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GI Combat (1952) comic books

  • Issue #1
    GI Combat (1952) 1
    Published Oct 1952 by DC.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • 5-1/2" cumulative spine split.

    Cover art by Reed Crandall. "Beyond the Call of Duty" Korean War story, script by Robert Bernstein, pencils by Reed Crandall, inks by Chuck Cuidera. "Killing Pitch," art by Pete Morisi; "Lefty" Caruthers, formerly an undistinguished pitcher in minor league baseball, has found that he has better skills with hand grenades, and earns the respect of his peers on the battlefield. "The Runt Breaks Through!", script by Robert Bernstein, art by Charles Nicholas; Corporal Sammy Kuyler is a little guy who has to bear the brunt of his unit's humor, but when the enemy gets them in a tight squeeze, Sammy takes advantage of his size and saves the day. "Mission of Death" text story. "Trumpet of Death"; New Orleans jazz man Fordie longs for war to be over so he can go back to his world of music; When his company is overwhelmed by enemy forces, Fordie gets ahold of the enemy signal man's horn and blows music that rallies his companions to victory, but it is his last licks. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    GI Combat (1952) 6
    Published May 1953 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.40) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    May 1953, cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Beachhead Inferno," 9 pages; "Pooch from Pyangyang," 6 pages, art by Reed Crandall; "Blood on the Wingtip," 7 pages; "Operation Baby," 1 page text story; "Zero Hour," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    GI Combat (1952) 9
    Published Sep 1953 by DC.
    • Heavy cover oxidation.
    • 3" cumulative spine split, cover detached.

    September 1953: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Devil Raiders," 9 pages; "Get That Tank," 6 pages; "Bombing of Kaewan," 7 pages; "The Reds Died Screaming," 1 page text story; "Guerilla Killers," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    GI Combat (1952) 10
    Published Oct 1953 by DC.
    • Cover detached and taped to interior, centerfold detached at one staple.

    October 1953: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "One More Bloody Hill," 9 pages; "Red Death in the Sunset," 6 pages; "Grudge Patrol," 7 pages; "Tank Jockey," 1 page text story; "Two-Ton Booby Trap," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    GI Combat (1952) 12
    Published Dec 1953 by DC.

    December 1953: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Breakthrough Inferno," 9 pages; "Bomb Squad #7," 6 pages; "All Hell Breaks Loose," 7 pages; "Rat in a Trap," 1 page text story; "Hand Grenade Hero," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    GI Combat (1952) 13
    Published Feb 1954 by DC.
    • 3 1/2" Cumulative spine split.

    February 1954: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Commando Assault," 9 pages, art by Dillin and Cuidera; "One Man Army, 6 pages; "A Medal for a Coward," 7 pages; "Escape at Dawn," 1 page text story; "Ambush," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    GI Combat (1952) 17
    Published Oct 1954 by DC.
    • 6 1/4" Cumulative spine split.

    October 1954: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "The Lost Battalion," 9 pages; "Storm Trooper Assault," 6 pages; "Attack on Death Mountain," 7 pages; "Tank Trap," 1 page text story (reprinted from G.I. Combat #3); "Scorched Earth Escape," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    GI Combat (1952) 18
    Published Nov 1954 by DC.
    • 1.5" Spine split.
    • 2.75" cumulative spine split. Oxidation. Water damage. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Louis Ravielli? and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "H-Bomb Assault," with pencils by Charles Nicholas; "Human Sea Onslaught," with art by Louis Ravielli?; "Red Battleground," with pencils by Nicholas; 1-page text story "The Isle of No Return," reprinted from Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) #46; and "Bomb Fury"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    GI Combat (1952) 20
    Published Jan 1955 by DC.

    "The Doomed Legion," pencils by Charles Nicholas; A battalion of US troops try to help the French hold an outpost in Indo-China; Surrounded, outnumbered, and low on munitions, these men learn true grit to hold on until help can arrive. "Prison Camp Slaughter," script by Robert Bernstein, art by Pete Morisi; Some panicked G.I.s decide that surrender is better than certain death in battle; After all, how bad can the Communist prison camps be?; They learn, to their regret, that their seemingly enlightened captors are really heartless butchers. "Death Trap," pencils by Louis Ravielli; G.I.'s on furlough in Berlin go out for a good time, but fall prey to a Nazi sympathizers, who drug and sneak them across enemy lines; They must fight their way back to freedom and vengeance. "Behind Enemy Lines," art by Robert Q. Sale; A paratrooper, uncertain of his own valor, goes afoul on his first mission; Alone and wounded behind enemy lines, he is aided by a young boy who looks up to him; The G.I. must find the bravery within him when the enemy closes in on him and the boy. "Sling-Shot Grenades" text story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    GI Combat (1952) 22
    Published Mar 1955 by DC.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • 2" spine split from bottom. Severe water damage. Staple rust. Rust migration.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.40) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.

