Lorne-Harvey, 1992 Series
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Price
2.75 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1992-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lorne-Harvey Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ken Selig (uncredited)

Issue Notes

The mark or logo "50th Anniversary Collectors Edition!" appearing in upper right corner of Sad Sack Comics issue 289 commemorates the 50 years that had passed since creator and cartoonist Sgt. George Baker (US Army, Technical Sergeant) debuted his black & white pantomime comic strip 'Sad Sack' in the first issue of Yank, the Army Weekly cover dated June 17, 1942.

[Prevent Accidents] (Table of Contents)

Sad Sack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Selig (uncredited)
Pencils
Ken Selig (uncredited); Fred Rhoads (8 thumbnails uncredited)
Inks
Ken Selig (uncredited); Fred Rhoads (8 thumbnails uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig (uncredited)
Letters
Ken Selig (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Prevent Accidents
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack; Private Sad Sack; Brigadier General Rockjaw; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; WAC Sadie Sack; Muttsy K9 Dog; Private Slob Slobinski; Private Hifi Tweeter
Synopsis
In a chain reaction, Sad Sack accidentally hits Sarge with a hammer causing him to drop a bottle on Muttsy which in turn splashes liquid onto Sadie Sack whereby she pokes General Rockjaw in the tummy with her umbrella.
Keywords
accident prevention; hazards; office; safety; work space

[The Original Sad Sack] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

original Sad Sack cartoons / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Mummy's Boy (Table of Contents: 2)

Sad Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack O'Brien (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Pencils
Jack O'Brien (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Inks
Jack O'Brien (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Jack O'Brien (pp. 3-7 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Whew! I'm bushed! But I'd better get back to work!!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; Mummy Prince Das Kcas; Mark Anthony; Princess Cleopatra; Private Hifi Tweeter; First Sergeant Cecil Circle
Synopsis
While on digging detail in the Egyptian desert, Sad Sack nods off from exhaustion and has an elaborate dream sequence where he digs up a mummy case in which the mummy becomes his servant.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
curse; desert; Egypt; heat exhaustion; labor; master; mummies; pyramids; work

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #279 (March 1981).

The Gang's All Here (Table of Contents: 3)

Sad Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Jack O'Brien (pp. 8-12 uncredited)
Pencils
Jack O'Brien (pp. 8-12 uncredited)
Inks
Jack O'Brien (pp. 8-12 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Jack O'Brien (pp. 8-12 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on out, fellas! He won't hurt you!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Mummies; Private Sad Sack; Private Hifi Tweeter; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Private Slob Slobinski
Synopsis
While on duty in Egypt, Sad Sack daydreams that he and his fellow soldiers have awakened mummies who'll obey their every command and do all the grunt work for them until Mummy Queen Cleopatra and Mummy Prince Das Kcas (anagram of Sad Sack) reverse the spell making the soldiers their slaves.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 Series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
desert; Egypt; garbage detail; k.p.; kitchen police; KP; mummies; north Africa; pyramids; slaves

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 Series) #279 (March 1981).

Orf! Orf! Orphan (Table of Contents: 4)

Brigadier General Rockjaw; Muttsy K9 Dog / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Warren Kremer (pp. 12-17 uncredited)
Pencils
Warren Kremer (pp. 12-17 uncredited)
Inks
Warren Kremer (pp. 12-17 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Warren Kremer (pp. 12-17 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Awp! Yawp!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; military
Characters
Brigadier General Rockjaw; Muttsy K9 Dog; civilian couple; Private Sad Sack; pet store owner; lady pedestrians; two children; grey dog; cat; Major General McBugle
Synopsis
Muttsy is ordered away after twice causing General Rockjaw to trip over him. Feeling ever more rejected by everyone he comes in contact with, Muttsy finally wins approval from a man in civvies who turns out to be General Rockjaw's superior officer.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 Series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
adopt a dog; children; city; dog in back seat; dog on base; dog riding in car; dog's life; poochie; silly dog; stray dog

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 Series) #279 (March 1981).

Smart (Table of Contents: 5)

Ol' Sod Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Rhoads (p. 18 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (p. 18 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (p. 18 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (p. 18 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Careful, Paw! That bear's awful smart!
Genre
humor
Characters
Ol' Sod Sack; Maw Sack; bear
Synopsis
A wild bear fools Ol' Sod Sack.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
back woods; clumsy; fool; ignorant; imbecile; moron; smart; uneducated

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #279 (March 1981).

