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Battle Cry (1952) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Battle Cry (1952) 1
    • Staple rust.

    Cover by Irv Novick. Stories and art by Eugene Hughes and Ed Smalle. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A ragtag squad is assigned to take out an enemy nest, but it's going to be a hard fight. A handgun changes hands several times as each succeeding owner is shot dead. A troublemaker is disliked by the rest of his squad, but his weary sergeant tries to keep a fight from breaking out amongst the troops. The Unknown Factor!; Saga of the Six Shooter; Live to Die!; The Battle for the Porkchop; The Hero; Tale of a Tank. Over-the-top cover by Irv Novick is a time capsule of Cold War-era attitudes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Battle Cry (1952) 3

    Cover by Irv Novick. Stories and art by Eugene Hughes, Tony Mortellaro and Hy Fleishman. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A tank crew suspects their new sergeant is a medal-hungry glory hound who's going to get them all killed. A young recruit and a weathered Marine sergeant have a running argument about traditional vs. modern methods of warfare. How early 20th-century machinery was utilized during wartime, from telephones to atomic weaponry. Another dynamic cover by Irv Novick. The Glory Hound!; To the Victors!; A Modern Army!; Field Order No. 549; Machinery!; The Gambler. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Battle Cry (1952) 5

    Cover by Irv Novick. Stories and art by Tony Mortellaro, Hy Fleishman, Charles Stern and Eugene Hughes. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A colonel and an captured enemy commander discuss their recent battle over a game of chess. A rookie soldier is selected to join a dangerous mission into enemy territory. Soldier Joe has short-timer's syndrome - if he can make it just a few more weeks, he'll be heading home. Brutal pre-Code cover by Irv Novick. Plan of Attack!; Bawl Like a Baby!; Infiltration; Saga of Steel; Going Home!; Frustration! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Battle Cry (1952) 8

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. The series introduces new continuing character Pvt. Ike, who tangles with his buddy Sgt. Magoon over the Dragon Lady-like Fifi La Mare. A long-suffering combat veteran keeps getting his requests to go home delayed again and again. Geronimo's leadership in the Apache Wars wins respect from his enemies and makes his name a household word in America. Pvt. Ike: A Date with Fifi; Veteran!; Twist of the Wrist!; Return to Darkness; Operation Rx!; Famous Battle Cry Series: Geronimo! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Battle Cry (1952) 9

    Cover by Vickers. Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes, Tony Mortellaro and A. C. Hollingsworth. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. New continuing character Pvt. Ike pursues a female war correspondent who's visiting the front, but she's dealt with his kind before. A tragic accident during basic training follows Private Trask all the way to Korea. An informational story about a soldier's standard gear and equipment. A warm-natured private from the Deep South finds Korean winters far too cold, so his buddies conspire to find him an extra blanket. Pvt. Ike: Private, Do Not Disturb; 7 Seconds to Hell; Leadership; Carbine; A G.I.'s Equipment; A Blanket for Angie. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Battle Cry (1952) 11

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and Hy Fleishman. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. Pvt. Ike and a blonde war correspondent get involved in a search for contraband lemonade in Korea. A US tank unit lost in the African desert during WWII wonders what to do with the German soldiers they've captured. An American squad is adopted by a sad-faced little civilian boy. Pvt. Ike: War and Peace!; Hill by Hill!; Sweating It Out!; Delaying Action!; The Boy Wouldn't Smile; Private Stock; Pvt. Ike: Letter from Home! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Battle Cry (1952) 13

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and others. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. Pvt. Ike rushes to get a package of photos to a reconnaissance officer at the front, but the photos aren't what he expected. Allied forces targeted by German U-boats in WWII rely on a new invention: radar. Aircraft mechanic Curtis tries to keep a bomber in the air, as the series focuses more on WWII stories after the end of the Korean War. Pvt. Ike: Photo Finish!; The Wolf Pack; Blood and Guts; Come Home Baby; Saga of Steel; Pvt. Ike: On Your Toes. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Battle Cry (1952) 14

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes, Ed Smalle and Tony Mortellaro. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A tank crew suspects their new sergeant is a medal-hungry glory hound who's going to get them all killed. Infantry soldiers meet a paratrooper separated from his unit who's something of a prima donna. A soldier accused of cowardice in combat is given the cold shoulder by the rest of his unit. To the Victors!; Buddies!; Field Order No. 549; The Glory Hound!; The Paratrooper Boots!; The Treatment! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Battle Cry (1952) 16
    • Oxidation. Water damage.

    Cover by Eugene Hughes. Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and Bernard Baily. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A day in the life of a weary platoon sergeant during WWII. Soldiers find extremes of weather add to the dangers of combat during every season of the year. Geronimo's leadership in the Apache Wars wins respect from his enemies and makes his name a household word in America. Platoon Sergeant; The Four Seasons; Carbine!; Leadership!; Famous Battle Cry Series: Geronimo! 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Battle Cry (1952) 18
  • Issue #19
    Battle Cry (1952) 19

    "The Look," "Uniform!" (art by Sal Trapani), "Disguise," "Tough," and a two-page text story, "Marine!" Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Battle Cry (1952) 20

    Stories and art by Eugene E. Hughes and Fred Bell. War comics from publisher Stanley Morse in the tradition of EC's war comics. A squad struggles to win the next plot of land they've been ordered to take. A private in the mud of a battlefield struggles to understand the grand strategy of the generals. The history of the Nazi advance across WWII Europe and its eventual defeat. Another gung-ho cover, possibly by S. Finocchiaro. Take It!; The Order; The Grand Strategy!; The Face of a Boy!; Supermen! Final issue of the series. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10.