Publication Dates: October 1948 – April 1952
Number of Issues Published: 22 (#1 – #22)
Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Publication Type: magazine
Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database
Ham Fisher’s Joe Palooka, the happy-go-lucky hillbilly heavyweight fighter, was such a hit with comic strip and comic book readers in the 1940s that even his sidekick Humphrey could support his own title. Humphrey is a great big fella with a soft heart and an even softer head. He lives with his dear old mama and shares his pal Palooka’s gentlemanly manners. The problem is, he’s such a behemoth that every time he sets foot in the ring, he clobbers his opponents with a single swat (”Aw shucks, I didn’t mean to hit ‘em that hard!”) while he’s pre-occupied with other matters. Humphrey ambled through a series of lighthearted tales from Harvey Comics from the late 40s through the early 50s, featuring a kid-friendly mix of humor and adventure.