G.I. Joe #40
(August 1955)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume
5
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ernest Schroeder
Inks
Ernest Schroeder
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Art credits suggested by the Who's Who.

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

Service Laffs / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What does a guy have to do..?
Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

The Ugly Duckling (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Andy Dugan; Cpl. Carpuccio; Pvt. Jake Vincent
Synopsis
To Pvt. Dugan, the little plaster duck was the most priceless gem in all the world.

Indexer Notes

Ernest Schroeder is the main artist on G.I. Joe in '55 and '56, and he is credited for these years to pencils and ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He drew "Airboy" and "Heap", and some stories in Hillman's "Tales of Horror". He can best be spotted by his faces that have eyes out of focus in close up, often colored light blue and with very small pupils.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Adventures of Pvt. Woes / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Here's a story of the Army...
Genre
humor
Characters
Pvt. Wintergreen Woes; Mr. Jarvis Jollyboy

The Model (Table of Contents: 4)

Pvt. Dopey / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
Pvt. Dopey; Sgt. McTuff

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Readers of G.I. Joe are invited...

Indexer Notes

On the last page a drawing of a G.I. reading and a girl posting a letter.

The Little Corporal (Table of Contents: 6)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Cpl. Reilly; Pvt. Alvin Otis [Ugly Otis]; Lt. Parker
Synopsis
Ugly Otis is made a corporal but not for very long.

Indexer Notes

This story has identical artwork to the other G.I. Joe stories in this issue and are all by Schroeder.

Cooked Chicken (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Ben Brown (signed)
Inks
David Gantz (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tokyo, Japan...
Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Sam Cosgrove; Gertrude Cosgrove

Indexer Notes

This is a story told in form of letters, not an ordinary Letters Page.

Reilly vs. Reilly (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Ccl. Reilly; Pvt. Otis [Ugly Otis]
Synopsis
Ready-Money Reilley is buying the "Green Dragon" Night Club to make money.

Indexer Notes

All three stories in this issue are by Schroeder, who is credited to pencils and ink on G.I. Joe in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Just compare the eyes in close-up view.

Free Hollywood Enlargement (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Hollywood Film Studios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

Laffs on Parade / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I don't care if you are...
Genre
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Amazing Offer (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Colonial Studios, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["What does a guy have to do..?"]
    Service Laffs
  3. 2. The Ugly Duckling
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. ["Here's a story of the Army..."]
    The Adventures of Pvt. Woes
  5. 4. The Model
    Pvt. Dopey
  6. 5. ["Readers of G.I. Joe are invited..."]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  7. 6. The Little Corporal
    G.I. Joe
  8. 7. Cooked Chicken
    Pvt. Bragg
  9. 8. ["Tokyo, Japan..."]
    Dear Gertrude
  10. 9. Reilly vs. Reilly
    G.I. Joe
  11. 10. Free Hollywood Enlargement
    Hollywood Film Studios
  12. 11. ["I don't care if you are..."]
    Laffs on Parade
  13. 12. Amazing Offer
    Colonial Studios, Inc.
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