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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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The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 1

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 1
By Arnold Drake, Bob Haney (writers) and Bruno Premiani with Bob Brown (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Archive Editions
Originally released April 2002

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $49.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563897954

Synopsis from publisher:
Made up of misfit super-heroes with unusual powers and abilities, the Doom Patrol embarked on and endured some of the most bizarre adventures ever imaginable. Assembled in this hardcover volume are the earliest escapades of Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and the Chief. Reprinted as they originally appeared in the 1960s, this archive edition includes the Doom Patrol’s first appearance and origin, as well as their first battles with their greatest adversary, General Immortus, the prehistoric monster menace Dr. Janus, the subterranean Atomic Furies, and the mutant Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man.

Notes:

This publication is the first in a series of Archive Editions reprinting stories from the 1960s starring the original Doom Patrol from the comic book series My Greatest Adventure, which was re-titled Doom Patrol. All material in this publication was written by Arnold Drake and illustrated by Bruno Premiani. Bob Haney co-wrote My Greatest Adventure issues #80 and #81. Bob Brown provided cover art for My Greatest Adventure #85 and Doom Patrol issues #86 to #89.

Reprints:

  1. My Greatest Adventure #80 (1963)
  2. My Greatest Adventure #81 (1963)
  3. My Greatest Adventure #82 (1963)
  4. My Greatest Adventure #83 (1963)
  5. My Greatest Adventure #84 (1963)
  6. My Greatest Adventure #85 (1964)
  7. Doom Patrol #86 (1964)
  8. Doom Patrol #87 (1964)
  9. Doom Patrol #88 (1964)
  10. Doom Patrol #89 (1964)

Bonus Material:

  1. Foreword by Arnold Drake