Navy Action 7

Title Published
August 1954 to April 1956
Issue Numbers
1 to 11
Number of Issues
Continued Into
Sailor Sweeney
Issue Information
Cover Date
August 1955
Indicia Frequency
Indicia Publisher
Current Detective Stories, Inc.
Cover Titles
The Commies Challenge!
"Battleship" Burke starring
Cover Credits
Carl Burgos pencils and inks attributed
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
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Title Pages Credits
[The Commies' Challenge]
·"Battleship" Burke starring

Notes: The Korean War. It's August 1952 and Chief Petty Officer "Battleship" Burke and his pal Seaman First Class "Salty" Smith are on leave in Korea when they are attacked by enemy soldiers. They make quick work of the Communist soldiers and run into some American G.I.s who, co-incidentally, are with the 3rd Infantry Division which "Battleship" has been looking for in hopes of meeting up with his kid brother, Lieutenant Shannon Burke of Charlie Company. He learns that Shannon and his sergeant were captured by the Communist troops while trying to blow up a dam. It doesn't take long for "Battleship" and "Salty" to rescue Shannon and the sergeant and then arrange to blow up the dam too. - Joe Moore.
6 pg art Joe Maneely pencils and inks signed

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Shark's Nest!

Notes: WWII-the Pacific theatre. The U.S. submarine the Finrake is attacked by superior forces of Japanese subs and, shuddering and shaking, goes down to the bottom. Although damaged she is still together but trapped by the many Japanese overhead looking for her. Luke is a new man on the Finrake and has been getting some ribbing about his championship swimming and spear-fishing before he became a sailor. He volunteers to go out wearing an aqualung and find a safe passage out for the Finrake and sabotage the Japanese with some time bombs. He plants his bombs and the crew waits tensely until the detonantion is heard then they speed out to safety, launching some of their own torpedoes at the Japanese on the way. Now Luke is a very welcome member of the Finrake. Note-nice four panel sequence by Drucker on top of page 6 showing the crew waiting anxiously for the sound of detenation of the time bombs. - Joe Moore.
6 pg art Mort Drucker pencils and inks signed

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Secret Weapon
2 pg text
Demo Devil-Dogs!
5 pg art Dave Berg pencils signed
Dave Berg inks guess

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit

Notes: WWII-the Pacific theatre. After finishing their part in a sea-battle the crew of an American battlewagon leaves the smaller ships of the fleet and procedes alone to another rendevouz. The crew is tired, they are low on ammo and one engine is giving them trouble when they come upon a Japanese battleship. The Japanese expect the battlewagon to turn tail but instead the Captain orders his crew to attack the Japanese battleship head-on. Coming at them head-on restricts the Japanese from using their big guns on the American battlewagon. The two ships cross each other at close quarters amid furious gunfire. The Japanese deck is a shambles. The two ships both try to get in position to use their big guns. The Americans succeed first and the Japanese battleship is sent reeling and is left sinking as the battlewagon heads off victorious. - Joe Moore.

Everett draws the Japanese with buck teeth and simian features as was common in propaganda cartoons during WWII.
6 pg art Bill Everett pencils and inks unsigned
Bill Everett letters attributed

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit