Combat Kelly (1st Series)

    (Marvel, 1951-1957)
©1953 Sphere Publications, Inc. (Marvel)

Debuting in November, 1951, Combat Kelly was an action-filled war comic set during the Korean War, which the U.S. was then fighting. The star of this series was a rough-and-tumble Irishman who took on the “Quilted Horde” (North Koreans) armed with his M-1 Garande rifle and unlimited courage. He was backed up by similarly fearless dogfaces, including “Cookie,” an unimpressive-looking lad who in one story is shown single-handedly wiping out an entire Communist platoon.

An atypical title, Combat Kelly was a brawling shoot-em-up at a time when many other comics were taking a sadder, more reflective look at warfare.

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#1

  11/1/1951
  $0.10
  $320.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Combat KellyHank ChapmanRuss Heath

#2

  1/1/1952
  $0.10
  $85.00
No copies available
  Al Hartley, Dick Rockwell

#3

  3/1/1952
  $0.10
  $140.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Paul Reinman

#4

  5/1/1952
  $0.10
  $115.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Russ Heath

#5

  7/1/1952
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  $70.00
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 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Dave Berg, Ogden Whitney

#6

  9/1/1952
  $0.10
  $60.00
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 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely

#7

  11/1/1952
  $0.10
  $70.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Al Hartley

#8

  12/1/1952
  $0.10
  $190.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Dave Berg

#9

  1/1/1953
  $0.10
  $120.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Al Hartley

#10

  2/1/1953
  $0.10
  $180.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Al Hartley

#11

  3/1/1953
  $0.10
  $70.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanJoe Maneely, Al Hartley

#12

  4/1/1953
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanDave Berg

#13

  5/1/1953
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanDave Berg

#14

  6/1/1953
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#15

  8/1/1953
  $0.10
  $81.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#16

  10/1/1953
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#17

  12/1/1953
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanDave Berg, Robert Sale

#18

  1/1/1954
  $0.10
  $106.00
No copies available
  Mort Lawrence, Syd Shores, Russ Heath

#19

  2/1/1954
  $0.10
  $65.00
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  Dave Berg, Robert Sale

#20

  3/1/1954
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  $65.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg, Dick Ayers

#21

  4/1/1954
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
Transvestite cover Robert Sale, Dave Berg

#22

  6/1/1954
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  $65.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#23

  8/1/1954
  $0.10
  $113.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg, Mort Lawrence

#24

  9/1/1954
  $0.10
  $106.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#25

  10/1/1954
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg, Robert Sale

#26

  11/1/1954
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  $65.00
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  Dave Berg, Vic Carrabotta, Russ Heath

#27

  12/1/1954
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg, Robert Sale

#28

  1/1/1955
  $0.10
  $65.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#29

  2/1/1955
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
 Hank ChapmanDave Berg

#30

  4/1/1955
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#31

  6/1/1955
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#32

  8/1/1955
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#33

  10/1/1955
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#34

  12/1/1955
  $0.10
  $93.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#35

 
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#36

  4/1/1956
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#37

  6/1/1956
  $0.10
  $48.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#38

  8/1/1956
  $0.10
  $45.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#39

  10/1/1956
  $0.10
  $78.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#40

  12/1/1956
  $0.10
  $60.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#41

  2/1/1957
  $0.10
  $73.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#42

  4/1/1957
  $0.10
  $54.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#43

  6/1/1957
  $0.10
  $30.00
No copies available
  Dave Berg

#44

  8/1/1957
  $0.10
  $73.00
No copies available
Final Issue Dave Berg