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Buster Brown Comics (1945) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 1
    • 4" cumulative spine split.
    • 6-1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at both staples. 3-1/2" spine split from base of comic. Water damage.

    No Issue number, cover price, or date. This is a promotional series done by Buster Brown Shoe Company. Covers mention different shoe companies. Listed in Overstreet as "scarce". Features Smilin' Ed McConnell and the Buster Brown Gang: Midnight the Cat, Squeaky the Cat, and Froggy the Gremlin. Contents: Pirate's Gold, I'm A Little Teapot (Music Page), Little Rabbit's Warpath, Pop Goes The Weasel (Music Page), Cobra Man, Polly Wolly Doodle (Music Page), and Buster Brown Theme Song (Music Page).

  • Issue #2
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 2
    • Cover detached at one staple, staple rust/migration.
    • 3" cumulative spine split, heavy cover oxidation.

    Stories by Hobart Donovan and Ed McConnell. Art by Edd Ashe, Joe King, Chu F. Hing and Jack Sparling. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, named after one of the very earliest American comics characters, Buster Brown. A struggling circus is beset by accidents just before an investor makes an offer to buy it; Sioux hunters encounter the mysterious white buffalo; Modern-day pirates set out to find the secret of the Lagoon of Death. Jinx Circus; When Grandpa Sat On A Mousetrap; Phantom Buffalo; Oodles of Poodles; What's That Sound?; Lagoon Of Death. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #3
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 3

    Stories by Hobart Donovan and Ed McConnell. Art by Sam Glankoff and Jack Sparling. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, named after one of the very earliest American comics characters, Buster Brown. The son of a famous jockey must win a race to save a struggling horse farm; Robin Hood tries to keep a cruel duke from evicting the feudal farmers from his land; plus the Smilin Ed songs I'd Like To Be The Doctor and If Everything Was !SDRAWKCAB. Morning Glory; I'd Like To Be the Doctor; Adventure With Robin Hood; If Everything Was !SDRAWKCAB; Gun Fighters. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #4
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 4
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    Stories by Hobart Donovan and Ed McConnell. Art by John Giunta, Henry Kiefer and August M. Froehlich, plus a possible contribution by Frank Frazetta. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, named after one of the very earliest American comics characters, Buster Brown. A Persian boy becomes caught up in magic and intrigue after he frees a princesss fiance from a genies curse; Adventurer Chad and his Polynesian sidekick Kala seek sunken treasure in the South Pacific; plus the Smilin Ed song If I Could Have My Wishes. Although there are no art credits, some sources indicate the genie story was inked by Frank Frazetta. The Leathern Cord of Magic; If I Could Have My Wishes; Mysterious Treasure; Dude Ranch Desperado. 32 pages, Full Color. NOTE: Due to paper rationing during World War II, this issue is rare compared to other issues in the series. As per the cover blurb, "Sorry! This book has no heavy cover because of paper shortage!" the cover is newsprint rather than the typical heavier slick stock found of all other issues in the series.

  • Issue #5
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 5

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    Stories by Hobart Donovan, Dan Barry and Ed McConnell. Art by Fred Kida and Dan Barry. Cover by Fred Kida. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring art by Tarzan and Flash Gordon artist Dan Barry. A Native American boy nurses a wounded colt back to health; The daughter of an Egyptian cat trainer overhears a plot against the pharaohs life; plus the Smilin Ed song Grandpa Can Fix It! Historical footnote: Like issue #4, this issue had a plain-paper cover due to WWII paper rationing. Red Sun; Grandpa Can Fix It!; Daughter of the Pyramids; Black Ivory. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #6
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 6

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    Stories by Hobart Donovan and Ed McConnell. Art by John Giunta, Fred Guardineer and Fred Kida, plus a possible contribution by Frank Frazetta. Cover by Fred Kida. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and humorous songs by radio personality Smilin Ed. A disabled Greek boy becomes a warrior with help from Zeus and the winged horse Pegasus; Jimmy and his uncle hear reports of a sea monster while goggle-fishing in Mexico; plus the Smilin Ed songs Nosey People and I Couldn't Tell a Fib. Although there are no art credits, some sources indicate the first story was inked by Frank Frazetta. Pegasus; Nosey People; The Sea Monster; I Couldn't Tell a Fib; The Bee Liners. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #7
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 7

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    Stories by Hobart Donovan and Ed McConnell. Art by Dan Barry, Sy Barry, John Belfi and Fred Kida. Cover by Dan Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and humorous songs by radio personality Smilin Ed. A half-Polynesian princess returns to her native island to find it enslaved by a cruel white trader; A boy and his airman brother find intrigue in the Middle East, in a very Terry and the Pirates-like scenario; plus the Smilin Ed songs Ask My Grandpa and Silly Questions. The Fire Goddess of Keliku; Ask My Grandpa; The Eye of Siva; Silly Questions; Lost Valley. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #8
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 8

