don’t have a mousetwap! 

Pic 4:   

Bugs: No worries! I’ll take care of ‘em! 

Pic 5: 

Bugs: I think we’d better pack our bags and get out of here! This cabin is too small for so many people! 

Elmer: No! Stop! 

Pic 6: 

Bugs: Don’t you want to get rid of the mice? 

Elmer: That’s no way to get wid of mice! 

Pic 7: 

Bugs: Do you know a better way? 

Elmer: Yes! Go to the city and buy mousetwaps! 



Pic 1: 

Bugs: If you’d rather I do that… 

Elmer: Come back wayter, you hear? 

Pic 2: 

Bugs: Hey! A kitten! Why waste money on mousetraps? 

Pic 3: 

Bugs: Elmer, a bowl of milk… fast

Elmer: Of couwse! 

Pic 4: 

Bugs: Thanks! 

Elmer: No wowwies! 

Pic 5: 

Elmer: Hey! Why did you ask me for a boww of miwk?  

Pic 6: 

Bugs: Do you know a better way to make friends with a kitten? 

Elmer: But that’s a wildcat

Pic 7: 

Bugs: Aw, come on. He seems so gentle… 

Elmer: Wook! The mice are wunning away! 



Pic 1: 

Bugs: Of course! I knew that would happen! 

Elmer: No, kitten! Don’t jump on the table! 

Pic 2: 

Wildcat: Hiss! 

Elmer: Cwikey! 

Pic 3: 

Elmer: G-get that fewine out of here, wabbit! She’s vewy dangewous! 

Bugs: Phooey! You just don’t know how to deal with cats! 

Wildcat: Lick! 

Pic 4: 

Wildcat: Roar! 

Bugs: Yeow! 

Pic 5: 

Bugs: He’s all yours, Elmer! 

Elmer: Mine? Now wisten here, you wascawwy wabbit! Do something about that fewine before I… 

Pic 6: 

Bugs: Okay! Okay! Let me think of something! Hmm… How do you get rid of a cat? 

Pic 7: 

Bugs: I know! Gimme a chunk of meat! 

Elmer: You can have these sausages! 

Pic 8: 

Elmer: Hey! Where are you going? 

Bugs: To look for a dog, laughing boy! Cats are afraid of dogs, aren’t they?



Pic 1: 

Bugs: Here, Pluto! Rin Tin Tin… Hong Kong Phooey… anyone! Free food

Pic 2: 

Bugs: Hey! There’s a police dog! Come here, Friday! Here’s the buoy!

Pic 3: 

Bugs: Whoa! Just the sausage! Not my hand! 

Pic 4: 

Bugs: Come on, Rinty! You’ll eat the rest inside! 

Pic 5: 

Bugs: Okay, Elmer! You can kiss the kitty goodbye! 

Elmer: Huh?!  

Pic 6: 

Bugs: Okay, Sparky! Sit down like a good puppy! 

Elmer: P-puppy? That’s a wolf! 

Pic 7: 

Bugs: A wolf

Pic 8: 

Wildcat: Hiss! 

Bugs: Wow! 



Pic 1: 

Wolf: Grr! 

Pic 2: 

Bugs: Well, There They Go-Go-Go! 

Pic 3: 

Bugs: Aren’t you glad you didn’t have to waste money on mousetraps? 

Elmer: Yes, vewy! 

Pic 4:

Wolf: Gruff! 

Bugs: Gee! I think he wants more sausages! 

Pic 5: 

Bugs: Oh, well. He deserves it, after all! We’re out of sausages, boy! Want a steak? 

Pic 6: 

Bugs: Thanks again, Doc. But now, please leave! 

Wolf: Gulp! 

Pic 7: 

Wolf: Grrrrr! 

Bugs: Yeow! Was it something I said? 



Pic 1: 

Wolf: Grrr! 

Elmer: Now he wants to wie on my bed!  

Pic 2: 

Elmer: What do we do now, you windsock? 

Bugs: Calm down, egghead! I’ll think of a way to get rid of him! 

Pic 3: 

Elmer: No way, no how! I’m going to city to buy a wifle! 

Bugs: A rifle? 

