([September] 1966)

Western, 1966 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1966-06-29 ?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
K. K. Publications, Inc.
Brand
Gold Key
Dell/Western Eight-Digit Code
10145-609
Editing
?

Issue Notes

First issue using the title (cover and indicia) of "M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War." Previous issues 1 and 2 are entitled simply "Total War." Month taken from cover code. On-sale date from date stamp on cover of a copy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The invaders strike to capture America's hottest weapons defended by the men from M.A.R.S.*
Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Cpl. Russ Stacey; Sgt. Ken Hiro; Sgt. Joe Striker; invaders
Reprints
Keywords
Bazooka

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Survival for Soldiers (Table of Contents: 1)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; military; science fiction; war
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; panels with text underneath. M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War logo is on sequence, but it is a fact filler. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Operation Copperhead (Table of Contents: 2)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Dan Adkins ?
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
3-668
Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
M.A.R.S. Patrol [Lt. Adams; Sgt. Joe Striker; Sgt. Ken Hiro; Cpl. Russ Stacey]; General Kripps; Commander ?; Colonel ?; Steve; Max Severn; Randy Regan; invaders
Synopsis
Acting as individuals the M.A.R.S. men take the lead in foiling the invaders' thefts of a navy atomic submarine, advanced technology equipment, a laser-armed super-tank, and an experimental VTOL jet.
Reprints
Keywords
Laser; S.T.O.L.; STOL; submarine; tank; V.T.O.L.; VTOL

Indexer Notes

Last digit of job number is uncertain. Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Survival for Soldiers (Table of Contents: 3)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Certa
Inks
Joe Certa
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction; military; science fiction; war
Keywords
Educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Panels with text underneath. M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War logo is on sequence, but it is a fact filler. Art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

M.A.R.S. Patrol Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 4)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
George Wilson (painting)
Inks
George Wilson (painting)
Colors
George Wilson (painting)
Letters
typeset

Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Cpl. Russ Stacey; Sgt. Ken Hiro; Sgt. Joe Striker; invaders
Keywords
Bazooka

Indexer Notes

Back cover; front cover minus logo and lettering.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The invaders strike to capture America's hottest weapons defended by the men from M.A.R.S.*"]
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
  2. 1. Survival for Soldiers
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
  3. 2. Operation Copperhead
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
  4. 3. Survival for Soldiers
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
  5. 4. M.A.R.S. Patrol Pin-Up
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
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