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Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 1
    • Discounted from $72.00.
    • Staple rust.

    Cover art by Ham Fisher. Scripts and art by Fisher. "The Story Behind Ham Fisher's Joe Palooka" article. "How Joe Became World Champ"; On a transport ship, the men are shown the movie "Bare Knuckles", starring Joe; The men later beg Joe to tell the story of how he became champ. Joe took a job at Knobby Walsh's haberdashery; When Knobby leaves him in charge of the store, thugs come in, clear the shelves, and tell Joe that they have an account with Knobby; Knobby tells Joe that he has ruined him; Joe pursues the men, beats them and recovers the goods. "The Big Fight"; Knobby keeps Joe in the dark about the cash that he will get for Joe's fight. Joe meets World Champion Jack McSwatt in the ring, and McSwatt beats Joe senseless for four rounds; Knobby's conscience bothers him, and he wants to stop the fight, but Joe refuses; Knobby lies to Joe, telling him that McSwatt was the ringleader of the men who robbed Knobby's store. "Jerry Puts on the Gloves"; After telling his story, Joe and Jerry walk the decks; Jerry accidentally bumps into sailor Larry Malss, and angry words are exchanged; Before you know it, Malss' challenge for a boxing match has been accepted. Jerry is no match for Malss, but, while the match is underway, a submarine is sighted, and all of the men go to stations on alert. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 2
    • Discounted from $27.00.
  • Issue #3
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 3

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    Cover art by Ham Fisher. Scripts and art by Fisher. "The Secret Mission"; Joe and Jerry drop radio equipment over Montenegro and follow it down to make sure it gets into the hands of the underground; When it does, Joe and his compatriots have to keep it from being seized by German troops. "The Narrow Escape"; Joe and Big Mike are making their way through the Serbian countryside and decide to put on German helmets (souvenirs) instead of carrying them; However, a lady swimming nearby sees the helmets and shoots, wounding Joe and knocking out Mike, thinking they are German; She is Serbian, treats Joe's wounds and has Mike carry him to her cabin, then sends him to the Americans for some sulfa. "The Crisis"; Big Mike returns with the sulfa, but Joe develops a high fever and Nada is worried; She wishes she had chicken broth to feed Joe, so Big Mike volunteers to go behind German lines to snatch some chickens. "Jerry Falls in Love"; Big Mike gets the chickens and Nada begins to fix the broth, and Joe, after eating some, begins to feel better; Then Jerry shows up and when he sees Nada, falls for her like a ton of bricks. "Joe's Recovery"; Joe is recovering quickly and soon it is time for him to return to his friends; Nada goes with him, telling him along the way that she is out to get every German she can because they murdered her entire family. "The Hidden Evidence" text story by Peter Irving. "Luck Piece" text story by Pat Fenton. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 4
    • Discounted from $45.50.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Discounted from $15.75.
  • Issue #5
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 5
    • Discounted from $39.00.

    Joe Palooka in "The Big Carnival Murder Mystery," "Foul Play," "Innocent or Guilty," and "Fight to the Finish." Boy Explorers back-up story, "A Trip to the Moon" (art by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 6
    • Discounted from $29.00.
    • Corner chipping.
    • Discounted from $11.50.
    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached.
  • Issue #7
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 7
    • Discounted from $20.50.
    • Water damage.
  • Issue #8
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 8
    • Discounted from $9.00.
    • Discounted from $5.30.
    • Small chunk missing from last page, minor interruption of art and story.
  • Issue #9
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 9
    • Discounted from $15.00.

    Joe Palooka in "The Drooten Island Mystery," "Drooten's Hospitality," "Jungle Rendezvous," and "Amazing Discovery." Junior Genius in "The Great Train Mystery" (art by Jack Keeler). Chickie Ricks the Flying Fool back-up story (art by Bob Powell?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 10
    • Discounted from $15.00.
    • Discounted from $7.49.
    • Centerfold detached at both staples.
  • Issue #11
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 11
    • Discounted from $7.30.
    • Discounted from $6.30.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.08) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
  • Issue #12
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 12
    • Discounted from $8.80.
    • Discounted from $7.90.
  • Issue #13
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 13
    • Discounted from $33.00.
    • Discounted from $17.50.

    Flying' Fool back-up story by Bob Powell. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 14
    • Discounted from $10.50.

    Joe Palooka in "How Bateese and Balonki Help Joe Train" and an untitled story. The Flyin' Fool in "Disgrace With Dishonor" (art by Bob Powell; 8 pages). Two one-page Black Cat text stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 15
    • Discounted from $72.00.
    • Discounted from $6.70.
  • Issue #16
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 16
    • Discounted from $6.90.

