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Joe Palooka (1942 Columbia) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Joe Palooka (1942 Columbia) 1

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  • Issue #2
    Joe Palooka (1942 Columbia) 2

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    Untitled story, script and art by Ham Fisher; Joe enlists in the army and is put to work teaching boxing. Untitled story, script and art by Ham Fisher; Another boxer, Red Rodney, is drafted into the army and a match is set up between him and Joe Palooka. Untitled story, script and art by Ham Fisher; Joe turns down a promotion to sergeant; Another boxing match is set up with heavyweight Ruffy. 68 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Joe Palooka (1942 Columbia) 3

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    Cover pencils by Ham Fisher. Untitled story, script and pencils by Ham Fisher; Joe's company puts out to sea. By coincidence, another boxer, Biff Williams is also on board; They put on an exhibition bout for the crew, but during the bout, the ship lurches, and Biff goes overboard, with Joe diving to his rescue; A Nazi sub attempts to capture them, but Joe and Biff overwhelm the crew and capture the sub. Untitled story, script and pencils by Ham Fisher; The ship lands in an undisclosed location, where the Allies are gathering for an imminent Axis assault; Joe is met by his younger brother Steve; While waiting for the action, a boxing exhibition is staged. Jerry is KO'd by a Scottish boxer with whom he had previously had words. Untitled story, script and pencils by Ham Fisher; Joe and Jerry are chosen to patrol the forest to round up reported Nazi paratroopers; The patrol captures all but one Nazi, and Joe trails the Nazi as he meets a fifth-columnists; Joe attempts to capture the saboteurs, and learns that the paratrooper is none other than the German boxer, Schmeller, whom Joe had fought in New York. 52 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Joe Palooka (1942 Columbia) 4
    • Interior is complete. Near complete spine split, attached by 1/2". Glue spots to spine.