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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 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….

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 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 Blue14 Sep 2021 5:48 a.m. PST

I still have a box stuffed full of Commando, Battle Picture and War Picture comics.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2021 9:02 a.m. PST

The only ones I ever paid any attention to were Sgt. Rock and, especially, the Haunted Tank.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP14 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.

WKeyser14 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????

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2021 9:14 p.m. PST

Sergeant Rock, and the Combat Happy Joes of Easy Company.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP15 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 Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Sep 2021 12:31 p.m. PST

Where's "Enemy Ace"?

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP15 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.

Personal logo enfant perdus Supporting Member of TMP16 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.

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