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Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 1

    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Marines Retreat!", script and inks by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin; American forces are surrounded at the Changjin Reservoir, so they attempt to make their way back to the coast; Private Parks is dreaming of his kinfolk back at home, so much so that he puts himself in a precarious and probably fatal position. "Enemy Assault!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; An American soldier finds himself in a standoff with a Chinese Communist soldier, and he sees that he is not just a robotic soldier advancing over a battlefield, but a living, breathing human being; As they talk, they realize they have much in common, including a wife and kids. "The Fatal Step" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "O.P.!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Russ Heath; An Army howitzer officer makes contact with a forward operation post, inquiring as to whether the enemy is advancing and if they need support. "Unterseeboot 113," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #2
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 2

    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Bouncing Bertha," script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; As some American soldier watch a tiny beetle struggling in the water, they are reminded that the enemy is teeming in the hills and they need to get a move on; So they load up in their "Bouncing Bertha": a Patton M-46 tank and head out. "Zero Hour!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; The new recruits were obviously nervous, awaiting the order from the Sergeant to go over the top toward the Jerries; One in particular stuck close to the Sergeant, who promised to "show him the ropes", when all of a sudden, a German machine gun opened up on them, causing the friendly forces to retreat. "Gettysburg!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "Contact!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; Durkee seems to think that the North Korean Army simply can't match up against the American soldier, but hard lessons are soon to be learned. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #3
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 3

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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Tin Can!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Sailors aboard a U.S. Destroyer are busy shaving while Seaman 2/C Yearling gets on them about dirtying up newly cleaned sinks, when General Quarters is called after the ship hits a mine; During the confusion and lights going out, Yearling gets trapped in a flooded compartment, whose door has been shut and secured to prevent the rest of the ship being flooded, not knowing Yearling is inside. "Desert Fox!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "The Bridge" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Prisoner of War!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; American soldiers, plucked from occupation duty in Japan, and sent into the heat of battle in the Korean War, are taken prisoner; One of them, Benedict, brown-noses the enemy and is put in charge of marching his fellow grunts towards Seoul. "How They Die!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; As U.S. Army jeeps roll across France toward Chalon in WW2, a Frenchman remembers the wars involving the French: back to the times when Attila the Hun raced across toward the same destination and met defeat at the hands of the Romans, then the British in the 1300's, on to the time of Napoleon and his defeat at the hands of the Russians, and then WW1. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #4
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 4

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    Last $2.00 cover price. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Combat Medic!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; As medics tend to a wounded soldier, the Captain tells everybody that the division is pulling out, but the medics want to stay where they are; As they continue to treat the wounded man, the four soldiers bugging out are shot and killed by a Chinese machine gun. "Light Brigade!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "The Wreckers" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Air Burst!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; The Americans have the Chinese on the run, but two of the enemy's remaining mortar crew have a surprise for the advancing Americans: a booby trap. "Bomb Run!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; An American bomber, "The Odyssey", has made a successful bombing run over a Filipino island when Japanese Zeros fill the sky and attack; While several Zeros are shot down, the bomber suffers a hit left engine, and they radio for help. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #5
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 5

    First $2.50 cover price. Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "442nd Combat Team," script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; A story about the experience of a combat unit composed of Japanese-Americans during the war; The enemy attempts to get them to come over to their side, but they attack and win, and when questioned, they give a thumbs up and say "The enemy forgot that we're Americans!" "Stonewall Jackson!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; The Confederate soldier who accidentally shot General Stonewall Jackson during nighttime battle conditions relates the story of Jackson and the brigade he was a part of, and the conditions that led to the Gedneral's demise. "War Machines!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; The story describes the efforts of American planes and tanks to dig Koreans out of their cave hill fortifications; The Koreans survive the efforts of the war machines, but they are killed when the infantrymen are sent in to finish the job. "Big 'If'!", script and art by Harvey Kurtzman; A soldier who is dying by the roadside after taking a piece of shrapnel in the chest thinks about how his life might have gone differently if he was only standing a little to the left when the explosive had gone off. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.00.

