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Deucey Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 8:39 a.m. PST

In order (for my tastes):

Sgt Rock (DC) -#1 in my book!
GI Combat/The Haunted Tank (DC) -a close second

War (Charleton)
Fightin' Army (Charleton?)
Fightin Marines (Charleton?)
Blitzkrieg (DC) -a rather short-lived version starring… The Bad Guys!

After those 5, the quality drops:
The Losers (DC)
The Unknown Soldier (DC)
Sgt Fury and the Howling Commandos (Marvel) -not to my liking

I'm sure I've left some out. But this is based on my youth and memory!

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 9:30 a.m. PST

I thought of another one: the Osprey Graphic Histories. (I'm not a big fan)

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 9:56 a.m. PST

Gunner and Sarge DC Comics
Enemy Ace DC Comics
Haunted Tank DC Comics
Sgt Fury and his Howling Commandos Marvel Comics
Johnny Cloud DC Comics

JimDuncanUK18 Apr 2020 10:03 a.m. PST

We just had the Beano, the Dandy and the Eagle.

HMS Exeter18 Apr 2020 10:07 a.m. PST

Haunted Tank
Johnny Cloud

My family was "fiscally challenged." I only had my brother's few hand me down comics.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 10:16 a.m. PST

Haunted Tank and I always liked the British digest series Commando.

Brian Smaller18 Apr 2020 10:20 a.m. PST

My favourite was an issue of Commando comic #351 Iron Cross Tommy.

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Richard Brooks Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 10:42 a.m. PST

Definitely SGT. Rock.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 10:51 a.m. PST

Enemy Ace is WW1

Blutarski18 Apr 2020 11:23 a.m. PST

Boy, are we showing our age. Some of these comics go back to the '50s (at least).

B

Bismarck18 Apr 2020 11:28 a.m. PST

Hey B,
I feel I earned every gray hair! And yes, some even back to 1949!
My top two are Fightin Marines and Sgt Rock. They were almost a tie, with WAR being my third choice.

Sam

Schogun18 Apr 2020 11:43 a.m. PST

You forgot "Star Spangled War Stories" where troops were fighting dinosaurs.

Timbo W18 Apr 2020 12:21 p.m. PST

How about Warlord!?

Union Jack Jackson is the character I remember but it had lots of different series in the comic.

rmaker18 Apr 2020 12:37 p.m. PST

Blackhawk

tigrifsgt18 Apr 2020 12:38 p.m. PST

Haunted Tank, for sure.

Gear Pilot18 Apr 2020 12:39 p.m. PST

The Losers
The Haunted Tank
Weird War Tails
Sgt. Rock
The Unknown Soldier

bobspruster18 Apr 2020 1:11 p.m. PST

Sgt. Rock. He was just wicked cool.

Huscarle18 Apr 2020 1:13 p.m. PST

Over in the UK it was the following in the 60s/70s
Commando
Victor link
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Glengarry518 Apr 2020 1:26 p.m. PST

If we are including Graphic Novels:
Alan's War
Twists of Fate
Maus
Two Generals
I,Rene Tardi, Prisoner of War in Stalag 2B
Onward Towards Our Noble Deaths

Legion 418 Apr 2020 2:46 p.m. PST

SGT Rock and SGT Fury and his Howling Commandos …

Jubilation T Cornpone18 Apr 2020 3:07 p.m. PST

In the UK we had the Victor and Valiant. Both with some WW2 stories but later on came Battle andcWarlord. Both of these had a core of WW2 characters such As Johnny Red, Major Easy, Union Jack Jackson andvtge particularly visceral Darkies Mob. Nor were the characters wholly Allied. There were also stories based around German characters such as Panzer G man and Hellman of Hammer force. These comics were definitely of their time.

RudyNelson18 Apr 2020 3:39 p.m. PST

WW2 Sgt Rock though I bought all of the Haunted tank too.

Overall war comic is Enemy Ace.

