(Winter 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
Herbert W. Rogoff
Format:
color, 26 cm.

New Big Special Issue! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Clarence Doore (painting)
Inks:
Clarence Doore (painting)
Colors:
Clarence Doore (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]; Lilith

Indexer Notes

Art credits from David Saunders, Clarence Doore's biographer and foremost authority on his work. There is some confusion on the Norman Saunders website, but this is from a new list made by David Saunders, with credits to all the painted covers of G.I. Joe. April 2011.

50 Combat Action Plastic Toys (Table of Contents)

Fighting Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Mr. President (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to credited stories in "Amazing Adventures" #4 and "Nightmare" #10. Very large mouth when shouting, scribbly inking, broad grinning faces with big ears, and much funny cartoon style movement.

Scared (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Private Farrell

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to credited stories in "Amazing Adventures" #4 and "Nightmare" #10.

Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics!, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

Tops in Adventure (Table of Contents)

Ziff-Davis Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Biggest comics bargain ever at your newsstand now.

Armchair Commando (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corp. Pop Roberts; Col. Degnan

Boys, Get That Real R.R. Engineer's Thrill (Table of Contents)

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Drawings of Lionel model trains.

The Willing Woodchopper (Table of Contents)

Pvt. Bragg / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Brown; David Gantz [as Brown & Gantz] (signed)
Inks:
David Gantz [as Brown & Gantz] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Bragg; Dr. Pill

Indexer Notes

Brown is credited to (pen/-) and Gantz to (lay/ink) by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Ordered to Die! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to credited stories in "Amazing Adventures" #4 and "Nightmare" #10.

Where There's Smoke (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Meet the Man... (Table of Contents)

Mr. John A. Rubin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
The man who can tell you how to lick pimples.

["Hey, Guys and Gals!"] (Table of Contents)

Mail Call / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Private Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Letters and a drawing of Joe Burch.

Amazing Bargains (Table of Contents)

Consumers' Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Pistol cigarette lighter, tiny lamp, secret tiny camera, telescope and many other items by mail order.

Smile of Koo Gang (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to credited stories in "Amazing Adventures" #4 and "Nightmare" #10.

Cover Me, Buddy (Table of Contents)

Here Are Your Boys / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sam Daily (Foreign Correspondent); Pvt. Zoldak; Pvt. Stover

Indexer Notes

Artwork is similar to the Buddies story in this issue, faces and inking.

The General Who Led the Way (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Silverman
Letters:
typeset

Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Ed Silverman interview in Alter Ego magazine #120 (TwoMorrows, September 2013).

Musical Chairs (Table of Contents)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lepick ; ? Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Sgt. Gruff; Colonel Stone

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo is credited to both pencils and ink on The Yardbirds in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but Rudy Lapick is also credited as his personal inker, and the inking is not to be distinguished from other signed DeCarlo/Lapick stories in G.I. Joe.

Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics!, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

The Tank in Modern Warfare (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Medal for Willie (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Private Pete Cirillo
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking here can be by Giacoia, who is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Two Men on a Bike (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Chansun Chollie
Synopsis:
Joe and the Sarge meet a strange Korean character named Chansun Chollie.

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking here can be by Giacoia, who is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Top-Secret Shop-Lifter (Table of Contents)

Wendy the WAF / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lepick; ? Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Wendy Wilco

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo is credited to both pencils and ink on Wendy the WAF in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but Rudy Lapick is also credited as his personal inker, and the inking is not to be distinguished from other signed DeCarlo/Lapick stories in G.I. Joe.

Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics!, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

Is your name here? (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Private Joe Burch
Synopsis:
A long list of the Presidents of the first 25 G.I. Joe Fan Clubs and drawings of Joe.

Dear John: (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Frank Giacoia ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Clay Caldwell; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]
Synopsis:
Some gets letters from girls at home and some doesn't.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking here can be by Giacoia, who is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (Table of Contents)

Buddies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Sid Rothblatt; Pvt. Ski

Brilliant, New, Illustrated... (Table of Contents)

Young Mechanic / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Read 10 big pages of the new How-To-Do-It Magazine Young Mechanic.

With Love, Mom (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Jim Taggert
Synopsis:
Taggert was the gruffiest, toughest-talking G.I. in Baker Company.

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking here is uncertain.

["Ha! Ha! Ha!"] (Table of Contents)

G.I. Fun / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks:
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Can't you read?"] (Table of Contents)

Khaki Capers / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks:
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Here's Real Fun For You! (Table of Contents)

Seagee Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Fun for boys and fun for girls by mail order.

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Buy now at our low, low prices by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. New Big Special Issue!
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. 50 Combat Action Plastic Toys
    Fighting Force
  3. 2. Mr. President
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Scared
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. Tops in Adventure
    Ziff-Davis Comics
  6. 5. Armchair Commando
  7. 6. Boys, Get That Real R.R. Engineer's Thrill
    Lionel Trains
  8. 7. The Willing Woodchopper
    Pvt. Bragg
  9. 8. Ordered to Die!
    G.I. Joe
  10. 9. Where There's Smoke
  11. 10. Meet the Man...
    Mr. John A. Rubin
  12. 11. ["Hey, Guys and Gals!"]
    Mail Call
  13. 12. Amazing Bargains
    Consumers' Mart
  14. 13. Smile of Koo Gang
    G.I. Joe
  15. 14. Cover Me, Buddy
    Here Are Your Boys
  16. 15. The General Who Led the Way
  17. 16. Musical Chairs
    The Yardbirds
  18. 17. The Tank in Modern Warfare
  19. 18. Medal for Willie
    G.I. Joe
  20. 19. Two Men on a Bike
    G.I. Joe
  21. 20. Top-Secret Shop-Lifter
    Wendy the WAF
  22. 21. Is your name here?
    G.I. Joe Comics
  23. 22. Dear John:
    G.I. Joe
  24. 23. Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
    Buddies
  25. 24. Brilliant, New, Illustrated...
    Young Mechanic
  26. 25. With Love, Mom
    G.I. Joe
  27. 26. ["Ha! Ha! Ha!"]
    G.I. Fun
  28. 27. ["Can't you read?"]
    Khaki Capers
  29. 28. Here's Real Fun For You!
    Seagee Co.
  30. 29. Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop
    Novelty Mart
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