Blazing Combat

Blazing Combat Blazing Combat was an American war comics magazine published by Warren Publishing from to Written and edited by Archie Goodwin with artwork by such industry notables as Gene Colan Frank Fr

  • Title: Blazing Combat
  • Author: Archie Goodwin Frank Frazetta Wallace Wood John Severin Alex Toth Al Williamson Russ Heath Reed Crandall
  • ISBN: 9781560979654
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Blazing Combat was an American war comics magazine published by Warren Publishing from 1965 to 1966 Written and edited by Archie Goodwin, with artwork by such industry notables as Gene Colan, Frank Frazetta, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, Reed Crandall, and Wally Wood, it featured war stories in both contemporary and period settings, unified by a humaBlazing Combat was an American war comics magazine published by Warren Publishing from 1965 to 1966 Written and edited by Archie Goodwin, with artwork by such industry notables as Gene Colan, Frank Frazetta, John Severin, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, Reed Crandall, and Wally Wood, it featured war stories in both contemporary and period settings, unified by a humanistic theme of the personal costs of war, rather than by traditional men s adventure motifs As one letter writer in the third issue put it, Do you seriously expect to make money with a war magazine that publishes nothing but anti war stories While most stories took place during World War II, they ranged in settings from the 18th century to the present day Some dealt with historical figures, such as Revolutionary War general Benedict Arnold and his pre traitorous victory at the battle of Saratoga, while Foragers focused on a fictional soldier in General William T Sherman s devastating March to the Sea during the American Civil War Holding Action, set on the last day of the Korean War, ended with a gung ho young soldier, unwilling to quit, being escorted over his protests into a medical vehicle.What proved to be the most controversial were stories set during the then contemporary Vietnam War, particularly the classic short Landscape, which follows the thoughts of a Vietnamese peasant rice farmer devoid of ideology, who nonetheless pays the ultimate price simply for living where he does While writer Goodwin evenhandedly portrays the North Vietnamese Army s brutal summary executions of village officials, and a well meaning U.S Army fatally bludgeoning its way through the village in a counterattack, the story caused key distributors to stop selling the title.Fantagraphics is proud to present a deluxe, hardcover edition, magnificently printed and bound, of these stories, superbly reproduced from the original printer s film negatives.Nominated for a 2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Best Archival Collection Project Comic Books.

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  • Archie Goodwin Frank Frazetta Wallace Wood John Severin Alex Toth Al Williamson Russ Heath Reed Crandall

    Archie Goodwin was an American comic book writer, editor, and artist He worked on a number of comic strips in addition to comic books, and is best known for his Warren and Marvel Comics work For Warren he was chief writer and editor of landmark horror anthology titles Creepy and Eerie, and for Marvel he set up the creator owned Epic Comics as well as adapting Star Wars into both comics and newspaper strips He is regularly cited as the best loved comic book editor, ever.

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  • Following the success of their EC-inspired horror anthology Creepy, publisher James Warren and editor Archie Goodwin began Blazing Combat in 1965. The new magazine employed a similar format, using many of the same artists of the previous Warren publication -- Joe Orlando, Reed Crandall, John Severin, Al Williamson, Gray Morrow, Russ Heath, Alex Toth, and Wally Wood. Like Creepy, Blazing Combat also featured Frank Frazetta covers, and Goodwin scripts in a magazine format. But unlike its predecess [...]


  • Way better than I expected. Brutal and honest. With beautful art from Gene Colan, Alex Toth, Al Williamson, and Angelo Torres. The one big problem is that the Frezetta covers wasn't published very big. Surprisingly powerful, not preachy, and somehow made making a 6-page story look easy.


  • Some of the best written, most realistic tales from conflicts across a number of wars. Archie Goodwin's greatest work. Tragic, timeless, and worth the read. Although the purist can find fault with some of its accuracy (mortars loaded upside down), it doesn't take away from the rest of the work.


  • As someone who's not a comics buff, I'd never heard of Blazing Combat until I stumbled across this book's arresting pop art cover in the library. Since I like graphic storytelling and military history, I picked it up and took it home. If you're familiar with the four original comic books (or rather "magazines," as this title was published) which appeared over the course of ten months in 1965-66, then you know what to expect. If you never saw those, then you're in for a treat, 'cause here are uns [...]


  • The title of this one almost made me skip it. But when I read the synopsis, I realized that it was definitely worth a look. Anytime a comic book is banned on US Military bases, I'm at least curious.This is a collection of all four issues of "Blazing Combat", a military-themed action/adventure comic series. The stories vary widely in setting and time period; it features Vietnam, Korea, WWII, WWI, the Spanish-American War, the Western Indian Wars, the Civil War, and the American Revolution. Some o [...]


