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Book Information:Cover Date: Jul 1963
Characters & Groups
- Howling Commandos
- Sgt. Fury
- Corporal "Dum-Dum" Dugan
- Dino Manelli
- Gabriel Jones
- Izzy Cohen
- Jonathan "Junior" Juniper
- Robert "Rebel" Ralston
- Support Cast
- Captain "Happy Sam" Sawyer
For today’s comic book review I sit down to read the second issue of Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos, the story contained within this issue is titled “7 Doomed Men!”
a short summary of the story, after returning to base in need of much rest from a mission, the commandos are sent out again, this time to put a stop to the German equivalent to the Manhattan Project. While not knowing the details of the project, or what it’s about they know that they must dump the german’s supply of heavy water.
However before the howling commando’s reach their destination, they find themselves captured by the Nazi’s and become seven doomed men!
Given the time and clear understanding that any 1963 person reading this story would have on at least the most basic ideas behind the Manhattan Project and the atomic bomb, this story makes a good and intense read.
But more than just the looming threat of a German A-bomb, this story lets us get deeper into the head of our seven hero’s, how they think and who they are. it offers a lot of great character development, as well as building their view point of this very real war.
it, as with the first story is a great work of fiction, rather you consider it historic or surreal is up to you.
I almost feel that Jack Kirby loved doing these issues, drawing for a war he fought in. the attention to deal is as good as it could get given the era, and limitation’s he was under.
his art, is what lets us see this war story as both a Grim and hard event, yet one filled with heroism and impossible odds. I feel that he approached each panel and each page aiming to put the reader right into the action, something I feel he could not have done better. He captures both the story, and the life of these seven solders.