Weird War Tales #98 [Direct]
(April 1981)

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Volume
11
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1980-12-16
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein (editor); Joe Orlando (managing editor)

Issue Notes

On sale date from DC Coming Attractions #50.
This issue has variants:

When Walks the Sphinx! (Table of Contents)

Weird War Tales [do not use] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
C-537
Genre
horror-suspense; war; science fiction
Characters
Nazis; Sphinx

The Sphinx Walks! (Table of Contents: 1)

Weird War Tales [do not use] / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Noly Zamora
Inks
Noly Zamora
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Esphid Mahilum (as Esphidy)

Job Number
J-6290
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Death comes to many in the burning sands of the Egyptian desert--
Genre
horror-suspense; war; science fiction
Characters
Death (host); Morgan; Tyler; Sphinx; General Benjamin; Richard Oliver [also as Hans Bethe]; Harlan Shields [also as Wilhelm Fischer]; Col. Steiner; Dr. Ekhart
Keywords
Nazis; Sphinx

Indexer Notes

Set in Egypt in 1942 during World War II.

Old Gold (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Hostess Twinkies; Wonder Woman / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

$ave Money: Subscribe Now! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Dictators Die Twice! (Table of Contents: 4)

Weird War Tales [do not use] / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Jan Duursema
Inks
Larry Mahlstedt
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-6940
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In 44 B.C., the first day of March was chilled by a blustery wind--
Genre
horror-suspense; war; science fiction
Characters
Death (host); Julius Caesar (death); Thesus (death); Marcella; Marcus Junios Brutus; Gaius Cassius
Synopsis
Story of how Caesar tried to trick death by hiring an actor to play him.

Indexer Notes

Set in 44 B.C. in Rome.

Heal the Hopeless (Table of Contents: 5)

Weird War Tales [do not use] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Kashdan
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-6159
First Line of Dialogue or Text
There was a time, not long ago, when disease could be as formidable a foe as human warriors!
Genre
horror-suspense; war; science fiction
Characters
Death (host); Cpl. Elton Parker; Snaketooth

Indexer Notes

Set in summer 1881 in Arizona.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Bob Rozakis (as Ted P. Skimmer)
Pencils
Joe Kubert (letterhead)
Inks
Joe Kubert (letterhead)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-712
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Imagine my consternation upon reading "The Creature Commandos" in #93 and finding out that they were going to be WWT's regular feature...
Characters
Death

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers T.M. Maple, Joe Irwin, John T. Patterson, Tony Overhalt, James Sands, David Kueragas, Michael Dennler, and Jimmy Wane Snow. Len's Line-Up: On Sale January 8th.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. When Walks the Sphinx!
    Weird War Tales [do not use]
  2. 1. The Sphinx Walks!
    Weird War Tales [do not use]
  3. 2. Old Gold
    Hostess Twinkies; Wonder Woman
  4. 3. $ave Money: Subscribe Now!
    Superman
  5. 4. Dictators Die Twice!
    Weird War Tales [do not use]
  6. 5. Heal the Hopeless
    Weird War Tales [do not use]
  7. 6. ["Imagine my consternation upon reading "The Creature Commandos" in #93 and finding out that they were going to be WWT's regular feature..."]
    A.P.O. Weird War Tales
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