(October 1954)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume:
4
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1954-10-07
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

Issue Notes

Indexed from a scanned copy. It has December No. 36 printed on.


Operation Alteration (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
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.

If You Like Pictures... (Table of Contents)

Photography Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for 1955 Photograpy Annual, published by Ziff-Davis.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

All For A Case of Pop (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Alvin Otis; Cpt. King
Synopsis:
The pride a C.O. has for his outfit sometimes takes on impulsive proportions.

Indexer Notes

First page includes indicia.
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 must be by someone else, as it is not like his credited inking on Johnny Cloud in DC's "All-American Men of War". Those are much more thin penlines than these heavier brushlines.

Reilly's Real Estate (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; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Alvin Otis; Cpl. Reilly [Ready-Money]
Synopsis:
Sometimes it takes more than money and brains to be a tycoon, and Ready-Money soon finds out.

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 uncertain.

Baffle Your Friends with 150 Thrilling, Mystifying Tricks (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe Book Service / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Mr. Wizard's Science Secrets book.

["Tokyo, Japan..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude Cosgrove
Synopsis:
Fictional letters home from Private Sam Cosgrove.

K. P. Capers (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ben Brown [as Brown]
Inks:
David Gantz [as Gantz]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; humor
Characters:
Pvt. Bragg; Sgt. J. Gruff; Mable

"Our servicemen all over..." (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe Pen Pals / letters page / 4 pages (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Letters from various girls who want to correspond with soldiers.

Operation Alteration (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; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Wilbur Wallingford [Pinch]
Synopsis:
Ugly Otis dreams of face surgery to improve his looks.

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 must be by someone else.

I Will Give $1000 (Table of Contents)

Joe Weider / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Joe Weider books on muscle building.

Come On, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for Jowett Institute of Physical Training.

Want To Make $40.60 (Table of Contents)

General Card Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for selling personalized Christmas cards from the General Card Co.

Indexer Notes

On back cover of comic.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Operation Alteration
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. If You Like Pictures...
    Photography Annual
  3. 2. All For A Case of Pop
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Reilly's Real Estate
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. Baffle Your Friends with 150 Thrilling, Mystifying Tricks
    G.I. Joe Book Service
  6. 5. ["Tokyo, Japan..."]
    Dear Gertrude
  7. 6. K. P. Capers
    Pvt. Bragg
  8. 7. "Our servicemen all over..."
    G.I. Joe Pen Pals
  9. 8. Operation Alteration
    G.I. Joe
  10. 9. I Will Give $1000
    Joe Weider
  11. 10. Come On, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones Weakling Like I Was
    Jowett Institute
  12. 11. Want To Make $40.60
    General Card Co.
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