My brother Ken was still on his war comic kick, and so this issue of G.I.COMBAT came into the house, eventually to wind up in my possession. In the 1970s, particularly at DC, there was still a robust publishing plan for genres apart from super heroes: war comics, western comics, romance comics (although those were … Continue reading BHOC: G.I.COMBAT #199


This next comic was definitely bought for my brother Ken. There was a period of about a year where he was interested in war comics, and bought a small bunch of them. At that stage, I really had no interest in war comics, or war in general, and so I didn’t pay them much mind, … Continue reading BHOC: G.I.COMBAT #197

Great Covers

A terrific Russ Heath G.I. COMBAT cover taking full advantage of halftones to create a painted look to the artwork. DC production maven Jack Adler experimented with adding greytones to covers throughout the late 1950s and early 1960s, often to excellent effect. The color here is marvelous as well–that fireball couldn’t seem any more hot … Continue reading Great Covers