Battle Cry

 BSP4   (Stanmor, 1952-1955)

ô and © Stanmor

In the early 1950s, EC Comics revolutionized the war comics genre with Two-Fisted Tales and Frontline Combat, two titles that set an unmatched standard for stylish storytelling and literate treatment of the grim details of warfare. Someone at Stanmor Publications was paying attention: Battle Cry looks like the layouts were picked out of Harvey Kurtzmanís trashcan, right down to the pages loaded down with text captions. The covers are expressly reminiscent of ECís recognizable designs. Inside, the artwork is swiped from a gallery of impressive sources, from Wally Wood to Alex Toth to Milton Caniff (Steve Canyon). Unfortunately, the resemblance stops there. Instead of ECís thoughtful analysis of the horrors of war, Battle Cry substitutes the shallow jingoism and hateful stereotypes of Korean War-era propaganda.

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#1

Date: 5/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $57.00
No copies available
   

#2

Date: 7/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $42.00
No copies available
   

#3

Date: 9/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $28.00
No copies available
   

#4

Date: 11/1/1952
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $28.00
No copies available
   

#5

Date: 1/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $28.00
No copies available
   

#6

Date: 3/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $85.00
1 copy available for $29.20
   

#7

Date: 5/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $28.00
No copies available
   

#8

Date: 7/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $55.00
No copies available
   

#9

Date: 10/1/1953
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $28.00
No copies available
Racist cover; Pvt. Ike attacks Asian soldier with a pitchfork as Asian family watches  

#10

Date: 1/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $28.00
No copies available
Racist cover; Pvt. Ike crushes Asian soldierís neck with tank hatch  

#11

Date: 3/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#12

Date: 5/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#13

Date: 7/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#14

Date: 9/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#15

Date: 11/1/1954
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $68.00
No copies available
   

#16

Date: 1/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#17

Date: 3/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#18

Date: 5/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#19

Date: 7/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available
   

#20

Date: 9/1/1955
Cover Price: $0.10
NM Guide: $24.00
No copies available