Pic 4: 

Bugs: But I hate gunfire! My ears are very sensitive! 

Elmer: I’ll bwing you earmuffs! 

Pic 5: 

Bugs: Well, I can’t give up now! There must be a way to get rid of the wolf… without setting the cottage on fire! 

Pic 6: 

Bugs: Let’s see… What might scare off a wolf? A bigger animal! I know… an elephant! 

Pic 7: 

Bugs (balloon # 1): Nah… there are no elephants here in the forest! Though I do recall seeing one once, that time I randomly made up that jazz about hunting rabbits with an elephant gun. I still don’t know where he came from, or whatever happened to him! 

Bugs (balloon # 2): Gee whiz! What could that be? 

Pic 8: 

Bugs: Holy Albuquerque! A man and a bear fighting! I can’t watch! 

Man: Grrrr! 

Bear: Grrrr! 



Pic 1: 

Bugs: Wow! That blow was as hardcore as the ones on TV! 

Pic 2: 

Bugs: Holy moly! The bear is running away like a… like a… scared rabbit! 

Pic 3: 

Bugs: What’s up, Doc? I saw your fight with the bear! Are you hurt? 

Man: Of course not! I’m used to fighting bears! 

Pic 4: 

Bugs: You don’t say? 

Man: Yes, sir. They even call me Eustace, the Terrorizer of Bears! I enjoy fighting bears more than eating… almost, that is! 

Pic 5: 

Bugs (thought balloon): I’ve got it! I’ll find a bear to scare off the wolf, and then I’ll call Eustace to get rid of the bear! 

Pic 6: 

Bugs: Say, Eustace… Would you like to fight another bear? 

Eustace: Yippity-Yabbity-Doo! Lemme at ‘im! Lemme at ‘im! 

Pic 7: 

Bugs: Just a cotton-picking minute, Doc! I gotta find a bear, first! Where will I be able to find you? 

Eustace: Right here, sitting on this old tree trunk! 

Pic 8: 

Box: Later… 

Bugs: It won’t be long before a bear follows this trail of honey! Heh, heh…


Pic 1: 

Bugs: Would you mind if I put some honey on the floor? 

Wolf: Woof! 

Pic 2: 

Bugs: Here comes one now! And it’s a darn big one! 

Pic 3: 

Bugs: Uh-oh! And here comes Fuddface! 

Pic 4: 

Bugs: Did you buy the rifle, baldy? 

Elmer: No! All the stores were cwosed! 

Pic 5: 

Elmer: I’m gonna turn on the firepwace, pwug up the chimney, and scare off the wolf with the smoke! 

Bugs: There’s no need! I brought in a bear to take care of the wolf! 

Pic 6: 

Elmer: A bear

Bugs: Yes! I think you should stay out of this! 

Pic 7: 

Wolf: Pant! Pant! Pant! 

Bugs: Now I just have to get Eustace! 

Pic 8: 

Bugs: There he is! Hey, Eustace! I found a bear for you! 

Eustace: Maybe some other time, okay? I can’t right now! 
 


Pic 1: 

Bugs: But why the rush?

Eustace: A skunk! The trunk I was sitting on caved in under my weight! 

Pic 2: 

Eustace: And the skunk that lived in there got a bit upset! 

Bugs: Yikes! 

Pic 3: 

Elmer: What now? Any more bwiwwiant ideas? 

Bugs: No! I hate to say this, but you’ll have to deal with this one on your own, Elmer! 

Pic 4: 

Bugs: Look! The skunk is going into the cabin! It must be looking for another place to live! 

Elmer: Oh, no! 

Pic 5: 

Bear: Yeow! 

Bugs: Calm down, Elmer. You’re rid of the bear, aren’t you? 

Pic 6: 

Elmer: Twue! But how am I gonna get wid of the skunk? 

Bugs: Why don’t you try smoking up the house now? 

Pic 7: 

Elmer: Because there’s another pest I have to take care of, before I deal with the skunk!

Bugs: Huh? What pest? 

Pic 8: 

Elmer: You! No cawwot patch is worth the sacwifice of towewating your pwesence! 

Bugs: Sheesh! How ungrateful can you be?