(April 1966)

Warren, 1965 Series
Price
0.35 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
quarterly
On-sale Date
1966-01-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Warren Publishing Co.
Brand
A Warren Magazine [block text only]
Editing
Archie Goodwin
Color
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions
Magazine size

Issue Notes

The on-sale date is the publication date reported in U. S. Copyright Office filings.

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Frank Frazetta (painting)(signed)
Inks
Frank Frazetta (painting)(signed)
Colors
Frank Frazetta (painting)(signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

Combat Quiz / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin ?
Pencils
Angelo Torres
Inks
Angelo Torres
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin ?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Letters
typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Firing Line / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
John Severin; Frank Frazetta (illustrations)
Inks
John Severin; Frank Frazetta (illustrations)
Letters
typeset; Ben Oda

Indexer Notes

Includes a letter from Richard Kyle.

Special Forces! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti (ghosting)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Letters
Rocco "Rocke" Mastroserio

Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from The Blazing Combat Collection (Fantagraphics, 2009 series) #[nn].

Foragers (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Reed Crandall
Inks
Reed Crandall
Letters
Ben Oda

Reprints

U-Boat (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Gene Colan (signed)
Inks
Gene Colan (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Survival! (Table of Contents: 7)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Alex Toth; Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks
Alex Toth (signed)
Letters
Alex Toth

Genre
war
Reprints

The Battle of Britain! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed)
Pencils
Wally Wood ?; Dan Adkins ? [as Wood] (signed)
Inks
Wally Wood [as Wood] (signed); Dan Adkins ?
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
aviation; war
Characters
John Bassford (RAF pilot officer); other RAF pilots [Corky; Guy (death); others unnamed] (many die); the Germans (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The German Air Force has been playing the war of attrition with the RAF, and at the current rate, would wipe them out. However, newbie pilot, John Bassford, is eager but terrified when called to do battle in his first mission, and makes several blunders and has to bail out. In his second engagement, the whole squadron is shot down and Bassford is now left alone against the Luftwaffe, being shot down himself. But he has a surprise in store when he awakens from the mission in a hospital.
Reprints
Keywords
Heinkel; Spitfire; the Luftwaffe; World War 2

Indexer Notes

Story occurs in September, 1940.

Pencils credit from Richard Arndt via his Complete Warren Magazines index (www.enjolrasworld.com).

Former Wood assistant, Ralph Reese, strongly disputes Adkins having anything to do with this story. In Fantagraphic's "Atomic Bomb and Other Stories, Illustrated by Wally Wood" (2020), Reese emphatically recalled this story as "some of his (Wood's) best work from that time......that was one that he completely did himself, and I don't think he even had anybody artograph the airplanes for him." When asked by Thommy Burns (for this Fantagraphics' volume) for any additional comments regarding Adkin's claims on this story, Reese added: The "Battle of Britain!" story was a labor of love for Wood, and, as I remember it, he (Wood) wouldn't let anyone else touch it."

Another Wood assistant, Paul Kirchner, states: "A lot of assistants give the impression that they did more work than they did. This has given Wood no small amount of grief. He always has control."

Thus a ? has been placed next to any Adkins credits on this piece. There is too much controversy re this story to completely verify the true situation.

Water Hole! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Gray Morrow (signed)
Inks
Gray Morrow (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Reprints

Souvenirs! (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
John Severin (signed)
Inks
John Severin (signed)
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
war
Synopsis
A US Marine in the Pacific during WWII loses his life because of his obsession with collecting dental fillings from dead Japanese.
Reprints
Keywords
Marines; Pacific; World War II
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Combat Quiz
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    The Firing Line
  5. 4. Special Forces!
  6. 5. Foragers
  7. 6. U-Boat
  8. 7. Survival!
  9. 8. The Battle of Britain!
  10. 9. Water Hole!
  11. 10. Souvenirs!
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