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Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 1

    Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Tom Doerer and Bob Powell. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey goes to New York City. Plus two prose adventures of early female superhero Black Cat, and a text piece on Humphrey's origins in the Joe Palooka comic strip. Meet My Friend, the Funsational Humphrey; His Peculiar Trip to New York; Surprise Knockout; Girl Trouble; True-Thrilling Sport Short: "Hank" Luisetti; Joe Palooka: Knobby Gives a Driving Lesson; Sportopics!; Ricky Roony; Tell Tale Ring; Mysterious Challenge. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 2

    Stories and art by C.C. Beck, Ham Fisher, Kirk Stiles, Vic Herman, George La Mendola, and Bob Powell. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey's pal Joe Palooka, the champion boxer, requests that Humphrey come to New York and knock Joe out in a fight. Humphrey reluctantly agrees, but that turns out to be harder than he thought. Plus an adventure of early female superhero Black Cat, and a text piece on Ham Fisher'a Joe Palooka strip. Also featuring a Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Babe Ruth Story," with art by Shazam creator C.C. Beck and a cameo by actor William Bendix, promoting the film The Babe Ruth Story. The Story Behind Ham Fisher's Joe Palooka; A Heros Welcome; Battle of the Century; Cartoons and Jokes; Big Celebration; Joe Palooka: Xmas Spirit; Tommy Tween; Ricky Roony; Black Cat: The Case of the Poisoned Candy; Storm Bound. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 3

    Stories and art by Ham Fisher and Bob Powell. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey visits the amusement park at New York's Coney Island and winds up both causing and preventing disasters on the beach. Also featuring a 1949 calendar. Humphrey Visits Coney Island; Tommy Tween. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 4

    Cover by Ham Fisher. Stories and art by Ham Fisher and Bob Powell. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey and his sculptor pal get in trouble for adding boxer Joe Palooka's sculpture to the Mount Rushmore monument - an ironic storyline, as a real-life mountain actually WAS named after Joe Palooka a few decades later. Also featuring a "Comics News" page promoting other Harvey publications and offering tidbits from comics history. Can Humphrey Move a Mountain?; Haunted House?; Comics Quiz; Dedication Ceremony; Tommy Tween: Skiing Champion, Lion Tamer, The Lucky Accident; Boy Heroes: Mayors for a Day. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 5

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    Cover by Al Avison (credited as Ham Fisher). Stories and art by Al Avison, Vic Herman and Bob Powell. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey takes in a stray dog and tries to give it a bath. Humphrey's gal Pruney decides that he needs a new tuxedo for an upcoming event, but his bulbous frame won't be easy to adorn. Buddy the cocker spaniel goes for the local sheriff when his young owner is in danger. The Challenging Game; DogGone Disappointed; Humphrey Puts On Fancy Pants; Humphrey Learns How To Ski; Buddy's Sixth Sense; County Fair; Grin and Bear It; Winnie the Waitress: Snack Shop Quartet; Tommy Tween. 48 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 6

    Cover by Ham Fisher (credited). Stories and art by Ham Fisher, Tom Doerer and Bob Powell. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Pruney ill-advisedly asks Humphrey to clean the house while she's away. Hoboes try to trick Humphrey by convincing him they have a "food tree," but he has the last laugh. The neighboring town plots to take Humphrey out of the running so they can win the annual tug-of-war contest. Also featuring a vintage PSA by Ham Fisher, portraying Humphrey investing in US Savings Bonds (a fundraising program for the government that doubled as a long-term investment for purchasers). Humphrey Is a Modern 49'er!; Pruney's Little Helper!; The Tree That Wasn't; The Club's Lucky Break; Vacation Out West; Sorry, Wrong Number; Tommy Tween: To the Victor Go the Spoils... or Do They?; Sportopics: Walker Cooper. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 7

    Cover by Ham Fisher (credited). Stories and art by C.C. Beck, George Baker, Al Avison and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. The owners of a weight-loss clinic decide to make Humphrey their spokesman, but first they have to actually reduce his weight. Would-be bank robbers try to trick Humphrey into becoming their super-strong accomplice, but his ignorance gets the better of them. Plus a Sad Sack one-pager by George Baker. Also featuring a Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie to the Rescue," with art by Shazam creator C.C. Beck. Honesty is the Best Policy; The Despirit Derby; Wasted Effort; Sad Sack. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 8

