Our Fighting Forces, no. 10

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Title

Our Fighting Forces, no. 10

Description

This issue of Our Fighting Forces features a cover and story by Charles "Jerry" Grandenetti, one of the iconic war comics artists of the 1950s and 1960s. Indeed, some of Grandenetti's work in the 1960s would be used by Pop Art painter Roy Lichtenstein in his 1962 work Jet Pilot. This issue's "Grenade Pitcher" story puts the reader in the shoes of a World War II soldier, who uses his skill as baseball pitcher to hurl grenades at Nazi tanks. As demonstrated by the dynamic cover here, the story asks the reader to identify with the athletic protagonist. (Reference: "Jerry Grandenetti, 1927-2010," The Comics Reporter. 29 Sept. 2010. http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/jerry_grandenetti_1927_2010/ )

Publisher

Contributor

Ellsworth, Whitney, 1908-1980 (Editor)
Kanigher, Robert (Editor)
Grandenetti, Jerry (Penciler & Inker)
Schnapp, Ira (Letterer)

Rights

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Language

English

Type

Still image

Identifier

ourfightingforces_010_cover.jpg

Citation

“Our Fighting Forces, no. 10,” Cary Graphic Arts Collection at RIT Libraries, accessed December 5, 2021, https://cary-exhibits.rit.edu/items/show/212.