(June 1955)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
5
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

[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:
?

Indexer Notes

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

["Camouflage Training Camp"] (Table of Contents)

Army Chuckles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Divided We Stand! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Vic Koller; Pvt. Tod Larabie

Indexer Notes

Schroeder is credited to pencils and ink on G.I. Joe in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be spotted by his faces with eyes that don't seem to focus, with very small pupils and often colored blue. He drew "Airboy" and "Heap", and some stories in Hillman's "Tales of Horror".

Don't Cross Your Bridges (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:
Sergeant Gruff; Private Whitey; Private Windy

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 / 4 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Small drawing on last page.

The Bad One (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Edd Ashe
Inks:
Edd Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Alvin Otis; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Brick Morgan (bad apple)
Synopsis:
There's usually one bad apple in every barrel.

Indexer Notes

Edd Ashe is credited to pencils and ink on G. I. Joe in 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but this is him in 1955...
He can be recognized by the hands which seem to grow together with some short lines between them. Notice Joe on page 2 panel 1 and compare it with page 3 panel 2 in "Gunman's Gamble", Ziff-Davis' Authentic Police Cases #27. Also some faces in side view here are identical.

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

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude Cosgrove
Synopsis:
Fictional letters home from Private Sam Cosgrove.

"Even when he sleeps..." (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

The Battle of the Golden Goose (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky
Inks:
Alex Kotzky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Lt. Parker; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]; Cpl. Carpuccio; Maxie (night-club owner)
Synopsis:
A party in a night-club to honor Lieutenant Parker gets out of hand.

Indexer Notes

Alex Kotzky is credited to pencils and ink on G.I. Joe in 1952, but he has made this one in 1955... The artwork is much identical to his Flyboy #1 and #2 for Ziff-Davis. The sleek inklines is best to pin on Kotzky, and also the faces. Some angry faces can look like Olesen, but Kotzky has some similar in Flyboy. His name is spelled with "z" not "s" like in some credits.

Have a Seat (Table of Contents)

Pvt. Woes / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Look Here! (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Big money making opportunities in small newspaper type ads.

"Today's the Fourth Anniversary..." (Table of Contents)

Khaki Laffs / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Now... Electronics Made Easy! (Table of Contents)

Popular Electronics / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The exciting, new magazine that takes the mystery out of electronics.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["Camouflage Training Camp"]
    Army Chuckles
  3. 2. Divided We Stand!
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Don't Cross Your Bridges
    The Yardbirds
  5. 4. ["Our Service men all over the world..."]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  6. 5. The Bad One
    G.I. Joe
  7. 6. ["Tokyo, Japan..."]
    Dear Gertrude
  8. 7. "Even when he sleeps..."
    G.I. Laffs
  9. 8. The Battle of the Golden Goose
    G.I. Joe
  10. 9. Have a Seat
    Pvt. Woes
  11. 10. Look Here!
  12. 11. "Today's the Fourth Anniversary..."
    Khaki Laffs
  13. 12. Now... Electronics Made Easy!
    Popular Electronics
This issue was most recently modified by:
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Randy Scott
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Peter Croome