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Welcome to our boxing and martial arts category. Maybe it is a lightweight amongst our categories, but it certainly packs a punch.

The undisputed boxing champion of comics is Joe Palooka. The creation of cartoonist Ham Fisher, at his height Joe was syndicated to 900 newspapers. Based on a real life boxer, Pete Latzo, Joe Palooka is a good-guy who really doesn't like to hurt people. We have a collection of the original comics strips and a large amount of Joe Palooka comic books. Plus, we also have a title that was created for his sidekick Humphrey.

The real life legend Joe Louis makes an appearance with his very sort running title. He performed much better in the ring as proved by the fact he was World Heavyweight Champion from 1937 to 1949 and is consistently ranked amongst the greatest boxers ever. Outside of the ring he was one of the first African-Americans to become a national hero.

An interesting oddity is Judo Joe. Published back in 1953 he predates the current interest in martial arts and remember there is 'a complete JUDO lesson in each issue!'

We have 9 titles and 118 issues in our 'Boxing/Martial Arts Category' for you to enjoy.

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Boxing/Martial Arts Comics And Books

Babe Ruth Sports
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Online: 3 Books
Publishing History
Issues: 11
From: Apr 1949
To: Feb 1951
Seq: 1 - 11
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:(1949 series) Apr 1949 to Feb 1951 Issues: #1 11
Fight Stories
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Online: 3 Books
Publishing History
From: Jun 1928
To: 1952
Publisher:Pulp Fiction
Cover For Humphrey
Online: 4 Books
Publishing History
Issues: 22
From: Oct 1948
To: Apr 1952
Seq: 1 - 22
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:(1948 series) October 1948 April 1952 Issues: #1 22 Note: Spinoff from Joe Palooka. Artists on this title include Bob Powell
Jay Jay Corporation Judo Joe
Cover For Jay Jay Corporation Judo Joe
Online: 3 Books
Publishing History
Issues: 3
From: Aug 1953
To: Dec 1953
Seq: 1 - 3
Publisher:One Title Publishers
Joe Louis
Cover For Joe Louis
Online: 1 Book
Publishing History
Issues: 2
From: Sep 1950
To: Nov 1950
Seq: 1 - 2
Publisher:Fawcett Comics
Joe Palooka
Cover For Joe Palooka
Online: 74 Books
Publishing History
Issues: 118
From: Nov 1945
To: Mar 1961
Seq: 1 - 118
Publisher:Harvey Comics
Description:(1945 series) November 1945 March 1961 Issues: #1 118 Artists on this title include Ham Fisher, Art Helfant & Bob Powell
Joe Palooka
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Online: 19 Books
Publishing History
From: 1930
To: 1984
Publisher:Newspaper Comic Strips
Description:In 1921 Ham Fisher, a young sports reporter, met a boxer named Pete Latzo outside a poolroom. As he later recalled: 'Here, made to order, was the comic strip character I had been looking for a big, good natured prize fighter who didn't like to fight; a defender of little guys; a gentle knight. I ran back to the office, drew a set of strips and rushed to the newspaper more...
Joe Palooka
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Online: 1 Book
Publishing History
Issues: 4
From: 1942
To: 1944
Seq: 1 - 4
Publisher:Columbia Comics
Cover For Judomaster
Online: 10 Books
Publishing History
Issues: 10
From: May 1966
To: Dec 1967
Seq: 89 - 98
Publisher:Charlton Comics
Description:Why are there 11 issues here when it says Judomaster only had 10? Because the first issue was actually issue 4 of Charlton's Special War Series. Why was he in a war book? Because it tells the origin of how WWII Sgt. Rip Jagger became Judomaster while fighting the Japs.
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