Friday, November 25, 2011

FIGHTIN' ARMY "Gavin's Stupid Mule"

We go from the jungles of Vietnam to the bloody fields of the Civil War...
 ...for a tale of a tail (and the mule it's attached to)!
This tail...I mean tale from Fightin' Army #20 (1957) was one of the first art jobs by a young artist who would go on to co-create Spider-Man, Dr Strange, Captain Atom, The Creeper, and The Question...Steve Ditko!

Until next time...

Friday, November 18, 2011

FIGHT THE ENEMY "Chain of Command"

We go from pre-World War II oceans to the jungles of Vietnam...
...for a tale that, while set in Vietnam, could take place in WWII or Iraq!
The writer of this story from Fight the Enemy #1 (1966) is unknown.
Pencils by Jose Delbo, inks by Delbo and Sal Trapani.

Until next time...

Friday, November 11, 2011

USA is READY "Navy"

On Veteran's Day, let's look at those who protected the US on the Seven Seas...
...the swabbies and sea dogs of the US Navy!
Art by Jay McArdle, J P Ronan, and "F.A.R.".

Happy Veterans' Day!
A salute, and our thanks, to the men and women of the US Armed Forces, past and present!

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Friday, November 4, 2011


After the doom and gloom of our October entries, we're going for some humor...
...with the first appearance of Canteen Kate from Fightin' Marines #2 in 1951.
(Note: the caption at top relates events never published in any story!)
Kate quickly graduated from being a back-up feature to her own title, which lasted only three issues due to the comic book witch-hunt of the 1950s, which shut down almost 3/4ths of the industry, including her publishers.
The writers of the strip are unknown, but the kool good-girl art is by the legendary Matt Baker, best known for the half-clad superheroine, Phantom Lady.

Until next time...