  • Sotasarjakuvan ehdotonta eliittiä edustava "Blazing Combat" (Fantagraphics, 2010) sisältää samannimisen lehden neljä numeroa, jotka ilmestyivät 1960-luvun puolivälissä Warren-kustantamon toimesta. Lehden lyhyet, mustavalkoiset sarjakuvanovellit käsittelivät rujon realistisesti sotaa niin maalla, merellä kuin ilmassakin, ja sen antisankarin viittaa usein kantavat henkilöt osallistuivat niin Yhdysvaltain vapaus- ja sisällissotaan, molempiin maailmansotiin, Korean sotaan ja jopa harvem [...]


  • This is an excellent book and I would argue it should appeal to anyone interested in social history of the 60s and in "Pop Art" for reasons that would become obvious very quickly. The book is a compilation of all the stories that were published in "Blazing Combat) during the mid-60s. There were only four publications since the US military successfully established an embargo on the sales of the comics due to their unromantic and "unpatriotic" depiction of war (in particular, the story "Landscape" [...]


  • The great thing about reading books that have been banned is that we have the freedom to read them. Not that these comics were necessarily banned. They were however canceled after a very short run due to the anti-war nature of the stories. This during the Vietnam war times when this type of sentiment was not taken with a very popular view by those in charge. The odd thing is that the stories are more of a war is hell than anti-war stance. The stories themselves are good, and the artwork is also [...]


  • Surprisingly good. I didn't expect much, especially based by the really ugly Frazetta cover. However, there were several rather good stories in the book. The best one is probably the most famous, "Landscape", but it wasn't the only good one. Many of these depict the pointless futility of warfare, being anti-war but not against the people who do the actual fighting – which is fair, as most of the time they're not really the ones to blame.So, pretty good, and offers some interesting views to th [...]


  • Compilation des planches d'un vieux magazine de BD consacré aux histoires de guerre, mais qui les traitaient sous un angle très pessimiste. Quelques unes sont tout juste passables, mais d'autres parviennent à faire passer un message pacifiste étonnant pour l'époque (milieu des années 60). Le ton contribua fortement à la chute du titre, les grossistes ayant fini par censurer la publication et étouffer l'éditeur.


  • Not a bad story in the entire volume. Particularly love the art by Joe Orlando and John Severin. Some of today's graphic artists could take notes on how well these guys tell a story. Panel layout and pacing are key and without it, many modern stories fall apart when the artists overdo with overly complicated formats.


  • The big weakness is the writing by Archie Goodwin. Yes, Blazing Combat was a daring change in war comics and dealt with the horrors of war in a new and more realistic way, but Goodwin's writing is rather one-note and, when presented with back to back stories, starts to tire. That being said, the book is nicely produced and contains a roster of many of the best artists of the time.


  • Aina silloin tällöin tupsahtaa käteen sarjakuva, joka tekee vaikutuksen sekä tarinoiltaan, että kuvitukseltaan. Olin Blazing Combatista kuullut huhuja, mutta ennen tätä kokoelmaan omakohtaista osumaa ei ollut.Lyhyitä ja tylyjä tarinoita jotka olivat iskevämpiä ja karumpia kuin Shokin vastaavat kertomukset ja useimmiten paljon parempia kuin Korkeajännitys.


  • it may be that war comics are not my thing. (preferring Jack Kirby's The Losers to these well regarded, serious war stories, probably means I am a philistine.) i kinda flipped thru this book with marked disinterest, except for the bits illustrated by ALEX TOTH! those were keen.


  • The Frank Frazetta paintings on the covers of the four original issues always fascinated me as a kid when I saw them advertised in Famous Monsters of Filmland, so it was great to finally be able to read all the stories. And of course the artwork by all the various contributors is wonderful- you can just study those panels for hours and hours.


  • Great collection of Warren Publication's short lived anti-war comic from the mid-sixties. Stunning black and white artwork by some of my favorite old school comic book artists (Alex Toth, John Severin, Reed Crandall, Al Williamson, etc.)and good to great scripts by writer Archie Goodwin. Highly recommended.


  • Absolutely essential collection of anti-war short comics from Archie Goodwin and more grand master artists than you can count. The stories themselves are all very much in the EC/O.Henry vein and don't always deliver, but with the art and storytelling as good as it is, that's not much of an issue.If you want to study how to write comics, this volume is a very good place to start.


  • These old comics were so good. The title's a bit misleading as the soldiers in these stories are not celebrated as heroes (with the exception of maybe one story). The artwork is fabulous as well.


  • I'm not a big fan of War Stories in general, and these are way dated, but I always liked this stuff more for the art more than anything else. The reproduction in here is very good. My favorite was Wally Wood, but there are many more good ones. The package itself is very good.


  • Pointing out that war is kind of awful ought to be obvious, even trite, to a nation as civilized as ours. Instead, we need to be reminded again and again and again. Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully written.



  • A nice package, beautifully drawn and engagingly written. Brings me back to the days of growing up watching war movies on Saturday afternoons, and makes me realize how different and more mature my views on war are now.





  • Some of these stories are pretty forgettable, but Russ Heath's art is just incredible -- like nothing I've seen anywhere else, not even by Russ Heath.


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