(March 1954)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand:
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing:
Herbert W. Rogoff
Format:
color, 26 cm.

Bigger and Better... (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

Credits from David Saunders, Clarence Doore's biographer and foremost authority on his work.

["I said "chest out", Snodgrass!"] (Table of Contents)

Service Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Humor

Ugly Otis (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Alvin Otis [Ugly Otis]; Pvt. Reilly [Ready-Money]
Synopsis:
Alvin Otis was far from handsome, and to make matters worse, he was far from intelligent.

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick is credited to both pencils and ink on G.I. Joe, bur inking uncertain.

What a Picnic (Table of Contents)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Sgt. Gruff; Colonel Stone
Synopsis:
The Yardbirds and their girls are on a picnic in a dummy village used for target practice.

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

Dear Gertrude / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude Cosgrove; Pvt. Orville Cot

Indexer Notes

Not an ordinary Letters page, but a continuing story told by means of letters from a G.I. to wife at home.

Helmet 779 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mike Suchorsky
Inks:
Mike Suchorsky
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
War
Characters:
Helmet 779; Pvt. Tom Grainger; Pvt. Flip Ruskin; Pvt. Ed Foley
Synopsis:
The story of a helmet with the number 779, and its users.

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

G.I. Joe's Pen Pals / letters page / 3.5 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Borrow Money By Mail! (Table of Contents)

State Finance Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Helping Hand (Table of Contents)

Pvt. Dopey / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
Humor
Characters:
Pvt. Dopey; Sergeant

The Reluctant Warrior (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
War
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Carpuccio

Indexer Notes

Uncertain, but some ears and hands could point to Drucker, and he is credited to G.I. Joe in the 50's.

Tell Me What You Want... (Table of Contents)

Stuart Greetings / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Selling Stuart Greeting Cards can earn you money in your spare time.

"Say, I must be hungry!" (Table of Contents)

Private Humor / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Humor

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?

Genre:
War
Synopsis:
G.I.'s wading near landing crafts.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bigger and Better...
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["I said "chest out", Snodgrass!"]
    Service Fun
  3. 2. Ugly Otis
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. What a Picnic
    The Yardbirds
  5. 4. ["Somewhere in Korea"]
    Dear Gertrude
  6. 5. Helmet 779
  7. 6. ["Our G.I.'s in Korea..."]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  8. 7. Borrow Money By Mail!
    State Finance Company
  9. 8. Helping Hand
    Pvt. Dopey
  10. 9. The Reluctant Warrior
    G.I. Joe
  11. 10. Tell Me What You Want...
    Stuart Greetings
  12. 11. "Say, I must be hungry!"
    Private Humor
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
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