(November 1978)

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Volume
8
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
44
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1978-08-08
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893071711
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 #159.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; war

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

Weird War Tales / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Inks
Howard Chaykin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5364
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Which war is really the war to end all war?
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death

The Phantom with My Face! (Table of Contents: 2)

Weird War Tales / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Edelman
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Romeo Tanghal
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-4882?
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death (host)

Indexer Notes

Set during World War II.

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

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

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
? (letter head)
Inks
? (letter head)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-126

Indexer Notes

Explains that themed issues of Weird War Tales are temporarily on hold until the sales figures can be reviewed. Anthology issues will resume.

Batman and the Corsair of Crime (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Day after Doomsday / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Oleck
Pencils
Alex Niño (signed)
Inks
Alex Niño (signed)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Job Number
J-3504
First Line of Dialogue or Text
So you want to kill me!
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host); Major Preston
Synopsis
Major Preston was a man who thrived on war. He is accidentally placed in suspended animation for centuries. When he awakens, he avoids mad mutants, then finds a city protected by a force field. The inhabitants of the city say he is infected by the same plague that the mutants have, and they place him in a prison cell. He is to be isolated for the rest of his life so that the plague doesn't spread. The plague's name is violence.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set sometime in the future.

Volume 78 Issue 32 - Week of August 7, 1978 (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Daily Planet / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Soldiers from "Heaven!" (Table of Contents: 7)

Weird War Tales / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake [as Drake]
Pencils
Bill Draut [as Draut]
Inks
Bob Smith [as Smith]
Colors
Jerry Serpe [as Serpe]
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-3815
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Death (host)

Indexer Notes

Set in the time of the Spanish conquistadores.

Atrocities! (Table of Contents: 8)

Weird War Tales / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Howard Chaykin
Inks
Howard Chaykin
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-5380
Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Death (host)
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Set a millennium ago but on another planet.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Weird War Tales
  2. 1. ["Which war is really the war to end all war?"]
    Weird War Tales
  3. 2. The Phantom with My Face!
    Weird War Tales
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    A.P.O. Weird War Tales
  5. 4. Batman and the Corsair of Crime
    Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  6. 5. ["So you want to kill me!"]
    The Day after Doomsday
  7. 6. Volume 78 Issue 32 - Week of August 7, 1978
    Daily Planet
  8. 7. The Soldiers from "Heaven!"
    Weird War Tales
  9. 8. Atrocities!
    Weird War Tales
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
  • Ramon Schenk
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  • Gene Reed
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Ramon Schenk