Monday, May 17, 2010

Showcase #104 OSS Spies At War

The first DC war comic I remember reading was this issue of the Showcase revival from September, 1978. Behind a typically great Joe Kubert cover were two stories of the WWII Office Of Strategic Services. Both were written by the prolific Robert Kanigher and the first story, Graves With No Names, was drawn by the veteran war artist Ric Estrada and the backup, Another Pin--Another Death, featured art by Bill Draut. I liked both stories and it made me want to pick up the other DC war books like Sgt. Rock and G.I. Combat. In fact, I wanted subscriptions to those and many other books but my mom put the kibosh on that. Even this cool subscription ad couldn't persuade her.

The DC Explosion was a great time for an eight year old comic fan. I had so many choices for my comic reading. It was always a chore picking titles on my weekly trips to the comic store or convenience store. They're memories I'll never forget and I can always go back and read these cool books when I want to think about those years.

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