(November 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

A Stripe For Joe (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Private Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Art credits from David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto'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.

Given! We Give You Cash or Premiums (Table of Contents)

Wilson Chem. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as R.T.] (siged)
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as R.T.] (siged)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Gray Shadow
Synopsis:
Sell White Cloverine Brand Salve and get premiums.

A Time For Waiting (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Lt. Parker; Col. Brace; Pvt. George Brace
Synopsis:
Sgt. Mulvaney and his Company have their orders to just sit tight and wait.

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.

Fountain Pen Soldier (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; Sgt. Mulvaney; Preston Benedict (clerk); Pvt, Dickie Benedict
Synopsis:
Preston Benedict was "Baker" Company's clerk and had been a WW 2 hero.

Indexer Notes

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

The High, Hard One (Table of Contents)

Buddies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks:
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Ryan [Rabbit Ears]; Pvt. Doolin; Cpl. Fogarthy
Synopsis:
"Rabbit Ears" Ryan was a hot-shot baseball pitcher, and he proved it too.

Mickey Spillane (Table of Contents)

Fantastic Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for the new magazine Fantastic.

Just in Case (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Brady; Cpl. Keller; Cpt. Dooley

2 Big G.I. Joe Contests (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
$1,500.00 in prizes for finding a G.I who looks like Joe Burch.

Indexer Notes

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

The Kesong Lemon (Table of Contents)

Weepy and Meatball / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]
Synopsis:
Weepy Hoolihan decides to go exploring by himself in the Kesong region.

Indexer Notes

Running and fist swinging figures and some big ears could be Sharp, and the inking by Becker. Both is credited to G.I. Joe in Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

"Hi, guys!" (Table of Contents)

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
A.W. Nugent (signed)
Inks:
A.W. Nugent (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch
Synopsis:
Below you'll find puzzles. Each one is worth 20 points.

A Stripe for Joe (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
Synopsis:
The only way to better himself is by the addition of chevrons, and Joe is tired of being a Private.

Indexer Notes

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

["Yahoo!"] (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

Big drawings of Joe and no letters.

["How did you ever pass the Army I.Q.?"] (Table of Contents)

Army Chuckles / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

A Trip Home (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
t. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Paddy McGarry
Synopsis:
Paddy McGarry was the Irish Baron Münchausen. He had a story for every occasion.

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.

Combat Correspondent (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
The Combat Correspondent must know war from every angle.

Now Fly Like a Bird! (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Now any adventure loving boy can build Da Vinci's flying wings from the book "The Birdman"

Super Powerful! (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Long range binoculars by mail order.

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents)

Motor Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Stripe For Joe
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Given! We Give You Cash or Premiums
    Wilson Chem.
  3. 2. A Time For Waiting
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Fountain Pen Soldier
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. The High, Hard One
    Buddies
  6. 5. Mickey Spillane
    Fantastic Magazine
  7. 6. Just in Case
  8. 7. 2 Big G.I. Joe Contests
  9. 8. The Kesong Lemon
    Weepy and Meatball
  10. 9. "Hi, guys!"
    Puzzle Page
  11. 10. A Stripe for Joe
    G.I. Joe
  12. 11. ["Yahoo!"]
    Mail Call
  13. 12. ["How did you ever pass the Army I.Q.?"]
    Army Chuckles
  14. 13. A Trip Home
    G.I. Joe
  15. 14. Combat Correspondent
  16. 15. Now Fly Like a Bird!
    Stravon Publishers
  17. 16. Super Powerful!
    Consumers Mart
  18. 17. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
    Motor Book
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