(June 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
Format:
color, 26 cm.

[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:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch

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.
Allen Anderson had only three covers in the first volume of G.I. Joe.

Private Humor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Portrait of a Lady (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney

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 close up faces looking behind is Novick.

Too Smart for War (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp? Mike Suchorsky?
Inks:
Henry Sharp? Mike Suchorsky?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Pvt. Ricky Jordan (wise guy)
Synopsis:
Work for Ricky was for suckers. Be smart, let the suckers do the dirty work.

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.

Army Life (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Harry Ramsey
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Signed HR; possible full name from Bails and Ware

Two Sergeants in Normandy (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Watch the Birdie! (Table of Contents)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 5 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; Spygirl

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.

You've Read His Fairy Tales (Table of Contents)

Hans Christian Andersen Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Danny Kaye
Synopsis:
Giant new comic book only 25cents.

Any Volunteers? (Table of Contents)

Pvt. Bragg / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

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

Coming Soon (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Pen Pals, a new feature in G.I. Joe coming soon.

Service Sideshow (Table of Contents)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Dirty Ridge (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. Fullam

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to both pencils and ink on G.I. Joe, and Giacoia only on ink in 1952, and Novick had more thin inklines than here. Jerry Bails' Who's Who may have missed Giacoia work in 1953... Uncertain credit.

Free! (Table of Contents)

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
235 stamps from all over the world.

["Okay, Abernathy..."] (Table of Contents)

Army Giggles / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Loaded With Laughs! (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
New Army Navy Joke Book.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Private Humor
  3. 2. Portrait of a Lady
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Too Smart for War
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. Army Life
  6. 5. Two Sergeants in Normandy
  7. 6. Watch the Birdie!
    The Yardbirds
  8. 7. You've Read His Fairy Tales
    Hans Christian Andersen Comics
  9. 8. Any Volunteers?
    Pvt. Bragg
  10. 9. Coming Soon
  11. 10. Service Sideshow
  12. 11. Dirty Ridge
    G.I. Joe
  13. 12. Free!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  14. 13. ["Okay, Abernathy..."]
    Army Giggles
  15. 14. Loaded With Laughs!
    Stravon Publishers
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