(May 1961)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1961
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)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Max; unnamed ice fisherman
Synopsis
Max is more successful at ice fishing using a plunger than another fisherman who is using a traditional fishing pole.

Puppy Parade (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Max; unnamed dog owners
Synopsis
Max starts a dog-walking business and quickly has more dogs to walk than he can handle at one time. However, he has an idea that allows him to walk many dogs at once without issues.

Waisted Energy (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Max; unnamed pedestrians; Casey; Joe Palooka
Synopsis
Max overhears two men discussing that they need to lose weight and decides he should do the same. He spends the entire day doing exercises that he has seen Joe Palooka do when losing weight for a boxing match, wearing himself out in the process. Joe invites him and Casey out to dinner, and Max is so hungry from all of his exercise that he eats much more than usual. In the end, he has gained two pounds, but Joe tells him that it is healthy for a boy his age to gain weight.
Reprints

Wouldn't It Be Funny! (Table of Contents: 3)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Anthropomorphized animals and objects
Synopsis
Five one-panel jokes.

Humphrey Whips the Cyclone (Table of Contents: 4)

Humphrey / text story / 0.75 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
humor
Characters
Humphrey Pennyworth; Prunella Pennyworth; picnickers and residents of West Wokkington Falls
Synopsis
Humphrey battles a cyclone with a mind of its own.
Reprints

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 5)

statement of ownership / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters
?; typeset

Characters
None
Synopsis
Statement showing the ownership, management and circulation of Little Max Comics. Annual circulation listed as 159,566.

Babysitter Jitters (Table of Contents: 6)

Humphrey / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Humphrey Pennyworth; Mrs. Gooberfooful; Mrs. Gooberfooful's baby; grocery store shoppers
Synopsis
Humphrey agrees to watch a baby while the baby's mothers does some shopping. He panics when the baby cries, not knowing how to comfort him. Running inside, he finds the mother, who tells him that the baby was just hungry, a condition with which Humphrey is all too familiar.
Reprints

Make-It Shop (Table of Contents: 7)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
None
Synopsis
Instructions for making a puppet from a paper bag.

Cooling System (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
?
Letters
?; typeset

Genre
children
Characters
Little Max; Alice
Synopsis
Max searches for ways to cool off Alice on a hot summer day.

Hide and Seek (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Max; Casey
Synopsis
Max keeps Casey guessing during a game of hide and seek.
Reprints

The Champ (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Lotta Plump [Little Lotta]; Mrs. Plump; Mr. Plump; Dot Polka [Little Dot]; Mr. Polka; Lotta's friends; Happy Hash judges; contestants; contest spectators; Bernie Watkins; Happy Hash chef; WCAX cameraman; WCAX reporter; Dr. Brown
Synopsis
Lotta's friends and family cheer her on during a hash eating contest. Her chief competitor, Bernie Watkins, gives her a good run for her money, but she still manages to eat more hash than him, winning the contest. Hearing that she has eaten 26 plates of hash, her family arrange for the doctor to be there when she gets home, but she is more concerned about eating dinner when she arrives.

Little Max Goes to School (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Ham Fisher
Pencils
Ham Fisher (signed)
Inks
Ham Fisher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Little Max; Joe Palooka; Alice; soda jerk; Alice's mother; school principal
Synopsis
Max doesn't want to go to school until he learns that another boy is carrying Alice's books for her.
Reprints

Wintry Whiz (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
children
Characters
Richie Rich; Gloria Glad; Reggie Van Dough; Cleeves; mountain climbers
Synopsis
Reggie is determined to ruin Richie and Gloria's day in the mountains, and tries to one-up them while skating, sledding and, finally, while skiing with a jet-pack. As usual, he ends up making himself miserable.
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Little Max
  2. 1. Puppy Parade
    Little Max
  3. 2. Waisted Energy
    Little Max
  4. 3. Wouldn't It Be Funny!
  5. 4. Humphrey Whips the Cyclone
    Humphrey
  6. 5. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  7. 6. Babysitter Jitters
    Humphrey
  8. 7. Make-It Shop
  9. 8. Cooling System
    Little Max
  10. 9. Hide and Seek
    Little Max
  11. 10. The Champ
    Little Lotta
  12. 11. Little Max Goes to School
    Little Max
  13. 12. Wintry Whiz
    Richie Rich
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Craig Richardson
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Warren Zeigler
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • James Ludwig