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Welcome on this blog full of information about Army and War Comics, and offcourse the comics.

War comics is a genre of comic books that gained popularity in English-speaking countries following World War II.

Shortly after the birth of the modern comic book in the mid- to late 1930s, comics publishers began including stories of wartime adventures in the multi-genre omnibus titles then popular as a format. Even prior to the U.S. involvement in World War II, comic books such as Captain America Comics #1 (March 1941) depicted superheroes fighting Adolf Hitler and the Nazis.

Golden Age publisher Quality Comics debuted its title Blackhawk in 1944; the title was published more or less continuously until the mid-1980s.

In the post-World War II era, comic books devoted solely to war stories began appearing, and gained popularity the United States and Canada through the 1950s and even during the Vietnam War. The titles tended to concentrate on US military depictions, generally in World War II, the Korean War or the Vietnam War. Most publishers produced anthologies; industry giant DC Comics’ war comics included such long-running titles as All-American Men of War, Our Army at War, Our Fighting Forces, and Star Spangled War Stories. Another prolific publisher of war comics was Charlton Comics, which produced a wide variety of titles beginning in the 1950s, such as Battlefield Action, Fightin’ Army, and Fightin’ Marines. Quality also began publishing G.I. Combat during this era. Marvel Comics also produced war titles, notably Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos.

In contrast to the typical glamorizing approach of most war titles, the EC Comics titles Frontline Combat and Two-Fisted Tales (produced in the early 1950s) depicted the horrors of war realistically and in great detail, exposing what editor Harvey Kurtzman saw as the truth about war without idealizing it. (The mid-1960s black-and-white comics magazine Blazing Combat, produced by Warren Publishing, was similarly devoted to authentically drawn and researched combat stories with a self-professed anti-war slant.)

Around 1959, several recurring characters began to appear in mainstream comic lines, including Sgt. Rock and The Haunted Tank in the DC line. These recurring characters began as regular “guests” of anthology titles such as Our Army at War and later graduated to their own titles.

You can access the information and comics through the sidebar.

The comics are mostly in packages from around 100mb, inside these rar-packages you will find the comics in cbr format.

You can view the comics with any cbr-reader like CDisplay or ComicRack.  menow

I did not scan the comics myself only collect them from various sites on the internet, internet archive, Usenet Newsgroups and torrents.
So thanks to all the scanners and uploaders.
This blog is purely ment to preserve the comics and to enjoy them, no financial meanings are involved, if you like the comics buy them as long as they are availabe, because nothing can beat the feeling of reading a real comic.

If you find something wrong (downloads, numbering, information) please let me know so that i can correct the error.

Thanks to the following sites for the information :

Grand Comics Database

Wikipedia

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23 responses »

  1. Burbank396 says:

    THANKS again – The usual suspects have been advised

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  2. boutje777 says:

    A new blog just opened about Horror and Mystery Comics

    Horror and Mystery Comics

    I am preparing a blog with Western Comics and also working on a blog with newspaper comics. Classics like Buck Rogers, Gasoline Alley, Katzenjammer Kids, Little Orphan Annie, Mandrake, Peanuts, Spirit, and a lot of other well known and not so well known titles. There are almost 400 titles to have on this blog.

    Unfortunately i had to cancel the special christmas comics blog because it is to time consuming to search all comics for christmas stories and titles and prepare them in a decent way. Perhaps next year when all my other blogs are up and running and i have more time searching these titles.

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  3. boutje777 says:

    I just opened a new blog about Western Comics.

    Western Comics

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  4. TY says:

    happy new year to you too.
    thanks for setting this up as well TY

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  5. boutje777 says:

    I just opened a new blog about Newspaper Comic Strips.

    Newspaper Comic Strips

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  6. Tim says:

    Hello Boutje, I thought I would tell you that Weird War Tales Comic 89 is corrupt. Thank You for all the comicbooks and great memories.

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  7. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 18-05-2016

    The next titles are updated.

