Friday, November 2, 2012

Manning the Torpedoes

"Manning the Torpedoes" from Capt. Storm #14 (DC, 1966) by Robert Kanigher and Irv Novick
PT Boat Commander, Captain Storm, spent 18 issues in the mid-60s fighting Ratzies and Japs on the open seas, and the fact he had an eyepatch AND a wooden leg made him the perfect character to lead the Losers a couple years later (also created by Kanigher). The book also featured reprints of inventory war stories from the previous decade. Capt. Storm is a bit of an oddity really, seeing as DC was big on anthology-type titles at the time, and they hadn't premiered a character in his own solo title in probably more than a decade, and he's not even a superhero or SF character! The last feature to do the same was The Sea Devils in 1960, and that was a team book.

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