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Frontline Combat (1951 EC) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 1

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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Marines Retreat!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by John Severin, inks by Harvey Kurtzman; 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. "The Fatal Step" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Depth-Charged" text story 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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 2

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    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. "Rendezvous" text story by Harvey Kurtzman. "Just A Scratch!" text story by Harvey Kurtzman. "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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 3
    • Cover and first wrap detached at one staple.

    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" article, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "Sea Battle!" article, 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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 4
    • One original staple removed. Staple added (not manufacturing). Centerfold detached. Staple rust with migration.

    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, but the medics make it to an ROK Army unit on foot and save the British soldier's life. "Light Brigade!", script by Harvey Kurtzman, art by Wally Wood. Crime SuspenStories house ad. "The Tyrant" text story by Jerry De Fuccio, art by Harvey Kurtzman. Picture Stories From the Bible house ad. "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; They receive a message with landing instructions not knowing the message is a fake from a Japanese radio station with devastating results! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 5

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    Cover art by Harvey Kurtzman. Biographies of Severin and Elder, with photo. "442nd Combat Team," script by Harvey Kurtzman, pencils by Harvey Kurtzman (layouts) and 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 General's demise. "The King's Spy" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. First letters page. "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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 6
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split. Cover and two center wraps detached. Water spotting. Includes certificate of authenticity from IRS Collection.
    • Small piece missing(slightly interrupts art). Puncture(Goes through cover and first four wraps). Two hole punch at spine. 2" Cumulative spine split.
    • 6" Cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple and coming loose at the other.

    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and Jack Davis. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. In Korea, Ed gets promoted to sergeant, but must explain why that's not really good news. A Shawnee warrior reflects on the grim history of white settlement in America before following Tecumseh into battle. A WWI pilot going for an "ace" rating flies right into a trap. Plus The EC "Artist of the Issue," focusing on Harvey Kurtzman. A Platoon!; War of 1812!; Fate; Ace!; Bellyrobber! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 7

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Bill Elder, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and Jack Davis. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. This theme issue focuses on the bloody history of Pacific island Iwo Jima, as a bomber crew prepares for an impending crash-landing there. The Battle of Iwo Jima is recounted. Later, a shell-shocked corporal doesn't know how much more Iwo Jima he can take - and then the bomber comes in. Famous cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Iwo Jima!; The Landing!; The Caves!; Marines Hymn; Mopping Up! 36 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 8

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    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, Ceasar 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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 9

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    Cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by John Severin, Bill Elder, Wally Wood, Harvey Kurtzman, and Jack Davis. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. This theme issue focuses on the Civil War, as the first part of an unfinished series. Also featuring a note from the editors and an illustrated frontispiece on the inside front cover, featuring President Jefferson Davis, President Abraham Lincoln, General Robert E. Lee, and General Ulysses S. Grant. A Black American tells the life story of Abraham Lincoln. The attack on Fort Sumter signals the start of the war, and the first battle, Bull Run, is a Confederate victory. Another iconic cover by Harvey Kurtzman. Abe Lincoln!; First Shot!; Speech; Choose Sides!; Bull Run! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 10

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    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; Finally, Geronimo tires of running and surrenders. "Bayonet Drill!", 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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 11

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    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. "Afghan Border" text story, script and art by Harvey Kurtzman. "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 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 12
    • Water spotting.
    • Interior is complete, back cover is missing. Brittle along spine. Full length spine split to several interior pages.

    Cover by Jack Davis. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman. Art by George Evans, Alex Toth, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, and Wally Wood. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. This theme issue focuses on the US Air Force. An aircraft observer suspects approaching bombers, and F-94 jets are scrambled in response. A detailed recounting of a B-29 bombing run over Korea from start to finish. Helicopters find action during Korea by rescuing soldiers from danger. F-94!; F-86 Sabre Jet!; Rocket Flight; B-26 Invader!; H-5. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 13
    • Interior is complete. Near full length spine split (taped at interior). 3" Cumulative spine split (not taped). Cover detached.

    Cover by Wally Wood. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Jerry DeFuccio. Art by George Evans, John Severin, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, and Wally Wood. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. Navy pilots take Panther Jets into combat. A medieval shepherd uses his trained hawk as a weapon when his father's castle is attacked. Air ace Frank Luke plays by his own rules once too often. Plus The EC "Artist of the Issue," focusing on George Evans. Pantherjet!; War Dance!; Symbols; Wolf!; Frank Luke! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 14

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    Cover by Wally Wood. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman and Jack Davis. Art by Wally Wood, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, George Evans, and Jack Davis. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. During the American Revolution, the seagoing Battle of Flamborough Head inspires John Paul Jones to say "I have not yet begun to fight!" in a story with early art by comics legend Joe Kubert. Pioneering WWI air ace Max Immelman contributes to the development of synchronized guns after accidentally shooting himself down. A gung-ho young Confederate soldier gets a belly full of war. Albatross!; Bonhomme Richard!; Abduction; Immelman!; Whupped! 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Frontline Combat (1951 EC) 15

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    Cover by Wally Wood. Stories by Harvey Kurtzman, Jerry DeFuccio and Jack Davis. Art by Wally Wood, George Evans, Harvey Kurtzman, Jack Davis, and John Severin. The companion title to Kurtzman's groundbreaking war comic Two-Fisted Tales, showcasing the brutal realities of war. A burned-out soldier lists the things wrong with the Korean War. An air mechanic becomes a flying ace. A soldier's-eye view of Custer's Last Stand. Plus information about the E.C. Fan-Addict Club from publisher Bill Gaines. Perimeter!; McCudden!; Captain Teach; Vengeful Sioux!; Belts n Celts! Final issue of the series. 36 pages, full color. Cover price $0.10.