    Captain Steve Savage
    Contact Comics
    Don Winslow
    Fightin’ Marines
    Fighting Leathernecks
    Fighting Undersea Commandos
    GI In Battle
    GI Joe
    Men In Action
    Monty Hall
    Navy Patrol (new title)
    Navy Task Force (new title)
    Submarine Attack
    Tell it to the Marines
    US Marines in action (new title)
    US Paratroops
    US Tank Commandos (new title)
    War At Sea
    Various

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  8. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 19-08-2016

    Battle Stories (2)
    Blazing Combat (4) – New title
    Don Winslow (8)
    US Paratroops (1)
    US Tank Commandos (1)
    Yardbirds (1) – In Various

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  9. shstrng says:

    Hello –

    While trying to download the Blazing Combat titles I get the link for the Battle Stories. I cannot find the Blazing Combat link.

    Thank you again for all your hard work.

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  10. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 30-10-2016

    Army Attack (4)
    Army War Heroes (3)
    Attack (27)
    Battlefield Action (24)
    Beetle Bailey (48)
    Blackhawk (187) – New Title
    Blitzkrieg (5) – New Title
    Captain Storm (18) – New Title
    Commando Comics (14) – New Title
    D-Day (1)
    Fightin’ Air Force (5)
    Fightin’ Army (75)
    Fightin’ Marines (3)
    Fightin’ Navy (1)
    Four Star Battle Tales (5) – New Title
    Foxhole (2)
    G.I. Combat (11)
    Marine War Heroes (5)
    Marines Attack (5) – New Title
    Sad Sack (82)
    Savage Combat Tales (3) – New Title
    Submarine Attack (6)
    U.S. Air Force Comics (1)
    Unknown Soldier (11)
    Vietnam Journal (14) – New Title
    War (44) – New Title
    War Action (14) – New Title
    War and Attack (4)
    War Fury (1)
    Warfront (1)
    Various (2)

    You can find the updates on older titles at the top between ==========

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  11. boutje777 says:

    I just opened a new blog about Indrajal Comics.

    Indrajal Comics

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  12. bdh says:

    i was never a big comic book guy (kid), but read my share. this site is awesome! thanks…i especially like the war part im on now.

    thanks again!

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  13. bdh says:

    ps–actually looking for info on this one:
    Two – Fisted Tales No. 26 reprint (Special ChangJin Reservoir Issue) (Two-Fisted Tales Reprints, Vol.1,No. 9) by Harvey Kurtzman(cover)

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    • boutje777 says:

      I will look out for this info, maybe someone else can give some ?
      Actually i was thinking, i must have this title somewhere, i will try to upload the whole serie this year. I will upload this one issue tomorrow and leave the link in a comment.

      Here are the 2 issues.

      The original 26.

      Issue 26

      The reprint 26-09

      Reprint Issue 26-09

      I will upload the rest of the series in the beginning of next year, i don’t have much spare time on my hands the next few weeks.

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    • James Brunswick says:

      I searched all over Canada for this,
      nobody ever saw it, anywhere ! YIKES !

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  14. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 07-04-2017

    Battle Stories (1)
    Don Winslow (1)
    Fighting Air Force (1)
    Fighting Marines (1)
    Fighting Navy (1)
    Two-Fisted Tales (24) – New Title
    War Stories (1)
    Battle Squadron (1) – In Various

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  15. dottedsun says:

    Thanks a lot!

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  16. boutje777 says:

    UPDATE 09-06-2017

    Army Attack (1)
    Army War Heroes (5)
    Battlefield Action (9)
    Beetle Bailey (16)
    Don Winslow (1)
    Fightin’ Air Force (3)
    Fightin’ Army (13)
    Fightin’ Marines (31)
    Fightin’ Navy (4)
    Marines Attack (2)
    Sad Sack (9)
    Spy Cases (1)
    Submarine Attack (1)
    US Air Force (9)
    US Fighting Air Force (1)
    War (2)
    Warfront (1)

    Navy War Heroes 7 In Various

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