Don't Cry (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Jack O'Brien (p. 19 uncredited)
Pencils
Jack O'Brien (p. 19 uncredited)
Inks
Jack O'Brien (p. 19 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Jack O'Brien (p. 19 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, I hate peeling potatoes!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
WAC Sadie Sack; uncredited female soldier; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; two random male soldiers
Synopsis
Sadie Sack complains about peeling potatoes only to peel onions after delivery of an automatic potato peeler.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
automation; efficiency; peeler; peeling; peeling onions; peeling potatoes; potato peeler

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #279 (March 1981).

Orders (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (p. 20 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (p. 20 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (p. 20 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (p. 20 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Get lost!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Private Sad Sack
Synopsis
Sarge orders Sack to get lost.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
boomerang; found; full circle; lost

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #279 (March 1981).

Sarge Shaper! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Sarge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Dennett (pp. 21-25)
Pencils
Joe Dennett (pp. 21-25)
Inks
Joe Dennett (pp. 21-25)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Joe Dennett (pp. 21-25)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
... and I believe this pill will give anybody a good figure ...
Genre
humor; military
Characters
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Scientist; Brigadier General Rockjaw; Private Sad Sack; Private Slob Slobinski; random soldiers
Synopsis
The Sarge swallows a scientist's fat-reducing pill but grows much meaner after it wears off.
Keywords
diet; diet pill; slim; slimmer; slimming

Lucky Shot (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (p. 26 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (p. 26 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (p. 26 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (p. 26 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Where's that Sad Sack?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; random soldier; Private Sad Sack; Private Slob Slobinski
Synopsis
While golfing, Sad Sack hits a hole-in-one right into Sarge's mouth.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
golf; hole in one; hole-in-one

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #279 (March 1981).

Aunt Dyna (Table of Contents: 10)

The Sarge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Dennett (pp. 27-31 uncredited)
Pencils
Joe Dennett (pp. 27-31 uncredited)
Inks
Joe Dennett (pp. 27-31 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Joe Dennett (pp. 27-31 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I won't take no for an answer, Cecil! I'm coming down to see how my favorite nephew is being cared for in the army, good bye!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Aunt Dyna; Aunt Dyana; unidentified tech corporal [Technician fifth grade]; Private Slob Slobinski; random soldiers; Captain Softseat; unidentified colonel
Synopsis
Pacifist but tough Aunt Dyna visits the base looking for her nephew Sarge as he tries to avoid her.
Keywords
blanks; end all wars committee; officers; pacifism; peace; war; war games; war maneuvers

Indexer Notes

Story title spells First Sergeant Cecil Circle's aunt as "Aunt Dyna" but Sarge's speech balloon in panel 4 on page 30 has her name lettered, "Yipes! Aunt Dyana!"

Oops! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (p. 32 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (p. 32 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (p. 32 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (p. 32 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's wrong, Sarge?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; unidentified doctor
Synopsis
Sad Sack takes Sarge to the hospital for a hurting finger but crashes the jeep en-route putting both of them in the hospital with multiple serious injuries.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #173 (January 1966)
Keywords
hospital; hospitalization; hurt; injuries; injury; motor vehicle accident; MVA

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #279 (March 1981).

[Totally Rad Tales] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Svengali and Trilby / preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Recollections] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

[The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Totally Rad Tales] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Prevent Accidents]
    Sad Sack
  2. 1. [The Original Sad Sack]
    original Sad Sack cartoons
  3. 2. Mummy's Boy
    Sad Sack
  4. 3. The Gang's All Here
    Sad Sack
  5. 4. Orf! Orf! Orphan
    Brigadier General Rockjaw; Muttsy K9 Dog
  6. 5. Smart
    Ol' Sod Sack
  7. 6. Don't Cry
    Sadie Sack
  8. 7. Orders
    Sad Sack
  9. 8. Sarge Shaper!
    The Sarge
  10. 9. Lucky Shot
    Sad Sack
  11. 10. Aunt Dyna
    The Sarge
  12. 11. Oops!
    Sad Sack
  13. 12. [Totally Rad Tales]
    Svengali and Trilby
  14. 13. [Recollections]
  15. 14. [The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.]
  16. 15. [Totally Rad Tales]
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