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Issue: #33
Published: Winter 1953, Price: 0.00 free, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U. S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Premium.
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Willner? | Inks: Ray Willner? | Letters: typeset
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Zakka Joseph Chatham

Advertisement (1 page) Jingle Bells Jubilee
Synopsis: Ad for the Christmas Buster Brown stores shoe sale, "Jingle Bells Jubilee." Promo for the Buster Brown radio and TV shows.
Characters: Images Of: Buster Brown Tag Smilin' Ed McConnell Froggy The Gremlin Midnight The Cat Squeekie The Mouse

Comic Story (13 pages) Zakka's Debt
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.
Credits: Pencils: Reed Crandall | Inks: Reed Crandall
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Zakka Joseph Chatham Mr Chatham Mrs Chatham The Captain Mister Hawkins Zolus

Comic Story (9 pages) Smilin' Ed and His Gang Visit Santa Claus Land
Featuring: Smilin' Ed and His Gang
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.
Genre: Humor
Characters: Smilin' Ed McConnell Froggy The Gremlin Midnight The Cat Squeekie The Mouse Santa Claus Mrs. Santa

Comic Story (10 pages) Gunga
Featuring: Gunga
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.
Credits: Pencils: Ray Willner | Inks: Ray Willner
Genre: Adventure
Characters: Gunga The Elephant Handler Rama Babu Padmah The Elephant Tusker The Baby Elephant

Advertisement (1 page) Expert Fit
Synopsis: Buster Brown Shoes ad. They fit children's feet. Head illo of Smilin' Ed. Photo of stockinged foot in foot measurer.
Characters: Smilin' Ed McConnell

Advertisement (1 page) Buster Brown Jingle Bells Jubilee
Synopsis: Eight show styles are shown. "Ask Mom to get you a pair of these swell Buster Browns for Christmas."
Credits: Letters: typeset
Characters: Buster Brown Tag

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