Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Our Army at War #181

Our Army at War #181 (On Sale: April 4, 1967) has a wonderful Russ Heath cover. The color could be a little better (and had this cover been published even a year later, it would have been), but the DC war books were already looking great.

Inside we have "Monday's Coward -- Tuesday's Hero" by Robert Kanigher and Russ Heath featuring Sgt. Rock.

Scott M has a nice piece on Heath on his blog, Seduction of the Indifferent that is worth perusing. Between Russ Heath and Joe Kubert DC war books had the best tag-team artist of any genre at the time (surpassed only by the science-fiction tag-team of Al Williamson and Wally Wood at EC in the 1950s). Both Kubert and Heath were just masters hitting their peak between 1965 and 1980. It was a wondrous time to buy war comics.

The backup story is "Paper Bullets" by Hank Chapman and Jack Abel.

Edited by Robert Kanigher.

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