G.I. Joe #27
(November 1953)

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

America's Favorite War Comics (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Clarence Doore (painting)
Inks
Clarence Doore (painting)
Colors
Clarence Doore (painting)
Letters
?

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Army Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to leave...
Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Massacre at Ku-Shi Bridge (Table of Contents: 2)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Tattler

Indexer Notes

Novick is credited to G.I. Joe in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces looking behind them must be by Novick.

Oh, Babe! (Table of Contents: 3)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Shag Robbins
Synopsis
Sgt. Mulvaney helps Pvt. Robbins with writing a letter.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to G.I. Joe in Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this work are identical to his "Sea Witch" stories in "Pirate Comics", also credited by Bails. He can be noticed by his rounded ears and many lines in faces.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Harry Ramsey
Inks
Harry Ramsey
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Our G.I.'s in Korea

Indexer Notes

The artwork looks like other signed fillers by Ramsey, with many scribbly inklines.

Eager Beaver (Table of Contents: 5)

Buddies / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Sgt. Henshaw; PFC Melvin McCorkle

Indexer Notes

Schroeder is credited to pencils and ink on Buddies in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He drew "Airboy" and "Heap", and some stories in Hillman's "Tales of Horror". He can be spotted by his ugly and hasty inking, and peculiar eyes. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, April 2011.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Somewhere in Korea
Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude Cosgrove

Indexer Notes

A continuing story made of letters from a Private to his wife at home.

Dear Son, Come Home (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney
Synopsis
Sgt. Mulvaney considers going home and helping his old parents.

Indexer Notes

Suchorsky is credited to G.I. Joe in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. His best trademark is the many lines on the lips, and rounded ears.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Army Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Parachute, fool!
Genre
humor; military

"I need one volunteer..." (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Jack O'Brien (signed)
Inks
Jack O'Brien (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Sportsman's Paradise (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Power hunting crossbow, Hunter's Tomahawk,knives and many other items for hunters.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. America's Favorite War Comics
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["I'd like to leave..."]
    Army Fun
  3. 2. The Massacre at Ku-Shi Bridge
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Oh, Babe!
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. ["Our G.I.'s in Korea"]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  6. 5. Eager Beaver
    Buddies
  7. 6. ["Somewhere in Korea"]
    Dear Gertrude
  8. 7. Dear Son, Come Home
    G.I. Joe
  9. 8. ["Parachute, fool!"]
    Army Laffs
  10. 9. "I need one volunteer..."
    Reserved- G.I.'s Only
  11. 10. Sportsman's Paradise
    Ideal Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Randy Scott
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Peter Croome