Thursday, May 31, 2018

HORRORS OF WAR WEEK (DAY 4)


BLAZING COMBAT
Vol. 1 No. 2
January 1966
Warren Publishing Co.
Publisher: James Warren
Editor: Archie Goodwin
Cover: Frank Frazetta
Writer: Archie Goodwin
Artists: Reed Crandall; George Evans; Al McWilliams; Gray Morrow; Joe Orlando; John Severin; Angelo Torres; Alex Toth; Al Williamson
Letterer: Ben Oda
Pages: 68
Cover price: 35 cents


This issue contains the story, "Landscape", and was the reason why BLAZING COMBAT was kept off the PX in Army bases and boycotted by newsstands across the country for its "unpatriotic", anti-war editorial stance. The fact of the matter was, writer Archie Goodwin, who again penned all the stories, was at the top of his game with his stint in the Warren Universe. Realistic dialogue, tight plots and always with an EC Comics-style surprise ending (even with the EC-style term "New Trend In Action Stories"), made BLAZING COMBAT a hard-hitting book that I consider the best of the non-supernatural horror Warren titles.
































[BLAZING COMBAT #2 concludes tomorrow.]

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