Weird War Tales

Weird War Tales

title=Weird War Tales Vol. 1

caption=Issue #1 of "Weird War Tales" (September 1971). Art by Joe Kubert.
publisher=DC Comics
date=September 1971-June 1983

"Weird War Tales" was a war comic book title with supernatural overtones published by DC Comics which ran from September 1971 to June 1983.


The title was an anthology series that told war related stories with science fiction, horror, mystery and suspense. Each issue was hosted by Death, usually depicted as a skeleton dressed in a different military uniform each issue. Recurring characters began to appear late in the series run, notably the "Creature Commandos", "G.I. Robot", and the return of "The War That Time Forgot" (which originally ran in "Star Spangled War Stories"). Other stories would often feature robot soldiers, ghosts, the undead, and other paranormal characters from different eras of time.

Publication history

Original series

The original title ran for 12 years and 124 issues (1971-1983).


title=Weird War Tales Vol. 2

caption=Issue #1 of "Weird War Tales" (June 1997). Art by Glenn Fabry.
publisher=DC Comics
date=June 1997-September 1997
issues=4 miniseries issues, and a one-shot special
writers=Brian Azzarello, Ian Edginton, Paul Jenkins, Peter Kuper, Joe R. Lansdale, Peter Milligan, Grant Morrison, Gordon Rennie, John Ney Rieber
artists=Richard Corben, Randy DuBurke, Duncan Fegredo, Frank Quitely, Sam Glanzman, Peter Kuper, James Romberger, Eric Shanower
"Weird War Tales" was revived by the DC Comics imprint Vertigo. In 1997. it published a four-issue limited series followed by a single-issue special in 2000.


Several fine comics creators worked on the series including writers:
*J. M. DeMatteis
*Garth Ennis
*Arnold Drake
*Jack C. Harris
*Robert Kanigher
*Steve Gerber
*Sheldon Mayer
*Jack Oleck

Artists that contributed include:
*Joe Kubert, series editor
*Alfredo Alcala
*Reed Crandall
*Tony DeZuniga
*Mort Drucker
*Russ Heath
*Alex Nino
*Frank Robbins
*Frank Thorne
*Alex Toth

ee also

*"Weird Western Tales", a sister title dealing in Weird West stories.

External links

* [ Page with brief description of title and cover gallery]
* [ Website with more information on the comic's history]

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