(June 1974)

Harvey, 1963 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Sad Sack, Inc.
Brand:
Giant Size Harvey Comics [Figurine]
Editing:
Evelyn Johnson
Color:
Four Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S., then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
First issues were square-bound, then saddle-stitched as page count was reduced.
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This was the first regular sized issue in the series:
The cover still references "Giant Size" and the price reflects the new 25ยข price for regular sized comics in 1974. This series transitioned from giant size to regular size with no change in price.
Unknown if variant (actual Giant Size issue) was published; this appears to have been a printing error in production planning.


[Sad Sack sleeping in filing cabinet] (Table of Contents)

Sad Sack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
George Baker
Inks:
George Baker
Colors:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Sadie Sack; soldier; Sarge; Sad Sack; Muttsy
Synopsis:
Sarge finds Sack sleeping in a filing cabinet, filed under 'S' for 'Sack'.

Indexer Notes

Cover erroneously states Giant Size

Out Of It All (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military; science fiction
Characters:
Sad Sack; Sarge; space technicians; martians
Synopsis:
To avoid digging holes, Sack allows Sarge to talk him into volunteering for a space trip to Mars, where the martians force him to dig the famous Martian canals.

[Sad Sack and Sarge visit mad scientist's castle] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; horror-suspense
Characters:
Sad Sack; Sarge; mad scientist; Bruno
Synopsis:
A mad scientist temporarily switches the minds of Sack and the Sarge, so for a while Sad Sack can kick Sarge and make him do all the work.

[In-House Ads] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Casper, other Harvey characters / promo (ad from the publisher) / 4 pages (report information)

Troubles Begin (Table of Contents: 4)

Ol' Sod Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Mrs. Sack; Sod Sack; butler; party goers; prospectors; bill collectors; tow truck driver
Synopsis:
Sod discovers diamonds on his property, but spends the wealth faster than he can mine the diamonds. A return to poverty brings satisfaction to he and his wife.

My Time is MY Time (Table of Contents: 5)

The General / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
The General; General's aide; the captain; the sergeant; the troops
Synopsis:
The General keeps the troops in the rain all day waiting for his alert while he spends time eating, getting a hair cut and manicure and other activities. He never arrives, but before he retires for bed he schedules another 2 a.m. alert for the next day.

Hair Do (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sadie Sack; W.A.C.
Synopsis:
Sadie frets that no amount of make up makes her appealing to men; her barracks mate gives Sadie a hairdo that is combed down over her face.

Army Style (Table of Contents: 7)

Cookie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Cookie; lieutenant; Sad Sack; Slob; soldier
Synopsis:
The lieutenant is ecstatic over Cookies elaborate dinner preparations; when Sack is in line to be served, Cookie violently slops the food on his tray as he would in the mess hall under ordinary conditions.

New Scenery (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Sad Sack; Slob; The Sarge
Synopsis:
Tired of watching TV every night, Sack and Slob ask the Sarge for a furlough, which he surprisingly grants in order to get rid of them. They travel by car to a motel, where they happily watch TV in their room.

Caught (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script:
Fred Rhoads
Pencils:
Fred Rhoads
Inks:
Fred Rhoads
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; military
Characters:
Sad Sack; two soldiers
Synopsis:
Sack tries to sneak out of camp at night, but sees the silhouette of Sarge against a building so he retreats into the barracks. In the morning, he sees the silhouette was merely a stack of sewer and plumbing pipes.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Sad Sack sleeping in filing cabinet]
    Sad Sack
  2. 1. Out Of It All
    Sad Sack
  3. 2. [Sad Sack and Sarge visit mad scientist's castle]
    Sad Sack
  4. 3. [In-House Ads]
    Casper, other Harvey characters
  5. 4. Troubles Begin
    Ol' Sod Sack
  6. 5. My Time is MY Time
    The General
  7. 6. Hair Do
    Sadie Sack
  8. 7. Army Style
    Cookie
  9. 8. New Scenery
    Sad Sack
  10. 9. Caught
    Sad Sack
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • David Bromley
  • Jean-Francois Masse
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Karl Wilcox