COMBAT KELLY (#1-9) (1972) #7 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: Combat Kelly (1972) #7
"Blast the Beasts and the Children" is written by Gary Friedrich and drawn by Dick Ayers and John Tartaglione. Comics, and all popular culture including movies and non-illustrated fiction, crafted about World War II have always reflected the cultural sensitivities of the time in which they were written. During the war, patriotism and heroism was at the forefront of the stories. After the war, film and novels began to count the human cost and show the weaknesses of our heroes in uniform.

During the early '60s, a bit of a resurgence of gung-ho-ism pervaded war comics such as Sgt. Fury as the Nazis and Imperial Japanese became the surrogates for Viet Cong our soldiers were battling in Southeast Asia. But as attitudes about the war changed in the late '60s and early '70s and the hippie peace movement took hold, war comics had to do an abrupt about-face. Here's an example, as writer Friedrich tells the story of two groups of opposing warriors struggling to find peace and love amid still smoldering hatreds. This is truly a war comic for people who hate war!

GCD Data

Title: Blast the Beasts and Children

Featuring: Combat Kelly

Character Appearances: I: Sister Angelique

Credits: Gary Friedrich (Script), Dick Ayers (Pencils), John Tartaglione (Inks), Don Warfield (Colors), Denise Vladimer (Letters).

Comic Creator Database

Publisher: MarvelTitle: COMBAT KELLY (#1-9) (1972)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
7 (2.25) (4.25) (8.75) 14.75 (25.00) (42.00)

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