(Winter 1953)

Brown Shoe Co., 1945 Series
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Price
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Pages
36
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher
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Issue Notes

Premium.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ray Willner?
Inks
Ray Willner?
Colors
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Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zakka; Joseph Chatham
Synopsis
Split cover: top 80% is an illustration of the lead story, "Zakka's Debt," featuring Zakka on deck holding up a broken mast as Joseph looks on; bottom tier is an ad for the Buster Brown shoe store where this promotional comic was given away, and a promo for the Buster Brown radio and TV shows, showing a winking image of Buster and his smiling dog, Tag.

Jingle Bells Jubilee (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Zakka's Debt (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
adventure
Characters
Zakka; Joseph Chatham; Mr Chatham; Mrs Chatham; The Captain; Mister Hawkins; Zolus
Synopsis
Joseph Chatham and his parents are sailing from their American plantation to England. Joseph befriends Zakka, a Pacific Islander giant who is devoted to the Captain. The crew mutiny's and assaults Zakka, who defends himself, but is put below in chains. A storm breaks out and the mast breaks and kills the Captain. The cowardly crew abandons ship. The storm subsides, but the ship is tilted by the fallen mast. Joseph persuades his father to free Zakka, who lifts the mast and tosses it overboard. He can sail the ship, and Mr. Chatham can navigate, so they return home.

Smilin' Ed and His Gang Visit Santa Claus Land (Table of Contents: 3)

Smilin' Ed and His Gang / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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Inks
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Colors
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Letters
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Genre
humor
Characters
Smilin' Ed McConnell; Froggy the Gremlin; Midnight the Cat; Squeekie the Mouse; Santa Claus; Mrs. Santa
Synopsis
The gang is in bed on Christmas Eve as Smilin' Ed decorates the tree and puts presents under it. He is pooped, and collapses in the easy chair. Froggy gives him candy that shrinks them all. They fly the toy airplane to Santa Claus Land, where Santa shows them around and the gang lends a hand. Disasters occur and Ed flees to the airplane, which careens out of control. Then Ed wakes from his nightmare in his tumbled-over easy chair.

Gunga (Table of Contents: 4)

Gunga / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Ray Willner
Inks
Ray Willner
Colors
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Letters
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Genre
adventure
Characters
Gunga the elephant handler; Rama; Babu; Padmah the elephant; Tusker the baby elephant
Synopsis
Padmah the cow elephant goes berserk while in Babu's care. She runs off and joins a wild herd. Gunga sets out to capture her alone.

Expert Fit (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Buster Brown Jingle Bells Jubilee (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Jingle Bells Jubilee
  3. 2. Zakka's Debt
  4. 3. Smilin' Ed and His Gang Visit Santa Claus Land
    Smilin' Ed and His Gang
  5. 4. Gunga
    Gunga
  6. 5. Expert Fit
  7. 6. Buster Brown Jingle Bells Jubilee
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  • Donald Dale Milne
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • James Ludwig