AJD's comic notebook
13 13

1,053 posts in this topic

3,253 posts

Oh dear, someone has pulled a string . . .

It's interesting that any Russian "Marshal" automatically gets the full Stalin treatment.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3,253 posts
10 minutes ago, NanaNanaBooBoo said:

That's because you're not funny but you think you are, and you try too hard. If you let it come naturally and didn't try to force it you'd fit in a lot better. And dont be such a Berk

Great first post. Welcome Back to the Boards :golfclap:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14,188 posts
On 10/7/2017 at 12:40 AM, AJD said:

While it's difficult to keep up with all of the responses here, I shall push on regardless. </sarcasm>

All of you ardent readers of this thread (oh, wait, the sarcasm flag was off) will recall me posting this photo of B-17 gunners, which I thought was probably the reference photo for a Wings issue:

B-17_gunners.jpg.14a36e0f231d7784aa55521b3e4b86c4.jpg

Well, I now have a presentable copy of that issue of Wings in my FH box. :banana:

59d859ab29027_Wings61.thumb.jpg.6be7deeafe242e4714f2d11b71b91993.jpg

And if that isn't enough for you, here's a chorus line of Cossack dancing women (and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra)...

59d859c954a85_Wings61int.thumb.jpg.2de7343936a16734925102a2cf1e1d0f.jpg

 

Great "inside the bomber " cover !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6,054 posts
On 10/9/2017 at 12:51 PM, 1950's war comics said:

Reminds me of one of my favorites ..., OOAW #15

Image result for our army at war 15

Yeah - that's another great cover. Different model of B-17 on that one, because the waist gun windows are staggered instead of being opposite.

16 hours ago, Point Five said:

Wings 61 is an awesome cover, very underrated.   :cool:

 

Agreed. I like it a lot.

Here's a recent acquisition of a quite different genre.

Fight_57.thumb.jpg.bbc66562ac705167e38aac331be1e0b3.jpg

And since too much GGA is never enough, here's a splash from inside. This'll shiver your timbers... arrr.

Fight_57_int.thumb.jpg.cba7df4eebb7888114bfd392388e3aa0.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2,384 posts
On 10/7/2017 at 12:40 AM, AJD said:

While it's difficult to keep up with all of the responses here, I shall push on regardless. </sarcasm>

All of you ardent readers of this thread (oh, wait, the sarcasm flag was off) will recall me posting this photo of B-17 gunners, which I thought was probably the reference photo for a Wings issue:

B-17_gunners.jpg.14a36e0f231d7784aa55521b3e4b86c4.jpg

Well, I now have a presentable copy of that issue of Wings in my FH box. :banana:

59d859ab29027_Wings61.thumb.jpg.6be7deeafe242e4714f2d11b71b91993.jpg

And if that isn't enough for you, here's a chorus line of Cossack dancing women (and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra)...

59d859c954a85_Wings61int.thumb.jpg.2de7343936a16734925102a2cf1e1d0f.jpg

 

If that is the same one mycomicshop was selling, then I'm glad you got a nice copy of such a sweet book. I almost pulled the trigger on it but hesitated due to the 1-inch spine split. :shy:

On 10/7/2017 at 7:30 AM, AJD said:

It's the Chinese Nationalist insignia. The history of China before, during and after WW2 was fascinating and complicated. The Nationalists under Chiang kai-shek did the lion's share of the fighting against the Japanese, before going on to lose the civil war against Mao's communist forces in the period 1945-49. The Chinese Communist Party has largely written the Nationalists out of history. I was in Taiwan when the 70th anniversary of the end of WW2 passed, and the locals were plenty bitter about the way that Beijing was taking the credit.

