(March 1946)

Harvey, 1945 Series
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Volume:
2
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Family Comics, Inc.
Editing:
Leon Harvey
Color:
Full Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U.S.; later Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched; later Squarebound (#116 - #118)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Inks:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; sports
Characters:
Joe Palooka
Keywords:
skiing

The Secret Mission (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Joe Palooka; Jerry Leemy; Vidlitch; Mihailo [aka Big Mike]; Konstantin; Pukovinick; The Nazis [Carl; others un-named] (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Joe and Jerry drop radio equipment over Montenegro and follow it down to make sure it gets into the hands of the underground. When it does, Joe and his compatriots have to keep it from being seized by German troops.
Reprints:
  • from Joe Palooka daily (McNaught Syndicate) ? - ?
Keywords:
Montenegro; Tsrna Gora Mountains

The Narrow Escape (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Joe Palooka; Big Mike; Nada Vesnitch
Synopsis:
Joe and Big Mike are making their way through the Serbian countryside and decide to put on German helmets (souvenirs) instead of carrying them. However, a lady swimming near by sees the helmets and shoots, wounding Joe and knocking out Mike, thinking they are German. She is Serbian, treats Joe's wounds and has Mike carry him to her cabin, then sends him to the Americans for some sulfa.
Reprints:
  • from Joe Palooka daily (McNaught Syndicate) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

There are several panels of Nada nude (while swimming) in the story, a rare occurance for the period.

The Crisis (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; war
Characters:
Joe Palooka; Mahailo [aka Big Mike]; Nada Vesnitch; Jerry Leemy; Digger
Synopsis:
Big Mike returns with the sulfa, but Joe develops a high fever and Nada is worried. She wishes she had chicken broth to feed Joe, so Big Mike volunteers to go behind German lines to snatch some chickens.
Reprints:
  • from Joe Palooka daily (McNaught Syndicate) ? - ?

Jerry Falls in Love (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher
Pencils:
Ham Fisher
Inks:
Ham Fisher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Joe Palooka; Jerry Leemy; Mihailo [aka Big Mike]; Nada Vesnitch
Synopsis:
Big Mike gets the chickens and Nada begins to fix the broth, and Joe, after eating some, begins to feel better. Then Jerry shows up and when he sees Nada, falls for her like a ton of bricks. So much so, Jerry puts up a fight when he is told he has to go back to the American camp.
Reprints:
  • from Joe Palooka daily (McNaught Syndicate) ? - ?

Joe's Recovery (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Pencils:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Inks:
Ham Fisher (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; war
Characters:
Joe Palooka; Jerry Leemy; Mihailo [aka Big Mike]; Nada Vesnitch; Zahariye (a shepherd)
Synopsis:
Joe is recovering quickly and soon it is time for him to return to his friends. Nada goes with him, telling him along the way that she is out to get every German she can because they murdered her entire family.
Reprints:
  • from Joe Palooka daily (McNaught Syndicate) ? - ?

The Hidden Evidence (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Peter Irving
Letters:
typeset

Congressman Weidebottom Visits the Front (Table of Contents)

Joe Palooka Short Story / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ham Fisher; Al Capp?
Pencils:
Ham Fisher; Al Capp?
Inks:
Ham Fisher; Al Capp?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Reprints:
  • from Joe Palooka daily (McNaught Syndicate) ? - ?

Indexer Notes

Despite the billing, Joe Palooka does not appear in this story. Due to stylistic influences, Al Capp may have provided scripting and art for this story.

Luck Piece (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Pat Fenton
Letters:
typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Joe Palooka
  2. 1. The Secret Mission
    Joe Palooka
  3. 2. The Narrow Escape
    Joe Palooka
  4. 3. The Crisis
    Joe Palooka
  5. 4. Jerry Falls in Love
    Joe Palooka
  6. 5. Joe's Recovery
    Joe Palooka
  7. 6. The Hidden Evidence
  8. 7. Congressman Weidebottom Visits the Front
    Joe Palooka Short Story
  9. 8. Luck Piece
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Stangas
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Timothy L. Stroup
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Craig Delich
  • Terry Vraspir
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne