Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Number 1683: The Endless War
Oh well. Back to the comic book. The story is unsubtle, but contains a plea that once started, wars are hard to stop. Although credited to H.L. Gold (Horace Leonard Gold, sometimes writer and full-time editor of Galaxy magazine), editor Julius Schwartz’s records show the actual writer was Batman regular David Vern (David Vern Reed, born David Levine). Perhaps Gold, who had written comics in the early 1940s, had Vern ghost write the story for him. It was drawn by Curt Swan and John Frischetti.