(August 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
26 cm
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

The Wedding Ring (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rafael DeSoto (painted)
Inks:
Rafael DeSoto (painted)
Colors:
Rafael DeSoto (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

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

50 Combat Action Plastic Toys (Table of Contents)

Fighting Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Greatest Struggle (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. Garland Woods; Pvt. Carpuccio; Lt. Parker
Synopsis:
Some manage to be in the right place at the right time and become heroes. Woods was such a hero when transferred to "Baker" Company.

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.

Major Mars Mission to the Moon (Table of Contents)

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Major Mars
Synopsis:
Get your Major Mars Rocket Ring by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Four panel comic strip and Rocket Ring.

Sizzling Pin-ups! (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; Lt. Parker; Red Pilot
Synopsis:
Pin-ups meant to be dropped from Red aircraft are incendiaries that melt at body temperature and catch fire.

Indexer Notes

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

Rugged Rotation (Table of Contents)

Pvt. Bragg / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Brown (signed)
Inks:
David Gantz (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Bragg; Doc

["Here's good news..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Letters, and a drawing of Joe made by Sharp, who is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Man Behind the Mustache (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

"No!" (Table of Contents)

G. I. Giggles / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

Vic Martin is credited to fillers at Ziff-Davis by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

How to Hypnotize (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
It's easy to hypnotize when you know how.

The Quiet Alarm (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

The Wedding Ring (Table of Contents)

Buddies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Lt. Parker; Pvt. Bill Morgan
Synopsis:
In "Operation Marriage", all of Baker Company pitched in to help Pvt. Morgan aquire the wedding ring.

Indexer Notes

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

A Drink of Water (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

["Now, Sergeant, yell AH!"] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. McTuff / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Vic Martin
Inks:
Vic Martin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sgt. McTuff

Indexer Notes

Three gags with Sgt. McTuff drawn by Vic Martin. Same artist as signed in G.I. Giggles. Just look at the noses.

Electric Razor (Table of Contents)

Modern Merchandise / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Mulvaney's Serenade (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. Chad Gruber (fiddler)
Synopsis:
Pvt. Chad's fiddle is missing and the Sergeant gets it back from the Reds.

Indexer Notes

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

Home, Sweet Home (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; Tom Scoby (publisher); Rick Stone (writer)
Synopsis:
Joe is home on furlough and helps writer Stone with a war story.

Indexer Notes

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

Powerful (Table of Contents)

Imperial Sales Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Here's the neatest, strongest little real electric motor you've ever seen, sent by mail order.

An Amazing New Health Supporter Belt (Table of Contents)

Ronnie Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Look slimmer and feel younger with the Chevalier.

Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop (Table of Contents)

Novelty Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Buy Electric TV Projector, Happy Cowboy Doll or Mystery Fish-Bowl by mail order.

Indexer Notes

back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Wedding Ring
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. 50 Combat Action Plastic Toys
    Fighting Force
  3. 2. The Greatest Struggle
    G. I. Joe
  4. 3. Major Mars Mission to the Moon
    Popsicle
  5. 4. Sizzling Pin-ups!
    G. I. Joe
  6. 5. Rugged Rotation
    Pvt. Bragg
  7. 6. ["Here's good news..."]
    Mail Call
  8. 7. The Man Behind the Mustache
  9. 8. "No!"
    G. I. Giggles
  10. 9. How to Hypnotize
    Stravon Publishers
  11. 10. The Quiet Alarm
  12. 11. The Wedding Ring
    Buddies
  13. 12. A Drink of Water
  14. 13. ["Now, Sergeant, yell AH!"]
    Sgt. McTuff
  15. 14. Electric Razor
    Modern Merchandise
  16. 15. Mulvaney's Serenade
    G. I. Joe
  17. 16. Home, Sweet Home
    G. I. Joe
  18. 17. Powerful
    Imperial Sales Co.
  19. 18. An Amazing New Health Supporter Belt
    Ronnie Sales
  20. 19. Uncle Bernie's Fun Shop
    Novelty Mart
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