Wednesday, May 21, 2008

1970's Flashback: Weird War Tales

DC Comics Weird War Tales was an unconventional war-themed title with supernatural overtones which ran for 12 years beginning in 1971 and lasted for 124 issues.

The anthology series bounced from one genre to another; science fiction, mystery, horror and suspense. The series was hosted by the embodiment of Death, though he tended to dress up in a different military-style uniform each issue. In the latter issues of Weird War, several recurring characters were featured: Creature Commandos, G.I. Robot and a revival of "The War That Time Forgot" premise from Star Spangled War Stories.

A bit kitschy, and unusual, but it was great place for stories of robot soldiers, ghosts, the undead, and other paranormal characters from different eras of time .... and they really don't make 'em like this anymore.


Karswell said...

Good series, and have you seen how much these are going for now? I knew I should have picked them all up when they were still clogging bargin boxes everywhere for next to nothing... shoot.

Chuck Wells said...

The speculators have seemingly moved heavily into 70's era stuff, so grab what you can before they drive the cost too far up on these cool gems.