WAR IS HELL (1973) (#1-15) (MARVEL) #2 - Descriptive Bibliography

Plot Synopsis: War is Hell (1973) #2
Cover by John Severin. From across the ages, one thing rings true: war is hell. No matter the year, no matter the theater, no matter the combatants; human conflict creates many heroes and villains but always creates many more victims. These stories taken from Marvel's fabulous '50s are nothing less than modern classics. In the first story, titled "Spit and Polish!," a by-the-book lieutenant takes over a rough and tumble platoon of scouts called Armada Six. What they lack in military decorum, they more for make up for in results as they send the Nazis running with their bravery and battle savvy (drawn by Jay Scott Pike). Then, an American volunteer snatches victory from the jaws of defeat by re-introducing horses to a World War I battlefield encased in "Mud" (gloriously drawn by Benuus and Abel).

Next, Gene Colan richly illustrates the "Action on Hill 202" as American infantrymen face off against Communist aggressors in the frozen mountains of Korea. And amid the icy wind and snow, the soldier who keeps his rifle warm and close to him is the only one who can still fire when the temperature drops below zero. And finally, artist Syd Shores weaves a story from the war to take the Northwest territories from the Native Americans. The year is 1831 and the great chief Blackhawk has every advantage over his attackers, especially the tall one who stands out above the rest, presenting an easy target. But this one, the one they call "String Bean," would later be more widely known as Abraham Lincoln.

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Title: Spit and Polish!

Credits: ? (Script), Jay Scott Pike (Pencils), Jay Scott Pike (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: Mud

Credits: ? (Script), Bill Benulis (Pencils), Jack Abel (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: Action On Hill 202

Credits: ? (Script), Gene Colan (Pencils), Gene Colan (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

Title: String Bean

Credits: ? (Script), Syd Shores (Pencils), Syd Shores (Inks), ? (Colors), ? (Letters).

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Publisher: MarvelTitle: WAR IS HELL (1973) (#1-15) (MARVEL)
IssueFairGoodVery GoodFineVery FineNear Mint
2 (3.75) (7.25) (14.50) 20.50 (35.00) (45.00)

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