  • Issue #6
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 6

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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "A Platoon!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; Readers are invited to join in with a platoon during the Korean War; Peewee can't understand why Ed doesn't want his sergeant's rating. "War of 1812!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "Fate" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Ace!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; Confident Lt. Chesterfield, having just downed his 3rd Pfalz of the month, tells his comrades in arms that he is going after a Rumpler next; He succeeds and a day later goes up against his 5th and 6th planes; If he bags one of them, he becomes an ace! "Bellyrobber!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #7
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 7

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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Map of Iwo Jima on inside front cover. "Iwo Jima!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "The Landing!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; For 72 days before the invasion, Iwo Jima was continuously bombed and shelled, then the U.S. Marines came ashore, some expecting an easy go of it; It was anything but, and Joe decided, after a while, to just stay put "where it was safe," while the others headed for some caves where the Japanese had taken refuge. "The Caves!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; The Japanese take refuge in a cave, facing flame throwing tanks and other tactics designed by the Marines to box them in; Their leader reminds them that they will fight to the death, taking ten Americans each with them. "Mopping Up!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #8
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 8

    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Thunderjet!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Alex Toth; Captain Wood and his squadron go on a mission to destroy a North Korean troop train. "Caesar!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; After conquering Germany and France, Caesar is killed by his own senate. "Tubridy's Triumph!" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Chickamauga!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; The story of the battle of Chickamauga creek. "Night Patrol!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; Pappy is taking out a night patrol of replacements to gauge the strength of enemy forces near Taegu, and they discover a tremendous number; Just when they get set to return to base with the information, the enemy attacks, and all make it back alive except for two. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #9
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 9

    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Abe Lincoln!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis. "First Shot!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; As Union soldiers sleep in Fort Sumter, shells suddenly bombard the fort, and the battle that all dreaded has begun. "Speech" text story, script by Abraham Lincoln, art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Choose Sides!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "Bull Run!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by John Severin; s Union forces go marching confidently out of Washington D.C., each soldier reminds himself that he has enlisted only for 3 months, and the war should be over within 60 days—or so they think; The rebels have other ideas; Three Union soldiers become, in their minds, the Three Musketeers and vow to see the battle out together. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #10
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 10

    Cover pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder. "A Baby!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood; Young Ok-Dong is born at the end of World War II and is a small child when the Korean War begins and kills his entire family. "Geronimo!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; Geronimo and his band of renegades make forays into Mexico, where the Mexicans fight against the intrusion, but not too successfully; And the Americans along the Arizona border wonder just what can stop the Apache outlaws. "Bayonet Drill!" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Napoleon!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by George Evans; Using superior tactics, French General Napoleon Bonaparte manages to defeat the Russian and Austrian forces in the Battle of Austerlitz, a victory that will change history for the next seven years. "Anzio!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; The story of the invasion of Anzio during World War II. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #11
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 11

    Cover art by Jack Davis. "Bird-Dogs!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Bill Elder; The major briefs his troops concerning the plight of the 5th Regiment which is under heavy bombardment which must be neutralized. "Rough Riders!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Ric Estrada; Mortally wounded and lying on the ground watching the terrible fate awaiting him (being eaten alive by land crabs), a soldier recounts the horrors of the war on the island of Cuba. "Lufbery!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by George Evans; Raoul Lufbery recites the stories of his aerial combat missions against the Germans, but he often wondered aloud what he would do if his plane were afire; When a German pilot challenges Lufbery to aerial combat, Lufbery will soon find out. "Sailor!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #12
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 12

    Cover art by Jack Davis. "F-94!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by George Evans; A young aircraft observer detects the sound of a multi-engine aircraft approaching a large east coast manufacturing center at low altitude, and contacts the authorities; F-94 jet interceptors are scrambled to deal with this perceived threat. "F-86 Sabre Jet!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Alex Toth; F-86 pilots on patrol get an SOS from one of their planes that needs to be located because it is running low on fuel; They locate the plane but run into MIG fighters in the process. "B-26 Invader!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis. "H-5!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "Readers! The U.S. Air Force Needs Your Help!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Jack Davis; Plug for Ground Observer Corps. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #13
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 13
  • Issue #14
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 14

    Cover art by Wally Wood. "Albatross!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. "Bonhomme Richard!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Joe Kubert; The battle between the Seapis and Bonhomme Richard in 1779 is recounted by a dead American sailor...a battle won by the Americans, but resulting in 90% casualties on both sides. "Immelman!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by George Evans; Max Immelman, creator of the evasive air tactic called "The Immelman Turn", wins victory after victory, amassing award after award until one day, due to his aircraft's machine guns not working properly, shoots himself down! "Whupped!", script and art by Jack Davis. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $2.50.

  • Issue #15
    Frontline Combat (1995 Chocran/Gemstone) 15