G.I. Joe #17
(November 1952)

Ziff-Davis, 1951 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1952-09-09
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

Issue Notes

On sale date from the on stand date reported in the Comic Magazine Publishing Report (George W. Dougherty, 1942 series), #129 (October 1952).


A Stripe for Joe (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rafael DeSoto (painting)
Inks
Rafael DeSoto (painting)
Colors
Rafael DeSoto (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Private Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Art credits from David Saunders, Rafael DeSoto'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.

Given! We Give You Cash or Premiums (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Time for Waiting (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Lt. Parker; Col. Brace; Pvt. George Brace
Synopsis
Sgt. Mulvaney and his company have their orders to just sit tight and wait.

Indexer Notes

The artwork is identical to that of Henry Sharp in 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.

Fountain Pen Soldier (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Preston Benedict (clerk); Pvt, Dickie Benedict
Synopsis
Preston Benedict was "Baker" Company's clerk and had been a WW 2 hero.

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The High, Hard One (Table of Contents: 4)

Buddies / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Bill Ely (signed)
Inks
Bill Ely (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Ryan [Rabbit Ears]; Pvt. Doolin; Cpl. Fogarthy
Synopsis
"Rabbit Ears" Ryan was a hot-shot baseball pitcher, and he proved it too.

Mickey Spillane (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Fantastic Magazine / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Just in Case (Table of Contents: 6)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Brady; Cpl. Keller; Cpt. Dooley

2 Big G.I. Joe Contests (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

The Kesong Lemon (Table of Contents: 8)

Weepy and Meatball / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Cornelius Hoolihan [Weepy]; Pvt. Eckersall [Meatball]
Synopsis
Weepy Hoolihan decides to go exploring by himself in the Kesong region.

Indexer Notes

Running and fist swinging figures and some big ears could be Sharp, and the inking is by Becker.

"Hi, guys!" (Table of Contents: 9)

Puzzle Page / activity / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Inks
A. W. Nugent (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch
Synopsis
Below you'll find puzzles. Each one is worth 20 points.

A Stripe for Joe (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney
Synopsis
The only way to better himself is by the addition of chevrons, and Joe is tired of being a Private.

Indexer Notes

Henry Sharp is credited to G.I. Joe by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

Mail Call / letters page / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Yahoo!
Characters
Pvt. Joe Burch

Indexer Notes

Big drawings of Joe and no letters.

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

Army Chuckles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How did you ever pass the Army I.Q.?
Genre
humor; military

A Trip Home (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
war
Characters
t. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Paddy McGarry
Synopsis
Paddy McGarry was the Irish Baron Münchausen. He had a story for every occasion.

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.

Combat Correspondent (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
The Combat Correspondent must know war from every angle.

Now Fly Like a Bird! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Super Powerful! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

How to Fix Any Part of Any Car (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Motor Book / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Stripe for Joe
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. Given! We Give You Cash or Premiums
    Wilson Chem.
  3. 2. A Time for Waiting
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Fountain Pen Soldier
    G.I. Joe
  5. 4. The High, Hard One
    Buddies
  6. 5. Mickey Spillane
    Fantastic Magazine
  7. 6. Just in Case
  8. 7. 2 Big G.I. Joe Contests
  9. 8. The Kesong Lemon
    Weepy and Meatball
  10. 9. "Hi, guys!"
    Puzzle Page
  11. 10. A Stripe for Joe
    G.I. Joe
  12. 11. ["Yahoo!"]
    Mail Call
  13. 12. ["How did you ever pass the Army I.Q.?"]
    Army Chuckles
  14. 13. A Trip Home
    G.I. Joe
  15. 14. Combat Correspondent
  16. 15. Now Fly Like a Bird!
    Stravon Publishers
  17. 16. Super Powerful!
    Consumers Mart
  18. 17. How to Fix Any Part of Any Car
    Motor Book
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