(May 1953)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
3
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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
26 cm
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Joe Turns Frogman (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
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch

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.

"Somebody Stole the Bugle!" (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor

Save 'im for Brooklyn (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Merkle; Pvt. Hoosier
Synopsis:
Nobody in Baker Company was more aware of the rules in baseball than Pvt. Merkle from Kentucky.

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 can be by Giacoia, who is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Novick has more thin penlines than this.

G.I. Facts and Figures (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Silverman
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
One-man rocket helicopter, air bases on floating islands of ice and a snorkel truck explained.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Shaun Clancy via the paycheck stub Silverman received from the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company (invoice number 8943), which he received $9.00 for the work (14 May 2013).

The Scribbler's First Mission (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Bob Yates; Sgt. Guptill; Cpl. Dolan; PFC Reynolds

Service in the Service (Table of Contents)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dan DeCarlo [as DeCarlo and Lapick] (signed)
Inks:
Rudy Lapick [as DeCarlo and Lapick] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Sgt. Gruff; Colonel Fumes; Mrs. Fumes

Flying Jack-of-All-Trades (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ed Silverman
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
The new Sikorsky helicopters of the U.S. Army.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Shaun Clancy via the paycheck stub Silverman received from the Ziff-Davis Publishing Company (invoice number 8943), which he received $9.00 for the work (14 May 2013).

Hey, Guys! (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch
Synopsis:
The winners of the Big G.I. Joe Contest announced in the next issue.

Pvt. Woes (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

Joe Turns Frogman (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney
Synopsis:
A strange assignment takes Joe below the surface of the sea.

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 can be by Giacoia, who is credited to ink on G.I. Joe in 1952 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The close up faces seen in front and looking over the shoulder, and with batwing eyebrows is Novick.

Flash! Special Sale! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
All prices slashed on flash camera, rings and watches.

Plat Red Hot Harmonica Music (Table of Contents)

Jay Turner / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A way to get help to play the harmonica i 8 minutes flat.

Calling All Space Rangers! (Table of Contents)

Space Squadron / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Over 70 action packed space ships, flying saucers, rockets and men from Mars in plastic.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Joe Turns Frogman
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. "Somebody Stole the Bugle!"
    G.I. Laffs
  3. 2. Save 'im for Brooklyn
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. G.I. Facts and Figures
  5. 4. The Scribbler's First Mission
  6. 5. Service in the Service
    The Yardbirds
  7. 6. Flying Jack-of-All-Trades
  8. 7. Hey, Guys!
    G.I. Joe
  9. 8. Pvt. Woes
  10. 9. Joe Turns Frogman
    G.I. Joe
  11. 10. Flash! Special Sale!
    Ideal Co.
  12. 11. Plat Red Hot Harmonica Music
    Jay Turner
  13. 12. Calling All Space Rangers!
    Space Squadron
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