    Stories by Hobart Donovan and Ed McConnell. Art by Dan Barry and Sy Barry. Cover by Dan Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and humorous songs by radio personality Smilin Ed. A corrupt white man tries to sabotage a peace treaty between the US and a Native American tribe; Two sailors and a young woman are held captive on a ship bound from San Francisco to Hong Kong; plus the Smilin Ed songs I'm a Spizzerinktum Dinktum Superdoo and Jigglesninggle and Pigglediggle. Indian Treaty; I'm a Spizzerinktum Dinktum Superdoo; Shanghaied; Jigglesninggle and Pigglediggle; Leopard Men. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #9
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 9
    • Paper: Off white
    • Interiors are a dark tan.
    • Water damage.

    Stories by Hobart Donovan and Ed McConnell. Art by Dan Barry, John Belfi and Fred Kida. Cover by Dan Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and humorous songs by radio personality Smilin Ed. Robin Hood encounters a young prince; A bearded stranger defends a Western town from outlaws; plus the Smilin Ed songs The Clapping Song and They Never Have To Go To School. Robin Hood and the Princeling; The Clapping Song; Mystery of Music Mesa; They Never Have To Go To School; The Power of the Great Cat. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #10
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 10
    • 1 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Dan Barry and Mort Meskin. Cover by Dan Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals (from the Smilin Ed radio show) go to Hollywood to make a movie with Rita Haybarn; A Dakota Sioux boy helps his tribe find buffalo during a famine; Brothers find adventure aboard a deserted schooner in 1670s Martinique. Smilin' Ed McConnell and His Gang Get Into The Movies; Little Fox and the Buffalo Woman; Pirate's Nest. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #11
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 11

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Dan Barry, Walt Scott, Emil Gershwin, John Giunta and Sy Barry. Cover by Dan Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed visits Froggy Gremlins homeland; An Indian boy named Ghanga and his trained elephant fend off a tiger attack; Brothers find a genie and try to rescue a princess from a wizards curse in ancient Persia. Smilin' Ed McConnell and His Gang in Gremlin Land; Tiger; The Jinni in the Jug. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #12
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 12

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Dan Barry, Ruben Moreira and Sy Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed visits a crazy amusement park; The mysterious Panther Woman uses her black panthers to disrupt a foreign tea companys harvest; Egyptian tricksters convince villagers that a crocodile is the ancient god Seb-Ek. Smilin' Ed McConnell and His Gang in Looney Park; Panther Woman; Seb-Ek, Crocodile God of the Nile. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #13
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 13

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Dan Barry, Ruben Moreira and Emil Gershwin. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories. Sean encounters the legendary little people and a quest for a magic belt; Frank and Jack set out to hunt the mammoth anaconda snake in the Amazon; A greedy fortune-hunter in the South Pacific refuses to believe the legend of the Shark Drum until its too late. Sean and the Little People; The Biggest Snake in the World; Shark Drum. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #14
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 14

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Dan Barry, Emil Gershwin and Sy Barry. Cover by Dan Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang visit cowboy Alkali Pete at his dude ranch; Brothers find a genie and try to rescue a princess from a wizards curse in ancient Persia; The noble stallion named Sheik helps free a Tuareg family from slavers in Morocco. 'Way Out West with Smilin' Ed and His Merry Gang; Jinni of the Jug; The Great White Stallion. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #15
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 15

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Dan Barry, Emil Gershwin and Mort Meskin. Cover by Dan Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang visit Africa; Kulah calls upon his genie after his brother is abducted to the legendary Isle of Mystra; In ancient China, a warlord seeks out a family that raises goldfish. Little Fish of Gold; Kulah and the Jinni of the Jug; Smilin Eds Gang Goes to Africa. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #16
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 16
    • Clark's Shoes

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Dan Barry, Max Elkan and Ray Willner. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed helps the Buster Brown Gang with their with their homework; Little Fox is sent to scout out an Ojibway war party as a rite of passage; Ghanga the elephant boy helps the Maharajah hunt a man-eating tiger. School Daze; Little Fox; The Free Folk. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #17
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 17

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Max Elkan and Ray Willner. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang visit the circus; Sheik the stallion becomes caught up in a plot to steal the Sultans new ruby; Mutiny survivors discover a ship graveyard in the Sargasso Sea. A Circus at the Circus with Smilin Ed and His Gang; The Sultans Ruby; Sargasso Derelict. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #18
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 18

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Emil Gershwin and Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. The Buster Brown Gang tries to help Smilin Ed build a house and chaos results; Kulah and his genie battle a sinister ifrit spirit that has captured a foreign leader; A sultan will claim the great stallion Sheik as his own unless Baba can race across the desert and escape a rival band. Smilin Ed Builds a House With the Help of His Radio Gang; Ifrit of the Silver Box; Desert Raiders. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #19
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 19
    • Centerfold detached. Tape on spine.

