Joe Palooka Presents Humphrey #1

Published
March 1955
Page count
24
Cover price
9d [0-0-9 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size (190mm x 255mm)
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Matte colour
Binding
Glued spine
Format
Comic series
Branding
None

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Humphrey) Cover, 1 page

"S'cuse me… I'm in a awful hurry."

Featuring

Feature
Humphrey
Genre
Humour

Credits

Art
Ham Fisher , line art
Editing
Leon Harvey, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Humphrey Comics (Harvey, 1948 series) #1 (October 1948)
Untitled

Notes

This cover is sourced from the US series, but is based closely on a panel on page 8 of the first story.

Show/hide 1. Humphrey and His Peculiar Trip to New York [Part 1] (Humphrey) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Humphrey
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Ham Fisher , scripter
Art
Ham Fisher , line art
Editing
Leon Harvey, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Humphrey Comics (Harvey, 1948 series) #1 (October 1948)
His Peculiar Trip To New York (Part 1)
Original
Joe Palooka Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1947-01-19 - 1947-02-16

Notes

This sequence is reprinted directly from the US Harvey series, which reprints and reformats the Joe Palooka newspaper strip from 1947.

The dates of the original publication are estimated based on available information. The scene introducing 'Skeets Bird' is from US syndication on 1 February 1947. The same episode was published in the Australian Mirror (Perth) on Saturday 6 November 1948.

Part one ran weekly in the Mirror from Saturday 23 October 1948 to Saturday 20 November 1948 (5 weeks). Part two ran from Satuday 27 November 1948 to the first half of Saturday 1 January 1949 (5.5 weeks).

The first episode is on line at https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/page/7420770.

Show/hide 2. Surprise Knockout, Part two (Humphrey) Comic story, 9.8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Humphrey
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Ham Fisher , scripter
Art
Ham Fisher , line art
Editing
Leon Harvey, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Humphrey Comics (Harvey, 1948 series) #1 (October 1948)
Surprise Knockout (Part 2)
Original
Joe Palooka Sunday (McNaught Syndicate) 1947-02-23 - 1947-03-30

Notes

The next part of this story was printed in the original Harvey issue, but has been omitted in this issue.

Show/hide 3. Untitled Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.2 pages

"Humphrey's muddle-headed decision to fight Joe Palooka has put the World Champion in an embarassing position."

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Text
, typeset

Notes

"Don't miss the next exciting and amusing issue of Humphrey on sale about April 20th."

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Ricky Roony) Comic story, 1 page

"Boy! That's snazzy!"

Featuring

Feature
Ricky Roony
Genre
Humour; teen

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Leon Harvey, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Humphrey Comics (Harvey, 1948 series) #1 (October 1948)
Untitled
Show/hide 5. Nobby Gives a Driving Lesson (Joe Palooka) Comic story, 1.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Joe Palooka

Credits

Writing
Ham Fisher , scripter [signed]
Art
Ham Fisher , line art [signed]
Text
, letterer
Editing
Leon Harvey, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Humphrey Comics (Harvey, 1948 series) #1 (October 1948)
Knobby Gives a Driving Lesson
Show/hide 6. Untitled (Rumpus) Comic story, 0.5 pages

"Should I start rowin' us home now, Rumpus?"

Featuring

Feature
Rumpus
Genre
Humour

Credits

Writing
Art Helfant, scripter
Art
Art Helfant, line art
Editing
Leon Harvey, editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Humphrey Comics (Harvey, 1948 series) #21 (February 1952)
"Should I start rowin' us home now, Rumpus?"

Notes

The page headers title this comic "Humphrey (New Series) No. 1". Next issue listed as on sale about "April 20th".

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  • 73564

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