Air Force Heroes

Published
September 1981
Page count
Cover price
0.95 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled [The Price of Death] Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Painting
Rafael Cortiella? [as Rolando Del Roto] (signed)

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First print
Unknown
Compare
Aviones #2 [La moneda de la muerte] (1979)

Notes

This unclear signature is dated 1979. It is unknown why this image has been attributed to Rafael Cortiella and it could be incorrect.

Show/hide 1. A Jet's No Pet! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original)
Robert Kanigher (US reprint)

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First print
United States
G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #62
A Jet's No Pet
Also printed
United States
G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #119
A Jet's No Pet

Notes

This version is probably sourced from G.I. Combat #119.

Show/hide 2. Lame Duck Glider! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original)
Robert Kanigher (US reprint)

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First print
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #57
Lame Duck Glider
Also printed
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #158
Lame Duck Glider

Notes

This version is probably sourced from Star Spangled War Stories #158.

Show/hide 3. Wheel for a Fort! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Mort Drucker
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original)
Joe Kubert (US reprint)

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First print
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #70
Wheel for a Fort
Also printed
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #244
Wheel for a Fort

Notes

This reprint is probably sourced from Our Army at War #244. Story is told from the point of view of a wheel on a B-17 bomber.

Show/hide 4. Easy's First Tiger (Sgt. Rock) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Rock
Genre
War

Credits

Script
Russ Heath
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Joe Kubert

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First print
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #244
Easy's First Tiger
Also printed
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #12
Easy's First Tiger
Show/hide 5. Balloon Ace! Comic story, 5.6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Causin]
Art
Eugene Hughes
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

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First print
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #11
Balloon Ace!
Show/hide 6. Mighty Murray Mystery Comics Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"Sensational stories of spine chilling suspence in… Mighty Murray Mystery Comics. Available at Newsagents."

Details

Printed
1981? to 1982?
Genre
Horror
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Mighty Murray Mystery Comics
Show/hide 7. The Flying Mine! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bill Finger
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (original)
Robert Kanigher (US reprint)

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First print
United States
G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #61
The Flying Mine
Also printed
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #116
The Flying Mine!

Notes

This version is probably sourced from All-American Men of War #116.

Show/hide 8. 24 Hour Pass! (Sgt. Rock) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Rock
Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Joe Kubert

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First print
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #243
24 Hour Pass!
Show/hide 9. The New Hand! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Art
Joe Kubert
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Robert Kanigher (actual)

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First print
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #64
The New Hand
Also printed
United States
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #131
The New Hand

Notes

This reprint is probably sourced from Our Fighting Forces #131.

Show/hide 10. Lost Patrol! Comic story, 5.6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
David V. Reed
Pencils
Sam Burlockoff
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

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First print
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #13
Lost Patrol
Show/hide 11. Batman and Robin [Mighty Murray Comics] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"The world's most famous crime-fighting team--Batman and Robin bring you tales of gripping suspense and thrilling action in Mighty Murray Comics."

Details

Printed
1981
Genre
Superhero
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Batman and Robin [Mighty Murray Comics]

Notes

Batman and Robin figures are from the centerfold of Batman #181 (June 1966), titled "Best Bat-Wishes Batman and Robin". These images were prominent in the DC Comics Style Guide art during the 1960s and '70s. Pencils: Carmine Infantino; Inks: Murphy Anderson.

Show/hide 12. Pigeon Boss! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

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First print
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #14
Pigeon Boss!
Show/hide 13. Get the Carriers Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Joe Kubert
Editing
Robert Kanigher

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First print
United States
G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #77
Get the Carriers
Also printed
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #245
Get the Carriers

Notes

This reprint is probably sourced from Our Army at War #245.

Show/hide 14. Nameless Target (The Losers) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Losers
Genre
War
Characters
The Losers [Captain Storm; Gunner; Sarge; Johnny Cloud]

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Joe Kubert

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First print
United States
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #130
Nameless Target
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents: The Losers (DC, 2012? series) #1
Nameless Target

Notes

Inside and back covers contain ads.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 3044

Entry created

  • 10/11/2006

Cover added

  • 10/06/2013

Index completed

  • 10/06/2013

Last updated

  • 19/02/2017