Saturday, April 25, 2015

WORLD WAR STORIES "Glory at Gallipoli: Dig or Die"

...and so we continue our graphic retelling...
Can the ANZACs hold their positions?
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 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.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

CLASSICS ILLUSTRATED "April, 1865: Appomattox Court House" & "Final Report"

150 years ago today...
...the Civil War began it's final stage.
But that wasn't the end of the war!
Fighting continued in isolated locations for several months.
And the South would exact its' vengeance for the defeat...
These never-reprinted chapters are from Classics Illustrated Special Issue #162A: the War Between the States, published in 1961, on the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.
The art for "Appomattox Court House" is attributed as either Till Goodan or Norman Nodel.
The artist for "Final Report" is unknown.
The writer(s) for both chapters is/are unknown.