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Pages 2 and 3 repaired by John Smallberries now added.
A 36-page 300 dpi paper scan. The cover had been glued to the first page, so images 02 & 03 are not what they could be, but otherwise. Scans and edits by Builderboy of a book in his collection
Issue: #1
Published: November 1945, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S.; Later Standard Silver Age U.S. Paper Stock: Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior Binding: Saddle-stitched; Later Squarebound (#116 - #118) Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Joe Tells How He Became World Champ
Genre: Adventure Humor Sports
Characters: Joe Palooka

Text Article (2 pages) The Story Behind Ham Fisher's Joe Palooka
Credits: Pencils: ? (photograph) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Biography
Characters: Ham Fisher, Joe Palooka

Comic Story (10 pages) How Joe Became World Champ
Synopsis: 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. Later, Knobby overhears fight promoter Jack Mulfie looking for a candidate to take a dive for his fighter. Knobby eagerly volunteers Joe, planning to keep the fee to himself.
Genre: Adventure Humor Sports
Characters: Joe Palooka Jerry Leemy Knobby Walsh Jack Mulfie (introduction)

Comic Story (8 pages) The Big Fight
Synopsis: 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. Joe comes out his corner, and with one punch, becomes the next World Champion.
Genre: Adventure Humor Sports
Characters: Joe Palooka Knobby Walsh Jerry Leemy Jack McSwatt (introduction) Jack Mulfie

Comic Story (11 pages) Jerry Puts on the Gloves
Synopsis: After telling his story, Joe and Jerry walk the decks. Jerry accidently 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, an submarine is sighted, and all of the men go to stations on alert. The boxers, however, are engrossed, and keep fighting. Joe returns to the ring to find both men knocked out, and the match is called a draw.
Genre: Humor Sports
Characters: Joe Palooka Jerry Leemy Larry Malss (introduction)

Comic Story (2 pages)
Synopsis: Joe's mother, upon receiving a birthday card from Joe in the mail, tells the story to the mailman of when Joe was 7 years old. Joe, on his way to buy his mother a present, comes upon Herman Manskawich. Bullies have stolen Herman's football, and Joe seeks justice from the older boys. In the ensuing fight, Herman's ball is popped. Joe uses the birthday money to buy Herman a new ball. Joe's mom tells the postman of how Joe and Herman remained friends until Herman died on D-Day.
Genre: Adventure Humor
Characters: Joe Palooka Herman Manskawich (introduction) Missus Palooka (Joe Palooka's Mother)

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