UPDATE: Monster of the Day #484

I hope no one finds this too facetious, but in honor of Memorial Day yesterday, let’s remember that even monsters hated the Nazis.


BC queried in the comment below, “I can’t tell from the image, but is the vampire wearing a uniform?”

I don’t know, but here’s a scene where I think he’s wearing one of Chesty Morgan’s outfits from Double Agent ’73. Again, BEST…MOVIE…EVER.

By the way, the team also featured a Medusa chick, but she wasn’t in any good picture I could find.

  • Beckoning Chasm

    Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, Wolfman and…?

    Whoever the guy in the helmet is, he needs to work on his aim.

  • Spetersen

    why did they put uniforms on the monsters? The human with them doesn’t even wear a uniform.

  • Ken_Begg

    I believe that’s their human squad leader. I know of the Creature Commandos, but as usual, I don’t have much personal experience with DC stuff.

    The vampire and werewolf are generic ones, not any brand name beasties.

  • Ken_Begg

    Duh, they’re commandos.

    Man, that would make a great movie, though. (Well, it *could* make a great movie, let’s say.)

  • bgbear_rogerh

    Wasn’t Christopher Lee a commando?

  • Ken_Begg

    Yes, he supposedly did a lot of behind the lines wetwork in WWII.

  • “Yes. What now, Hitler?!!”

    Buy Bonds.

  • Beckoning Chasm

     I can’t tell from the image, but is the vampire wearing a uniform?  Cos it has one of those flared collars that vampires seem to go for in a big way. 

  • Greenhornet

    According to DC’s “whatever happened to…” they were shot into space in an experimental rocket and never heard from again.

    A wise decision, I must say.

  • Flangepart

    Undead with Thompson Sub-machine guns.
    Why does that make me think ‘guilding the lily?’

  • sandra

    In the second picture, why is the vampire wearing a clown suit ?

  • Greenhornet

    They infiltrated a nazi party as a circus troup.
    God, I can’t believe I bought several of these comics!

  • Marsden

    The Vampire always had a black leather type outfit, not a uniform like the werewolf and the frank monster.  I used to get Weird War, that and Haunted Tank and Easy Co. were the only DCs I really bothered to get.  Don’t know why but I’ve always prefered Marvel for everything but WWII action.

  • Marsden

    I forgot GI Robot, but he shared the book with Creature Commandos in Weird War.

  • Ken_Begg

    Marvel had Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos (Kirby, of course), but yes, DC had the Losers, and of course Sgt. Rock, probably the best straight war comic.

  • Flangepart

    Wait, what? The Vampire’s name is Velcro? The Werewolf calls him Velcro?
    Oh, THAT changes a modern readers view of the tale!

  • Luke Blanchard

    In the 60s-80s DC put out a lot more war comics than Marvel, and persevered with them longer. In fact, Marvel had given up publishing new ones by the end of 1975, although it continued to reprint Sgt. Fury stories for several years.

    For a while now DC has been publishing Showcase Presents reprint volumes. These are cheap, B&W and large. There have been quite a number of war comics ones, including volumes featuring “Sgt. Rock” (3 vols), Our Army at War (with pre-Sgt. Rock stories from the 50s), “The Haunted Tank” (2 vols), “The Losers”, “The Unknown Soldier”, “Enemy Ace” and “The War that Time Forgot”. According to Amazon a Weird War Tales volume is supposed to come out at the end of the year, but if so I would expect it to start at the start of the title’s run, and if it does it won’t reach the Creature Commandos issues.

    Marvel’s equivalent series is its Essential series. It put out a Sgt. Fury volume last year.