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Frontline Combat (1951 EC) comic books 1952

  • Issue #4
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 4
    • One original staple removed. Staple added (not manufacturing). Centerfold detached. Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Combat Medic!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; As medics tend to a wounded soldier, the Captain tells everybody that the division is pulling out, but the medics want to stay where they are; As they continue to treat the wounded man, the four soldiers bugging out are shot and killed by a Chinese machine gun, but the medics make it to an ROK Army unit on foot and save the British soldier's life. "Light Brigade!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. Crime SuspenStories house ad. "The Tyrant" text story by Jerry De Fuccio, art by Harvey Kurtzman. Picture Stories From the Bible house ad. "The Wreckers" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Air Burst!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; The Americans have the Chinese on the run, but two of the enemy's remaining mortar crew have a surprise for the advancing Americans: a booby trap. "Bomb Run!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; An American bomber, "The Odyssey", has made a successful bombing run over a Filipino island when Japanese Zeros fill the sky and attack; While several Zeros are shot down, the bomber suffers a hit left engine, and they radio for help; They receive a message with landing instructions not knowing the message is a fake from a Japanese radio station with devastating results! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 5

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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Biographies of Severin and Elder, with photo. "442nd Combat Team," script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by Harvey Kurtzman (layouts) and John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; A story about the experience of a combat unit composed of Japanese-Americans during the war; The enemy attempts to get them to come over to their side, but they attack and win, and when questioned, they give a thumbs up and say "The enemy forgot that we're Americans!" "Stonewall Jackson!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; The Confederate soldier who accidentally shot General Stonewall Jackson during nighttime battle conditions relates the story of Jackson and the brigade he was a part of, and the conditions that led to the General's demise. "The King's Spy" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. First letters page. "War Machines!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; The story describes the efforts of American planes and tanks to dig Koreans out of their cave hill fortifications; The Koreans survive the efforts of the war machines, but they are killed when the infantrymen are sent in to finish the job. "Big 'If'!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; A soldier who is dying by the roadside after taking a piece of shrapnel in the chest thinks about how his life might have gone differently if he was only standing a little to the left when the explosive had gone off. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 6
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover and two center wraps detached. Water spotting. Includes certificate of authenticity from IRS Collection.
    • Small piece missing(slightly interrupts art). Puncture(Goes through cover and first four wraps). Two hole punch at spine. 2" Cumulative spine split.
    • 6" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple and coming loose at the other.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and Jack Davis. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. In Korea, Ed gets promoted to sergeant, but must explain why that's not really good news. A Shawnee warrior reflects on the grim history of white settlement in America before following Tecumseh into battle. A WWI pilot going for an "ace" rating flies right into a trap. Plus The EC "Artist of the Issue," focusing on Harvey Kurtzman. A Platoon!; War of 1812!; Fate; Ace!; Bellyrobber! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 7

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Bill Elder, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and Jack Davis. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. This theme issue focuses on the bloody history of Pacific island Iwo Jima, as a bomber crew prepares for an impending crash-landing there. The Battle of Iwo Jima is recounted. Later, a shell-shocked corporal doesn't know how much more Iwo Jima he can take - and then the bomber comes in. Famous cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Iwo Jima!; The Landing!; The Caves!; Marines Hymn; Mopping Up! 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 8

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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Thunderjet!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Alex Toth; Captain Wood and his squadron go on a mission to destroy a North Korean troop train. "Caesar!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; After conquering Germany and France, Ceasar is killed by his own senate. "Tubridy's Triumph" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Chickamauga!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; The story of the battle of Chickamauga creek. "Night Patrol!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; Pappy is taking out a night patrol of replacements to gauge the strength of enemy forces near Taegu, and they discover a tremendous number; Just when they get set to return to base with the information, the enemy attacks, and all make it back alive except for two. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 9

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Bill Elder, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and Jack Davis. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. This theme issue focuses on the Civil War, as the first part of an unfinished series. Also featuring a note from the editors and an illustrated frontispiece on the inside front cover, featuring President Jefferson Davis, President Abraham Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee, and General Ulysses S. Grant. A Black American tells the life story of Abraham Lincoln. The attack on Fort Sumter signals the start of the war, and the first battle, Bull Run, is a Confederate victory. Another iconic cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Abe Lincoln!; First Shot!; Speech; Choose Sides!; Bull Run! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.