Military Comics

    (Comic Magazines, 1941-1945)
™ and ©1943 Comic Magazines

This 1941 series trumpeted itself as “stories of military action on land and at sea.” It contained an assortment of war strips along those lines, ranging from the naval adventure “PT Boat” to the air/sea flight team of the Atlantic Patrol. A comic piece with the unlikely name of “Death Patrol” painted the Japanese as a collection of goggle-eyed, buck-toothed stooges that were easily routed by a kid-led flight squad. Another long-running feature, The Sniper, was practically a prototype of the later Green Arrow, albeit armed with a rifle instead of a bow and arrow.

The best-known feature of Military Comics was the elite flight squadron known as the Blackhawks. The strip eschewed the normal superheroics and fantasy plots for grim war adventures—a difference that helped account for its huge and long-running popularity. After running through every issue of Military (later Modern Comics), they starred in several incarnations of their own series.

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#1

  8/1/1941
  $0.10
  $4.25
No copies available
1st appearance of Blackhawk (Janos Prohaska); 1st appearance of Loops McCann; 1st appearance of Banks Barrows; 1st appearance of Blue Tracer (Capt. Bill Dunn); 1st appearance of Boomerang Jones; 1st appearance of Archie Atkins; 1st appearance of Col. Sam Shot; 1st appearance of Slim Shell; 1st appearance of Yankee Eagle (Jerry Noble); 1st appearance of Death Patrol (Del Van Dyne; 1st appearance of Miss America (Joan Dale); 1st appearance of Q-Boat (Capt. Foghorn; Origin of Blackhawk (Janos Prohaska); Peewee; Hank; Slick Ward; Gramps); Butch O’Keefe; Stories of the Army and Navy; Dick Martin; Marmaduke Van Weyden; Bob Wayne)Will Eisner, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Dick ScopesChuck Cuidera, Bob Powell, Fred Guardineer, Klaus Nordling, John Stewart, Jack Cole, Ed Wexler, Henry C. Kiefer

#2

  9/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,450.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Stanislaus; 1st appearance of Andre; 1st appearance of Hendrick; 1st appearance of Boris; 1st appearance of Zeg; 1st appearance of Olaf; 1st appearance of Vladim; BlackhawkWill Eisner, Ed Wexler, Klaus Nordling, Jack Cole, Fred GuardineerChuck Cuidera, Bob Powell, Ed Wexler, Klaus Nordling, John Stewart, Jack Cole, Fred Guardineer

#3

  10/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Chop-Chop; BlackhawkWill Eisner, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Jack ColeChuck Cuidera, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, John Stewart, Klaus Nordling, Tom Hickey, Jack Cole

#4

  11/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,225.00
No copies available
BlackhawkWill Eisner, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Dave BergChuck Cuidera, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, John Stewart, Dave Berg

#5

  12/1/1941
  $0.10
  $1,075.00
No copies available
1st appearance of The Sniper; BlackhawkDick French, Ted Udall, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Fred Guardineer, Bob PowellChuck Cuidera, Vernon Henkel, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, John Stewart, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell

#6

  1/1/1942
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
BlackhawkDick French, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Ted UdallChuck Cuidera, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, John Stewart, Dave Berg, Vernon Henkel

#7

  2/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Inferior Man (Courtney Fudd); BlackhawkDick French, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Ted Udall, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Tom Hickey, Al JaffeeChuck Cuidera, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Vernon Henkel, Klaus Nordling, John Stewart, Dave Berg, Tom Hickey, Al Jaffee

#8

  3/1/1942
  $0.10
  $600.00
No copies available
1st appearance of X of the Underground; BlackhawkDick French, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Vernon Henkel, Klaus Nordling, Ted Udall, Al Jaffee, Dave BergChuck Cuidera, Fred Guardineer, Bob Powell, Vernon Henkel, Klaus Nordling, John Stewart, Bernard Klein, Al Jaffee, Dave Berg

#9

  4/1/1942
  $0.10
  $1,025.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Phantom Clipper; BlackhawkDick French, Ted Udall, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Fred Guardineer, Al JaffeeChuck Cuidera, Bernard Klein, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Fred Kida, Dave Berg, Fred Guardineer, Al Jaffee

#10

  6/1/1942
  $0.10
  $800.00
No copies available
BlackhawkDick French, Ted Udall, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Al Jaffee, Fred GuardineerChuck Cuidera, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Fred Kida, Al Jaffee, Fred Guardineer

#11

  8/1/1942
  $0.10
  $875.00
No copies available
BlackhawkDick French, Ted Udall, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Al JaffeeChuck Cuidera, Bob Powell, Klaus Nordling, Dave Berg, Fred Kida, Al Jaffee, Lee J. Ames

#12

  10/1/1942
  $0.10
  $700.00
No copies available
BlackhawkDick French, Ted Udall, Klaus Nordling, Bob Powell, Al Jaffee, Dave Berg, Fred GuardineerReed Crandall, Klaus Nordling, Bob Powell, Fred Kida, Al Jaffee, Dave Berg, Fred Guardineer