    Cover by Ham Fisher (credited). The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey sets out to buy a dress for Pruney in the city and winds up fast asleep in a bicycle race. Little Max makes a Calvin-like rapid descent down a hillside on a sled. Also featuring a vintage ad for Lionel Trains ("Hi Fellows! The New Lionel Train Catalog Is Ready"). A Present for Pruney; Little Max: Snow Trouble. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 9
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    Cover by Al Avison (credited as Ham Fisher). Stories and art by Al Avison and others. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. The rodeo comes to town and enlists Humphrey to rassle steers - literally. Humphrey enters a pie-eating contest, but his belly is a bottomless pit. Rodeo Riot; The Pie-Eating Contest; Helpful Humphrey; Humphrey; Little Maxs Autograph Hunt; Unhappy Willie at the Bat; Magic. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 10

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    Stories and art by Ham Fisher and others. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Pruney takes Humphrey to the barn dance, where he humiliates her by bringing a donkey and a hundred sandwiches. Humphrey takes the famous Route 66 west to be in a Joe Palooka movie, but has misadventures while traveling through the desert. Humphrey helps dig a new well after drinking the old one dry. Fancy Dancer; Desert Daze; Fan Club Blues; Well Well Well; Little Max: A Poem for Alice; The Show Must Go On; Little Max: Brain Storm in the Rain; Knobby Nabs His Man; Humphrey's Puzzle Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 11

    Stories and art by Al Avison and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. After the local baseball team's pitcher gets knocked out, Humphrey must take his place. Mt. Wilson Observatory enlists a passing Humphrey to help fix their gigantic telescope, and the Big H finds a comet in the process. Joe Palooka helps Little Max decide what to do after he finds a nickel. Plus articles about Joe Palooka winning an award, and singer Kate Smith winning another award, one named after Palooka. Kate Smith Receives the Joe Palooka Humanitarian Award; Joe Palooka Wins Christian Athlete Award for 1950; Safer at Home; Humphrey Discovers a Comet; Little Max: Nobody's Nickel; Between the Acts; Little Max: The Dog Chase; Mike, the Menace!; Humphrey's Fun Page; Humphrey's Joggerfy Quiz. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 12

    Stories and art by Al Avison and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey enters the House of Crazy Mirrors, and encounters the one opponent he can't beat - himself. Little Max and Casey discover a new way to make money. House of Crazy Mirrors; Little Max: Long Range View. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 13

    Stories and art by Al Avison and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey is a contestant on a radio quiz show, but can't think of the third letter of the alphabet, in a story featuring cameos by Joe Palooka and Little Max. Humphrey must pull his own prodigious weight in a wheelbarrow race to win an apple pie. Humphrey finds the solution to his insomnia and his appetite in the same place. 'Rithmetic Problem; Beat The Heat; Rools Is Rools; Humphrey Gets the Point; Sweet Non-Scents. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 14

    Stories and art by Art Helfant, Bill Schreiber and Ham Fisher. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey plays football, but trying to tackle him is like trying to stop the Juggernaut. Little Max spends his soda money on his friends, so Joe Palooka makes it up to him. Hector the Director tells his stuntmen to work like a horse, but he didn't mean that literally. Plus a vintage Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie and the Run-Away Baby Carriage" by Bill Schreiber. Little Max: Bird Game; The Rise and Falls of a Football Hero; Little Max: Max-imum Visibility!; Go Fly a Kite; Max and Alice: Max the Strong Man; Little Max: Better to Give; Hector the Director; Rumpus; Joe Palooka: The Boy Who Was Almost Lost! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 15

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    Stories and art by Art Helfant, Bill Schreiber and Ham Fisher. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey and Dizzy Izzy enter a Bicycle Marathon with the Humphreymobile. Rumpus decides the only way to shut up an annoying ice-cream vendor is to buy something. Also featuring a Tootsie Roll ad, "Captain Tootsie Catches Hi Jackers," by Bill Schreiber. Kinda Wreck-Less; The Bicycle Marathon; Joe Palooka: Amazing Resemblance; Chow Mouse; The Flashlight Adventure; Little Max: The Dark Forest, Oh Say Can You Ski?, True to Life; Hector the Director; Rumpus; Humphrey's Kit of Kornstrukshun; Colonial Costoom Party. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 16

