(July 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
Herbert W. Rogoff
Format:
color, 26 cm.

Acey-Deucey's Last Shuffle (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Clarence Doore (painting)
Inks:
Clarence Doore (painting)
Colors:
Clarence Doore (painting)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
War
Keywords:
Korean War; whips

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.

Look For These Symbols (Table of Contents)

Ziff-Davis Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Pictures of the Ziff-Davis Comics covers.

The Sherry Lee Rolls Again (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
War
Characters:
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Lt. Hal Crane
Synopsis:
A Sherry Lee medium tank has been knocked out and is made to run again by Joe and the sergeant.

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.

The Popsicle Kids Saves the Day (Table of Contents)

Joe Low Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Tess; Tim; Popsicle Pete

Indexer Notes

Half page comic strip and a collection of popsicles.

Just Like Willie (Table of Contents)

Buddies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Eddie Kass; Eddie's father
Synopsis:
Eddie was going to war, and he had to fill the shoes of a man who had failed his country.

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.

Everybody's Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt.t Mulvaney; Pvt. Jimmy Brett; Linda Reney (actress)
Synopsis:
Uncovering the secret past of lonely Pvt. Jimmy Brett of Baker Company.

Indexer Notes

Carmine Infantino is credited to both pencils and ink on G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his faces, low horizons and girls are easy to spot.

An Easy War (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
War
Characters:
Joe Driscoll (U.S. Coast Guard); Cpl. Tom Halsey
Synopsis:
The first Joe Driscoll learns upon his return is that he had been fighting "an easy war".

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

Why Do I Die? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
War
Characters:
Jang Song; Lt. Ralph Bell
Synopsis:
The bravery of a Korean man killed by the Red soldiers.

Hit the Silk (Table of Contents)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Paul S. Newman
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick; ? Dan DeCarlo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Humor; War
Characters:
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Sgt. Gruff; Colonel Stone
Synopsis:
The Yardbirds are parachuting.

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.

Script credit from Robin Snyder's The Comics!, taken from Paul S. Newman's personal records.

G.I. Joe's Famous Sidekicks (Table of Contents)

The Yardbirds Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo
Inks:
Rudy Lapick
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Cover of the first Yardbirds Comics.

Acey Deucey's Last Shuffle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Jerry Ferris [Acey Deucey] (gambler); Pvt. Clarence
Synopsis:
Gambler "Acey Deucey" is transferred from a river gambling boat to the war in Korea, and the stakes there were life itself.

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

["Wow! This is the gratest Mail Call..."] (Table of Contents)

Mail Call / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Home to Mom (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Dr. Castle; Joe's mother
Synopsis:
Joe's mother is very sick and Joe has to get her to a brain surgeon.

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

A New Experience For You (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
The new sci-fi magazine Fantastic, and a book on hypnotizing by mail order.

["Hi, guys! How's your G.I. I.Q. ?"] (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Sharp
Inks:
Henry Sharp
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Puzzles and drawings.

Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane! (Table of Contents)

Jetex Javelin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Special offer and guarantee to give you fun-filled flights.

The Unknown Soldier (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
Rumor is called the Unknown Soldier.

When You Have to Defend Yourself (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Overcome any enemy no matter how big he is or how small you are.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Acey-Deucey's Last Shuffle
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Look For These Symbols
    Ziff-Davis Comics
  3. 2. The Sherry Lee Rolls Again
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. The Popsicle Kids Saves the Day
    Joe Low Corp.
  5. 4. Just Like Willie
    Buddies
  6. 5. Everybody's Pin-Up
    G.I. Joe
  7. 6. An Easy War
  8. 7. Why Do I Die?
  9. 8. Hit the Silk
    The Yardbirds
  10. 9. G.I. Joe's Famous Sidekicks
    The Yardbirds Comics
  11. 10. Acey Deucey's Last Shuffle
    G.I. Joe
  12. 11. ["Wow! This is the gratest Mail Call..."]
    Mail Call
  13. 12. Home to Mom
    G.I. Joe
  14. 13. A New Experience For You
    Stravon Publishers
  15. 14. ["Hi, guys! How's your G.I. I.Q. ?"]
    Puzzle Page
  16. 15. Now You Can Fly a Real Jet Plane!
    Jetex Javelin
  17. 16. The Unknown Soldier
  18. 17. When You Have to Defend Yourself
    Pickwick Co.
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