Friday, February 24, 2012

SGT FURY & HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS "Gabriel, Blow Your Horn!" Conclusion

We Have Already Seen...
Separated from the other Howling Commandos during a raid in Paris, Gabe Jones is captured by the Germans.
The other Howlers, trapped in Paris, are forced to remain in hiding.
Reb Ralston, Gabe's best friend, blames Sgt Fury for Jones' capture and goes looking for him.
Escaping from the Germans, Gabe links up with the French Underground only to be given new instructions; rescue an female American expatriate jazz singer being held by the Nazis and forced to entertain them.
Pretending to also be an expatriate, Jones manages to be assigned to play accompaniment for the singer, Carla Swain.
When Gabe explains why he's there, Carla says she wants to stay, preferring serving the Germans to the way she was treated back in America due to her race.
The trumpet-tooting Howler offers her no choice, and forces her to escape with him...
"Reb" Ralston initially displayed a racist attitude when he first met Gabe Jones, but working side-by-side with Jones in dangerous situations made the Southerner respect Jones as a fellow soldier.
By the time of this story, Reb and Gabe had become best friends.
In stories set present-day, Ralston is a Congressman who helped craft and pass civil rights legislation, which prompted a racist group to attempt to assassinate him.
Nick Fury, Jones (who was now a senior agent at S.H.I.E.L.D.), and the other Howlers crushed the plot.
Until next week...

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