(November 1949)

Harvey, 1949 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
every month
On-sale Date
1949-09-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Publications Inc.
Brand
Harvey Comics H
Editing
Leon Harvey (credited) (Editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from v1#1 page 21.
Golden Age; pre-Comics Code Authority
Indicia (page 2) states "every month" but actually was published bi-monthly
George Baker; Vic Herman; Paul McCarthy; Bob Powell artwork (signed & unsigned)
Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[Eat at Indian Joe's Fine Food] (Table of Contents)

Sad Sack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as George Baker) (cover + thumbnail upper left)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as George Baker) (cover + thumbnail upper left)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as George Baker) (cover + thumbnail upper left)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as George Baker) (cover + thumbnail upper left)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sad Sack; two boys; scruffy dog
Synopsis
Two boys dressed as cowboys shoot toy pistols at Sad Sack in sandwich board.
Reprints
Keywords
Cowboys and Indians; indigenous headdress; laugh riot; restaurant advertising; sandwich board; western play

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Tag line: Loved by Millions!
Credit: Based on the famous comic by George Baker
Assumed story title taken from Sad Sack's sandwich board.

Rubber Masks (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Spilt Ice Cream] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 3, 12 panels)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 3, 12 panels)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 3, 12 panels)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 3, 12 panels)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; boy with ice cream cone; heavy set drunk man; policeman
Synopsis
In rush to save boy from speeding car Sad Sack knocks boy's ice cream cone to ground
Keywords
alcohol; alcoholic; bar; city life; city street corner; ice cream; ice cream cone; police; saloon; tavern; traffic; vendor

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

[Monark Super Deluxe] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Ace Theatre Amateur Night] (Table of Contents: 4)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (p. 5, uncredited)
Pencils
George Baker (p. 5, uncredited)
Inks
George Baker (p. 5, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (p. 5, uncredited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sad Sack; random city dwellers
Synopsis
Adults laugh at Sad Sack's every clumsy foible, so he thinks he has a chance at entertainment.
Keywords
amateur night; careless; city life; clumsy; fame and fortune; funny man; stage; theatre

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from bill posted outside on brick wall.

[Out!] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (p. 6, uncredited)
Pencils
George Baker (p. 6, uncredited)
Inks
George Baker (p. 6, uncredited)
Colors
?

Genre
humor; sports
Characters
Sad Sack; Sox batter; Ace teammate; umpire
Synopsis
Sox baseball player steals a base but collides with Ace baseman Sad Sack knocking him out.
Keywords
baseball; collide; out; safe; steal a base

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from cartoon strip's theme.
Sad Sack wears Ace team uniform number 13; important because in a nod to 'Sad Sack' creator George Baker, Kenneth Fred Selig would later adopt 13 as his periodic secret signature long after Baker "retired" from drawing the character for Harvey Publications.

[No Hunting Allowed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 7)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 7)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 7)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 7)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sad Sack; rabbit; squirrel; county sheriff
Synopsis
Sad Sack gets thrown in jail for "hunting" using an air rifle with string and cork projectile.
Keywords
air rifle; county jail; hunting; no hunting allowed; sheriff

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from "No Hunting Allowed" sign posted on tree.

[Podiatrist! Not Optometrist!] (Table of Contents: 7)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 8)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 8)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 8)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 8)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; hit-and-run motorist; onlookers; two paramedics; two emergency doctors
Synopsis
Sad Sack gets his foot run over by a hit-and-run motorist but gets fit with eye glasses by attending emergency room physicians.
Keywords
accident; ambulance; clumsy; doctors; emergency ward; hit-and-run; paramedics; pedestrian

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

[Payphone] (Table of Contents: 8)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 9)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 9)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 9)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 9)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; woman in telephone booth; nearby cashier; folks in line for payphone
Synopsis
Sad Sack waits impatiently for a woman to finish a long phone-con only to find he has paper currency but no coin for the payphone.
Keywords
coin-operated phone; pay phone; payphone; public telephone; telephone booth

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

[Raffle Ticket] (Table of Contents: 9)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (p. 10, uncredited)
Pencils
George Baker (p. 10, uncredited)
Inks
George Baker (p. 10, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (p. 10, uncredited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sad Sack; motorcycle cop
Synopsis
A motorcycle cop pulls Sad Sack over to sell him a police benefit raffle ticket, then write him a ticket for pulling over in front of a fire hydrant.
Keywords
benefit; police; raffle; ticket

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from raffle ticket and parking ticket.

[Carrying Charges] (Table of Contents: 10)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (p. 11, uncredited)
Pencils
George Baker (p. 11, uncredited)
Inks
George Baker (p. 11, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (p. 11, uncredited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; used car salesman; two strong men
Synopsis
Sad Sack is conned into buying a 200.00 USD used car that won't start.
Keywords
carrying charges; con; con artist; lemon; sucker; used cars

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from sign in used car lot featured in strip.

