Also called Joe Palooka's Adventures, Joe Palooka's Battle Adventures, Joe Palooka: Champ of the Comics
Joe Palooka covers
First Issue #1 - November 1945
Last #118 - March 1961
Joe Palooka comic books are based on the comic strip about a heavyweight boxing champion, created by cartoonist Ham Fisher in 1921. The strip debuted in 1930 and was carried at its peak by 900 newspapers.
Joe Palooka was ranked one of the five most popular strips. Secondary characters included Joe's manager Knobby Walsh, society girl Ann Howe, mute kid character Little Max and blacksmith Humphrey Pennyworth.
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