This was another comic that came from the drug store's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics, this one selected by my younger brother Ken. He never got into comics quite in the same way that I did, but he dabbled with them throughout his youth in a way that was common for kids of that … Continue reading BHOC: TWO-GUN KID #126
Another issue of SGT FURY that my younger brother Ken bought out of the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comic Books, likely at the same time he got yesterday's issue. The series had a more attractive logo by this point, but I must confess that, in this era of reprint titles and with SGT … Continue reading BHOC: SGT FURY #138
My brother was still reading the occasional war comic during this period, and so there were a few issues of SGT FURY that he bought which eventually wound up with me. This one came from the drugstore's Big Bin of Slightly Older Comics, and was the oldest issue we'd find for a while. Fortunes had … Continue reading BHOC: SGT FURY #130
I wrote this post twelve years ago, on my 40th birthday. 40 April 28, 2007 | 1:00 AM | By Tom_Brevoort | In General Today I am 40. It doesn't feel like all that long a time, certainly no longer than it felt a week or a month ago. At the same time, it's one … Continue reading Blah Blah Blog – 40/1967
Like me, my brother Ken would occasionally pull books out of the Big Bin of Somewhat-Older Comics at the local drugstore. As he was into war comics at this time and the bin held only Marvel books, there was only one place for him to turn: SGT FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS. It was a … Continue reading BHOC: SGT FURY #134
comicbookcovers: Sgt Fury and His Howling Commandos #75, February 1970, Pencils: John Severin
Another cover in which gun barrels function as design arrows to lead the eye to the subject matter, this John Severin SGT FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS piece is simple and understated, the antithesis of the kind of over-the-top action that was typically found on Fury’s covers.
Quite often, it’s the coloring that will take an ordinary cover image and make it into something extraordinary. This Jack Kirby SGT FURY AND HIS HOWLING COMMANDOS cover was in all likelihood colored by the late Stan Goldberg. The fact that every element on this cover is rendered in the same color scheme (including the … Continue reading Great Covers – SGT FURY #16