War Action 5

Title Published
April 1952 to June 1953
Issue Numbers
1 to 14
Number of Issues
14
War Action 5 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
August 1952
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia Publisher
Canam Publishers Sales Corp.
 
 
Cover Credits
Sol Brodsky pencils and inks guess
Contributions
Nick Caputo: Cover Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
A-842 Grenade Burst

Notes: In his career as a war comic writer, Chapman wrote two types of stories - agonizingly brutal examinations of the horrors of war (mostly earlier stories) and mindnumbingly gung-ho adventure tales (mostly later work). This one is halfway between, a gung-ho story about Combat Kelly, where the American hero 'realisticly' calls his red opponants monkeys and other nonflattering names. - Ger Apeldoorn.
5 pg art Hank Chapman script signed
Bill LaCava pencils and inks attributed

Contributors:
Frank Wilmot: Creator Credit
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  A-527 Secret Weapon 2 pg text
A-548 Suicide Patrol! 6 pg art Jerry Grandenetti pencils guess
Art Peddy pencils guess
Bernie Sachs inks guess

Contributors:
Frank Wilmot: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
A-463 Sunday Bath! 4 pg art
A-559 Spit And Polish! 5 pg art Mac L. Pakula pencils signed
Mac L. Pakula inks guess

Contributors:
Frank Wilmot: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
A-729 The Killer

Notes: One of Chapman's brutal examinations of war. In his best stories, Chapman used innovative comic book techniques, such as using real headlines of clever essaylike examinations of a subject. Here,the whol story is told from the point of view of an enemy sniper gun. Every panel is circular and diveded in four pieces by the crosshaires of the gun. The panels are placed on a black blackground. The sniper kills three soldiers, before he is found out and shot himself - a hole appearing in the 'glass' of his visor. - Ger Apeldoorn.
3 pg art Hank Chapman script signed
Robert Q. Sale pencils and inks signed

Contributors:
Frank Wilmot: Creator Credit
Ger Apeldoorn: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit