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(October-November 1978)

DC, 1978 Series
 
Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
44
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893152211
Editing:
Paul Levitz

Issue Notes

Although a note on the last page of the final story and the editors note on the following page both state that issue number two would be on sale in two months, no subsequent issue was published as Army at War was one of the titles cancelled when DC's parent company forced a sudden significant reduction in the number of titles DC published, an event known as the DC Implosion.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?; Gaspar Saladino (logo design)

Genre:
war
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin. Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

To Trap a Traitor (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Scott Edelman
Pencils:
Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks:
Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Esphidy Mahilum [as Esphid M.]
Job Number:
J-5299

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Frank Libertini; Pvt. Eric Jonas
Synopsis:
Two months before D-Day, Sgt Libertini is parachuting into German territory with the rest of his team on a recon mission. However, his mind is not so much on the mission at hand as it is exposing one of his own men as being a Nazi agent.

Indexer Notes

World War II story.

A Nasty Little Thing (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Steve Utley
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5381

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Harrigan
Synopsis:
Lt. Harrigan is lucky at cards, horses, and girls. Why shouldn't a war be different?

The Lighthouse War (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
David Michelinie
Pencils:
Jerry Bingham
Inks:
John Celardo
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Albert De Guzman
Job Number:
J-5397

Genre:
war; western-frontier
Characters:
John Thompson; unnamed helper [Aaron Carter]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated narrative (with word balloons) detailing the non-fictional fight in 1836 at Cape Florida Lighthouse between local settlers and Seminole Indians.

The helper is unnamed in this story, but history says his name was Aaron Carter. Carter was African-American, but is shown in this story as Caucasian.

Free Fire Zone (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Groll
Pencils:
Frank Redondo
Inks:
Frank Redondo
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
?
Job Number:
J-5131

Genre:
war
Characters:
Mike; Pepper
Synopsis:
Mike and Pepper are two Marines manning an observation post somewhere in Vietnam. When they spy movement in the free-fire zone they are charged to watch, they call in an artillery strike. After the strike they discover the movement wasn't what they thought it was.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Vietnam story.

Easy Money (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Kelley
Pencils:
Romeo Tanghal
Inks:
David Hunt
Colors:
Bob Le Rose
Letters:
Todd Klein
Job Number:
J-5450

Genre:
war
Characters:
Captain John Latham; Ned Pike
Synopsis:
Captain Latham rounds up a crew in a local tavern to aid him in attacking a British merchant ship in a New Jersey harbor...using a whaling boat.

Indexer Notes

American Revolution story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Combat Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
Colors:
? (logo)
Letters:
? (logo); typeset

Indexer Notes

An introduction to this title, comparing it with the original Our Army At War title that at this time had already changed its name to Sgt. Rock. Paul notes how they had only seven days notice before the art for this issue was due.

There is also a list of DC's other war titles, including calling Men of War "the companion magazine to this title."

#40 Bob LeRose (Table of Contents)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Kupperberg
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Bob LeRose

Indexer Notes

The Script was confirmed by Michael Catron.

This is the bottom half of "The DC Feature Page", with the top half being an Answer Man column.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. To Trap a Traitor
  3. 2. A Nasty Little Thing
  4. 3. The Lighthouse War
  5. 4. Free Fire Zone
  6. 5. Easy Money
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Combat Comments
  8. 7. #40 Bob LeRose
    DC Profiles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • John Richardson
  • Allen Ross
  • Lou Mazzella