Men in Combat

Published
May 1982
Page count
100
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 (Black)
 
Murray Comics (Black)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

"The Silent War. The Walking Flyer. Three Bullets."

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Art
?

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First print
Unknown

Notes

The story "The Walking Flyer" is spelled differently to the actual story title.

Show/hide 1. Orphan from Krypton Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Look for this comic next month Orphan From Krypton "I've found it--The secret of Superboy's power! Now I'll use it to transfer his might to my son!" The Adventures of Superman as a Boy Available at Newsagents You mustn't miss it!"

Details

Printed
1982
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Orphan from Krypton

Notes

Pencisl: Kurt Shaffenberger; Inks: Dave Hunt.

Show/hide 2. Iron Hat! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth

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First print
United States
G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #62 (July 1958)
Iron Hat
Show/hide 3. Line of Departure Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 4. The Walking Flier Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Causin]
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

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First print
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #20 (April 1955)
The Walking Flier!
Show/hide 5. Untitled [I Knew the Unknown Soldier] (The Unknown Soldier & Sgt. Rock) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unknown Soldier & Sgt. Rock
Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Kanigher
Art
Joe Kubert
Editing
Bob Kanigher

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Based on
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #168 (June 1966)
I Knew the Unknown Soldier
This version
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #157 (June-July 1971)
Untitled
Also printed
United States
Sgt. Rock (DC, 1991 series) #20 (January 1992)
I Knew the Unknown Soldier
 
United States
Showcase Presents The Unknown Soldier (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([2006?])
Unknown Soldier

Notes

This version of “I Knew The Unknown Soldier” in edited form is from Star Spangled War Stories #157, June-July 1971.

Show/hide 6. The Big Haystack! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

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First print
United States
G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #69 (February 1959)
The Big Haystack
Show/hide 7. The Masked Manhunter… (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"The Masked Manhunter... World's greatest detective appears in all Batman, Detective Comics"

Details

Printed
1982
Genre
Superhero
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The Masked Manhunter…

Notes

There was never an Australian series titled Detective Comics, although a one-shot was released just before this advertisement was used. This might suggest that a series was considered or simply that an error was made.

Show/hide 8. The Silent War! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
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) #23 (July 1955)
 
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #23 (July 1955)
The Silent War!
Show/hide 9. Wing Man Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Job code
K-984
Characters
Squadron Leader Douglas Dempster; Flight Lieutenant Oliver Shaw; Sergeant Pilot Archie Pyke

Credits

Script
Wallace Wood
Art
Wallace Wood
Editing
Joe Kubert

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First print
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #249 (September 1972)
Wing Man

Synopsis

Sergeant Pilot Archie Pyke learns that the thankless job of Wing Man is really important. WWII story.

Show/hide 10. The Anthill Comic story, 5.6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

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

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First print
United States
Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #76 (November 1958)
The Anthill
Also printed
United States
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #133 (September-October 1971)
The Anthill

Notes

This version is from Our Fighting Forces #133, September-October 1971.

Show/hide 11. Superman Comics (Superman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"Superman Comics At Your Newsagents Now"

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Curt Swan
Show/hide 12. Number One Comic story, 9 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Hank Chapman
Art
Joe Kubert
Editing
Robert Kanigher

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First print
United States
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #90 (February 1965)
Number One
Also printed
United States
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #134 (November-December 1971)
Number One

Synopsis

A soldier who has always been first in everything in his life tries to be the first soldier to land on the beach on D-Day. WWII story.

Notes

This version is from Our Fighting Forces #134, November-December 1971.

Show/hide 13. Lifenet to Beach Red! Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
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) #20 (April 1955)
Lifenet To Beach Red!
Show/hide 14. The Soldier and the Tiger! Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher ? [as Causin]
Art
Sam Burlockoff
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

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First print
United States
All-American Men of War (DC, 1953 series) #14 (October 1954)
The Soldier And The Tiger
Show/hide 15. 3 Bullets Comic story, 4 pages

Featuring

Genre
War
Job code
K-348

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru (page 1)
Joe Kubert (uncredited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (page 1)
Joe Kubert (uncredited)
Editing
Joe Kubert

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First print
United States
Our Fighting Forces (DC, 1954 series) #137 (May-June 1972)
3 Bullets

Notes

Three pages were redrawn by Joe Kubert.

Show/hide 16. Eyes for a Fort Comic story, 5.6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Mort Drucker
Editing
Robert Kanigher

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First print
United States
G.I. Combat (DC, 1957 series) #71 (April 1959)
Eyes for a Fort

Synopsis

An airman promises to bring the experience of the air war back to his brother on the ground. But this is not a war for tourists.

Show/hide 17. The Greatest in Western Entertainment Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"Reward. The Greates in western entertainment with Mighty Murray Comics. Jam-packed with Action. Available at newsagents now!"

Details

Printed
1981 to 1982
Genre
Western-Frontier
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The Greatest in Western Entertainment
Show/hide 18. Cracker Barrel Combat! Comic story, 6 pages
Show/hide 19. Darknight Detective (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Dick Giordano

Notes

Cover of Australian Darknight Detective


Notes

Back cover is a color Murray ad with Murray the Cat

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Spiros Xenos
  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 3045

Entry created

  • 10/11/2006

Cover added

  • 18/07/2015

Index completed

  • 06/06/2013

Last updated

  • 29/06/2017