*War: Combat Kelly, unlike many of his battle-scarred brethren, didn’t graduate from an anthology into his own series, but launched in his own title in 1951, taking on the Koreans, and occasionally the Red Chinese, with excessive violence, dark humour, and judicious transvestism (at least once). A trait of Combat’s was the division of the front cover into panels, to create a ‘mini-strip’ story rather than the traditional action image. Kelly proved popular enough to survive the coming of the Comics Code, and his title ran for 44 issues until 1957. Primarily illustrated by Dave Berg, in a style very removed from his famous ‘Lighter Side’ feature for Mad Magazine, we have 37 of the series new in stock, from #2 to the final #44, ranging in grade from Poor to Fine. Depicted is the highest-graded issue from this selection, #28 (last Pre-Code) in VF- £65, but the wide range of grades ensures that there’s copies to suit every taste and budget.