BW195918 Apr 2020 4:23 p.m. PST

Definitely Sgt Rock, when I did Flames of War my U.S. infantry was always called Easy Company.

Second was Haunted Tank, any time a M-3 stuart could kill a Tiger and shoot down a Me109 has to be cool

Wargamer Blue18 Apr 2020 4:29 p.m. PST

I grew up reading Commando and Battle Picture Library comics.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 6:41 p.m. PST

I didn't pay much attention to comics, so I don't really have a favorite but one of the guys from my platoon at Danang appeared in a Sgt Rock book in early 1972 (I think). Only one copy crossed the Pacific so this was a big deal for a week or so and then we went back to blowing things up.

LT

mghFond18 Apr 2020 7:13 p.m. PST

Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandoes

Buck21518 Apr 2020 7:23 p.m. PST

Add in: "Sgt. Hawk" from Atlas Comics…

Tgerritsen Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2020 10:01 p.m. PST

GI Combat with the anthology of:
Enemy Ace
Grave Digger
Unknown Soldier
Haunted Tank

Loved them all. My grandfather had stacks of 1950s issues of War that I read.

Also loved Weird War Tales with all kinds of strange stuff.

BattlerBritain18 Apr 2020 10:15 p.m. PST

Commando for me.

Still got a box of them in the attic.

Lots of dogfight stories with a character called BattlerBritain thumbs up.

uglyfatbloke19 Apr 2020 12:18 a.m. PST

When I was a boy I had a US comic book history of D-Day…brilliant.
Also…in the UK in the mid-60s there were a few 'books'of pop-out cardboard figures…anybody remember them?

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2020 4:57 a.m. PST

Indulge your nostalgia and find many of them here:
https://comiconlinefree.com
vlcomic.com

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2020 6:41 a.m. PST

Sgt Rock was the only one I ever owned.

Deucey Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2020 7:45 a.m. PST

I forgot about Grave Digger!

newarch20 Apr 2020 8:56 a.m. PST

I love Commando, Battle Picture Weekly (which immediately preceded 2000AD and was written and illustrated by many of the same people) and its competitor Warlord.

TBeyer20 Apr 2020 1:43 p.m. PST

I enjoyed a comic series called 'Combat', illustrated by Sam Glanzman, one of my favorite artists. Each issue covered a major battle the ones I had were Tarawa, Okinawa, and Sunda Strait (Australians, British, and Dutch vs Japanese?) Here is the Tarawa issue on ebay, I liked Glanzman's realistic style.

auction

yankincan20 Apr 2020 2:17 p.m. PST

Combat by Dell.

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2020 2:38 p.m. PST

Ditto to rmaker -- Blackhawk. I had every issue from about 1956 to 1964(when they changed from blue uniforms) but when I went to college my younger brother sold them all :(

HappyHussar20 Apr 2020 5:42 p.m. PST

Sgt. Rock and the Ghost tank comic books were my favs.

SgtPain21 Apr 2020 11:51 a.m. PST

Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandoes 'Nuff said!"

PaulByzantios21 Apr 2020 7:50 p.m. PST

Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos
Sgt. Rock and Easy Company
The Haunted Tank

Windy Miller22 Apr 2020 2:21 a.m. PST

Mostly Commando for me. There must be about 400 of 'em in my parents bathroom still. Some of the earlier ones only cost 5p I think. I'll have to fight my brothers for them one day! Victor was another good one, it always had a Victoria Cross action on the front and back covers.

genew4922 Apr 2020 6:38 a.m. PST

Sgt Rock (DC)
GI Combat/The Haunted Tank (DC)

Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2020 1:31 p.m. PST

Sgt. Rock, The Haunted Tank, Sgt. Fury and the Howling Commandos.

Mobius23 Apr 2020 6:17 p.m. PST

Sgt Rock and Haunted tank but I thought the Haunted Tank jumped the shark at some point so only Sgt Rock.

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