Sunday, November 11, 2007

Number 216

Ghost Of Guam


Specialist Pappy reporting, sir! To honor this Veteran's Day, this old soldier has dug into his duffel bag of moldy comic books and pulled out Real Fact Comics #1, a DC comic dated March-April, 1946.

The story presented here is about sailor George R. Tweed, who eluded the Japanese on Guam for nearly three years. The artwork is by Fred Ray, who is best known for his long-running Tomahawk series, and outside of comics by his illustrated books on military uniforms.

Ray also drew this iconic Superman cover from 1942:

Ray died in 2001. George R. Tweed died in 1989.

To all the men and women who have served , or are currently serving in the Armed Forces, have a great Veteran's Day.

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