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Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 1

    "Stop the Luftwaffe...Win the War!" Combat Kelly and his Deadly Dozen is a Sgt. Fury spin-off that was cancelled after nine issues. The titular character comes from the 1950s when Marvel was known as Atlas. In this first issue, Kelly leads a team of ex-cons (ala The Dirty Dozen) into Germany on a mission to retrieve a Nazi scientist. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Jim Mooney. Cover by John Severin. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #2
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 2

    "Lonely Are the Brave!" The Deadly Dozen tunnel into a concentration camp in the dead of winter. The issue puts the spotlight on the underappreciated Native Americans who served during World War II. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Mike Esposito. Cover by John Severin. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #3
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 3

    "The Boston Bomber." Kelly reveals his origin to his men during the aftermath of The Battle of the Bulge. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #4
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 4

    "To Hell with Heroes!" A shell-shocked captain, relieved of command, accuses Kelly and Sgt. Fury of mutiny. Includes appearance by the Howling Commandoes. Continued from Sgt. Fury #104. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #5
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 5

    "Escape from Devil's Island." This flashback tale finds Laurie Livingston being kidnapped by Nazis, who hope to coerce her father into revealing strategic plans. Livingston, along with Shigeta and Watson, are taken to an island prison. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #6
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 6

    "A Wing...A Prayer...and Mad Dog Martin!" A pilot accused of being a coward gets a chance to redeem himself during a mission with The Deadly Dozen. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #7
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 7

    "Blast the Beasts and Children." This anti-war issue finds Kelly and company visiting with a nun who takes care of orphaned French children. She questions their reasons for fighting the war. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by John Tartaglione. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #8
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 8

    "Hospital of Horrors!" The Deadly Dozen infiltrate a Nazi experimental hospital, but things don't go as planned. Kelly and Livingston take in a screening of Casablanca. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers. Cover price $0.20.

  • Issue #9
    Combat Kelly (1972 Marvel) 9

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    "Did You Ever See a Dozen Die?" This final issue ends the series on a morbid note, with most of the key players meeting untimely deaths. After the mission, Kelly quits the team. Script by Gary Friedrich, pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Vince Colletta. Cover by Ayers. Cover price $0.20.