    Joe Palooka in "Joe's Good Turn" (a Christmas story), "A Party For Joe," and "Bateese and Balonki Visit New York." Little Max in "The Well-Dressed Man" and "Test Pilot." The Flyin' Fool in an untitled story (art by Bob Powell; 4 pages). Two one-page Black Cat text stories. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 17
    • Discounted from $6.49.
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Chew.
    • Discounted from $5.60.
    • Water damage. Rusty staples and rust migration. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    Cover art by Ham Fisher. Most scripts and art by Fisher. "Here's The Story Behind The Cover"; Local townsfolk put up their life-savings to build a million dollar stadium for Humphrey's fight career; However, Humphrey is the local blacksmith and not a professional boxer. Crooked managers try to get Humphrey into high-stake matches to cash in on the proceeds if Humphrey can knock the other fighter out. "Joe Palooka, Adventures in Hollywood, Part 1, Lost in the Woods"; On a flight to Hollywood, the plane Joe and Knobby are on is forced to make an emergency landing in a wilderness area; They learn the pilots somehow got off course and the plane was low on fuel; Joe and one of the pilots take off, in different directions, to try and find help; In the meantime, Knobby falls in love with Sally Grepps, a young woman wanting to become an actress. "Joe Palooka and His Bodyguard"; Chauncey, a former fighter, tries to get hired as Joe's bodyguard; At first Joe states he doesn't need one, but Chauncey's wife explains that they're broke because Chauncey hasn't been able to get a fight in 10 years. "Little Max, Baby Service"; Little Max tries working as a babysitter at $0.15 an hour. His first client is Butch Wilkers, who turns out to be quite a handful; Trying to placate the baby, he encounters Joe Palooka at the local ice cream parlor while trying to buy an ice cream cone for Butch. "Little Max, On The Farm"; Little Max is visiting Rosie on the farm while Joe Palooka is on furlough; Rosie asks Little Max to milk the cow as she needs to stay in the kitchen to watch the roast while her mama is out. "Tinhorns Are Dumb" text story. "Chickie Ricks, Better Known as the Flyin' Fool," script and art by Powell. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 18
    • Discounted from $19.25.
    • Water damage.
    • Discounted from $6.90.
  • Issue #19
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 19
    • Discounted from $33.00.
    • Discounted from $10.50.
    • Discounted from $8.80.
  • Issue #20
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 20
    • Discounted from $8.80.
    • Discounted from $7.90.

    Joe Palooka in "Adventures in the Land of Forgotten Men." Chickie Ricks back-up story, "The Flyin' Fool" (art by Bob Powell), 5 pages). One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear with Invisible Light" by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 21
    • Discounted from $9.60.
    • Discounted from $8.00.

    Joe Palooka in "Adventure in the Hidden City." The Flyin' Fool untitled back-up story (art by Bob Powell; 4 pages). Two-page Black Cat text story, "The Case of the Missing Gems." One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Traps Killer Bear With Invisible Light" by C.C. Beck and Pete Costanza. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 22
    • Discounted from $7.20.

    Untitled Joe Palooka story. Chickie Ricks back-up story (art by Bob Powell). One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Tames a Tornado" by C.C. Beck. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 23

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  • Issue #24
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 24
    • Discounted from $24.50.
    • Discounted from $9.60.
    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
    • Discounted from $16.00.
    • Discounted from $5.70.

    Joe Palooka in "Disappearance of Ann Howe, American's Favorite Sweetheart, Dismays Whole Country." Chickie Ricks the Flyin' Fool untitled back-up story (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 25
    • Discounted from $22.00.
    • Paper: Off white
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Discounted from $8.00.

    "Joe's Search For Valiant Ann." Chickie Ricks the Flyin' Fool untitled back-up story (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 26
    • Discounted from $11.00.
    • Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • Discounted from $7.20.

    "Joe's Fight Campaign to Find Ann." True-Thrilling Sport Short football back-up story, "Notre Dame vs. Ohio State" (art by Bob Powell). One-page text story, "Captain Tootsie and the Babe Ruth Story" by C.C. Beck. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 27

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    Joe Palooka in "Mystery of Bald Eagle Cabin." Little Max appearance. Back-up story: "True-Thrilling Sport Short" starring ice hockey player Howie Morenz (art by Bob Powell; 4 pages). One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Babe Ruth Story" by C.C. Beck. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 28
    • Discounted from $10.50.

    "Joe Palloka At the Beach." Back-up story, "True-Thrilling Sport Short: Babe Ruth" baseball story (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 29
    • Discounted from $16.00.
    • Discounted from $11.00.

    Joe Palooka in "The Case of the Nightclub Murder." Back-up story: "True-Thrilling Sport Short: Gil Dodds" track story (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 30
    • Discounted from $19.00.

