(October-November 1978)

DC, 1978 Series
 
Volume
1
Price
0.50 USD
Pages
44
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1978-07-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893152211
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was intended to be ongoing

Issue Notes

Although a note on the last page of the final story and the editors note on the following page both state that issue number two would be on sale in two months, no subsequent issue was published as Army at War was one of the titles cancelled when DC's parent company forced a sudden significant reduction in the number of titles DC published, an event known as the DC Implosion.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #158.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?; Gaspar Saladino (logo design)

Job Number
C-801
Genre
war
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin. Logo design credit from Todd Klein.

To Trap a Traitor (Table of Contents: 1)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Scott Edelman
Pencils
Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks
Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Esphidy Mahilum [as Esphid M.]

Job Number
J-5299
Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Frank Libertini; Pvt. Eric Jonas
Synopsis
Two months before D-Day, Sgt Libertini is parachuting into German territory with the rest of his team on a recon mission. However, his mind is not so much on the mission at hand as it is exposing one of his own men as being a Nazi agent.

Indexer Notes

World War II story.

A Nasty Little Thing (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Steve Utley
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5381
Genre
war
Characters
Lt. Harrigan
Synopsis
Lt. Harrigan is lucky at cards, horses, and girls. Why shouldn't a war be different?

Batman and the Corsair of Crime (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

The Lighthouse War (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
David Michelinie
Pencils
Jerry Bingham
Inks
John Celardo
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Albert De Guzman

Job Number
J-5397
Genre
war; western-frontier
Characters
John Thompson; unnamed helper [Aaron Carter]

Indexer Notes

Illustrated narrative (with word balloons) detailing the non-fictional fight in 1836 at Cape Florida Lighthouse between local settlers and Seminole Indians.

The helper is unnamed in this story, but history says his name was Aaron Carter. Carter was African-American, but is shown in this story as Caucasian.

Free Fire Zone (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Groll
Pencils
Frank Redondo
Inks
Frank Redondo
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
?

Job Number
J-5131
Genre
war
Characters
Mike; Pepper
Synopsis
Mike and Pepper are two Marines manning an observation post somewhere in Vietnam. When they spy movement in the free-fire zone they are charged to watch, they call in an artillery strike. After the strike they discover the movement wasn't what they thought it was.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Vietnam story.

Easy Money (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Bill Kelley
Pencils
Romeo Tanghal
Inks
David Hunt
Colors
Bob Le Rose
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
J-5450
Genre
war
Characters
Captain John Latham; Ned Pike
Synopsis
Captain Latham rounds up a crew in a local tavern to aid him in attacking a British merchant ship in a New Jersey harbor...using a whaling boat.

Indexer Notes

American Revolution story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Combat Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Colors
? (logo)
Letters
? (logo); typeset

Indexer Notes

An introduction to this title, comparing it with the original Our Army at War title that at this time had already changed its name to Sgt. Rock. Paul notes how they had only seven days notice before the art for this issue was due.

There is also a list of DC's other war titles, including calling Men of War "the companion magazine to this title."

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

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

Script
Bob Rozakis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

This is the top half of "The DC Feature Page."

40 Bob LeRose (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Bob LeRose

Indexer Notes

Script credit confirmed by Michael Catron.

This is the bottom half of "The DC Feature Page."

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. To Trap a Traitor
  3. 2. A Nasty Little Thing
  4. 3. Batman and the Corsair of Crime
    Batman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  5. 4. The Lighthouse War
  6. 5. Free Fire Zone
  7. 6. Easy Money
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Combat Comments
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    The Answer Man
  10. 9. 40 Bob LeRose
    DC Profiles
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