The mystery and madness of Weird War Tales

Presenting a selection of covers from DC publication Weird War Tales.

Weird War Tales ad. 1980.

Weird War Tales was an anthology series of war-related stories blended with sci-fi, horror and the paranormal. Each issue was hosted by a character called ‘Death’ who was often drawn wearing a different military uniform for each issue. Recurring characters such as the Creature Commandos, G.I. Robot, and The War That Time Forgot became regular stories. The original title ran from 1971 to 1983 across 124 issues. In 1997 it was revised as a four part series, and in 2000 a one-off special.

Weird War Tales 31 1974 Luis Dominguez cover.

Weird War Tales 35 1975 Luis Dominguez cover.

Weird War Tales 86 1980 Joe Kubert cover.

Weird War Tales 88 1980 Joe Kubert cover.

Weird War Tales 90 1980 Joe Kubert cover.

Weird War Tales 92 1980 Joe Kubert cover.

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Weird War Tales 25. Cover by Alfred P Alcala. 1974.

Weird War Tales N° 60. 1978. Cover by Joe Kubert.

Weird War Tales N° 53. 1977. Cover by Jim Apero.

Weird War Tales N° 69. 1978. Cover by Joe Kubert.

US. DC. Weird War Tales 72. Joe Kubert cover. 1979.

US. DC. Weird War Tales 49. Sparling and Colletta. 1976.


 

12 thoughts on “The mystery and madness of Weird War Tales

  1. For Tyeth

    Hi TVTA, wow what a unique franchise. Wars can create and stir up enough horrors by themselves but the added aspect of haunted wars and sci-fi influences makes the prospect doubly daunting. I may pluck up the courage to search a copy out and take a look. Thanks (for potential nightmares) and I look forward to part two.

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  2. ogreatgames

    Classic Comic’s always amused me. A friend of mine have these, It was his fave, he actually made a safe for it. I find him a bit crazy, but once you’re a collector of DCs comic I guess you get crazy about it. That goes with the story as well.

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