G.I. Joe #14
(October 1951)

Ziff-Davis, 1950 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
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monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
Brand
A Ziff-Davis Comic
Editing
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The General's Dinner (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Allen Anderson (painting)
Inks
Allen Anderson (painting)
Colors
Allen Anderson (painting)
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney

Indexer Notes

Cover previously credited to Norman Saunders per David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008). Changed to Allen Anderson per David Saunders, Allen Anderson'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).

Play Red Hot Harmonica Music (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jay Turner / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Temple of Terror (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Henry Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney
Synopsis
Joe and Mulvaney smash a Red general's daring plot in a Buddhist temple.

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to credited stories in "Amazing Adventures" #4 and "Nightmare" #10. Very large mouth when shouting, scribbly inking, broad grinning faces with big ears, and much funny cartoon style movement.

Weepy and Meatball (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Henry Sharp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the artwork is identical to credited stories in "Amazing Adventures" #4 and "Nightmare" #10. Notice the large ear of Meatball in sideview on page 3 and 6.

Mayhem McGee (Table of Contents: 4)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Carmine Infantino ?; Frank Giacoia ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; Bull Gullivan (wrestler); Maisie McGee [Mayhem] (lady wrestler)
Synopsis
Joe and Mulvaney meet the trickiest wrestler in the world, Mayhem McGee.

Indexer Notes

Pencils:
* Steinar Ådland writes: The lady wrestler, laughing faces and some low horizons must be Infantino, and he is credited by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but he uses much more inklines than this.
* Ger Apeldoorn writes: Giacoia nose in last panel?

Football Thrills (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Football Thrills Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Old-Timer (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
War
Characters
Master Sgt. Mike Anthony; Lieut. John Blake; Cpl. Bill Dineen

The General's Dinner (Table of Contents: 7)

G.I. Joe / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney; General
Synopsis
The General will always remember Joe and Mulvaney as the men who crashed the General's dinner.

Indexer Notes

The artwork here looks very much like Novick's work on Johnny Cloud in DC's All-American Men of War, and he is credited to G.I. Joe on both pencils and ink in 1950-54 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

On Target (Table of Contents: 8)

The Yardbirds / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Rudy Lapick; ? Dan DeCarlo
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; war
Characters
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Sgt. Gruff

Peanuts the Great! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Windy Bragg; Pvt. Whitey Hicks; Peanuts (Korean kid)
Synopsis
Joe and Mulvaney pick up a little Korean ally they call Peanuts the Mighty.

Indexer Notes

This inking reminds me of Sachs' DC work on Mystery in Space, especially the eyes, and faces with lines on the forehead.

Faces in close up looking behind them, are by Novick.

Amazing Values! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bunk! Nobody is Just Naturally Skinny! (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Henry Sharp
Inks
Henry Sharp
Colors
?

Genre
war; humor
Characters
Private Joe Burch; Sergeant Mulvaney

Indexer Notes

Full page drawing.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The General's Dinner
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Play Red Hot Harmonica Music
    Jay Turner
  3. 2. Temple of Terror
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Weepy and Meatball
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. Mayhem McGee
    G.I. Joe
  6. 5. Football Thrills
    Football Thrills Comics
  7. 6. The Old-Timer
  8. 7. The General's Dinner
    G.I. Joe
  9. 8. On Target
    The Yardbirds
  10. 9. Peanuts the Great!
    G.I. Joe
  11. 10. Amazing Values!
    Consumers Mart
  12. 11. Bunk! Nobody is Just Naturally Skinny!
    Charles Atlas
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    G.I. Joe
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
  • Steinar Ådland