(September 2004)

Dark Horse, 2004 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
12.95 USD
Pages
116
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Dark Horse Books
Brand
Dark Horse Books [facing left]
ISBN
1-59307-262-7 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781593072629 51295
Editing
Michael Carriglitto (collection editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
cardstock cover
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

Collects Total War (Western, 1965 Series) #s 1-2 (July & October 1965); M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War (Western, 1965 Series) #3 (September 1966)

[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

Genre
science fiction; war

Indexer Notes

Cover art is a circular crop of part of the cover of Total War #2.

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

blank page(s) / 2 pages (report information)

Indexer Notes

Blank page - inside front and back covers.

[Eagle Insignia] (Table of Contents: 2)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / illustration / 6 pages (report information)

Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

M.A.R.S. Patrol eagle insignia. This same page appears five more times throughout the book as a space filler.

[M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War #3 cover] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

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).

Wally Wood's M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War (Table of Contents: 4)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
? (eagle insignia)
Inks
? (eagle insignia)
Colors
? (background only)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Title; credits; publisher data; indicia.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 5)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
? (eagle insignia)
Inks
? (eagle insignia)
Colors
? (background only)
Letters
typeset

Total Wood (Table of Contents: 6)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Batton Lash
Colors
? (background only)
Letters
typeset

Target: America (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Wally Wood
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
MARS Patrol [Marine Attack Rescue Service] [Sgt. Joe Striker (introduction; origin); Corp. Russ Stacey (introduction; origin); Sgt. Ken Hiro (introduction; origin); Lt. Cy Adams (introduction; origin)]; alien invaders (introduction; villains); General Kripps; The U.S. President; Ambassador Bronski; Major Suskov
Synopsis
Strange invaders strike into America and around the world, ruthlessly killing as they go. The M.A.R.S. Patrol takes the lead in fighting them off between Philadelphia and New York City. The unknown enemy retreats and vanishes, killing their wounded as they go, but immediately strike again elsewhere.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantic City; helicopter; Marine Corps; Marines; New Jersey; New York City; Philadelphia

Indexer Notes

New inks and lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011). Writer credit confirmed by Martin O'Hearn.

[Total War #2 cover] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Lieutenant Adams; Sgt. Joe Striker; Sgt. Ken Hiro; Corporal Russ Stacey
Reprints
Keywords
Niagara Falls

Indexer Notes

New art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Sneak Attack! (Table of Contents: 9)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Lieutenant Adams; Sgt. Joe Striker; Sgt. Ken Hiro; Corporal Russ Stacey; General Kripps; Alien invaders
Synopsis
The M.A.R.S patrol flies to Niagara Falls to help Canadian armed forces fight the "enemy invaders."
Reprints
Keywords
Canada; flame-thrower; jets; Niagara Falls; parachutes

Indexer Notes

New art plus lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011). Signed "wood" in last panel.
Writer credit by Martin O'hearn. Formerly credited to Wally Wood ?.

Breakthrough! (Table of Contents: 10)

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Leo Dorfman
Pencils
Dan Adkins
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
? (original editor)

Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Lieutenant Adams; Sgt. Joe Striker; Sgt. Ken Hiro; Corporal Russ Stacey; General Kripps; Alien invaders
Synopsis
The invaders send a force to attempt to locate the headquarters of the Strategic Air Command in the Rocky Mountains.
Reprints
Keywords
cavern; drones (aircraft); jets; oil pipeline; Rocky Mountains; Strategic Air Command

Indexer Notes

New art plus lettering identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011). Signed "wood" in last panel.
Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

[Total War #1 cover] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
science fiction; war
Characters
Sgt. Joe Stryker; Cpl. Russ Stacey; Sgt. Ken Hiro; Lt. Cy Adams
Reprints
Keywords
Bazooka; New York City; tank

Indexer Notes

New art identification by Alberto Becattini (January 2011).

Operation Copperhead (Table of Contents: 12)

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
Editing
? (original editor)

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

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn.

Afterward (Table of Contents: 13)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dan Adkins
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fifty years ago, I read this in a letter column of a comic book.
Synopsis
Dan Adkins talks about how his interest in art started early in high school. He goes on to reminisce about working for Wally Wood in Wood's small apartment in Manhattan.

Indexer Notes

After the Adkins essay, there is a brief biography of Wally Wood.

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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  3. 2. [Eagle Insignia]
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  4. 3. [M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War #3 cover]
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  5. 4. Wally Wood's M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
  6. 5. Table of Contents
  7. 6. Total Wood
  8. 7. Target: America
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
  9. 8. [Total War #2 cover]
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
  10. 9. Sneak Attack!
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  11. 10. Breakthrough!
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  12. 11. [Total War #1 cover]
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  13. 12. Operation Copperhead
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  14. 13. Afterward
  15. 14. M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
    M.A.R.S. Patrol Total War
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