Saturday, August 21, 2010

Buster Brown Goes to Mars – 1958 comic book

Back-to-school is not only a great time to buy a new pair of shoes, it's a great time to read a little Buster Brown over at the blog And Everything Else Too. Check out the beautiful jpegs of Buster Brown Goes to Mars, a free, 20-page, full-color promotional comic book that was published by Western Publishing in early 1958 and distributed by participating shoe and department stores. The cover shown here was from a store located in Dayton, Ohio. I've seen other covers for stores that were located in Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New York and Wisconsin.


Doc Mars said...

Hi Paul,
Thanks for the link.
According to Oddball Comics Blog, this cheesy comic was written by Don R. Christensen and drawn by Tony Sgroi.
Sgroi created also such Disney comics for Dell as "Man in Space" and "Mars and Beyond".

Paul said...

Doc Mars, thanks for tracking down the Buster Brown info. I hope I got the publisher correct.

Doc Mars said...

Hi Paul,
You're right for the publisher.
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