(October 6, 1993)

Lorne-Harvey, 1992 Series
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Price
1.00 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1993-10-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lorne-Harvey Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ken Selig (credited) (editor-in-chief)

Issue Notes

Publication date is both printed on page 2 and inferred from first paragraph of Alan Harvey's memo (p. 2) wishing his father Alfred Harvey (Harvey Comics founder/publisher) a happy 80th birthday.

Sad Sack (Table of Contents)

Sad Sack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Selig (main cover art)
Pencils
Ken Selig (main cover art); Fred Rhoads (thumbnail sketches at left)
Inks
Ken Selig (main cover art); Fred Rhoads (thumbnail sketches at left)
Colors
Ken Selig (main cover art)
Letters
Ken Selig (main cover art)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
#1 of 10 All-New Issues!
Genre
humor; military
Synopsis
While parachuting, Private Sad Sack lands on General Rockjaw's airplane; breaking off a wing.
Keywords
Brigadier General Rockjaw; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; General Rockjaw; Muttsy; Muttsy K9 Dog; Private Hifi Tweeter; Private Sad Sack; Private Slob Slobinski; Sad Sack; Sadie Sack; Sarge; Sergeant Circle; Slob; Tweeter; WAC Sadie Sack

Indexer Notes

Main front cover artwork is by Ken Selig whose secret signature (xx13) is lettered on the tail of General Rockjaw's airplane. The seven thumbnail sketches at left of front cover are Fred Rhoads' art. A facsimile of original World War Two 'Sad Sack' military cartoon strip---a black & white pantomime character named after a pejorative army term 'sad sack of s#*t' selected as the first permanent feature for Yank magazine---creator George Baker is altered to possessive form as George Baker's.

Memo from Alan Harvey (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alan Harvey (signed as Al Harvey) (credited as Al Harvey) (Victoria Harvey caricature; black kitty mascot Toby)
Pencils
Alan Harvey (signed as Al Harvey) (credited as Al Harvey) (Victoria Harvey caricature; black kitty mascot Toby)
Inks
Alan Harvey (signed as Al Harvey) (credited as Al Harvey) (Victoria Harvey caricature; black kitty mascot Toby)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Friends, Welcome to a landmark month here at Lorne-Harvey Publications, Inc.! Happy 80th Birthday Dad!!
Genre
non-fiction; biography; historical
Characters
Victoria Harvey; Mascot Toby
Synopsis
Typeset memo from Alan Harvey (President of Lorne-Harvey Publications, Inc.) celebrating the 80th birthday of his father Alfred Harvey (Harvey Comics founder) and announcing re-introduction of both Sad Sack Comics and Black Cat Comics; including a price reduction from 2.75 USD to 1.00 USD.
Keywords
Al Harvey; Alan Harvey; Alfred Harvey; Black Cat; Black Cat Movie; Capital City; Diamond; George Baker; Heroes World; Ken Selig; Larchmont; Lorne-Harvey Publications Inc.; NY; Sad Sack; Sad Sack Inc.; Victoria Harvey; War Years; World War II

Indexer Notes

Alan Harvey urges Sad Sack Comics and Black Cat Comics fans to visit their favorite comic shop to purchase copies of the former. Attempts to justify issue 290's price reduction to 1.00 USD (issues 288 & 289 were 2.75 USD full color) as a celebration of publisher Alfred Harvey's 80th birthday, however, all interior pages were switched to black & white as a cost-cutting measure despite being printed on higher quality bond paper (32lb bond/80lb text/120GSM [grams per square meter]).

The Diamond Caper (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fabulous! Beautiful! Gorgeous!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; Private Slob Slobinski; unidentified go-go girl; crook Roscoe; crook Manny; crook Skin; unidentified crook; police officers; doctor
Synopsis
Privates Sad Sack and Slob Slobinski unwittingly interfere with a diamond heist inside a go-go girl nightclub in a story filled with hilarious double entendre.
Keywords
bread; club; crooks; dancing; diamond heist; diamonds; girls; go-go girl; green lettuce; ice; merchandise; money; nightclub; police; Sad Sack; Slob Slobinski

