(May 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.

Exclusive!! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

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

"I think we're being followed!" (Table of Contents)

G.I. Gags / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

The Weight of the Bar (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Lt. Parker; Pvt. Malcolm Collins; Pvt. Ugly Otis; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]
Synopsis:
Sgt. Mulvaney is promoted to Lieutenant, but is reluctant to accept the new bars.

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 since he is only credited for 1952 at Ziff-Davis...

The Oof Girl (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; Mrs. Fumes; Mr. Lenz (movie director)
Synopsis:
The Colonel's wife wants to make it as a movie star.

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.

["Our Service men all over the world..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Drawing on top of page of two G.I.s reading letters, and the head of a young girl.

The Ugly Gigolo (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; Pvt. Alvin Otis [Ugly Otis]; Cpl. Eileen
Synopsis:
Ugly Otis buys a ring for Miss Eileen

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. The round face and the nose of the girl could point to Walton, but uncertain. He is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1954.

["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.

["I hear the "Basic" is rough!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
B. Schneider [as Schneider] (signed)
Inks:
B. Schneider [as Schneider] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

B. Schneider is credited to war fillers at Ziff-Davis in 1954 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. No name but B.

Look At His Teeth! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]; Pvt. Hosier Hawkins; Pvt. Reilly [Ready-Money]

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 might be Walton when looking at some wild eyes, but no overdone wrinkles in clothing here. He is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1954. Uncertain.

1000 Live Baby Turtles Given Away (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
A Magic Rock Garden with live baby turtles by mail order.

["Doolittle's ready to go back to duty..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Hands Tied? (Table of Contents)

American School / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
You can get a High School education at home for $6.00 a month.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Exclusive!!
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. "I think we're being followed!"
    G.I. Gags
  3. 2. The Weight of the Bar
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. The Oof Girl
    The Yardbirds
  5. 4. ["Our Service men all over the world..."]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  6. 5. The Ugly Gigolo
    G.I. Joe
  7. 6. ["Tokyo, Japan..."]
    Dear Gertrude
  8. 7. ["I hear the "Basic" is rough!"]
    Reserved- G.I.'s Only
  9. 8. Look At His Teeth!
    G.I. Joe
  10. 9. 1000 Live Baby Turtles Given Away
    Honor House Products, Corp.
  11. 10. ["Doolittle's ready to go back to duty..."]
    G.I. Jokes
  12. 11. Hands Tied?
    American School
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