(November 1953)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-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

America's Favorite War Comics (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.

["I'd like to leave..."] (Table of Contents)

Army Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Massacre at Ku-Shi Bridge (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Tattler

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces looking behind them must be by Novick.

Oh, Babe! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Shag Robbins
Synopsis:
Sgt. Mulvaney helps Pvt. Robbins with writing a letter.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to G.I. Joe in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this work are identical to his "Sea Witch" stories in "Pirate Comics", also credited by Bails. He can be noticed by his rounded ears and many lines in faces.

Eager Beaver (Table of Contents)

Buddies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ernest Schroeder
Inks:
Ernest Schroeder
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sgt. Henshaw; PFC Melvin McCorkle

Indexer Notes

Schroeder is credited to pencils and ink on Buddies in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He drew "Airboy" and "Heap", and some stories in Hillman's "Tales of Horror". He can be spotted by his ugly and hasty inking, and peculiar eyes. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, April 2011.

["Somewhere in Korea"] (Table of Contents)

Dear Gertrude / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude Cosgrove

Indexer Notes

A continuing story made of letters from a Private to his wife at home.

Dear Son, Come Home (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney
Synopsis:
Sgt. Mulvaney considers going home and helping his old parents.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to G.I. Joe in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. His best trademark is the many lines on the lips, and rounded ears.

"Parachute, fool!" (Table of Contents)

Army Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

"I need one volunteer..." (Table of Contents)

Reserved- G.I.'s Only / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack O'Brien (signed)
Inks:
Jack O'Brien (signed)
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

["Our G.I.'s in Korea"] (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe's Pen Pals / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

The artwork looks like other signed fillers by Ramsey, with many scribbly inklines.

Sportsman's Paradise (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Power hunting crossbow, Hunter's Tomahawk,knives and many other items for hunters.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. America's Favorite War Comics
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["I'd like to leave..."]
    Army Fun
  3. 2. The Massacre at Ku-Shi Bridge
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Oh, Babe!
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. Eager Beaver
    Buddies
  6. 5. ["Somewhere in Korea"]
    Dear Gertrude
  7. 6. Dear Son, Come Home
    G.I. Joe
  8. 7. "Parachute, fool!"
    Army Laffs
  9. 8. "I need one volunteer..."
    Reserved- G.I.'s Only
  10. 9. ["Our G.I.'s in Korea"]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  11. 10. Sportsman's Paradise
    Ideal Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Randy Scott
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur
  • Peter Croome