Thursday, April 7, 2011

*Gunga in "Tiger" (Buster Brown Shoe Co.;1948)

This supremely cool golden age story simply called “Tiger” stars a boy named Ghanga and his elephant Teela, shortly after this was published the main characters name was changed to “Gunga” for all future issues. This Spring 1948 tale is taken from Buster Brown Comic Book #11 (issued by the Buster Brown Shoe Co.) and was written by Hobart Donavan and richly illustrated by the great Dan Barry.

The Catacombs is grateful to Don "Zu-Gogo" Falkos for providing the scans for this story. Note: The copyright for this issue, its contents and artwork belong to the original publishers and/or the creators and is reproduced here solely for entertainment purposes.



Unca Jeffy said...

Supremely cool is right, and there's "Smilin' Ed hisself right there on the cover.

Thanks for sharing it!

Mykal Banta said...

What beautiful artwork from Barry - and what fantastic coloring!

borky said...

Is it just me or is there something very Steve Ditko about much of this artwork?

Until I saw the name Dan Barry I could've sworn I was scrolling down a number of panels that were pure early him!