#13

  11/1/1942
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
BlackhawkBill Woolfolk, Ted Udall, Fred Guardineer, Klaus Nordling, Al Jaffee, Bob PowellReed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Klaus Nordling, Fred Kida, Al Jaffee, Bob Powell

#14

  12/1/1942
  $0.10
  $675.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Private Dogtag; BlackhawkBill Woolfolk, Ted Udall, Fred Guardineer, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Al McWilliamsReed Crandall, Vernon Henkel, Fred Guardineer, Fred Kida, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Al McWilliams

#15

  1/1/1943
  $0.10
  $750.00
No copies available
BlackhawkBill Woolfolk, Ted Udall, Fred Guardineer, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Al McWilliamsReed Crandall, Vernon Henkel, Fred Guardineer, Fred Kida, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Al McWilliams

#16

  2/1/1943
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
BlackhawkBill Woolfolk, Ted Udall, Fred Guardineer, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Al McWilliamsReed Crandall, Vernon Henkel, Fred Guardineer, Fred Kida, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Al McWilliams

#17

  3/1/1943
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
1st appearance of P.T. Boat (Ens. Paul Harvey; 1st appearance of Sailor Danny; Ens. Peter Tobias); BlackhawkBill Woolfolk, Ted Udall, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Al McWilliams, Art GatesReed Crandall, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Klaus Nordling, Andre LeBlanc, Al McWilliams, Art Gates

#18

  4/1/1943
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
 Bart Tumey, Vernon Henkel, Al McWilliams, Art GatesReed Crandall, Bart Tumey, Vernon Henkel, Al McWilliams, Art Gates, Andre LeBlanc

#19

  5/1/1943
  $0.10
  $650.00
No copies available
 Bill Woolfolk, Klaus Nordling, Ted Udall, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer, Art Gates, Bernard Dibble, Al McWilliamsReed Crandall, Fred Guardineer, Klaus Nordling, Vernon Henkel, Bernard Dibble, Bart Tumey, Andre LeBlanc, Al McWilliams, Art Gates

#20

  7/1/1943
  $0.10
  $530.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Yogi (joins Death Patrol)Gill Fox, Bart Tumey, Art Gates, Fred GuardineerReed Crandall, Gill Fox, Bart Tumey, John Cassone, Art Gates, Fred Guardineer

#21

  8/1/1943
  $0.10
  $480.00
No copies available
 Bart Tumey, Gill Fox, Ted Udall, Art Gates, Fred GuardineerReed Crandall, Bart Tumey, Gill Fox, John Cassone, Vernon Henkel, Art Gates, Fred Guardineer

#22

  9/1/1943
  $0.10
  $560.00
No copies available
 Bart Tumey, Al Stahl, Fred GuardineerReed Crandall, Bart Tumey, Al Stahl, Fred Guardineer, Sid Lazarus

#23

  10/1/1943
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Vernon Henkel, Al Stahl, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerJohn Cassone, Vernon Henkel, Al Stahl, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer, Sid Lazarus

#24

  11/1/1943
  $0.10
  $450.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Ted Udall, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerJohn Cassone, Al Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#25

  1/1/1944
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Ted Udall, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerJohn Cassone, Al Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#26

  2/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerJohn Cassone, Al Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#27

  3/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerJohn Cassone, Vernon Henkel, Jack Cole, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#28

  4/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerJohn Cassone, Jack Cole, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#29

  5/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerJohn Cassone, Jack Cole, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#30

  7/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerBill Ward, Jack Cole, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#31

  8/1/1944
  $0.10
  $310.00
No copies available
 Jack Cole, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerBill Ward, Jack Cole, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#32

  9/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred GuardineerAl Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Fred Guardineer

#33

  10/1/1944
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart TumeyAl Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Bill Quackenbush

#34

  11/1/1944
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart TumeyAl Stahl, Vernon Henkel, Bart Tumey, Bill Quackenbush

#35

  1/1/1945
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Choo Choo LaMoe; 1st appearance of Cherry LaneAl Stahl, Marvin SteinAl Stahl, Marvin Stein, Bill Quackenbush

#36

  2/1/1945
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Ezra JonesMarvin Stein, Al Stahl, Harry SahleMarvin Stein, Al Stahl, Harry Sahle

#37

  3/1/1945
  $0.10
  $330.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Bart Tumey, Harry SahleAl Stahl, Bart Tumey, Harry Sahle

#38

  4/1/1945
  $0.10
  $255.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Bart Tumey, Harry SahleAl Stahl, Bart Tumey, Harry Sahle

#39

  5/1/1945
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Al Stahl, Harry SahleAl Stahl, Harry Sahle

#40

  7/1/1945
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
 Gill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry SahleGill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry Sahle

#41

  8/1/1945
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
 Gill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry SahleGill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry Sahle

#42

  9/1/1945
  $0.10
  $550.00
No copies available
 Gill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry SahleGill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry Sahle

#43

  10/1/1945
  $0.10
  $470.00
No copies available
Series continued in Modern Comics #44Gill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry SahleGill Fox, Al Stahl, Harry Sahle