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and others. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. The Buster Brown Gang goes deep-sea fishing; A woman becomes a leader of men in ancient China to get revenge on the brutal warlord who killed her family; Ghanga the elephant boy and the Maharajah try to quell rural superstitions about the Gorilla God. The Shark Woman; Smilin Ed and His Gang Go Deep Sea Fishing; The Gorilla God. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #20
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 20

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    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner, Dan Barry and Sy Barry. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. The Buster Brown Gang goes on a shopping spree that includes shopping for Buster Brown shoes; Crooked miners steal a boys pet pony and sell him to the mines; Little Fox, the Dakota Sioux boy, joins a dangerous cliffside hunt for eagle feathers. Shopping Spree; Mine Pony; The Eagle's Nest. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #21
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 21

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Sy Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. The Buster Brown Gang goes on a picnic; Baba the Tuareg and his horse Sheik seek a desert lion that is targeting the tribes sheep; Sailors seeking the Northwest Passage fear their mission is doomed because of bad omens. The Black-Maned Lion; Smilin Ed McConnell and His Buster Brown Gang; The Ghost Ship. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #22
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 22

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and others. Cover by John Giunta. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Radio stars Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang are nervous before their television debut; Kulah and his genie revisit the Isle of Mystra in search of his missing brother; A blind girl and her poodle go on a dangerous mission for the French Resistance during World War II. Smilin Ed and His Gang in Television; Jinni of the Jug; Mon Brave. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #23
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 23

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Ernest Schroeder. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang perform for the troops at a US Army camp; Ghanga the elephant boy and Teela the elephant join the search for wildlife poachers; Greedy fortune hunters force a Polynesian boy to dive for pearls. The Poachers; Smilin Ed and His Gang Entertain the Army; Black Lagoon. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #24
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 24

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Sy Barry. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed undertakes an exercise program, but the Buster Brown Gang isnt helping; Ghanga the elephant boy and Teela the elephant try to rid a village of ravenous monkeys; Dakota Sioux Little Fox seeks the gigantic figure that is targeting his tribe. The Sacred Monkey; It Pays to Exercise; The Warrior Giant. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #25
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 25

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang go mountain climbing; Ghanga the elephant boy guides a white man who is hunting tigers in India; Dakota Sioux Little Fox goes on a dangerous journey to visit an allied tribe in the east. Jungle Justice; Smilin' Ed and His Gang Visit Sun Valley; Little Fox. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #26
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 26

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Sy Barry. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed dresses as the Easter Bunny, and the Buster Brown Gang causes confusion when they don bunny suits too; Kulah and his genie investigate after a witch curses all of Baghdads wells; Dakota Sioux Little Fox adopts a wolf cub, but his father the chief demands that it be killed. The Jinni of the Jug; Smilin Ed and His Gang Have an Easter Party; Little Fox. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #27
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 27

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    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and others. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed visits Froggy Gremlins homeland; Ghanga the elephant boy seeks a boy who has run away with his pet tiger; Dakota Sioux Little Fox pursues after a baby is carried off by an eagle. Eagles Prey; Smilin Ed Visits Gremlin Land; Tigers Trust. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #28
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 28

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and others. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang help with the school play and chaos ensues; Ghanga the elephant boy investigates when two people claiming to be gods appear in a jungle village; The debut of a new science fiction series, The Interstellar Police. Meteor Menace; On Stage with Smilin' Ed and His Gang; The Monkey God. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #29
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 29

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    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and others. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang go to chop down a Christmas tree and chaos ensues; Gunga the elephant boy helps the Maharajah hunt a man-eating tiger; The Interstellar Police seek the scheming female pirate known as the Space Siren. Ambush; Smilin' Ed and His Gang Celebrate Christmas; Space Trap. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #30
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 30

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang go to the zoo and chaos ensues; Gunga the elephant boy encounters poachers while taking care of the Maharajahs elephants; The Interstellar Police Bruce and Terry seek mineral thieves on the planet Rex. Gunga; Smilin Ed and His Gang Visit the Zoo; Rumpus on Rex. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #31
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 31

