(April 1953)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
Herbert W. Rogoff
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
26 cm
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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.

Magic Dutch Rock Garden (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Winter, summer, spring or fall, grow grasses green and flowers tall.

The Phantom Company (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; Cpt. Davy; Pvt. Zeb McCracken (composer)
Synopsis:
McCracken composes a song about the Phantom 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 can be by Giacoia, who is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Ring Dancer (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Sgt. Snitterfield (English)
Synopsis:
A boxing match between Joe and an English Sergeant.

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.

Reluctant Heroes (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Burley; Pvt. Tex Latham; Pvt. Al Conroy

General Confusion (Table of Contents)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick; 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 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.

A Salvo of Entertainment in Digest Size (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
It's new and it's out January 20th

Indexer Notes

Cover of "Tales of the Sea", a new magazine from Ziff-Davis.

The Vanishing American (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Horace Little Horse (Comanche)
Synopsis:
All kinds of men are fighting for the U.N. in Korea, and to Joe Burch, the strangest of all was an original American, a Comanche Indian.

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.

Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane! (Table of Contents)

Jetex Javelin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The Jetex Javelin is a colorful, sleek-looking 14 inches model jet plane.

You Get Shop Training at Home... (Table of Contents)

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Learn to build a 16-inch television set.

Last Chance at This Low Price! (Table of Contents)

Buyer's Guild / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Lifetime chronograph stopwatch, window calendar wrist-watch.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Magic Dutch Rock Garden
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Phantom Company
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. The Ring Dancer
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. Reluctant Heroes
  6. 5. General Confusion
    The Yardbirds
  7. 6. A Salvo of Entertainment in Digest Size
    Ziff-Davis Magazines
  8. 7. The Vanishing American
    G.I. Joe
  9. 8. Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane!
    Jetex Javelin
  10. 9. You Get Shop Training at Home...
    Commercial Trades Institute
  11. 10. Last Chance at This Low Price!
    Buyer's Guild
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