Monday, September 12, 2016
Number 1944: Jack Cole on Death Patrol
Death Patrol reaches a bit by introducing so many characters for only 6 pages, but that was the comics biz of the early years...although the Patrol consists of a millionaire playboy (yawwwnnnn), and some escaped convicts, the introductions are short because it was important to get right to the action. The kids who were reading this didn’t really care much about individual motivation...they just wanted to get to the butt-kicking.
In its initial run Cole left Death Patrol after three episodes.I am showing the first two here.
From Military Comics #’s 1 and 2 (1941):