(Winter 1953)

Brown Shoe Co., 1945 Series
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Volume
?
Price
0.00 free
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
?
Brand
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Editing
?
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Premium.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ray Willner?
Inks
Ray Willner?
Colors
?
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
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Zakka; Joseph Chatham; Mr Chatham; Mrs Chatham; The Captain; Mister Hawkins; Zolus
Synopsis
Young Joseph Chatham and his parents are bound on a swift cargo sailing ship from their American colonial plantation for England to settle some business affairs. Joseph strikes up a friendship with Zakka, a simple-minded Pacific Islander giant who is devoted to the Captain. Mrs. Chatham fears Zakka. Mister Hawkins and Zolus incite the crew to mutiny for the sake of the chest of gold pieces, tax revenue in the Captain's cabin. They assault Zakka, who defends himself, is framed as running amock, and put below in chains. The Chathams believe the charge and forbid their son to see Zakka, but Joseph trusts his large friend and sneaks him food. Before the men can mutiny, a storm breaks out. The mast breaks and falls on the Captain, killing him. The cowardly crew abandon ship. The storn subsides, but the ship is tilted by the fallen mast, which easily weighs a ton. The Chathams fail to move the mast. Joseph persuades his father to see to Zakka, below. They unchain him; he lifts the mast and tosses it overboard. He can sail the ship, and Mr. Chatham can navigate. Mrs. Chatham overcomes her fear of Zakka. Zakka joins the Chathams as 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)

Script
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Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Smilin' Ed McConnell; Froggy the Gremlin; Midnight the Cat; Squeekie the Mouse; Santa Claus; Mrs. Santa
Synopsis
Christmas eve. The gang is in bed 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 everything is candy and goodies. Santa shows them around the place, his work-shop factory, and the gang lends a hand. Froggy trips the train switch, the engine hoists Ed, and crashes him into the caramel vat. Santa transfers the gang to polishing the sleigh, but Froggy incites a reindeer, who butts Ed into the snow. Ed flees to the airplane, which careens out of control, and 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
?
Letters
?

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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Series Information
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
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • James Ludwig
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • David Porta
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Lou Mougin
  • David Porta
  • James Ludwig