G.I. Joe #42
(December 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

Stirring Tales of Men Who Live With Danger... (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

Schroeder is credited to both pencils and ink on G.I Joe covers in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

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

G.I. Jokes / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Gesundheit!
Genre:
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover.

Swenson's Menagerie (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Pvt. Ole Swenson; Pvt. Dickenson
Synopsis:
A new replacement from a farm in Minnesota who is very fond of animals.

Indexer Notes

Schroeder is credited to pencils and ink on G.I. Joe in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. He drew "Airboy" and "Heap", and some stories in Hillman's "Tales of Horror". His can be spotted by his faces with eyes often out of focus. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, April 2011.

Carnival Capers (Table of Contents: 3)

Pvt. Dopey / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pvt. Dopey; Sgt. McTuff
Synopsis:
The Sarge is testing his strength by ringing the bell.

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

G.I. Parade / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
I met a nice fellow...
Genre:
humor; military

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

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

Letters:
typeset

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

...And They Came Near... (Table of Contents: 6)

G.I. Joe Presents A Classic Tale of Men in Battle / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Characters:
G.I. Private; Fighter Pilot
Synopsis:
A true story of a G.I. and a fighter pilot in Korea.

Indexer Notes

Schroeder is credited to pencils and ink on G.I. Joe in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Mike the Mule Skinner and Adolf / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
Wal-wal-will ya look at that?
Genre:
humor
Characters:
Pfc. Mike Mushmouth; Adolf (mule)

[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.

Gopher Named Smith (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Pvt. Joe Burch; Sgt. Mulvaney; Cpl. Reilly; Mr Whiting (movie director); Pvt. Otis [Ugly Otis]; Pvt. Lem Smith [Gopher]
Synopsis:
For some reason everybody calls Pvt. Smith "Gopher".

Indexer Notes

Schroeder is credited to pencils and ink on G.I. Joe in 1955 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Our Private War! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
...and when you get these peeled...
Genre:
humor

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

Army Chuckles / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text:
You're not supposed to whistle
Genre:
humor; military

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover.

Prices Down (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Stirring Tales of Men Who Live With Danger...
    G.I. Joe
  2. 1. ["Gesundheit!"]
    G.I. Jokes
  3. 2. Swenson's Menagerie
    G.I. Joe
  4. 3. Carnival Capers
    Pvt. Dopey
  5. 4. ["I met a nice fellow..."]
    G.I. Parade
  6. 5. ["Readers of G.I. Joe are invited..."]
    G.I. Joe's Pen Pals
  7. 6. ...And They Came Near...
    G.I. Joe Presents A Classic Tale of Men in Battle
  8. 7. ["Wal-wal-will ya look at that?"]
    Mike the Mule Skinner and Adolf
  9. 8. ["Tokyo, Japan..."]
    Dear Gertrude
  10. 9. Gopher Named Smith
    G.I. Joe
  11. 10. ["...and when you get these peeled..."]
    Our Private War!
  12. 11. ["You're not supposed to whistle"]
    Army Chuckles
  13. 12. Prices Down
    Ideal Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Michael Hoskin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Randy Scott
  • Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr
  • Peter Croome