(March 1953)

Farrell, 1952 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
Excellent Publications Inc.
Brand:
A Farrell Publication
Editing:
?
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Indicia: WAR REPORT, Vol. 1, No. 4, March, 1953. Published bi-monthly by Excellent Publications, Inc., 30 East 60th Street, New York 22, N. Y. Publisher, Robert W. Farrell. Application for second-class entry pending at the Post Office, New York, N. Y,. under the Act of May, 1879. Additional entry pending at Meriden, Conn. Subscription in the United States and its possessions 10 issues $1.00, single copies 10c. All names in this periodical are entirely fictitious. Entire contents copyrighted 1953. Printed in the U.S.A.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
war

Cross of Courage (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
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?
Colors:
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Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

The final page of this story is reprinted in Parade of Pleasure: A Study of Popular Iconography in the U.S.A. by Geoffrey Wagner (UK, 1954). Parade of Pleasure (abbreviated POP in Overstreet) criticizes violent and sexual imagery in popular culture, including comic books, which was the sole focus of Fredric Wertham's Seduction of the Innocent, published the same year.

Wagner writes, "War Report for March 1953 kicks off with the story of a padre who learns that might is right and who at the end brings a sword, not peace, with a vengeance. Chaplain James Tucker at first hates carnage but in the last pictures he hurls a grenade, shouting 'The Lord is my shepherd' and cracks a commie on the skull with his rifle-butt 'YAGHH!' remarking, 'And the lord has a long arm, my erring brother!'"

Swamp Mission (Table of Contents)

Sargent [sic] Fuller, Army Career Man / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Operations...Report! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war

The Tank Trappers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Spitting Death: A Saga of the U.S. .45 (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
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Colors:
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Letters:
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Genre:
war
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Cross of Courage
  3. 2. Swamp Mission
    Sargent [sic] Fuller, Army Career Man
  4. 3. Operations...Report!
  5. 4. The Tank Trappers
  6. 5. Spitting Death: A Saga of the U.S. .45
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