(May 1960)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1960
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications, Inc.
Brand
Harvey Comics [Jack-in-the-box]
Editing
Leon Harvey (credited); ? (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Max / cover / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max
Synopsis
Max ties a saw to a tree limb in order to swing and saw a log at the same time.

Tale of a Tail (Table of Contents: 1)

Little Max / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; unnamed shoe-shine customers; unnamed dog
Synopsis
A stray dog interferes with Max's shoe-shine business until Max finds a way to make the dog an asset.
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Just for Laughs (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; Joe Palooka; Max's female friend; carnival ticket booth operator; carnival goers
Synopsis
Joe takes Max and his friend to the carnival, where they decide to try out the fun house. When they start going through it, it's more scary than fun, and Max finds himself wondering when the fun part begins. However, once they are out, Max wants to go back through again.
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How to Make Your Very Own Talking Hand (Table of Contents: 3)

activity / 1 page (report information)

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Synopsis
Description of how to draw a face on one's hand and then make it "talk" with hand movements.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Hector the Director / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
Art Helfant

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll get 'em now!
Genre
humor
Characters
Hector; Hector's acquaintence
Synopsis
Hector goes fishing in a barrel.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Rumpus / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Art Helfant
Pencils
Art Helfant
Inks
Art Helfant
Colors
?
Letters
Art Helfant

First Line of Dialogue or Text
But I thought Mazie loved you, Rumpus!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Rumpus; Rumpus's friend; Maizie (mentioned only)
Synopsis
When Rumpus asks his girlfriend Maizie to marry him and change her name to his, she says she prefers Maizie to Rumpus.
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Let's Play Doctor (Table of Contents: 6)

Humphrey / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor
Characters
Humphrey; Prunella; members of Humphrey's fan club
Synopsis
Humphrey agrees to let his fan club practice first aid on him, but Prunella thinks he is really injured.
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The Brush Off (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Max; baby brother of the North Wind
Synopsis
Max is sweeping the floor in his house when the baby brother of the North Wind comes to play tricks on him. After the wind blows the dust he has swept in several directions, Max tricks the wind into blowing the dust out the door.
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Little Max's Zoo Quiz (Table of Contents: 8)

Little Max / activity / 1 page (report information)

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Characters
Little Max
Synopsis
Little Max challenges the reader to identify six animals based upon rhyming descriptions.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Little Lotta / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, my gosh! I just threw the hammer around the world and nobody saw me do it!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Lotta Plump [Little Lotta]; unnamed track and field athlete
Synopsis
Lotta tries her hand at the track and field hammer throw. When she releases the hammer, it flies behind some bushes, hiding it from view. Simultaneously, another athlete's hammer falls in front of her, prompting her to believe that she has thrown hers around the world.

Little Dot Meets Uncle Drowsy (Table of Contents: 10)

Little Dot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Dot Polka [Little Dot]; Mrs. Polka; Uncle Drowsy
Synopsis
Dot's Uncle Drowsy comes to visit for his vacation. Dot finds him sleeping in an armchair and is determined to wake him up so that he doesn't waste his whole vacation sleeping. She tries several tactics to wake him, including making him a peppy sports shirt and playing rock music. But each time, her efforts only succeed in making him even drowsier. She finally decides to bake some ginger cookies, hoping the spice will perk him up. The cookies do the trick, and Uncle Drowsy is ready to go out and have fun, but by this time Dot has worked so hard to waken him that she is drowsy herself.

Secret Formula (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

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Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Jimmy Jones; DeeDee Jones; unnamed men from another planet
Synopsis
Using a chemistry set, Jimmy accidentally discovers formula XXQ9456Y, which transports him to another planet. One of the inhabitants of that planet tells him that since he has discovered them, he can never return home. He does indeed return home, and manages to bring back a small piece of evidence from his trip, but decides to stick to easy chemistry experiments in the future.
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The Little Tyrant (Table of Contents: 12)

text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
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Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Bartholomew Johnson; Mr. Johnson; Mrs. Johnson
Synopsis
Bartholomew and his father are at odds, and Bartholomew proves himself to be quite a nuisance.
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Indexer Notes

This story appeared several times in various Harvey comics, usually under the title "The Little Monster."

Sir Richie (Table of Contents: 13)

Richie Rich / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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Genre
humor; children
Characters
Richie Rich [as himself and Sir Richie]; Richard Rich; Sir Richie's father; Sir Sly's spy; Sir Sly
Synopsis
Richie's father tells him a story of one of his ancestors, Sir Richie, the youngest squire to ever become a knight, and who happened to have looked just like Richie. The young squire had been more interested in chemistry than combat. The evil Sir Sly had attempted to steal the family fortune while Sir Richie was alone in the castle. However, Sir Richie used his knowledge of chemistry to save the day.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Max
  2. 1. Tale of a Tail
    Little Max
  3. 2. Just for Laughs
    Little Max
  4. 3. How to Make Your Very Own Talking Hand
  5. 4. ["I'll get 'em now!"]
    Hector the Director
  6. 5. ["But I thought Mazie loved you, Rumpus!"]
    Rumpus
  7. 6. Let's Play Doctor
    Humphrey
  8. 7. The Brush Off
    Little Max
  9. 8. Little Max's Zoo Quiz
    Little Max
  10. 9. ["Oh, my gosh! I just threw the hammer around the world and nobody saw me do it!"]
    Little Lotta
  11. 10. Little Dot Meets Uncle Drowsy
    Little Dot
  12. 11. Secret Formula
  13. 12. The Little Tyrant
  14. 13. Sir Richie
    Richie Rich
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Craig Richardson
  • Warren Zeigler
  • Joey Beretta
  • Michael Hoskin
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig