Army at War

Published
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 one-shot
Branding
Murray Comics (Red)
 
Murray Comics (Red)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Painting
Jordi Longarón I Llopart

Reprint history

First print
War Picture Library (Fleetway Publications Ltd., 1958 series) #454 (July 1968)
Fortress Command

Notes

The original painting is signed, but the signature is clipped off at the bottom on this printing.

Show/hide 1. The Three Tanks Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Ed Herron
Art
Mort Meskin
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

Reprint history

First print
All-American Men of War (DC Comics, 1953 series) #13 (September 1954)
Untitled
Show/hide 2. Heads or Tails (The Losers) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
John Severin
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
Our Fighting Forces (DC Comics, 1954 series) #133 (September-October 1971)
Heads or Tails
Show/hide 3. Bull's-Eye Bridge Comic story, 12.6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

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

Reprint history

First print
G.I. Combat (DC Comics, 1957 series) #70 (March 1959)
Bull's-Eye Bridge

Synopsis

Without a bridge to help the infantry cross a river, they're all just sitting on a bull's eye. And as soon as they get the bridge up, the enemy takes it down. The important thing is to do it one more time than they do.

Show/hide 4. 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
More...
The Greatest in Western Entertainment
Show/hide 5. The Long Jump (The Unknown Soldier) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unknown Soldier
Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Doug Wildey
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
Star Spangled War Stories (DC Comics, 1952 series) #161 ([February-March 1972?])
The Long Jump

Synopsis

The Unknown Soldier disguises himself as a civilian to create the element of surprise for 10,000 paratroopers. However, the patriarch of the villagers is against helping the Soldier for fear his town’s dikes will be destroyed causing he crops to be useless.

Notes

Page 1 drawn by Joe Kubert has been omitted from this reprint.

Show/hide 6. Six-Gun Beach-Head Comic story, 5.6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Art
Russ Heath
Editing
Robert Kanigher

Reprint history

First print
G.I. Combat (DC Comics, 1957 series) #74 (July 1959)
Six-Gun Beach-Head
Show/hide 7. Find Out if You Dare [Mighty Murray Mystery Comics] Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.4 pages

"Find out if you dare what terror awaits you as you turn each heart pounding page in… Mighty Murray Mystery Comics. Available at newsagents."

Details

Printed
1981 to 1982
More...
Find Out if You Dare [Mighty Murray Mystery Comics]
Show/hide 8. Pooch: The Winner (The Losers) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Losers
Genre
War
Characters
Captain Storm (cameo); Johnny Cloud (cameo); Gunner; Sarge; Pooch

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
John Severin
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
Our Fighting Forces (DC Comics, 1954 series) #132 (July-August 1971)
Pooch: the Winner

Synopsis

Flashback story of how Gunner & Sarge met Pooch where Pooch aided Gunner & Srage in a firefight with the Japanese. This is contrasted with the fact that Pooch must be retired.

Show/hide 9. Mountain Trooper Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
Dave Wood
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Joe Giella
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited)
Robert Kanigher (actual)

Reprint history

First print
Our Army at War (DC Comics, 1952 series) #7 (February 1953)
Mountain Trooper
Show/hide 10. White Devil... Yellow Devil (Bob Kanigher's Gallery of War) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Bob Kanigher's Gallery of War
Genre
War
Job code
K-858

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
Alex Toth
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
Star Spangled War Stories (DC Comics, 1952 series) #164 (August-September 1972)
White Devil... Yellow Devil
Also printed
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC Comics, 1980 series) #21 (May 1982)
White Devil...Yellow Devil
 
Sgt. Rock Special (DC Comics, 1988 series) #8 (June 1990)
White Devil... Yellow Devil
Show/hide 11. Marines (Gunner and Sarge) Comic story, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Gunner and Sarge
Genre
War
Characters
Gunner; Sarge

Credits

Script
Joe Kubert
Art
Joe Kubert
Editing
Joe Kubert

Reprint history

First print
Our Army at War (DC Comics, 1952 series) #242 (February 1972)
Marines
Show/hide 12. A Tank for Sarge (Gunner and Sarge) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Gunner and Sarge
Genre
War

Credits

Script
Robert Kanigher
Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Editing
Robert Kanigher

Reprint history

Based on
Our Fighting Forces (DC Comics, 1954 series) #57 (September-October 1960)
A Tank for a Sarge
Version original
Our Army at War (DC Comics, 1952 series) #242 (February 1972)
A Tank For Sarge

Notes

This version (with the introduction) is from Our Army at War 242/DC 100-Page Super Spectacular DC-9, February 1972.

Show/hide 13. Sightless Sniper Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
War

Credits

Script
David V. Reed
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Bob Stuart
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth
Robert Kanigher (uncredited)

Reprint history

First print
All-American Men of War (DC Comics, 1953 series) #13 (September 1954)
Sightless Sniper

Notes

Inside front cover and back covers have advertisements.

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 32116

Entry created

  • 13/07/2007

Cover added

  • 07/06/2013

Index completed

  • 06/06/2013

Last updated

  • 19/02/2017