    Cover by Warren Kremer. Stories and art by Al Avison, Warren Kremer, Art Helfant and Jack Keeler. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey decides to aid the local tourist trade by flagpole-sitting, a trendy stunt at the time. Max meets the height challenge when he wants a job as a sandwich-board man. Junior Genius and his father take a wild ride in a rocket ship. The Worlds Greatest Stummick-Ake; Little Max Changes History; Little Max: Tall Tale; Junior Genius and his Papa; Rumpus; Calendar Quiz; Flagpole Sitter; Game Page; The Big Freeze; Snow Foolin; Hector the Director; Sports Quiz. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 17

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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Al Avison and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey has nightmares after he overeats before his nap. Pruney takes first prize in a beauty pageant. Humphrey and his mule find that laughter sometimes really is the best medicine. What's Cookin' Good Lookin; Little Max: Hair Raising Problem; Plum Tuckered Out; Sure Cure. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 18

    Stories and art by Al Avison, Art Helfant and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey and friends are trapped by a cave-in during a nature hike. Humphrey gets a motorcycle, but he's not sure he likes it. Humphrey gets caught up in the race between a rabbit and a talking turtle. The Belligerent Mutter Bike; Little Max and the Indians; Bumped Off; Talking Turtle; Let's Play Handies; Cave Man; Little Max: The Unluckily Cat; Hector the Director; Rumpus; The Night Riders; Ski-Daddle; Humphrey's Famous Americans Quiz. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 19

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    Stories and art by Al Avison, Art Helfant and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey goes on a roller coaster, but they aren't really made for his shape. A noise wakes Humphrey and results in him wrestling his own reflection. Little Max concocts a buy-one-get-one marketing scheme for his shoe-shining business. Dizzy Decision; Little Max Joins the Navy!; Humphrey Raises the Roof; Little Max: Something for Nothing; Rags Rabbit: Make-It Shop; Underwear Scare; Let's Face It; Hector the Director; Pane in the Neck; A Fishy Story; The Funsational Humphrey Fun Page. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 20

    Stories and art by Al Avison, Art Helfant and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey dives into the lake after Pruney's watch and winds up wrestling with a whale. Even Humphrey must diet, once his clothing no longer fits. Humphrey goes bowling and leaves destruction in his wake. Bowled Over; Humphrey's Costoom Party; Fishy Story; Little Max: The Magic Carrots; Strictly from Hunger; Humphrey's Own Puzzle Pages; Waisted Effort; Hector the Director; Rumpus; Paint in the Neck; Little Max: Skip It; Stop Calling Me a 'Dude'!; The Big Dipper; Make-It Shop. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 21
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    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Al Avison, Art Helfant and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. Humphrey's large girth serves as the perfect temporary dam. Humphrey uses an accordion to beat the heat. Humphrey's young pal learns about instant karma when he throws a snowball at a dog, in a creatively designed two-page spread. Horsin' Around; Let's Have a Puzzle Party; Mopping Up; Little Max: Happy Landings; The U.S.S. Humphrey; Plop-erly Punished; Hold That River; Happy Landings; The Broken Arm!; Sno Trouble at All; Fan Club. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Humphrey Comics (1948 Harvey) 22

    Cover by Al Avison. Stories and art by Al Avison and Warren Kremer. The comedic adventures of Humphrey, the buddy of Ham Fishers Joe Palooka, a sweetly dumb country bumpkin with super-strength, nigh-invulnerability and an incredible appetite. A jiu-jitsu master isn't sure what to make of Humphrey. Humphrey goes after sweet treats and creates chaos. Humphrey decides to go over Niagara Falls, but his head is the only part of him that will fit in a barrel. Jiu-Jitsu Tricks; Pie In the Sky; Barrel of Fun; Little Max: Dog of Distinction; Meaty Problem. Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.