Battle 70

Title Published
March 1951 to June 1960
Issue Numbers
1 to 70
Number of Issues
Battle 70 Cover Image
Issue Information
Cover Date
June 1960
Indicia Frequency
Indicia Publisher
Male Publishing Corp.
Cover Titles
Face-To-Face With The Enemy!
Dateline:Iwo Jima!
Cover Credits
Jack Kirby pencils attributed
Christopher Rule inks attributed
the stikman: Cover Creator Credit
Nick Caputo: Cover Creator Credit
Title Pages Credits
T-692 A Tank Knows No Mercy!

Notes: This story has some unusual graphic themes for Kirby and Ditko.
The most prevailing visual theme: War is a muddy, dirty business.
Page 2 panel 3: the roadway of muddy tractor treads.
Page 3 panel 1: the mud covered feet of the American soldier bursts through the panel border.
Page 5 panel 1: as the American soldier runs toward us, one mud covered foot pierces the panel proscenium.
- the stikman.
5 pg art Jack Kirby pencils attributed
Steve Ditko inks attributed

the stikman: Creator Credit
  H-584 Marauder 2 pg text
  T-693 Dateline - Iwo Jima! 5 pg art Carl Burgos pencils attributed
T-707 The Thick of Battle!

Notes: Prevailing theme: War is a bitter cold business.
I imagine Kirby is remembering his own experience with frostbite as a WWII serviceman.
Page 1 panel 1: The snow encrusted feet of the Korean soldiers march toward us one of them bursts through the panel border.
Page 3 panel 2: The snow encrusted feet of the American soldier loom toward us as he hugs the cold ground.
Page 4 panel 5: The “loudmouth” has “a wide stance”.
-the stikman.
4 pg art Jack Kirby pencils attributed
Joe Sinnott inks attributed

the stikman: Creator Credit
  T-708 Gettysburg! 4 pg art Bill Everett pencils attributed
  - Statement Required by the Act of

Notes: For 1 Oct 1959. Martin Goodman, publisher; Stan Lee, editor.
- pg art
  T-691 Face to Face with the Enemy!

Notes: A propaganda tale with a somewhat interesting storytelling device featuring parallel stories of the Korean War:
On the left side of the pages the American point of view: Reluctant, soft, distracted by their lives of ease.
On the right side of the pages the Korean point of view: Eager, confident, focused, anticipating glories to come.
On page four a American soldier named “Stan” and a Korean soldier named “Kim” are dispatched by their respective units.
On page five the tables are suddenly turned. The “valiant (American) fighting man protect the freedom and ease he is heir to...”, as “the gods of the Koreans “look down without interest”.
-the stikman.
5 pg art Don Heck pencils attributed

the stikman: Creator Credit