(April 1953)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand
Harvey Comics H
Editing
Leon Harvey
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

"A Joe Palooka Magazine for Children". Alfred Harvey (President); Leon Harvey (Vice-President and Editor); Robert B. Harvey (Vice-President and Business Manager)

Keywords
children; humor; newspaper comic strip tie-in

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Max / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Casey; Little Max
Synopsis
Casey and Little Max are sledding downhill. Their sled hits a rock and sends them flying.
Keywords
children; sled; snow

Indexer Notes

Typeset initials PDC appear under the title. The words "By Ham Fisher" appear. Fisher was the creator of the Joe Palooka newspaper strip in which Little Max first appeared, but most likely the artwork is by assistants or licensees.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Funny Bunny (Table of Contents: 2)

Little Max / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; Joe Palooka; Ann Palooka; Alice
Synopsis
Little Max dresses in a bunny costume for Joe Palooka's Easter party, given for neighborhood children. Max, who never speaks, surreptitiously arranges for his good friend Alice to find the golden egg and win a prize.
Reprints
Keywords
bunny; Easter; Easter egg; rabbit

Indexer Notes

Max is a mute or "mime" character; readers follow his thought balloons, including childishly mixed-up words.

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

See Worthy (Table of Contents: 4)

Little Max / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; Alice
Synopsis
Alice lends Little Max an umbrella, but he needs to hold it so low that he can't see. He collides with another pedestrian and tears a hole in the fabric. Now he has a window so he can see without getting wet.
Reprints

Water Boy (Table of Contents: 5)

Little Max / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; Casey; ringmaster
Synopsis
Casey and Little Max agree to water the animals in exchange for circus tickets. Casey says he'll do Max a favor and take the horses as there are more of them -- but the camels, of course, need many more buckets to satisfy them. The ringmaster says Casey must be at work every night, but Max is excused; camels go without water for a week.
Reprints
Keywords
camel; circus

Humphrey at the Fair (Table of Contents: 6)

Humphrey Pennyworth / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Humphrey; Pruney; barker; Lou
Synopsis
Humphrey and his sister go to the fair, where Humphrey consumes gargantuan amounts of food. He naively tries a rigged weight-lifting game and wins easily because of his huge size. The crowd recognizes that the game is rigged; they chase off the barker and his accomplice, and give Humphrey all the prizes. He just wants to get home because he's hungry.
Keywords
fair

Indexer Notes

Spot illustration of Humphrey at the fair. Humphrey and his sister speak in comic "rustic" dialect.

Strictly From Hunger (Table of Contents: 7)

Humphrey Pennyworth / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor
Characters
Humphrey; Pruney
Synopsis
Humphrey eats massive amounts of food, then dreams he's eating a three-foot stack of pancakes.
Reprints
Keywords
obesity

Indexer Notes

Comic book published in 1953, but wall calendar says 1950. Possibly a reprint?

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advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Terry and the Pirates / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Now you can fly a real jet plane!" (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Funny Mummy (Table of Contents: 13)

Little Max / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; Alice; Joe Palooka
Synopsis
Little Max tries to catch a fly, but gets all wrapped up in fly tape. Posing as a mummy, he wins a prize at Alice's costume party.
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Keywords
costume party; mummy

Who's Who at the Zoo (Table of Contents: 14)

Little Max / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; Alice; Joe Palooka
Synopsis
Joe takes Max and Alice to the children's zoo.
Keywords
zoo

Sunday Coat (Table of Contents: 15)

Little Dot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
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Pencils
Vic Herman
Inks
Vic Herman
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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Dot; Dot's dog
Synopsis
Dot drapes the dog around her neck to give her coat a fur collar.
Keywords
dog; fashion

Indexer Notes

Later that same year Harvey introduced a redesigned Dot; that version is more familiar than the original as used here.

Little Max Makes Easter Eggs (Table of Contents: 16)

Little Max / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Little Max
Synopsis
Little Max demonstrates how to make Easter eggs.
Keywords
Easter; Easter egg; holiday

The Jumping Frog (Table of Contents: 17)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Characters
Bret Harte; Mark Twain; Bill
Synopsis
Bret Harte brings his champion frog to Nevada for a competition. Mark Twain helps a competitor fill the frog with birdshot.
Reprints
Keywords
frog; sport; western

Indexer Notes

Supposed background for Mark Twain's story, "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County."

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation Required by the Act of Congress
Synopsis
Statement of Ownership

Indexer Notes

Leon Harvey (Editor); Alfred Harvey (Managing Editor); Robert B. Harvey (Business Manager)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"[Don't be a] skinny scarecrow!" (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Max
  2. 1. ["Bill starts an air rifle club."]
  3. 2. Funny Bunny
    Little Max
  4. 3. ["How to fix any part of any car"]
  5. 4. See Worthy
    Little Max
  6. 5. Water Boy
    Little Max
  7. 6. Humphrey at the Fair
    Humphrey Pennyworth
  8. 7. Strictly From Hunger
    Humphrey Pennyworth
  9. 8. ["Here's the maze of mirrors, Pud --"]
  10. 9. ["Hey kids"]
    Terry and the Pirates
  11. 10. ["New Issues"]
  12. 11. ["Calling all space rangers!"]
  13. 12. "Now you can fly a real jet plane!"
  14. 13. The Funny Mummy
    Little Max
  15. 14. Who's Who at the Zoo
    Little Max
  16. 15. Sunday Coat
    Little Dot
  17. 16. Little Max Makes Easter Eggs
    Little Max
  18. 17. The Jumping Frog
  19. 18. ["Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation Required by the Act of Congress"]
  20. 19. ["You'll learn the ways of women in love"]
  21. 20. ["A Barrel of Fun!"]
  22. 21. "[Don't be a] skinny scarecrow!"
  23. 22. ["Get prizes... make money"]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kirk House
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Keith Alan Morgan
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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