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Commando and War Tales comics

MAD!MAD! Registered User regular
edited November 2007 in Graphic Violence
Were the Commando style comics big in the US or was it more of just a Britain and Europe thing?

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    More of a question thread question.

    But yeah, sure. Weird War Tales, for example.

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  • MAD!MAD! Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    Yeah I remember Weird War Tales but I never really remembered seeing Commando and War Tales comics whenever I visited the states. I'm in Bermuda and we would get those small War books, always great black and white art.

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  • HHNS1HHNS1 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    we had Sgt.Rock and GI Combat. From what I've read, Rock died in the 80's, but I remember reading reprints in the mid 90's from dusty magazine racks.. :)

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  • comicgeek77comicgeek77 Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    war comics were huge here during the forties. sgt rock and unknown soldier were two of the longest running ones (they were published by dc). both of those books ran into the early eighties. timely comics had boy commandos which was drawn by jack kirby. and nick fury was originally the star of sgt fury and his howling commandos (worst title ever). my favorite american war comic has to be the haunted tank which was a series that appeared in GI combat alongside sgt rock. its about a tank driver in world war two whose tank is haunted by the ghost of a confederate civil war general who was sent by alexander the greats ghost to act as his guardian angel. the last big war series i can recall was the nam from marvel from the late eighties/early nineties. it was a pretty good series but i dont think it ever sold that well. i spot old issues of it in dollar and quarter bins all the time.

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2007
    There was also a little comic called GI Joe that ran for 155 issues, plus a lot of Special Missions stuff.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited November 2007
    It's all about the fucking Haunted Tank.

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  • DJ EebsDJ Eebs Moderator, Administrator admin
    edited November 2007
    We have a general comics questions thread here for this sort of question.

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