Weird War Tales
Hybrid DC Comics anthology title which mixed together themes from their mystery and science-fiction titles with the plotting and historical situations of their war books.
The creative talents used ranged all over the DC landscape, from their superhero artists (Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, etc) to many artists utilized form the Philippines (Alex Nino, Tony DeZuniga, Gerry Talaoc, Jess Jodloman, Rubeny aka Ruben Yandoc), to all-utility artists like Joe Kubert and Jack Kirby.
From the Promo text for the Showcase Weird War Tales Volume 1:
War has never been stranger (or more terrifying!) than within these pages. From ancient Egypt to futuristic landscapes, the battlefields of WEIRD WAR TALES span millennia, and on them soldiers meet with fearsome foes, and twists of fate. Avenging golems, robot uprisings, friendly phantoms and vampire villagers are just the beginning in WEIRD WAR!
In this compendium, you'll find tales written by industry legends Robert Kanigher, Len Wien and Marv Wolfman. Featuring are from series editor Joe Kubert, Carmine Infantino, Ross Andru, Russ Heath and others, each story of otherworldly soldiery is sure to thrill." Showcase Weird War Tales Volume collects issue #1-#21 Showcase Presents: Weird War Tales Vol. 1 - amazon.com
Weird War Tales #94, December 1980, cover by Joe Kubert
Joe Kubert artwork - Weird War Tales
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Gerry Talaoc, 1974, Weird War
Splash page by Gerry Talaoc from Weird War Tales, issue #30 from 1974. See entire page enlarged.
Page by Talaoc for DC Comics' "Weird War" book, from 1974. See enlarged.
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