World Distributors, 1963 Series
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Price
2/6 [0-2-6 GBP]
Pages
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
World Distributors (Manchester) Ltd
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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typeset

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credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

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table of contents / 1 page (report information)

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Indexer Notes

Table of contents above statement of ownership.

Guadalcanal (Table of Contents: 4)

Combat / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"Commence firing" was the order as dawn erupted on August 7th, 1942
Genre
war
Characters
Larry (Marine corporal); Captain W. Clemens (British coastwatcher); U.S. Marines; Japanese soldiers; Japanese pilots; U.S. Navy personnel; U.S. Army soldiers; Jimmy (Larry's brother)
Synopsis
U.S. Marines invade Guadalcanal, expecting to be quickly relieved by Army troops. Instead, they spend four months of struggle, privation, and combat before they are relieved.
Reprints
Keywords
Guadalcanal; Marine Corps; World War II

Indexer Notes

Newman script per biblio published in Robin Snyder's the Comics, Vol 29, No 3, March 2018.

Wreck the R.A.F.! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Adolf Hitler; Herman Goering; Lieutenant Colders; Winston Churchill; Sir Keith Park
Synopsis
Germany plans to take control of the airspace over the channel. Lieutenant Colders joins the RAF. The Battle for Britain has begun.
Reprints
Keywords
Great Britain; Luftwaffe; ME-109; RAF; Spitfire; World War II

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. Newman script per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol. 30, No. 4, April 2019.

Strike the Fighter Fields! (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Lieutenant Colders; Herman Goering
Synopsis
Germany switches targets and goes after the airfields and the factories. British pilots learn a new tactic in dogfights that help even the odds.
Reprints
Keywords
Great Britain; Luftwaffe; ME-109; RAF; Spitfire; World War II

Indexer Notes

Part 2 of 3. Newman script per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol. 30, No. 4, April 2019.

The Decisive Days (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Lieutenant Colders; General Keith Park; Sir Charles Portal; Winston Churchill; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
Germany changes tactics and begins bombing London.
Reprints
Keywords
Great Britain; London; ME-109; Spitfire; World War II

Indexer Notes

Part 3 of 3. Newman script per Biblio in Robin Snyder's The Comics, Vol. 30, No. 4, April 2019.

Bottom third of page is a text only advert for other titles in this series.

Escape - - The Hard Way (Table of Contents: 8)

Escape / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He must have been berserk!
Genre
war
Characters
Andy Drew; Japanese guards; American P.O.W.s; Chinese guerillas
Synopsis
Andy Drew escapes a Japanese prison camp by faking his own death, and having himself buried alive. He joins a guerilla band, and the guerillas help him get back to Allied lines.
Reprints
Keywords
Burma; guerillas; P.O.W.; prisoner of war; World War II

Indexer Notes

Newman script per biblio published in Robin Snyder's the Comics, Vol 29, No 3, March 2018.

The Puny, Little Yank (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Paul S. Newman
Pencils
Sam Glanzman
Inks
Sam Glanzman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
Terry Flanders
Synopsis
Terry Flanders is shot down over the English Channel and captured by the Germans.
Reprints
Keywords
World War II

Indexer Notes

Nick Caputo credited Glanzman with a question mark. Saltarella came to the same art identification.

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Genre
war
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Indexer Notes

Back cover identical to front cover.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Guadalcanal
    Combat
  6. 5. Wreck the R.A.F.!
  7. 6. Strike the Fighter Fields!
  8. 7. The Decisive Days
  9. 8. Escape - - The Hard Way
    Escape
  10. 9. The Puny, Little Yank
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
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  • Gary L. Watson (R.I.P.)