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Nov 1943, 60p c2c

One last book to honor our fighting forces this Memorial Day weekend. Real Life Comics #14 had a story on an American ship, the cruiser USS Boise, that my grandfather and two of his brothers were on in the early days of the war in the Pacific. During the Guadalcanal campaign the Boise was part of a small task force cruising the islands around Guadalcanal and ran into a Japanese naval force near midnight on the night of 11-12 Oct 1942. After the battle was over the US Navy thought the Boise had single-handedly sunk 6 Japanese ships. America was in dire need of its heroes early in the war and while after action reports would later drastically reduce the carnage the Boise dealt that night, America's military propaganda machine pushed the Boise to the front page of every major American newspaper as the "one ship fleet". Heavily damaged in the battle she was able to make her way back to the Philadelphia Navy Yard for repairs and was greeted with the fanfare usually reserved for much greater events.

27-May-2014 7:15 pm
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Username: attictoys
Comment: This is a great little issue that I had never heard of. Thanks your the scans and the brief history story.
 
 

Issue: #14
Published: November 1943, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 60, Editing:
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age U.S. Paper Stock: Newsprint Interior; Glossy Cover Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format: Was Ongoing Series
Notes: Indexed from scanned copy at http://digitalcomicmuseum.com
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page) Water Wasps
Genre: War
Characters: George S. Patton Bernard Montgomery Leo Tolstoy Sir Isaac Newton

Table Of Contents (1 page) Contents of This Issue
Credits: Letters: typeset

Comic Story (7 pages) Lieutenant General George S. Patton
Genre: Non-fiction Biography War

Comic Story (6 pages) Water Wasps
Genre: Non-fiction War

Comic Story (3 pages) Count Leo Tolstoy
Genre: Non-fiction Biography

Comic Story (6 pages) General Montgomery
Genre: Non-fiction Biography War

Comic Story (4 pages) Galileo Galilei
Credits: Script: Patricia Highsmith ?
Genre: Non-fiction Biography

Comic Story (5 pages) Boise the Indestructible
Genre: Non-fiction War

Comic Story (6 pages) The Conquest of Malaria
Genre: Non-fiction Biography

Text Article (3 pages) The Toughest Man in the World
Credits: Pencils: ? (illustrations) | Inks: ? (illustrations) | Colours: ? (illustrations) | Letters: typeset
Genre: Non-fiction Sports

Comic Story (7 pages) Eddie Rickenbacker
Credits: Script: Patricia Highsmith; Richard Hughes (historical outline)
Genre: Non-fiction Aviation Biography War

Comic Story (5 pages) Sir Isaac Newton
Genre: Non-fiction Biography

Comic Story (4 pages) It Happened in Guadalcanal
Genre: Non-fiction Aviation War

  The data in the above section is courtesy of the Grand Comics Database™ under a Creative Commons Attribution License.


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