(April 1954)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
4
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 (painted)
Inks:
Clarence Doore
Colors:
Clarence Doore
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Art ID by Norman Saunders' son David posted on a CGC forum.

["Don't I need a hunting licence, Sarge?"] (Table of Contents)

G.I. Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The One-Sleeved Kimono (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Clay Caldwell; Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Shiro (spy); Asako (spy); Mitsui
Synopsis:
Pvt. Caldwell is framed as a fall-guy by two black-marketeers for the killing of a merchant, who wanted to withdraw from the black market ring.

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 must be by someone else, as it is not like his credited inking on Johnny Cloud in DC's "All-American Men of War". Those are much more thin penlines than these heavier brushlines. Maybe Giacoia, but uncertain.

Double Feature (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; Col. Ruppert Fumes; General Halftrack; Mrs. Fumes
Synopsis:
A new cannon is code named Little Pat for security reasons.

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.

Clearance Sale (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Cpl. "Ready-Money" Reilly; Pvt. Herman Calhoun; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]
Synopsis:
There wasn't a thing Cpl. Reilly wouldn't do for his buddies, not out of goodness, but for a price.

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but this one can be inked by Walton, with his overload of black wrinkles in clothes, marked eyes and eyebrows and black blots in the ears. He is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1954 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Seeing Stars (Table of Contents)

Pvt. Doughfoot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Doughfoot; General

Indexer Notes

Last panel a Statement of Ownership.

["Tokyo, Japan..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

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

Indexer Notes

Not an ordinary Letters page, but a continuing story told by means of letters from a G.I. to wife at home.

Shall We Dance? (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Dopey; Sgt. McTuff; General

["To Joe with love, Lola"] (Table of Contents)

Army Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sgt. McTuff

Seven's My Point (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]
Synopsis:
Sgt. Mulvaney reads about how to win at crap and cards, and now he will prove that education pays.

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking is uncertain.

Sportsman's Paradise (Table of Contents)

Champion Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
A lot of small drawings of what you can buy by mail order for the hunting.

In 10 Minutes of Fun a Day... (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
From a bloodless, pitiful skinny shrimp to a new muscular red-blooded He-Man with the Jowett Courses.

Get Prizes...Make Money This Easy Way (Table of Contents)

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Get prizes by selling American seed packs.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["Don't I need a hunting licence, Sarge?"]
    G.I. Fun
  3. 2. The One-Sleeved Kimono
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Double Feature
    The Yardbirds
  5. 4. Clearance Sale
    G.I. Joe
  6. 5. Seeing Stars
    Pvt. Doughfoot
  7. 6. ["Tokyo, Japan..."]
    Dear Gertrude
  8. 7. Shall We Dance?
    Pvt. Dopey
  9. 8. ["To Joe with love, Lola"]
    Army Fun
  10. 9. Seven's My Point
    G.I. Joe
  11. 10. Sportsman's Paradise
    Champion Sales
  12. 11. In 10 Minutes of Fun a Day...
    Jowett Institute
  13. 12. Get Prizes...Make Money This Easy Way
    American Seed Co.
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