Battle Action 22

Title Published
February 1952 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
1 to 30
Number of Issues
Issue Information
Cover Date
April 1956
Indicia Frequency
Indicia Publisher
Newsstand Publications, Inc.
Cover Titles
Cover Credits
Joe Maneely pencils attributed
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Title Pages Credits
The Best Laid Plans

Notes: Single panel splash page by Colan.
WWII-Pacific theatre-Iwo Jima. Colonel Yasuo Takani gathers detailed intelligence on his American foes. He makes careful plans on how to fight and defeat them. When his forces attack they find they have been tricked and the American forces have moved to the rear of the Japanese for a counter-attack. Colonel Takani is captured and learns that the Americans had intercepted his communications and planned accordingly. - Joe Moore.
5 pg art Gene Colan pencils attributed

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Swamp War
2 pg text
The Yank From Kentucky

Notes: WWI-St. Mihiel. Young Lieutenant. Clark Burr is envious that the Colonel pays more attention to and seeks the advice of the uneducated Private from the Kentucky hills, Les Carny. The Lieutenant protests to the colonel but is told by the Colonel that Burr has a �Sixth sense� about combat from his years of hunting, stalking and fighting feuds in the Kentucky hills. The Lieutenant is skeptical until he is sent on a scouting mission with Burr and sees just what the private is capable of. - Joe Moore

Single panel splash page by Miller.
5 pg art Chuck Miller pencils signed

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
The Army That Wouldn't Be Beaten!

Notes: American War with Mexico (1840s) story.
Features American general Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) and Mexican general Antonio de Padua Mar�a Severino L�pez de Santa Anna y P�rez de Lebr�n (1794-1876).

The Mexican-American War. Mexican General Santa Anna has suffered one defeat and retreat after another at the hands of the American armies and is looking for a battle to encourage his people and give them heart. When he learns that the American General Zachary Taylor is on his way to join General Scott in an attempt to take Mexico City he figures that his 20,000 troops can take Taylor�s mere 5000 troops when they reach Buena Vista and that will give him the victory that will reenergize his men. The hoped for victory does not materialize and Santa Anna, once more, finds himself in retreat. - Joe Moore
4 pg art Joe Orlando pencils guess

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
They Called Him... Traitor!

Notes: The Korean War. Kim Soo, the old wood seller was loved and respected by all the people of Seoul, Korea until June 28, 1950 when the Communist army invaded and he doned the white arm band that signified he was supportive of the invaders. His people then shunned him and called him traitor as they left for the south of Korea. Kim Soo fell into the good graces of the new Communist rulers even as the U.N. forces fought back against them. On September 15, 1950 the U.N. troops successfully pushed back the Communists as they took Inchon and soon after recaptured Seoul where the people were astonished to find that Kim Soo was not the traitor they had thought but had actually been working undercover to transfer vital inteligence to the U. N. forces. - Joe Moore

Feature: The Fight for Freedom
4 pg art Mac L. Pakula pencils signed

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912

Notes: For 1 Oct 1955. Stan Lee, Editor; Martin Goodman, Managing Editor; Monroe Froehlich, Jr., Business Manager.
- pg art
Tom Lammers: Story Information

Notes: Korean War story.
Note on splash indicates this is "A Battle Action salute to the Signal Corps."

The Korean War. Captain Ralston and Fox Company are ordered to hold the line against a superior force of Communist forces. The men of Fox Company feel that HQ is looking for an excuse to retire the captain so the Sergeant (Click) and Corporal (Blinky) come up with a plan that is approved by the Captain. When the final series of assaults come the men wait until the last minute to set off their cameras electronic flash units as Fox Company�s Signal Corp blinds and baffles the enemy soldiers who are quickly rounded up. The Captain and his men are all congratulated and given battlefield promotions. - Joe Moore

Some nice fluid inking by Romita in this story that is almost Kurtzmanesque in some panels. - Joe Moore
5 pg art John Romita pencils signed

Joe Moore: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information