(August 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
Format:
color, 26 cm.

Big G.I. Joe Contest Winners (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.

Hiking Can Be Fun (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Humor; War

The Older Brother (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Don Wayne; Pvt. Tim Wayne
Synopsis:
The Wayne twins were difficult to tell apart by the men in "Baker" Company.

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick is credited to both pencils and ink on G.I. Joe, and Giacoia only on ink in 1952, so this could be Novick on both.

["What-no napkins?"] (Table of Contents)

Reserved-G.I.'s Only / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
B. Schneider (signed)
Inks:
B. Schneider (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
Humor; War

["Our G.I.'s in Korea..."] (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe's Pen Pals / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Drawing of two G.I.'s and a girl at top of page.

Operation Operation (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:
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Sgt. Gruff

Indexer Notes

Dan DeCarlo is credited to both pencils and ink on Wendy the WAF 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.

["Somewhere in Korea"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude

Indexer Notes

Story told in form of letters.

Barney and the Buzz Bomb (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Barney Bigelow
Synopsis:
Recruit Barney is a member of the Oshkosh Amateur Inventors' Society and has many new ideas.

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick is credited to both pencils and ink on G.I. Joe, and Giacoia only on ink in 1952, so this could be Novick on both.

Here They Are-the Winners... (Table of Contents)

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

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
The winners of the big G.I. Joe contest, and the winner of the first price is SFC James Curtis Wyatt, Gehring, Nebraska.

You're Never Alone (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Irv Novick ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick is credited to both pencils and ink on G.I. Joe, and Giacoia only on ink in 1952, so this could be Novick on both. Story has no dialogue - - Only opening and ending captions and sound effects.

Fly the New Jet Power Flying Wing (Table of Contents)

Jetex / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Real jet power with amazing Jetex #50 Jet Engine by mail order.

New 1953 Space Commander (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
A Vibro-Matic Walkie-Talkie by mail order.

Last Chance at This Low Price! (Table of Contents)

Buyer's Guild / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Lifetime Chronograph stopwatch, window calendar wrist-watch by mail order.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Big G.I. Joe Contest Winners
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Hiking Can Be Fun
  3. 2. The Older Brother
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. ["What-no napkins?"]
    Reserved-G.I.'s Only
  5. 4. ["Our G.I.'s in Korea..."]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  6. 5. Operation Operation
    The Yardbirds
  7. 6. ["Somewhere in Korea"]
    Dear Gertrude
  8. 7. Barney and the Buzz Bomb
    G.I. Joe
  9. 8. Here They Are-the Winners...
  10. 9. You're Never Alone
    G.I. Joe
  11. 10. Fly the New Jet Power Flying Wing
    Jetex
  12. 11. New 1953 Space Commander
    Consumers Mart
  13. 12. Last Chance at This Low Price!
    Buyer's Guild
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