Posted Thursday, April 30th, 2020 by Barry

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics (1941) 1

One year after his first appearance on the big screen, Bugs Bunny hit the four-color world of comic books.

This is important to know to properly celebrate National Bugs Bunny Day today.

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics (1941) 1

Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics (1941) 1

Bugs has been represented in all forms of media. He has never been out of the public eye since he first appeared in 1940’s A Wild Hare. From the cartoon shorts Bugs moved into a more static medium with his appearance in Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies Comics issue one in 1941 courtesy of Dell Comics.

Bugs wouldn’t headline his own comic book until 1952. His fame led to the popularity of other characters who almost all of which would earn their own books through the 1950’s.

A year after his first appearance in comic books Bugs branched into newspapers with a comic strip that ran for more than 50 years.

To celebrate, host a Bugs Bunny cartoon marathon party. Birthday wishes may be sent using #NationalBugsBunnyDay.

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