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1 hour ago, creaturefan95 said:

@AJD What do you think of Atlas' combat covers and stories?

TBH, I've never had one to read, so I have no idea about the contents. The covers are somewhere between the DC and EC ones in terms of realism and composition. As for the All-American Men of War #10 above, those guys with sub machine guns 6 feet away who are both missing must have learned to shoot at the Imperial Storm Troopers academy! lol  The story isn't great either, though it's not entirely silly. I read a history of Operation Bodenplate recently, and a British soldier managed to shoot down a low-level German fighter with a sub machine gun. So it happened at least once!

 

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45 minutes ago, AJD said:

TBH, I've never had one to read, so I have no idea about the contents. The covers are somewhere between the DC and EC ones in terms of realism and composition. As for the All-American Men of War #10 above, those guys with sub machine guns 6 feet away who are both missing must have learned to shoot at the Imperial Storm Troopers academy! lol  The story isn't great either, though it's not entirely silly. I read a history of Operation Bodenplate recently, and a British soldier managed to shoot down a low-level German fighter with a sub machine gun. So it happened at least once!

 

Those are very common occurrences on many covers published by them. The aerial tramway to a SAAF weather station setpiece is to me that AAMOW issue's most interesting aspect. I also love Grandenetti's use of perspective and other little details.

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AAMOW #10 cover with the tram probably never happened in real life but it does make for an interesting cover which might have helped sales a bit back when it was on the shelves .typical DC story which is basically a PG rated kids story whereas Atlas war was more "R" rated for mature.....

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To illustrate the difference between the EC and Atlas styles, here are two books from my collection with similar cover concepts but different thematic approaches:

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My collection also contains one Soldier Comics #8 which Fawcett published March 1953. I feel Bob Butts perfectly captures this combat medic's reaction to a truly horrifying situation. He calls out in desperation for additional vital bodily fluid needed by his wounded patient just moments after an enemy sniper's bullet has shattered the receptacle that once held its life-giving liquid:

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