    "Red Firepower Inferno" starring Captain Denning, Commander Marlow, Drake, Major Vince Collins, and Sgt. Harte; vs. General Ti Kung and Lu. "Vengeance Raid," script by Joe Millard, art by Sam Citron; Corporal Sam Crane, usually mild mannered, is changed into an unstoppable agent of vengeance when he finds what the enemy has done to his best friend. "The Lieutenant Attacks"; The company's beloved Lieutenant dies in battle, and his replacement finds that he will get the cold shoulder from his men until he can prove himself. "Top Secret" text story. "The Unsung Heroes" starring Pvt. Willie Dawson and Grub (Sgt. Mullins); Korean War story. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    GI Combat (1952) 24
    Published May 1955 by DC.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    May 1955, First Code Approved issue: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Under Fire," 9 pages; "Unprovoked Attack," 6 pages; "Suicide Mission," 7 pages; "Rat in a Trap," 1 page text story (reprinted from G.I. Combat #12); "Operation Steel Trap," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    GI Combat (1952) 25
    Published Jun 1955 by DC.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. 1" split through all wraps.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Dick Dillin, Chuck Cuidera and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "The Charge of the Commie Brigade," with pencils by Charles Nicholas; "H-Bomb Trap," with pencils by Dick Dillin; "Red Parachute Raid," with art by Nicholas and Chuck Cuidera; 1-page text story "Airborne Adventure"; and "Island Assault"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    GI Combat (1952) 26
    Published Jul 1955 by DC.

    July 1955: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Fiery Airborne Invasion," 9 pages; "Underseas Assault," 6 pages; "Commie Firepower Ambush," 7 pages; "Escape at Dawn," 1 page text story (reprinted from G.I. Combat #13); "Red Guerrilla Trap," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    GI Combat (1952) 27
    Published Aug 1955 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($10.47) will be charged at checkout.
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1488663006

    Cover by Dick Dillin? and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventure! In this issue: "Last Stand in Indochina," with pencils by Charles Nicholas; "Red Helicopter Raid"; "Trapped Behind Commie Lines," with pencils by Nicholas; 1-page text story "Vengeance!"; and "Zero Hour on Attu Island"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    GI Combat (1952) 28
    Published Sep 1955 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.35) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    September 1955: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Atomic Battleground," 9 pages; "Border Warfare," 6 pages; "Infantry Assault on Red Mountain," 7 pages; "Terror of the Panhandle," 1 page text story; "The Storming of Hostage Island," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    GI Combat (1952) 29
    Published Oct 1955 by DC.
    • 1" spine split from base of comic. Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Sid Greene? and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventure! In this issue: "Prisoners at War," with pencils by Charles Nicholas; "Red Treachery Assault"; "Ranger Onslaught," with pencils by Nicholas; 1-page text story "Plan for Doom"; and "Patrol Ambush," with art by Sid Greene? 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    GI Combat (1952) 30
    Published Nov 1955 by DC.
    • 3-1/2" spine split from top of comic with tears extending to cover.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Dick Dillin and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventure! In this issue: "Vindicated Under Fire," with pencils by Dick Dillin, reprinted from issue #5; "Zero Hour," reprinted from issue #6; "Bombing of Kaewan," reprinted from issue #9; 1-page text story "The Curse of Sika"; and "Operation Booby Trap"! 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    GI Combat (1952) 31
    Published Dec 1955 by DC.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventure! In this issue: "The War on Fury Island," with pencils by Charles Nicholas; "Attack Decoy"; "Lair of the Red Wolf Pack," with pencils by Nicholas; 1-page text story "Tank Trap," reprinted from issue #3; and "The Human Fly on Heartbreak Hill," with art by Nicholas, reprinted from issue #2. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    GI Combat (1952) 33
    Published Feb 1956 by DC.
    • 1" spine split from bottom of comic.

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin. Written by Joe Millard and unknown. Art by Dick Dillin and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventure! In this issue: "Bridge to Oblivion" by Joe Millard and Dick Dillin, reprinted from issue #4 (original title: "Bridge to Bloody Hell!"); "Bogged Down Attack," reprinted from issue #7; "Wings of Fury"; 1-page text story "Sam's Last Laugh"; and "Tank Destroyer Mission," reprinted from issue #7. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    GI Combat (1952) 36
    Published May 1956 by DC.

    May 1956: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Desperate Mission," 9 pages; "Hand Grenade Hero," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #12); "Courage Under Fire," 7 pages; "Top Secret," 1 page text story (reprinted from G.I. Combat #22); "Attack at Sundown," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #10, original title was "Red Death in the Sunset). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #37
    GI Combat (1952) 37
    Published Jun 1956 by DC.
    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($0.75) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
    • 2 3/4" cumulative spine split.

