Saturday, August 08, 2015
War Is Hell (But Necessary) Extra
I am glad to see my Hank Chapman posts garnered so many positive responses. I hope I have played a smal part in bringing this unknown creator to the light. Of course Chapman was not functioning in a vacuum. At the same time he was doing his pessimistic war sories, other writers were struggling with a losing and possibly unwinnable war as well. Although none so graphicly or so well told. Apart for a couple of samples, which I am showing today.
The first is a story that could have been written by Chapman himself, except for the fact that he signed all his work. The story itself shows no signs of having been written by him either, except for the brutal ending. The second story is a typical bit of Stan Lee sentimentality, but the basic idea is just as bleak as Chapman's stories and together with Joe maneely, Lee creates a nice little package.