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang visit a farm and chaos ensues; Gunga the elephant boy is hypnotized as part of a plot to steal the Maharajahs ruby; The Interstellar Police Bruce and Terry set out to rescue the scientist who invented the space magnet. The Blood Ruby; Smilin Ed and his Gang Have Fun on the Farm; Space Magnet. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #32
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 32

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed gets volunteered to be a substitute teacher; Gunga the elephant boy helps the Maharajah capture the elusive nilgai antelope; Interstellar Police Bruce and Terry investigate when planets are gripped in permanent snow and ice. Gunga; Smilin Ed and his Gang Go To School; Mirror of Doom. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #33
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 33

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang visit Santas workshop and chaos ensues; An American boy befriends a simple-minded Polynesian giant on a cargo ship, but everyone else is afraid of him; Gunga the elephant boy sets out to find an elephant that has gone rogue. Zakkas Debt; Smilin Ed and His Gang Visit Santa Claus Land; Gunga. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #34
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 34

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang start a rabbit farm and chaos ensues; Little Fox returns from his journey to the Mississippi with many stories, but the other tribe members doubt his word; Gunga the elephant boy investigates a case of murder by cobra. Little Fox; Smilin Ed and His Gang Raise Easter Bunnies; Gunga. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #35
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 35
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang visit the Grand Canyon and chaos ensues; A Chinese youth has only his wits to defend his family farm from a warlords wrath; Gunga the elephant boy investigates tiger shark attacks on a coastal town. Gunga; Smilin Ed and His Gang Take a Trip to the West; Seeds of Gold. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #36
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 36

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang try to spruce up the schoolyard and chaos ensues; Strong Bow and Little Fox face danger while on the hunt for a white puma; Gunga the elephant boy investigates reports of a malevolent monkey god. Menace in the Seventh Pagoda; Smilin Ed and His Gang Fix Up the Schoolyard; Puma Peril. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #37
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 37

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang present their own version of The Night Before Christmas; Little Fox and his father hunt an enormous wild stallion; Gunga the elephant boy investigates reports of giant bats terrorizing a village. The Man-Eater of Nagpur; Christmas Fun; The Giant Stallion. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #38
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 38

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and others. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from radio personality Smilin Ed and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Smilin Ed visits Froggy Gremlins homeland; An engineers family has foreboding dreams of a train crash at Easter; Gunga the elephant boy seeks the missing Maharajah to prevent a war. Easter Miracle; Smilin' Ed Visits Gremlin Land; The Ransom Ruby. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #39
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 39

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and others. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Gunga the elephant boy has a new career goal after watching a cowboy movie; Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang go fishing and chaos ensues; Gunga investigates a tale of madness involving a cliffside beehive where villagers gather honey at great risk. Actor Andy Devine takes over the host duties in the comic after Smilin Eds passing, as he did on the TV series. Gunga Becomes a Cowboy; Andy and His Gang Go Fishing; The Cliff of Death. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #40
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 40

    Stories by Hobart Donovan. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. A dying mans last words put Gunga the elephant boy on the trail of long-missing girls; Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang demonstrate how they film a TV episode; A Polynesian boy seeks revenge on the octopus that killed his mother. Gunga and the Leopard Queens; On Stage with Andy Devine and His Gang; Black Lagoon. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #41
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 41

    Stories by Michael Gerbosi. Art by Ray Willner and Reed Crandall. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Gunga the elephant boy tracks a rogue leopard that preys on hapless villagers; Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang go Christmas shopping and chaos ensues; A spoiled rich kid and a country girl contend over the ownership of a black pony. The Spotted Killer; Andy Devine and His Gang Go Shopping; The Black Pony. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #42
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 42
    • INCOMPLETE. Most of ad page clipped. Does not interrupt art or story.

    Stories by Michael Gerbosi. Art by Ray Willner and others. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. Gunga the elephant boy tracks a rogue elephant; Froggy Gremlin shrinks Andy down so he can ride in a toy plane with the rest of the gang; A dog undertakes an epic journey to return to the disabled girl who owns him. The Capture of Teela; Andy and the Gang Take to the Air; Puddles and a World of Legs. 32 pages, Full Color.

  • Issue #43
    Buster Brown Comics (1945) 43

    Stories by Hobart Donavan. Art by Ray Willner and others. Cover by Ray Willner. A classic giveaway comic from the Brown shoe company, featuring adventure stories and comical hijinks from Andy Devine and the Buster Brown Gang of talking animals. The final issue of the series features stories from earlier in the run: Sean encounters the legendary little people and a quest for a magic belt; Ghanga the elephant boy and the Maharajah try to quell rural superstitions about the Gorilla God; Strong Bow and Little Fox face danger while on the hunt for a white puma. Sean and the Little People; The Gorilla God; Puma Peril. 32 pages, Full Color.