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Showcase Presents: The Unknown Soldier Vol. 1

Showcase Presents: The Unknown Soldier Vol. 1
By Joe Kubert, Irv Novick (writer/artists), Bob Haney, Robert Kanigher, Archie Goodwin, Frank Robbins, David Michelinie (writers), Dan Spiegle, Jack Sparling, Michael Kaluta, Ken Barr, Gerry Talaoc, Ernie Chan (artists)
Published by DC Comics
Originally released November 2006

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $16.99
Format: Soft cover, black & white, standard-size
ISBN 1401210902

Synopsis from publisher:

Assuming a wide variety of disguises to battle the Nazis, the Unknown Soldier plunges deep behind enemy lines in this 560-page black-and-white SHOWCASE trade, collecting stories from his first appearance in STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES #151 to issue #190.

Notes:

This publication reprints the “Unknown Soldier” stories from the comic book anthology series Star-Spangled War Stories. The comic was a horror-themed anthology, and so used a variety of creators. Joe Kubert was the primary writer and artist, although others contributed. The cover was illustrated by Joe Kubert, and was originally published as the cover of Star-Spangled War Stories #172.

The first 150 issues of the series have yet to be reprinted or collected. Following the issues reprinted in this publication, the series continued until issue #204 in 1977, at which point the series was re-titled Unknown Soldier, which ran until issue #268 in 1982. Those issues have yet to be reprinted or collected.

Reprints:

  1. Star-Spangled War Stories #151 (1970)
  2. Star-Spangled War Stories #152 (1970)
  3. Star-Spangled War Stories #153 (1970)
  4. Star-Spangled War Stories #154 (1970/1971)
  5. Star-Spangled War Stories #155 (1971)
  6. Star-Spangled War Stories #156 (1971)
  7. Star-Spangled War Stories #157 (1971)
  8. Star-Spangled War Stories #158 (1971)
  9. Star-Spangled War Stories #159 (1971)
  10. Star-Spangled War Stories #160 (1971/1972)
  11. Star-Spangled War Stories #161 (1972)
  12. Star-Spangled War Stories #162 (1972)
  13. Star-Spangled War Stories #163 (1972)
  14. Star-Spangled War Stories #164 (1972)
  15. Star-Spangled War Stories #165 (1972)
  16. Star-Spangled War Stories #166 (1972/1973)
  17. Star-Spangled War Stories #167 (1973)
  18. Star-Spangled War Stories #168 (1973)
  19. Star-Spangled War Stories #169 (1973)
  20. Star-Spangled War Stories #170 (1973)
  21. Star-Spangled War Stories #171 (1973)
  22. Star-Spangled War Stories #172 (1973)
  23. Star-Spangled War Stories #173 (1973)
  24. Star-Spangled War Stories #174 (1973)
  25. Star-Spangled War Stories #175 (1973)
  26. Star-Spangled War Stories #176 (1973)
  27. Star-Spangled War Stories #177 (1974)
  28. Star-Spangled War Stories #178 (1974)
  29. Star-Spangled War Stories #179 (1974)
  30. Star-Spangled War Stories #180 (1974)
  31. Star-Spangled War Stories #181 (1974)
  32. Star-Spangled War Stories #182 (1974)
  33. Star-Spangled War Stories #183 (1974)
  34. Star-Spangled War Stories #184 (1975)
  35. Star-Spangled War Stories #185 (1975)
  36. Star-Spangled War Stories #186 (1975)
  37. Star-Spangled War Stories #187 (1975)
  38. Star-Spangled War Stories #188 (1975)
  39. Star-Spangled War Stories #189 (1975)
  40. Star-Spangled War Stories #190 (1975)
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Secret of the Swamp Thing

Secret of the Swamp Thing
By Len Wein (writer) and Bernie Wrightson (artist)
Published by DC Comics
Originally released December 2005 (re-titled and re-sized edition of Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis, originally released February 1992, reissued December 2002)

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $9.95
Format: Soft cover, color, digest-size
ISBN 1401207987

Synopsis from publisher:
A manga-sized collection featuring the classic origin and first adventures of the Swamp Thing (also collected in the full-size tpb SWAMP THING: DARK GENESIS), including the first 10 issues of the original SWAMP THING title, all by the legendary team of writer Len Wein and artist Berni Wrightson.

Notes:
To date, the contents of this collection (and the standard-sized version Swamp Thing: Dark Genesis) are the only issues to be reprinted from the first Swamp Thing series, which ran bi-monthly for 24 issues from 1972 to 1976. This collects Bernie Wrightson’s entire run on the series. Len Wein wrote three more issues (#s 11-13), which have not yet been collected or reprinted. The rest of the series, still to be collected, was illustrated by Nestor Redondo (issues 11-23) and Fred Castrillo (24), and written by David Michelinie (14-18 & 21-22), Gerry Conway (19-20 & 23-24) and David Anthony Kraft (24).

Reprints:

  1. House of Secrets #92 (1971)
  2. Swamp Thing #1 (1972)
  3. Swamp Thing #2 (1972)
  4. Swamp Thing #3 (1973)
  5. Swamp Thing #4 (1973)
  6. Swamp Thing #5 (1973)
  7. Swamp Thing #6 (1973)
  8. Swamp Thing #7 (1973)
  9. Swamp Thing #8 (1974)
  10. Swamp Thing #9 (1974)
  11. Swamp Thing #10 (1974)