    June 1956: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "Attack at Dawn," 9 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #12, original title was "Breakthrough Inferno"); "Red Ambush in Morocco," 6 pages; "Bayonet Ridge," 7 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #12, original title was "All Hell Breaks Loose"); "The Last Days," 1 page text story; "The Deserter," 6 pages. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #38
    GI Combat (1952) 38
    Published Jul 1956 by DC.
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION; Moderate color touch. 2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    July 1956: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "The Steel Trap," 9 pages; "Get That Tank," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #9); "Invasion Drive," 7 pages; "Incident in a Storm," 1 page text story; "Private Longhorse Attacks," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #8"). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #39
    GI Combat (1952) 39
    Published Aug 1956 by DC.
    • Piece missing from back cover.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Dick Dillin, George Klein and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "The Fires of War," with pencils by Dick Dillin; "The Mystery of No Man's Land"; "Grudge Patrol," reprinted from issue #10; 1-page text story "Lucky Mistake"; and "The A-Gun Hijackers," with inks by George Klein. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #40
    GI Combat (1952) 40
    Published Sep 1956 by DC.
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • 1" cumulative spine split.
    • 1 1/16" spine split from bottom.
    • 1.5 " Cumulative spine split. Severe water damage. Oxidation.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, George Klein and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "Vengeance Attack"; "Two-Ton Booby Trap," with pencils by Charles Nicholas, reprinted from issue #10; "Maneuver Battleground," with inks by George Klein; 1-page text story "Terror of the Panhandle"; and "Assault on Airstrip 77," reprinted from issue #8. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #41
    GI Combat (1952) 41
    Published Oct 1956 by DC.
    • 3/4" Cumulative spine split.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Dick Dillin and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "Trapped Under Fire," with pencils by Charles Nicholas, reprinted from issue #16; "Subterranean Ambush"; "Trumpet of Doom," reprinted from issue #1 (original title: "Trumpet of Death"); 1-page text story "Wildfire"; and "The Secret Red Guns"! 32 pages, full color. (Note: First Silver Age issue.) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #42
    GI Combat (1952) 42
    Published Nov 1956 by DC.
    • 1" Spine split from bottom.

    November 1956: Cover by Dick Dillin and Charles Cuidera; "The March of Doom," 9 pages; "Scorched-Earth Escape," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #17); "Invasion Boomerang," 7 pages; "Treachery in Korea," 1 page text story; "The Red Squad of Berlin," 6 pages (reprinted from G.I. Combat #14, original title was "Red Goons of Berlin"). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #43
    GI Combat (1952) 43
    Published Dec 1956 by DC.
    • 1" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at damaged.

    Cover by Dick Dillin? and Chuck Cuidera. Written by unknown. Art by Charles Nicholas, Dick Dillin? and unknown. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "One Man Army," with pencils by Charles Nicholas, reprinted from issue #13; "Invasion, Ambush," with pencils by Dick Dillin?; "A Medal for a Coward," reprinted from issue #13; 1-page text story "Trap for Trappers," reprinted from Blackhawk (1944 1st Series) #90; and "Operation Showdown"! 32 pages, full color. (Note: Final issue published by Quality Comics Group.) Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #45
    GI Combat (1952) 45
    Published Feb 1957 by DC.
    • Oxidation.

    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Written by Robert Kanigher and Bob Haney. Art by Joe Kubert, Russ Heath, Arthur Peddy, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "Fireworks Hill!" by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert; "Frogman vs Sub!" by Bob Haney and Russ Heath; "The TNT Tank!" by Haney and Arthur Peddy; "The Flying Mustang" by Haney, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito; and 1-page article "Flying Rescue Ship." 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #47
    GI Combat (1952) 47
    Published Apr 1957 by DC.
    • 5" cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Written by Bob Haney, Bill Finger and Ed Herron. Art by Ross Andru, Russ Heath, Arthur Peddy and Mike Esposito. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "The Sniper!" by Bob Haney, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito; "The Walking Weapon!" by Bill Finger and Russ Heath; "No-Man's Land!" by Haney, Andru and Esposito; "Tank Busters!" by Ed Herron and Arthur Peddy; and 2-page article "Action Behind the Lines." 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #48
    GI Combat (1952) 48
    Published May 1957 by DC.

    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Written by Robert Kanigher, Bob Haney and Robert Bernstein. Art by Irv Novick, Mort Drucker, Arthur Peddy, Ross Andru, Robert Stuart and Mike Esposito. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "No Fence for a Jet!" by Robert Kanigher and Irv Novick; "Three Seconds of War!" by Bob Haney and Mort Drucker; "Battle Wheels!" by Kanigher, Arthur Peddy and Robert Stuart; and "Bring 'Em Back" by Robert Bernstein, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #49
    GI Combat (1952) 49
    Published Jun 1957 by DC.
    • Cover oxidation.
    • Cover detached at one staple. Staple rust.

    Cover by Jerry Grandenetti. Written by Robert Kanigher, Ed Herron and Bob Haney. Art by Ross Andru, Jack Abel, Jerry Grandenetti and Mike Esposito. War front fury! Battlefield adventures! In this issue: "Frying Pan Seat!" by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito; "No Cover!" by Ed Herron and Jack Abel; "Go All the Way!" by Bob Haney, Andru and Esposito; "Night Fighter of the Skies!" by Haney and Jerry Grandenetti; and 2-page article "Victors at Sea." 32 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.