In 1957 Odhams Press lost the rights to use any and all Disney characters, meaning that their incredibly popular and long-running title Mickey Mouse Weekly was forced to close. Not every character in the comic was owned by Disney though, and Odhams used everything they still owned in a new weekly called Zip. There were two Zip annuals produced. The first came out in 1958 and is known as the 1959 annual, followed by a second one dated 1959 but known as the 1960 annual. These are the only two Zip annuals; for unknown reasons Odhams decided not to continue the series. This is a very high quality children’s annual: Stories include: Nigel Tawny, Explorer – The Adventure Of The Lazy Lobster; Skippy: The Capture; Brett Brand – The Golliwog Mystery; Kid Brother; Touchdown – Operation Bowman; Nigel Tawny – The Windmill; The Kellaway Touch; Brett Brand – Monkey Business; Skippy and the Road Hog; Killer Cuda; Touchdown – The Big Illusion; Nigel Tawny – Obi; The Story of Samuel Plimsoll. There are also comic strips, games, puzzles and things to make. Fabulous artwork – see gallery pictures for examples. Verso front and back boards and endpapers are two different ‘board’ games. Some cartoons in full colour, others in monochrome.