(September-October 1966)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1966-07-12
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Final issue. On-sale date from copyright registration.


Even the Skies Can Bleed! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Cloud / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Johnny Cloud

Even the Skies Can Bleed! (Table of Contents: 1)

Johnny Cloud / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Synopsis
Johnny is ambushed by a night fighter... The Nazi rival is Wolf Fang. As a boy on the reservation, his father was challenged by Wolf Fang's father, who died in the bout. Wolf Fang swore to carry on the fight... Wolf Fang joined the "enemy's air force" to get revenge. They clash in the air, drop messages and challenges, finally wreck their planes and ditch in the water. Still, Johnny tries to save Wolf Fang, who shoots down a swooping German fighter to keep it away - and is crushed as it falls. "An old 'friend' fired his last shot, on the right side, at last."

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue.

Story across 18 pages in three parts of 5.67 pages each.

The last panel reads, "Watch for new blazing sky battles... in future issues of MEN OF WAR", but this is the final issue. Johnny Cloud went on to join The Losers in Our Fighting Forces.

Wolf Fang repeatedly calls our hero "Johnny White Cloud", which means Johnny's last name is "White Cloud" (two words), not just "Cloud."

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

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Readers-- Sound Off! / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher [as RK]
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Sgt Rock answers letters from Peter Hughes, Beth Oxford, Steve Shelton, and Jeff Morrow. Topics include information about B-17s and B-29s. A girl reader, "Rising Dawn", praises the positive portrayal of Johnny Cloud. Another reader finds the Viking Prince "a little out".

Indexer Notes

On the third page after page 6 of the previous story sequence.

Get Hip to Old Folks! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

On the fourth page after page 6 of the previous story sequence.

20,000 Foot Curtain! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Synopsis
In Korea, a pilot is told a "curtain of flak" can't be flown through. "It's too thick." Yet the pilot must fly solo to bomb a dam. He soars high, tries to sweep around, hedgehops to avoid flak, but finally delivers his bomb. Then he flies BACK through the flak. "It's like riding a roller coaster -- It gets easier each time you do it!"
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Even the Skies Can Bleed!
    Johnny Cloud
  2. 1. Even the Skies Can Bleed!
    Johnny Cloud
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Readers-- Sound Off!
  5. 4. Get Hip to Old Folks!
  6. 5. 20,000 Foot Curtain!
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
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