Weird War Tales #124 [Direct]
(June 1983)

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Volume
13
Price
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1983-03-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (editor); Robin Snyder (assistant editor); Dick Giordano (executive editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Old Enemies Never Die! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Ross Andru (signed)
Inks
Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

Job Number
C-347
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two men-- in eternal combat through countless ages!
Genre
horror-suspense; war

Old Enemies Never Die! (Table of Contents: 1)

Weird War Tales / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Topper Helmers
Inks
Gary Martin
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Phil Felix
Editing
Paul Levitz; E. Nelson Bridwell

Job Number
J-4979
First Line of Dialogue or Text
In A.D. 453, Western Europe shudders under the crunching heel of Attila, king of the Huns!
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Attila; Valoric; Livia; King Richard the Lion-Hearted; Black Knight; Lady Olivia; Silver Knight; Sister Lorraine; German pilot; French pilot; Nazis; unnaned Nazi commander; unnamed Czech
Keywords
Nazis

Indexer Notes

"A Mountain of Skulls!" (Part One, 5 pages), "Wait--Beyond the Grave!" (Part Two, 4 pages), "The Shuddering Skies!" (Part Three, 4 pages), "Murder of a Town!" (Part Four, 2 pages), "Earth Is Hell!" (Part Five, 1 page), "This Graveyard Earth!" (Part Six, 1 page), "Out of Ashes--Eden!" (Conclusion, 1 page).

Set in 453 in Western Europe during the time of Attila the Hun, in 1190 during the reign of King Richard the Lion-Hearted in England, in 1915 in France during World War I, in 1942 in Czechoslovakia during World War II, in the middle of the 21st Century in New York City, in the 31st Century, and sometime in the far future.

Destination Unknown! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Creature Commandos; The G.I. Robot / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Fred Carrillo (signed)
Inks
Fred Carrillo (signed)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Milt Snapinn

Job Number
J-8301?
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lucky Taylor says: he wants to thank Mr. Sam Kujava and the thousands of character witnesses on our behalf who believed in us all during our trial!
Genre
horror-suspense; science fiction; war
Characters
G.I. Robot [J.A.K.E. 2]; Cap; a robot cat; Creature Commandos [Lt. Matthew Shrieve; Taylor; Dr. Medusa; Griffith; Velcro]; General Paul Levitz (mention)
Synopsis
General Paul Levitz sentences G.I. Robot and the Creature Commandos to death, but the sentence is commuted, and they are sent into a mission in space. However, the rockets malfunction, and they head towards an unknown destination.
Reprints
Keywords
monsters; robots

Indexer Notes

Set during World War II. Script and art credits confirmed in the letters page of this issue.

The Window (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Keith Giffen
Inks
Ernie Colón
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7387
First Line of Dialogue or Text
The rising of the fiery, blood-red sun brought an end to the carnage.
Genre
horror-suspense; war

Indexer Notes

Set in France during World War II.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Grass Is Always Greener (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Ric Estrada (signed)
Inks
Ric Estrada (signed)
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Phil Felix
Editing
Mike W. Barr; E. Nelson Bridwell

Job Number
J-7386
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It was the kind of day that one would like to forget.
Genre
horror-suspense; war
Characters
Wayne Connor

Indexer Notes

Set during World War II.

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

A.P.O. Weird War Tales / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robin Snyder
Pencils
Joe Kubert (letterhead)
Inks
Joe Kubert (letterhead)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
War is the province of uncertainty.
Characters
Death

Indexer Notes

The letters page also includes a special end of series tribute by Robin Snyder, including a listing of memorable stories: "Weird War" (#11), "Dream of Disaster" (#14), "The Dead Draftees of Regiment Six" (#41), "Death God" (#59), "Death the Dread Drummer" (#89), "Roses Are Red--But Blood Is Redder" (#109-110), and "Destination Unknown" (#124). Letters from Jason Nail, Ted McDonald, Charles David Haskell, Douglas McCaskill, Michael Meyer, Noel Scott, Patrick Hugunin, John Rogers, DeLynn James, Chris McCaleb, and Darrell Frazier. Promo for DC Comics Presents, G.I. Combat, Jonah Hex and DC Comics Presents Annual #2. Quick comments from Gordon Manley and Bob Mercer.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. Old Enemies Never Die!
    Weird War Tales
  2. 1. Old Enemies Never Die!
    Weird War Tales
  3. 2. Destination Unknown!
    The Creature Commandos; The G.I. Robot
  4. 3. The Window
    Weird War Tales
  5. 4. ["As I write this the new year is but seventy-hours old."]
    Meanwhile...
  6. 5. The Grass Is Always Greener
    Weird War Tales
  7. 6. ["War is the province of uncertainty."]
    A.P.O. Weird War Tales
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