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POLL: Did You Enjoy War Comics as a Child?


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zapper Inactive Member writes:

Haunted Tank was da bomb? Sgt. Rock I could take or leave as a kid, but enjoy these days.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes
164
75%
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no
23
11%
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didn't have any
31
14%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Writing in Achtung, Schweinhund!, Harry Pearson tells the tale of his first war comics:

I opened the box. Inside, arranged in four neat stacks, were over a hundred Pocket Library comics: Commando, Combat Picture Library, War Picture Library, Air Ace Picture Library and Conflict. I picked one up from the top of the stack. On the cover was a colour illustration of a dogfight between a British fighter and a German Me109, blasts of red and yellow flame bursting from the wing-mounted cannons, the title of the story running diagonally across the top of the page: 'Ace in a Hole!' Inside, black and white drawings. A trio of Hawker Hurricanes swooped down on a German convoy in Northern France. 'We've caught Jerry with his pants down, boys. Let's blast him!' Machine gun rounds ripped from the wings of the swooping planes, rat-a-tat tat. 'Raus, raus!' The drivers of the lorries sprang from the doors for safety as the petrol tanks detonated. 'Zum Teufel!' - the cargo of munitions exploded. 'That's three truckloads of ammo our boys on the beachhead won't need to worry about.' The Hurricanes wheeled away. Behind them smoke rose from the burning lorries and the surviving squareheads mopped soot and cold sweat from their brows...

Did you enjoy war comics as a child?