| 20thmaine ||14 Sep 2021 2:39 a.m. PST|
Ah Warlord…with all it's great cover mounted gifts.
The concealed plastic dagger you could hang around your neck(wait a minute – is this a necklace?), the handy spy's translator wheel which let you ask for papers or warn of an approaching spitfire in any Axis language.
And then Battle – with all those stories by people who would later draw for 2000AD. Major Easy was basically Strontium Dog without radiation and aliens….
…they were simpler times….
| 20thmaine ||14 Sep 2021 4:18 a.m. PST|
It's also interesting to see only Commando listed representing a whole range of Digest Size war comics. I expect that's because it's the only one still going.
But there were loads of them such as:
War Picture Library
Battler Briton (who wasn't a Command series character – I think he was in Air Ace Picture Library)
The bigger names ran for thousands of issues, but there were a lot more that had shorter lives.
|Wargamer Blue||14 Sep 2021 5:48 a.m. PST|
I still have a box stuffed full of Commando, Battle Picture and War Picture comics.
|Shagnasty ||14 Sep 2021 9:02 a.m. PST|
The only ones I ever paid any attention to were Sgt. Rock and, especially, the Haunted Tank.
| enfant perdus ||14 Sep 2021 9:45 a.m. PST|
Best of both worlds for me. Four and a half years in the UK as a USAF brat, so I had Sgt. Rock, the Haunted Tank, etc., as well as War Picture Library and Commando.
Also, the Unknown Soldier (in the right hands) would make a phenomenal streaming series.
|WKeyser||14 Sep 2021 8:32 p.m. PST|
What was the name of the comic about the M3 tank crew. I have fond memories of that one. Was it General Stuart????
| John the OFM ||14 Sep 2021 9:14 p.m. PST|
Sergeant Rock, and the Combat Happy Joes of Easy Company.
|Frederick ||15 Sep 2021 8:09 a.m. PST|
The Haunted Tank – and the M3 was indeed the General Stuart
What I didn't get – even as a callow youth – was how that 37mm gun could take out a Tiger
|ScottWashburn ||15 Sep 2021 12:31 p.m. PST|
|Shagnasty ||15 Sep 2021 3:44 p.m. PST|
I'm told by people who know more than I that a 37mm hit in the right place on the Tiger's rear could disable it.
| enfant perdus ||16 Sep 2021 5:44 p.m. PST|
The Haunted Tank started as an M3 Stuart. Then they had their own wacky-mobile assembled from the junkyard, before finally ending up in a Sherman.