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DC to bring back its war comics as one-shots in September

Weird War Tales #1, by Darwyn Cooke

Weird War Tales #1, by Darwyn Cooke

DC Comics announced this morning that some of its most famous war titles will return in September with a series of one-shots.

The comics include: Weird War Tales, by Ivan Brandon and Darwyn Cooke; Our Fighting Forces, by B. Clay Moore and Chad Hardin; Star-Spangled War Stories, by William Tucci and Justiniano; G.I. Combat, by Matt Sturges and Phil Winslade; and Our Army at War, whose creative team apparently hasn’t been named.

The one-shots feature covers by Cooke, Mark Schultz, Geof Darrow, Joe Kubert and Brian Bolland.

There’s no word on which characters will be spotlighted, but it seems likely that G.I. Combat will feature the Haunted Tank — Darrow’s cover verifies as muchWeird War Tales the Creature Commandos or maybe G.I. Robot, Our Army at War Sgt. Rock or Enemy Ace, and, fingers crossed, Star-Spangled War Stories “The War That Time Forgot.”

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Simply Awesom!

YES!!!!!! Hoping The Unknown Soldier is in one of these! (the real one, not that Vertigo dreck)

It won’t be, as they never want to confuse the brands so it’s hands-off when Vertigo is using a property–not that I agree at all the Vertigo series is, as you so eloquently put it, “dreck.”

I assume these will be 5th week fill-ins? Better than a lot of the others they’ve done in any case. They should use 5th weeks to give inactive properties a shot more often–all it takes is one to click to make it worthwhile.

Great news. I love war comics, particularly DC’s old titles. I just wish they stayed with the original numbering like in the Blackest Night one-shots. Oh well…

neat. I’ll pick up the Weird War Tales issue…

If they are $2.99, a good chance I’ll buy them. If they are part of the “new DC plan” for $3.99 books, I’ll get the Cooke issue and the rest will just pass me by.

Suit up reenactors! Billy Tucci needs more photos to trace!!!

Martin Costello

May 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Vertigo Unknown Soldier is the real deal…one of their best titles.

At last DC gets it . Not all readers want spandex.

Why is DC obligated to put out non-superhero comics? There are plenty of other publishers that occupy that territory just fine.

Tom Fitzpatrick

May 28, 2010 at 4:36 pm

I’m surprised that Garth Ennis isn’t writing any of these one-shots.
This is definitely up his alley (see Battlefields, Vertigo: War Stories, etc.)

Waiting on Sgt Rock. I would have expected a Joe Kubert book. Maybe the last one it will be :-)

Before Neil Gaiman reivented Death as Dream’s sister in SANDMAN, Death was the host of WEIRD WAR TALES.He (that’s right,he) was depicted as a skeleton wearing a variety of military uniforms.

Francis Higstrom

May 28, 2010 at 9:24 pm

Yay for Darwyn Cooke! Yay for Francis Higstrom! Boo for whoever posts after Francis Higstrom!

What, No BLACKHAWK?

Great news! I would love to see this go beyond the one-shots – maybe a monthly anthology. So many great characters. Very excited.

very cool, but you would’ve thought, with this genre very popular with video gamers, DC would’ve jumped on this a lot sooner.

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