Collectors Item (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 8-12 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 8-12 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 8-12 uncredited)
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 8-12 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder what that Sad Sack's up to today?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; Sad Sack; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; The Sarge; Sarge; Cookie; Lieutenant Packrat; two aliens
Synopsis
Sad Sack gets hypnotized by two aliens visiting Earth while he's on garbage duty. Believing the garbage heap is a stockpile of something important to humans, the aliens teleport Sad Sack to their UFO with samples.
Keywords
aliens; Cookie; garbage; Lieutenant Packrat; litter; rubbish; Sad Sack; Sarge; slop; trash; UFO; waste

The Good Old Way! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 13-17 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 13-17 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 13-17 uncredited)
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 13-17 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
An old fashioned picnic in the woods! Wow! What fun! Huh, Muttsy?
Genre
humor; animal; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; Sad Sack's kid brother Nap Sack; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Muttsy K9 Dog, bear; fish; patrons; waitress
Synopsis
Sad Sack, Nap Sack and the Sarge have their outdoor picnic feast thwarted by several mishaps only to learn Nap Sack cares too much for the wild fish. Sparing them, they resort to a drive-in 'picnic'.
Keywords
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Muttsy; Muttsy K9 Dog; Nap Sack; Private Sad Sack; Sad Sack; Sad Sack's kid brother Nap Sack; Sarge; The Sarge

All in the Family (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Sad Sack / preview (from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

A Star is Born! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 20-24 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 20-24 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 20-24 uncredited)
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 20-24 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Cousin Swinger Sack! Hi Sad!
Genre
humor; military; satire-parody
Characters
Private Sad Sack; Sad Sack's Cousin Swinger Sack; dancing partner Bunny; TV production crew
Synopsis
Sad Sack accidentally trips his cousin Swinger Sack during a TV show take, but the producers love the outcome and he slips into the script only to mess it all up.
Keywords
act; agent; Bunny; dance number; dancing partner Bunny; live show; original dance; Private Sad Sack; Sad Sack; Sad Sack's Cousin Swinger Sack; studio; Swinger Sack; swinging; top billing; TV production crew

What a Pad! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 25-29 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 25-29 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 25-29 uncredited)
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 25-29 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! What a pad!!
Genre
humor; military; satire-parody
Characters
Private Sad Sack; Sad Sack's Cousin Swinger Sack; gorgeous babe Candy; gorgeous babe Sandra; taxi driver; Private Slob Slobinski; Private Hifi Tweeter; random soldiers
Synopsis
Sad Sack gets invited to his showbiz cousin Swinger Sack's penthouse for a party with beautiful girls Candy and Sandra, however, the party turns out to include nothing of what he was expecting.
Keywords
Baby; Candy; cuddle; dance; games; gorgeous babe Candy; gorgeous babe Sandra; music; party; penthouse; Private Sad Sack; Sad Sack; Sad Sack's Cousin Swinger Sack; Sandra; Swinger Sack; Swingy; Wolfgang Mozart

'Talkin' with the Animals (Table of Contents: 8)

Muttsy K9 Dog; Wisecraker Parrot / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 30-34 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 30-34 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 30-34 uncredited)
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 30-34 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wake up, Muttsy! I can't sleep with all your snoring!
Genre
humor; anthropomorphic-funny animals; military
Characters
Muttsy K9 Dog; Wisecracker Parrot; guard; Lieutenant Packrat; Brigadier General Rockjaw; soldier
Synopsis
General Rockjaw mistakes Muttsy K9 Dog and Wisecracker Parrot as new secure couriers sent by Washington but their coded messages--which are actually walnuts being cracked open for food--are misinterpreted as orders to blow up Camp Calamity.
Keywords
bugged rooms; code; foolproof; General Rockjaw; Lieutenant Packrat; message; messengers; Muttsy; nut; pigeon; secret; secure; tapped phones; walnut; Wisecracker Parrot

[The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Villains!] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Alfred Harvey's Black Cat / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sad Sack
    Sad Sack
  2. 1. Memo from Alan Harvey
  3. 2. The Diamond Caper
    Sad Sack
  4. 3. Collectors Item
    Sad Sack
  5. 4. The Good Old Way!
    Nap Sack
  6. 5. All in the Family
    Sad Sack
  7. 6. A Star is Born!
    Swinger Sack
  8. 7. What a Pad!
    Swinger Sack
  9. 8. 'Talkin' with the Animals
    Muttsy K9 Dog; Wisecraker Parrot
  10. 9. [The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.]
  11. 10. [Villains!]
    Alfred Harvey's Black Cat
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