    Joe Palooka in "The Case of Knobby's Frame Up." Back-up story, "True-Thrilling Sport Short: Walter Johnson the Big Train" baseball story (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 31

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    Joe Palooka in "Can Joe Keep His Title Single-Handed?" Back-up basebell story, "True-Thrilling Sport Short: the Dizzy Dean Story" (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 32
    • Discounted from $5.70.

    Joe Palooka untitled story. Back-up horse-racing story, "True-Thrilling Sport Short" The Mighty Man O' War" (art by Bob Powell, 4 pages). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 33
    • Discounted from $6.40.

    Joe Palooka in "Joe Finds Ann." Back-up story, "True-Thrilling Sport Short: Swimming Stars Zoe Ann Olsen and Joe Verdeur" (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 34

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  • Issue #35
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 35

    Joe Palooka untitled story. Little Max back-up story. No Bob Powell art this issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 36
    • Discounted from $5.70.
    • Discounted from $3.60.

    Joe Palooka in "Hollywood Films the Palooka Story" and "The Birth of a Champion." Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. Back-up baseball story, "True-Thrilling Sport Short: Bob Lemon" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie to the Rescue!" by C.C. Beck. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 37
    • Discounted from $62.00.
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Discounted from $12.75.

    "The Joe Palooka Story: Joe as a Boy." Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. Back-up baseball story, "True-Thrilling Sport Short: The Story of Lon Warneke" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). One-page Sad Sack strip by George Baker. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie to the Rescue" by C.C. Beck. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 38

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    "The Joe Palooka Story: How Joe Became Champ." Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. Back-up baseball story, "Sport Short: Alvin Dark, Rookie of the Year" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 39
    • Discounted from $10.00.

    "The Joe Palooka Story: The Big Leviticus Fight." Little Max back-ups. Back-up football story, "Thrue-Thrilling Sport Short: Sammy Baugh" (art by Bob Powell, 2 pages). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 40
    • Discounted from $7.00.
    • Discounted from $7.00.
  • Issue #41
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 41
    • Discounted from $9.60.
    • Discounted from $14.00.
    • Discounted from $6.30.

    Joe Palooka in "The Secret Plot to Help Joe." Humphrey in "Humphrey's Grudge Fight." Back-up football story, "Sport Short: Otto Graham of the Cleveland Browns" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). One-page "Sportopics" feature on baseball player Ted Williams. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Snow Slide" by Bill Schreiber. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 42
    • Discounted from $8.80.

    Joe Palooka in "The Big Pinkney-Grimes Bout." Little Max and Humphrey back-ups. One-page feature on boxers Rocky Castellani and Bruce Woodcock (Bob Powell art). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 43
    • Discounted from $16.00.

    "Joe's Fight for Life in the Wilds of Brazil." Back-up basketball story, "Sport Short Featuring Kentucky Wildcats" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #44
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 44
    • Discounted from $7.00.

    "Joe and Ann Get Married." Humphrey and Little Max back-up stories. Back-up baseball story, "Sport Short Featuring Joe Page, Fireman" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 45
    • Discounted from $8.80.
    • Discounted from $7.00.

    "Joe Palooka and Humphrey Film Their Famous Fight." Little Max back-up story. Back-up baseball story, "Sport Short Hank Greenberg" (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). One-page feature on boxer Sugar Ray Robinson (art by Powell?). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #46
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 46
    • Discounted from $35.50.
    • Discounted from $7.00.
    • Discounted from $7.00.

    "Five Rounds of Terror!" Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie the Rain Maker" by Bill Schreiber. No Bob Powell art this issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 47
    • Discounted from $14.00.
    • Discounted from $4.40.

    Joe Palooka in "The Training Camp Mystery." Back-up boxing story, "Sport Short: The Famous Long Count Knockdown" featuring Jack Dempsey and Gene Tunney (art by Bob Powell; 2 pages). One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie the Rain Maker" by Bill Schreiber. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 48
    • Discounted from $29.00.
    • Discounted from $12.25.
    • Discounted from $4.20.
    • Discounted from $5.20.

    Joe Palooka in "The Training Camp Mystery and Red Redney Fight." Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. No Bob Powell are this issue. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 49
    • Discounted from $16.00.
    • Discounted from $8.80.

    Joe Palooka in "Champ of Comics." Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. Two one-page boxing features spotlighting Joey Maxim, Gus Lesnevich, and Ezzard Charles (art by Bob Powell). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #50
    Joe Palooka (1945 Harvey) 50
    • Discounted from $7.00.

    Joe Palooka in "The Frame-Up." Little Max and Humphrey back-up stories. One-page Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Tames Lion" by Bill Schreiber. No Bob Powell art in this issue. Cover price $0.10.