I think he was referring to the blood chit. :gossip:

Edited by creaturefan95
punctuation

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6,054 posts
2 hours ago, creaturefan95 said:

If that is the same one mycomicshop was selling, then I'm glad you got a nice copy of such a sweet book. I almost pulled the trigger on it but hesitated due to the 1-inch spine split. :shy:

Yes, it's that one. The spine split doesn't bother me. I'll probably seal it once I've done a paper conservation course I've been eyeing off. I've actually being buying books with 'practice potential' lately. :)

2 hours ago, creaturefan95 said:

I think he was referring to the blood chit. :gossip:

I'm not sure what you mean? He said 'the Japanese (?) poster pinned to the gunner's back' - which is where the nationalist flag is. ???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2,384 posts
7 hours ago, AJD said:

I'm not sure what you mean? He said 'the Japanese (?) poster pinned to the gunner's back' - which is where the nationalist flag is. ???

59de13a7e49c8_Flying_Tigers_blood_chit_from_ROC_National_Government_provided_courtesy_of_Robert_Baldwin.thumb.jpg.b0df0839fc2e74ec279e6b6f8241e9d4.jpg

1 hour ago, Harry Lime said:

I was referring to the (as I now know it to be) Chinese Nationalist flag. I also have no idea what a blood chit is. o.O

http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1998/October 1998/1098chit.aspx

Edited by creaturefan95

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14,188 posts

On the subject of bomber covers....

The amazing thing about OOAW #83 is not only is it a Sgt Rock first appearance but also even without that designation it truly is a remarkable "inside the bomber" cover !! almost unique with the machine gun bullet feed dominating the cover , the determination of Rock and the crazy angle of the enemy fighter ... it all adds up to one of the greatest war comic covers ever IMO  !!!(worship)

Image result for our army at war 83

Edited by 1950's war comics

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14,188 posts

Of course i am a bit partial to the OOAW run ........

seeing how its partly my boardie name and avatar !

the avatar is my favorite war comic cover of them all................ OOAW #2 !!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
7,848 posts
On 10/6/2017 at 11:40 PM, AJD said:

While it's difficult to keep up with all of the responses here, I shall push on regardless. </sarcasm>

All of you ardent readers of this thread (oh, wait, the sarcasm flag was off) will recall me posting this photo of B-17 gunners, which I thought was probably the reference photo for a Wings issue:

B-17_gunners.jpg.14a36e0f231d7784aa55521b3e4b86c4.jpg

Well, I now have a presentable copy of that issue of Wings in my FH box. :banana:

59d859ab29027_Wings61.thumb.jpg.6be7deeafe242e4714f2d11b71b91993.jpg

And if that isn't enough for you, here's a chorus line of Cossack dancing women (and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra)...

59d859c954a85_Wings61int.thumb.jpg.2de7343936a16734925102a2cf1e1d0f.jpg

 

How come modern covers are never that good?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6,054 posts
On 10/14/2017 at 8:48 AM, 1950's war comics said:

On the subject of bomber covers....

The amazing thing about OOAW #83 is not only is it a Sgt Rock first appearance but also even without that designation it truly is a remarkable "inside the bomber" cover !! almost unique with the machine gun bullet feed dominating the cover , the determination of Rock and the crazy angle of the enemy fighter ... it all adds up to one of the greatest war comic covers ever IMO  !!!(worship)

Image result for our army at war 83

I have to say I can't get too enthused about that - the figure in the foreground framed by the ammo feed is great, but given the proximity of the enemy fighter, there's no way that scene doesn't end with a mid-air collision about a quarter of a second later. There are a lot of Wings covers I can't bring myself to collect for the same reason - either a crash into the ground or a collision is inevitable given the 'pose'. See Wings 27 , 35, 48 and 59 for a few examples (there are many others). At least #20 gets it right!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
24,992 posts
14 hours ago, AJD said:

I have to say I can't get too enthused about that - the figure in the foreground framed by the ammo feed is great, but given the proximity of the enemy fighter, there's no way that scene doesn't end with a mid-air collision about a quarter of a second later. There are a lot of Wings covers I can't bring myself to collect for the same reason - either a crash into the ground or a collision is inevitable given the 'pose'. See Wings 27 , 35, 48 and 59 for a few examples (there are many others). At least #20 gets it right!

Comics may not be for you.  :baiting:

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14,188 posts

Yes AJD , very good point on the OAAW #83, the other Wings issues , it seems they are just showing off the plane type best they can

Edited by 1950's war comics

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
13 13