(September 1979)

Harvey, 1975 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1979-06-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Harvey Picture Magazines, Inc.
Brand
Harvey World
Barcode
0716585295509
Editing
?

Issue Notes

The familiar G.I. was a civilian in these 1949 strips.
On-sale date from The Comic Reader #169.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sad Sack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Baker (Sad Sack cameo); ?
Inks
George Baker (Sad Sack cameo); ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a Smiling Sack 'cause these are some of my funniest moments!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack

Indexer Notes

Includes small and partially-obscured reprints of the covers to Sad Sack #1 and #2 as The Sack peels a huge pile of potatoes.

Star Trek the Motion Picture (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Sad Sack Comics No. 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Sad Sack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Baker (signed)
Inks
George Baker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack; streetcorner newspaper salesman
Reprints
Keywords
comic books; newspapers

Indexer Notes

Large street-corner newspaper vendor kicks Sad Sack, who spills copies of Sad Sad #1, depicting the same scene. Infinity Cover.

[Dog Catcher Story] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker (signed)
Inks
George Baker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; animal; military
Characters
Sad Sack; dogcatcher; little boy; policeman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pantomime

Sad Sack Tries to Explain (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack; Policeman; Policeman's girl friend
Synopsis
As a favor, Sad Sack takes a photo of the Policeman and his girl friend, but is then arrested by the Policeman for ignoring a "Keep off the Grass" sign.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pantomime

Cautious Soul (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack; Policeman
Synopsis
Sad Sack obeys several traffic signals and signs which delay his crossing the street; because of this, he is arrested for loitering.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

pantomime

Day at the Beach (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack; children; Large Man on the Beach; Policeman
Synopsis
Sad Sack is a hot dog vendor at the beach and puts down his hot dog basket to call out his wares (pantomimed; only sound effects and signs are lettered). While he looks around, playing children kick sand in the basket and he soon sells a sandy hot dog to a large man on the beach. Eating the ruined hot dog, the customer becomes irate and smashes the hot dog basket over Sack's head. Walking away in dismay, Sad Sack is grabbed from behind by a policeman who arrests him for littering.
Reprints

Playful Kids (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; military
Characters
Sad Sack; two children
Synopsis
The Sack sees two boys playing with toy guns. As they shoot him, he plays dead - and continues to play dead as they carry him to the pier. By the time he realizes they are throwing him into the water, it is too late.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

toy guns; pier

Foul Play (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; sports; military
Characters
Sad Sack; baseball coach; baseball players; umpire
Synopsis
The Sad Sack is a baseball player who is surprised when the coach puts him in the game. He gets a hit and advances to base. When he tries to steal home, the batter hits the ball into Sad Sack, which forces him backward into the arms of the third baseman, who catches both Sack and the ball. The umpire declares Sack out.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; umpire

The Sad Sack Visits the Zoo (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Reprints

Super Salesman (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Reprints

Double Trouble (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Reprints

Costume Ball (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Reprints

The Sad Sack Goes to the Movies (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Reprints

Horseback Riding (Table of Contents: 14)

Winnie the Waitress / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Vic Herman
Pencils
Vic Herman
Inks
Vic Herman
Colors
?
Letters
Vic Herman

Genre
humor; romance; teen
Characters
Winnie; Maisie; Ted; Winnie's unidentified date
Synopsis
Maisie is afraid she is losing her boyfriend and is reluctant to go on a horseback riding date for fear of bad horseback skills. After encouragement by Winnie, she goes on the date and is impressive on horseback. Later, she reveals to Winnie that she used glue to affix herself to the saddle.
Reprints
Keywords
boyfriends; glue; horseback; waitress

Indexer Notes

This is the civilian version of Winnie the W.A.C., also by Vic Herman, who was a noted commercial artist, magazine cartoonist, and Little Dot artist.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15)

Snoopy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
W. Jourdain
Pencils
W. Jourdain
Inks
W. Jourdain
Colors
Harvey Reprint Production Staff?
Letters
W. Jourdain

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Baby De Murph, society heiress, has been kidnapped!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Snoopy; criminals; butler; rich mother of kidnapped baby
Synopsis
Snoopy hears of the kidnapping of an heiress child over the radio and forcefully delivers his terms to the underworld - that he wants to know the whereabouts of the child. When he informs the mother of Baby De Murph that her child has been located and can be freed for $250,000, she is dismayed that the baby's value to the criminals is insufficient to the family's worth and may damage their reputation.
Reprints
Keywords
criminals; detective; kidnappers; radio

Indexer Notes

Probably reprinted from Kerry Drake Detective Cases, Harvey Comics, c. 1948. Two job numbers appear on original art (sold at Heritage Auctions): the first is crossed out, but appears to be KD15P3, for Kerry Drake issue 15, page 3. The second job number is SS1P29 for Sad Sack issue 1, page 29.

