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Unknown Soldier

Unknown Soldier
By Garth Ennis (writer) and Kilian Plunkett with Tim Bradstreet (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Vertigo
Originally released June 1998

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $12.95
Format: Soft cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 156389422X

Synopsis from publisher:

In this tale of honor and espionage, the reader is introduced to the nameless, faceless covert operative code-named the Unknown Soldier. During World War II, this cleanup man was responsible for all of the dirty jobs that no one else wanted to do. After the war ended, so did his existence. Now, forty years later, maverick CIA agent William Clyde begins a search to find the legendary patriot. As he uncovers a tangled web of decades old conspiracies and corruption, Clyde soon learns that there can be dire consequences for unyielding commitment to duty at any cost.

Notes:

This publication reprints the comic book mini-series Unknown Soldier. All material in this publication was written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Kilian Plunkett. The cover was painted by Tim Bradstreet.

Reprints:

  1. Unknown Soldier #1 (1997)
  2. Unknown Soldier #2 (1997)
  3. Unknown Soldier #3 (1997)
  4. Unknown Soldier #4 (1997)

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)