Military Comics by Actual Service Members
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Leatherhead In Korea

SSgt Norval E. Packwood, Jr.

1952

Hardcover

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Great great stuff Boot. Appreciating each and everyone you're posting.

 

Btw, packing those #$$%#$#^ bags is a pain in the @$$.

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Pulse Of The Yards

Ray E. Russell

1945

More signatures on facing page.

 

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Training For The Trenches

Lieut. Alban B. Butler Jr.

1917

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All Is Not Goldbraid That Glitters

Helen Coy

1945

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If you've made it this far, here's an off-topic booklet of cartoons with a pic of Veronica Lake on the back cover to boost morale.

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More comics by and about the real superheroes...

 

First is actually a postcard folder with individual comic panels.

 

Second is a camp comic paper from occupied Germany.

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Some WWI era goodness...

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Comic to orient newcomers to Pearl Harbor, presumably published before the attack. With original mailer.

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A couple more WWII era pieces, and one from 1960.

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Found a couple more of these...

 

Here's Hit Da Deck from WWII.

 

This copy includes 112 signatures from the owner's friends.

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165 Days

25th Division on Luzon

William de Jarnette Rutherfoord

Oversized cloth-covered hardcover with pasted on frontispiece

 

Fantastic early documentary graphic novel about the Battle of Luzon in the Philippines in WWII. The art may not be polished, but it presents a hard-hitting first person account of the action.

 

It's not sensational - almost matter of fact, which makes it more gripping.

 

Can't think of an earlier documentary graphic novel. This one is really historic...

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That Rookie From The 13th Squad

1918 comic book created by Lieut. P.L. Crosby - Percy Crosby, who created Skippy

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Boot, these are all really cool books. Thanks for posting them. (thumbs u

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This one's not in the book -- I don't have Crosby's other WW1 book to know if it's in there. The absence of a copyright line and the rank in the signature make me wonder if he didn't do it for someone as a Christmas present. Dubb is the same character from "That Rookie..." though.

 

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Boot, these are all really cool books. Thanks for posting them. (thumbs u
My pleasure! Would love to see other examples if people have them!

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This one's not in the book -- I don't have Crosby's other WW1 book to know if it's in there. The absence of a copyright line and the rank in the signature make me wonder if he didn't do it for someone as a Christmas present. Dubb is the same character from "That Rookie..." though.

 

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Is that your original? Great piece!

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This one's not in the book -- I don't have Crosby's other WW1 book to know if it's in there. The absence of a copyright line and the rank in the signature make me wonder if he didn't do it for someone as a Christmas present. Dubb is the same character from "That Rookie..." though.

 

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Is that your original? Great piece!

Yes it is, thanks.

 

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