This "Snoopy" is not the famous beagle (he would debut, unnamed, in Peanuts Oct. 4, 1950) but a human character who is a plainclothes policeman.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16)

Snoopy / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
W. Jourdain
Pencils
W. Jourdain
Inks
W. Jourdain
Colors
Harvey Reprint Production Staff?
Letters
W. Jourdain

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Police parade or no police parade...yer on duty!
Genre
humor; detective-mystery
Characters
Snoopy; Police Chief; policeman; Snoopy's dog; parade attendees
Synopsis
Snoopy disobeys the Police Chief and attends the Police Parade. Snoopy is removed from the parade by an officer because his dog does not have a license tag; Snoopy reveals he is wearing the dog tag with his police medals.
Reprints
Keywords
dog; parade; police

Indexer Notes

bottom of the same page as the other Snoopy story.

[Sad Sack as Milkman] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker (signed)
Inks
George Baker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack; Lady milk company customer
Synopsis
Sad Sack walks up eight flights of stairs to deliver milk only to see a note that no delivery is needed; after he gets back to the ground, the customer calls him back up the stairs to collect an empty milk bottle.
Reprints

[Sad Sack Comics No. 2] (Table of Contents: 18)

Sad Sack / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Baker (signed)
Inks
George Baker (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children; military
Characters
Sad Sack; two boys; dog
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sad Sack, dressed as an American Indian, wears a sandwich board which advertises "Eat at Indian Joe's Fine Food". Two children, dressed as cowboys, chase him with their dog and shoot him with water pistols.

[12 untitled one-page stories] (Table of Contents: 19)

Sad Sack / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; animal; children; medical; sports; military
Characters
Sad Sack; policemen; pedestrians; cab driver; baseball players; sheriff; ambulance driver; used car salesman; dog; children
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sad Sack in various jobs and scenarios. Some signed by George Baker.

Baby Sitter (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; military
Characters
Sad Sack
Reprints

[4 untitled one-page Sad Sack stories] (Table of Contents: 21)

Sad Sack / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
George Baker
Pencils
George Baker
Inks
George Baker
Colors
?

Genre
humor; fashion; romance; military
Characters
Sad Sack; Sad Sack's dates; store salesman; traveling salesman; theater goers
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Sad Sack in different scenarios; three of the stories signed by George Baker. All pantomime.

Better Known as The Flyin' Fool (Table of Contents: 22)

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

Script
Bob Powell
Pencils
Bob Powell (signed as Powell)
Inks
Bob Powell
Colors
Harvey Reprint Production Staff?
Letters
Bob Powell Studio

Genre
humor; aviation
Characters
Chickie Ricks; Gootch; Penny; Grandpop
Synopsis
Penny's Grandpop takes off in a biplane and must be rescued by Chickie and Gootch.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Reprinted from Sad Sack #2, but probably appeared prior to that in Joe Palooka c. 1947.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["I'm a Smiling Sack 'cause these are some of my funniest moments!"]
    Sad Sack
  2. 1. Star Trek the Motion Picture
  3. 2. [Sad Sack Comics No. 1]
    Sad Sack
  4. 3. [Dog Catcher Story]
    Sad Sack
  5. 4. Sad Sack Tries to Explain
    Sad Sack
  6. 5. Cautious Soul
    Sad Sack
  7. 6. Day at the Beach
    Sad Sack
  8. 7. Playful Kids
    Sad Sack
  9. 8. Foul Play
    Sad Sack
  10. 9. The Sad Sack Visits the Zoo
    Sad Sack
  11. 10. Super Salesman
    Sad Sack
  12. 11. Double Trouble
    Sad Sack
  13. 12. Costume Ball
    Sad Sack
  14. 13. The Sad Sack Goes to the Movies
    Sad Sack
  15. 14. Horseback Riding
    Winnie the Waitress
  16. 15. ["Baby De Murph, society heiress, has been kidnapped!"]
    Snoopy
  17. 16. ["Police parade or no police parade...yer on duty!"]
    Snoopy
  18. 17. [Sad Sack as Milkman]
    Sad Sack
  19. 18. [Sad Sack Comics No. 2]
    Sad Sack
  20. 19. [12 untitled one-page stories]
    Sad Sack
  21. 20. Baby Sitter
    Sad Sack
  22. 21. [4 untitled one-page Sad Sack stories]
    Sad Sack
  23. 22. Better Known as The Flyin' Fool
    Chickie Ricks
  24. 23. ["Hey Kids! Harvey Comics are ready for you on Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday!"]
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