Combat Kelly 29

Title Published
November 1951 to August 1957
Issue Numbers
1 to 44
Number of Issues
44
Combat Kelly 29 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
February 1955
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Indicia Publisher
Sphere Publications, inc.
 
 
Starring
Combat Kelly starring
 
 
Cover Credits
Joe Maneely pencils and inks signed
Contributions
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Cover Creator Credit
Stories
  Job
Number
Title Pages Credits
  F-505 -
·Combat Kelly starring

Notes: Supposedly during the Korean war, the story has s-f overtones as Kelly battles a giant, battle-ship-sized tank.
6 pg art Dave Berg pencils signed
Dave Berg inks guess

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
  F-503 The Killers!

Notes: U.S. Navy battling German submarines in WW I, told in Kelly's slangy voice.
Highly fictionalized account of anti-submarine action during 1917 by the destroyer U.S.S. Fanning (DD-37).

Feature: True War Stories that Made History...Told by Combat Kelly
6 pg art Dave Berg pencils signed

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  A-98 The Big Test! 1 pg text
  F-579 The United States Army's Arsenal Part II

Notes: A pure essay about the weapons used in Korea.
he last weapon described is "Atomic Annie", an 84-ft long 280-mm cannon that can deliver atomic artillery shells 20 miles; in the final panel, beneath a mushroom cloud, Cookie looks grim and says, "I saw Hitler's death chambers in Dachau and Buchenwald during World War II and I was a prisoner of the Reds in Korea ... an' if that's the kind of enemy we have to fight:, then no weapon is too awesome or too terrible to use against the butchers!"

Feature: Cookie's Combat Course
5 pg art Dave Berg pencils signed
Joe Maneely inks guess

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr.: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  - Statement Required by the Act og August 24, 1912

Notes: For 1 Oct 1954. Stan Lee, Editor; Martin Goodman, Managing Editor; Monroe Froehlich, Jr., Business Manager.
- pg art
Contributors:
Tom Lammers: Story Information
  F-504 -
·Combat Kelly starring

Notes: WW II: Kelly runs into Mussolini himself the day before the Duce was killed by Italian partisans. The style of the opening caption and other indicators suggest that Chapman may be the author here (and possibly of other stories in the issue). - John Benson.
Kelly and Cookie briefly capture Italian Prime Minister Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini (1883-1945) and his mistress Clara Petacci (1912-1945) as they flee towards "the border." The last panel indicates that "the next day" after escaping the two G.I.s, the bodies of Mussolini and Petacci were hanging in the Piazzale Loreto in Milan; that actually occurred on 29 Apr 1945, the day after their execution and two days after their capture by communist partisans near Dongo. - Tom Lammers.
6 pg art Hank Chapman script guess
Dave Berg pencils signed

Contributors:
John Benson: Creator Credit
Tom Lammers: Story Information