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Issue Details

Issue #1
Published October-November 1978
Cover Price 0.50 USD
Pages 44
Editing Paul Levitz
Notes Although a note on the last page of the final story and the editors note on the following page both state that issue number two would be on sale in two months, no subsequent issue was published as Army at War was one of the titles cancelled when DC's parent company forced a sudden significant reduction in the number of titles DC published, an event known as the DC Implosion.

Cover Details

Genre War
Pencils Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks Joe Kubert (signed)
Reprinted in America at War: The Best of DC War Comics (Simon and Schuster, 1979 series) #[nn]

8 page story "To Trap a Traitor"

Characters Sgt. Frank Libertini; Pvt. Eric Jonas
Synopsis Two months before D-Day, Sgt Libertini is parachuting into German territory with the rest of his team on a recon mission. However, his mind is not so much on the mission at hand as it is exposing one of his own men as being a Nazi agent.
Genre War
Script Scott Edelman
Pencils Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Inks Reuben Yandoc [as Rubeny]
Colors Bob Le Rose
Letters Esphidy Mahilum [as Esphid M.]
Notes World War II story.

4 page story "A Nasty Little Thing"

Characters Lt. Harrigan
Synopsis Lt. Harrigan is lucky at cards, horses, and girls. Why shouldn't a war be different?
Genre war
Script Steve Utley
Pencils Dick Ayers
Inks John Celardo
Colors Bob Le Rose

2 page story "The Lighthouse War"

Genre War; Frontier
Script David Michelinie
Pencils Jerry Bingham
Inks John Celardo
Colors Bob Le Rose
Letters Albert De Guzman
Notes Illustrated narrative detailing the non-fictional fight in 1836 at Cape Florida Lighthouse between local settlers and Seminole Indians.

6 page story "Free Fire Zone"

Characters Mike; Pepper
Synopsis Mike and Pepper are two Marines manning an observation post somewhere in Vietnam. When they spy movement in the free-fire zone they are charged to watch, they call in an artillery strike. After the strike they discover the movement wasn't what they thought it was.
Genre War
Script Bob Groll
Pencils Frank Redondo
Inks Frank Redondo
Colors Bob Le Rose
Notes Vietnam story.

5 page story "Easy Money"

Characters Captain John Latham; Ned Pike
Synopsis Captain Latham rounds up a crew in a local tavern to aid him in attacking a British merchant ship in a New Jersey harbor...using a whaling boat.
Genre War
Script Bill Kelley
Pencils Romeo Tanghal
Inks David Hunt
Colors Bob Le Rose
Notes American Revolution story.