Wednesday, December 31, 2014

WORLD WAR STORIES "Victory on the Marne"

Before the year ends, let's look at the battle that ended up...
Art by Vic Prezio
..defining the basic strategy of the next few years of conflict!
To be continued...
The First Battle of the Marne established the pattern that would define most of the Great War including the introduction of trench warfare with its' costly (in terms of human lives) tactics.
Dell Comics launched this series around the 50th Anniversary of the Great War in 1964, probably hoping to cover the major events of the entire conflict, but the series ended after only three issues.
Their primary military artist, Sam Glanzman illustrated all the stories in the first issue (including this one) and most of the remaining issues,with Frank Springer filling in when Glanzman was unavailable.
The writers for all three issues are unknown.
Bookmark this blog since we'll be re-presenting the complete HTF World War Stories series as well as other WWI tales from other books.