(October 1978)

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Volume
8
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1978-07-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893071710
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #158.


Rotirra-- The Dinosaur Weapon! (Table of Contents)

Weird War Tales / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-786
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Monsters fight mankind's wars!
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Rotirra

[Introduction] (Table of Contents: 1)

Weird War Tales / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz ?
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5247
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I am Death--and you should welcome me!
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death
Keywords
monsters

Rotirra-- the Monster-Weapon! (Table of Contents: 2)

Weird War Tales / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Gerry Talaoc
Inks
Gerry Talaoc
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Esphid Mahilum

Job Number
J-5165
First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is a top secret footage of a Japanese super-weapon that threatened to destroy U.S. Naval might even more devastatingly than the attack on Pearl Harbor!
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death (host); Rotirra; Captain Phillips; Marcone; Whitall; Andrews

Indexer Notes

Set in the Pacific in June 1943 during World War II.

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

The Answer Man / text article / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Could you print the origin of The Atom?

Indexer Notes

Questions from Ken Hommel, Jacky Cornier, Jeff Witter, Steve Kampsen, Dave Hinderer, Brian Sam, Robbie Freitas, Frank Mastroni, Eduardo Espinosa and Terry W. Brown.

Number 40: Bob Le Rose (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Over the last two years the name Bob LeRose has been appearing with ever increasing frequency over the colorist's credit in many of the DC comics.

Indexer Notes

Profile on Bob LeRose.

Batman and the Corsair of Crime (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Life and Death of Charlie Golem (Table of Contents: 6)

Weird War Tales / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Toomey
Pencils
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Ruben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Esphid Mahilum

Job Number
J-4653
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Summer 1943-- somewhere in Eastern Europe.
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death (host); Privete Levy; Private Doyle; Harry; Charlie Golem
Keywords
golem; Nazis; sniper; World War II

Indexer Notes

Set in summer of 1943 in Eastern Europe during World War II.

The Greatest Story Never Told (Table of Contents: 7)

Weird War Tales / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Danny Bulanadi
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-5091
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In war, there are those who do, and others who merely record that which is done.
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death (host); Capitan Garcia; Ernest Hemingway
Reprints
Keywords
demons; Spanish Civil War

Indexer Notes

Set at the Teruel Front in Spain in 1937.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

The Day after Doomsday / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roger McKenzie
Pencils
Frank Miller
Inks
Bob Downs
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
John Workman

Job Number
J-5086
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Slowly, painfully, you dig your way from the cold, choking debris...
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Synopsis
The main character in this story turns out to be a cockroach that has survived the nuclear war.
Reprints
Keywords
cockroach; doomsday

Indexer Notes

Set sometime in the future. The rubble of 75 Rockefeller Plaza, then DC Comics' address, is shown, along with a copy of C. Burkett's Collected Works.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

A.P.O. Weird War Tales / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Kubert (letterhead)
Inks
Joe Kubert (letterhead)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-104
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've got to admit you really shocked me when you mentioned that Jack Oleck hasn't written a word for DC in four years.
Characters
Death

Indexer Notes

Letters from Beppe Sabatini and Mike Bates. Includes "Next Issue".

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Rotirra-- The Dinosaur Weapon!
    Weird War Tales
  2. 1. [Introduction]
    Weird War Tales
  3. 2. Rotirra-- the Monster-Weapon!
    Weird War Tales
  4. 3. ["Could you print the origin of The Atom?"]
    The Answer Man
  5. 4. Number 40: Bob Le Rose
    DC Profiles
  6. 5. Batman and the Corsair of Crime
    Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. The Life and Death of Charlie Golem
    Weird War Tales
  8. 7. The Greatest Story Never Told
    Weird War Tales
  9. 8. ["Slowly, painfully, you dig your way from the cold, choking debris..."]
    The Day after Doomsday
  10. 9. ["I've got to admit you really shocked me when you mentioned that Jack Oleck hasn't written a word for DC in four years."]
    A.P.O. Weird War Tales
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Nick Caputo
  • Antonio Pontes Junior
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas (R.I.P.)
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Karsten S.
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk