Re: First publication
From Wikipedia's article about Joe:
His first professional work, he said in a 2012 interview, was on the humor feature "Captain Codfish", which one writer described as "a less-eccentric 1940s ancestor of SpongeBob SquarePants", for Hillman Periodicals. "I was 17, and when your parents are struggling to keep the house going, the first son in the family, especially in an Italian family, had to go to work." A standard reference, the Grand Comics Database, lists one "Captain Codfish" feature, in Hillman's Punch and Judy Comics #11 (cover-dated June 1946).
2.^ Jump up to: a b c Bubbeo, Daniel (August 16, 2012 web, August 18, 2012 print). "Long Islanders behind Batman comics". Newsday. Long Island. pp. B4–B5. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
3.^ Jump up to: a b c Joe Giella at the Grand Comics Database. Darci (talk) 22:20, August 25, 2016 (UTC)