(1951)

Toby, 1951 Series
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Volume:
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
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Editing:
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Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint

Issue Notes

Based on a CBS TV show. Copyrighted by WCAU, Philadelphia.


TV's Great Circus Show (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Laffy; Topper; Ringmaster Jack

Welcome to the Biggest Show in the World!! (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Inks:
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Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Inside front cover, a text introduction of some of the characters and a list of local TV stations that play the TV show on Saturdays.

["Ste-e-ep right up, folks..."] (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Topper [Jimmy O'Leary]; Ringmaster Jack
Synopsis:
Jimmy O'Leary joins the circus and becomes Topper, the tight-rope walker.

The Circus Robbery (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Topper; Tom Clanton; Ringmaster Jack; Colonel; Ronald
Synopsis:
Topper is accused of stealing $5000 after it's found in his things.

Laffy the Clown Goes On Safari!! (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Letters:
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Characters:
Laffy the Clown
Synopsis:
Maze page.

True Tales from the Big Top as Told By Sawdust Trails (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre:
humor; non-fiction
Characters:
Sawdust Trails
Synopsis:
Sawdust Trails, a clown, tells stories of the early days of circuses.

Dude Ranche (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
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Pencils:
Harry Betancourt [as Betancourt]
Inks:
Harry Betancourt [as Betancourt]
Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Dude mistakes the desert for the beach.

What Makes Laffy Cry? (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Laffy the Clown; Poodles; Ringmaster Jack; Bongo
Synopsis:
Bongo is jealous of Laffy the Clown, so he dog-naps Laffy's dog, Poodles.

Laffy the Clown's Fun Page (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters:
Laffy the Clown
Synopsis:
Three different puzzles.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Television Circus Every Saturday (Table of Contents)

The Big Top / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Letters:
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Synopsis:
Ad for The Sealtest Big Top.

Indexer Notes

Backcover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. TV's Great Circus Show
    The Big Top
  2. 1. Welcome to the Biggest Show in the World!!
    The Big Top
  3. 2. ["Ste-e-ep right up, folks..."]
    The Big Top
  4. 3. The Circus Robbery
    The Big Top
  5. 4. Laffy the Clown Goes On Safari!!
    The Big Top
  6. 5. True Tales from the Big Top as Told By Sawdust Trails
  7. 6. Dude Ranche
  8. 7. What Makes Laffy Cry?
    The Big Top
  9. 8. Laffy the Clown's Fun Page
    The Big Top
  10. 9. Television Circus Every Saturday
    The Big Top
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  • Peter Croome
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