[Yacht] (Table of Contents: 11)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (p. 12, uncredited)
Pencils
George Baker (p. 12, uncredited)
Inks
George Baker (p. 12, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (p. 12, uncredited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; messenger; tailor; bookseller; nautical supplier; A. Loophole Attorney
Synopsis
Sad Sack gets a telegram saying he has inherited his late uncle's yacht.
Keywords
attorney; heir; inheritance; nautical books; nautical supplies; Western Union; will; yacht; yacht in a bottle; yachting attire

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

[No Dogs Allowed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 13)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 13)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 13)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 13)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; scruffy dog; landlady
Synopsis
Sad Sack gives a home to a scrawny stray dog only to be evicted by his landlady for keeping it.
Keywords
landlady; no dialogue; no dogs allowed; pantomime; rental; rooming house; stray dog; tenant

Indexer Notes

Assumed title taken from rental contract prohibition.

[Hard to Swallow] (Table of Contents: 13)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 14)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 14)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 14)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 14)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; Ace baseball teammates; surgeon; nurse
Synopsis
Sad Sack gets knocked out by a fly ball, swallows it, has surgery to remove it, and finally swallows hard after learning his Ace teammates only visited him in hospital to retrieve their baseball.
Keywords
Ace baseball team; baseball; fly ball; hospital; knocked out; out; surgery; surgical removal

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

[Soda Fountain] (Table of Contents: 14)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 15)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 15)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 15)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 15)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; boy patron; more boy patrons; drugstore boss
Synopsis
A boy stiffs Sad Sack for the 0.10 USD price of a soda and when the boy returns with friends, Sad Sack refuses them service.
Keywords
banana split; boys; counter; drugstore soda fountain; malts; old-fashioned soda fountain; server; soda fountain; sodas

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

Double Identity (Table of Contents: 15)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alfred Harvey ? (p. 16, uncredited)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The two boys had begun to build their campfire.
Genre
adventure; historical; satire-parody; teen
Characters
Peter; Tommy; Grand Duke Boris Borschtoff [Soapless Sam]; Prince von Hesherweisskoenigkirchwald [Dirtyneck Dick]; park ranger
Synopsis
Two boys hike into the woods, build a campfire, and start cooking lunch when they're met by two bums who shine them on only to be chased away by a park ranger for panhandling in the park and molesting kids.
Keywords
bums; campfire; child molesters; cookout; molesting; panhandling; park; royal impostors; woods

[Wheaties] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Stan Musial; Wheaties / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Baby Sitter (Table of Contents: 17)

Sad Sack / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
George Baker (p. 18, uncredited)
Pencils
George Baker (p. 18, uncredited)
Inks
George Baker (p. 18, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (p. 18, uncredited)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sad Sack
Synopsis
Sad Sack is standing outside a department store when a woman asks him to watch her kid.
Reprints
Keywords
baby sit; keep an eye on her boy; kid in tow; shopping; watch her boy

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]

Recovery of the Relay Race (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Tom; Jim; Bill; teen fellas / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Be a Man] (Table of Contents: 19)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 21)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 21)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 21)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 21)

Genre
humor
Characters
Sad Sack; brunette girlfriend; sharp & fit-looking man
Synopsis
Sad Sack's brunette girlfriend sees a sharp & fit-looking man enter Ace Gym, then coaxes Sad Sack to join, too.
Keywords
appearances aren't what they seem; boyfriend; exercise; gentleman; girl friend; girlfriend; gym; men's tailor; physically fit; sharp-looking

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

[Usher] (Table of Contents: 20)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 22)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 22)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 22)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 22)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; woman movie goer; movie patrons
Synopsis
A woman movie goer in red dress asks usher Sad Sack to find her red purse during screening of movie.
Keywords
cinema; lost handbag; lost purse; movie goers; movie house; theater; usher

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from Sad Sack's theater employee cap labeled 'usher'.

[Fancy Food] (Table of Contents: 21)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (p. 23, uncredited)
Pencils
George Baker (p. 23, uncredited)
Inks
George Baker (p. 23, uncredited)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (p. 23, uncredited)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; Grocer; Chick
Synopsis
Poor Sad Sack finds a nickel (0.05 USD) on the sidewalk and buys an egg (0.04 USD) for dinner.
Keywords
chicken; chicken feed; egg; fancy food shop; grocer; grocery store; hungry; market; poor

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title implied from lettering (Fancy Food Shop) on grocery store front window.

[Fire Extinguisher] (Table of Contents: 22)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 24)
Pencils
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 24)
Inks
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 24)
Colors
?
Letters
George Baker (credited) (signed as by George Baker) (p. 24)

Genre
humor; satire-parody
Characters
Sad Sack; door-to-door salesman
Synopsis
Pushy door-to-door salesman sells Sad Sack a lame fire extinguisher.
Keywords
cunning; fire equipment; fire extinguisher; firefighting; firefighting apparatus; salesman

Indexer Notes

[pantomime; no dialogue]
Assumed title taken from theme of strip.

Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Dubble Bubble Gum / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

Shelby Donald Duck Bike (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie / comics-form advertising / 0.5 page (report information)

The Flyin' Fool (Table of Contents: 25)

Chickie Ricks / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Powell (credited) (signed as POWELL) (pp. 26-29)
Pencils
Bob Powell (credited) (signed as POWELL) (pp. 26-29)
Inks
Bob Powell (credited) (signed as POWELL) (pp. 26-29)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, Gootch! Where's Chickie?
Genre
adventure; humor; teen
Characters
Flyin' Fool [Chickie Ricks]; Gootch; Penny; Grandfather; Li'l Bo Peep
Synopsis
After Chickie Ricks flies red-headed teen Penny's 80-year-old grandfather around the farm, grandfather sneaks off and flies the bi-plane himself ending in aerobatic maneuvers as Chickie Ricks and Gootch try to save grandfather using a seaplane.
Reprints
Keywords
aerial maneuvers; aerobatics; airplane; biplane; haystack; mud hole; seaplane; water tower

Has a Party (Table of Contents: 26)

Li'l Dot / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Alfred Harvey (pp. 30-31, uncredited)
Pencils
Vic Herman (credited) (signed as by Vic Herman) (pp. 30-31)
Inks
Vic Herman (credited) (signed as by Vic Herman) (pp. 30-31)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Let's have a tea party, dollies!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Dot; dollies; Mama Polka
Synopsis
Li'l Dot throws a tea party and makes sand mud pies for her two dolls at the beach.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; mud pies; ocean; sand; sand box

No Time for Romance (Table of Contents: 27)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
? [as D. L.]
Letters
typeset
Editing
Leon Harvey ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Scalpel, Doctor . . . " Doctor Webster's crisp voice punctured the still tenseness of the operating room.
Genre
romance
Characters
woman assistant surgeon; Doctor John Webster
Synopsis
A woman assistant surgeon salivates for an intimate relationship with her supervising surgeon Dr. John Webster who initially maintains a collegial platonic professional relationship with her.
Keywords
doctor; nurse; play the game; stirring romance; woman assistant surgeon; woman doctor; woman surgeon

Indexer Notes

Credited as "By D.L." underneath title at top of page 32.

Initials "D.L." may be another pseudonym or pen name for British female nurse and novelist Lucilla Matthew Andrews Crichton (20 November 1919-3 October 2006)--a.k.a. Lucilla Andrews, Diana Gordon, Joanna Marcus--who later authored an expanded account titled "No Time For Romance: an Autobiography" published July 14, 1977 by Chambers Harrap Publishers. Lucille Andrews wrote 33 romance novels between 1954 and 1996 based upon her experiences during World War II as a nurse.

Little Max Comics No. 2 (Table of Contents: 28) (Expand) /

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

[Hey Fellas! Subscribe Now!] (Table of Contents: 29) (Expand) /

Terry; Black Cat; Joe Palooka / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Fun! Fun and More Fun! (Table of Contents: 30) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Motor's Auto Repair Manual] (Table of Contents: 31) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Eat at Indian Joe's Fine Food]
    Sad Sack
  2. 1. Rubber Masks
  3. 2. [Spilt Ice Cream]
    Sad Sack
  4. 3. [Monark Super Deluxe]
  5. 4. [Ace Theatre Amateur Night]
    Sad Sack
  6. 5. [Out!]
    Sad Sack
  7. 6. [No Hunting Allowed]
    Sad Sack
  8. 7. [Podiatrist! Not Optometrist!]
    Sad Sack
  9. 8. [Payphone]
    Sad Sack
  10. 9. [Raffle Ticket]
    Sad Sack
  11. 10. [Carrying Charges]
    Sad Sack
  12. 11. [Yacht]
    Sad Sack
  13. 12. [No Dogs Allowed]
    Sad Sack
  14. 13. [Hard to Swallow]
    Sad Sack
  15. 14. [Soda Fountain]
    Sad Sack
  16. 15. Double Identity
  17. 16. [Wheaties]
    Stan Musial; Wheaties
  18. 17. Baby Sitter
    Sad Sack
  19. 18. Recovery of the Relay Race
    Tom; Jim; Bill; teen fellas
  20. 19. [Be a Man]
    Sad Sack
  21. 20. [Usher]
    Sad Sack
  22. 21. [Fancy Food]
    Sad Sack
  23. 22. [Fire Extinguisher]
    Sad Sack
  24. 23. Fleer's Dubble Bubble Gum
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  25. 24. Shelby Donald Duck Bike
    Donald Duck; Huey; Dewey; Louie
  26. 25. The Flyin' Fool
    Chickie Ricks
  27. 26. Has a Party
    Li'l Dot
  28. 27. No Time for Romance
  29. 28. Little Max Comics No. 2
    Little Max
  30. 29. [Hey Fellas! Subscribe Now!]
    Terry; Black Cat; Joe Palooka
  31. 30. Fun! Fun and More Fun!
  32. 31. [Motor's Auto Repair Manual]
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Allen Buzzard
  • Jochen G.
  • Katy Hayhurst
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Brian Stewart
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Len Wolinsky