This Just In: War Still Hell

82 War Comic Story Titles That Make the Concept of War Sound Less Than Heavenly

Most historians will tell you U.S. Civil War general Wiliam Tecumseh Sherman was the first person to use the phrase “War is hell” when addressing a class of military cadets a few years after that brutal struggle. Apparently, many war comic writers agreed:

1. “Patch of Hell”
The American Air Forces #3 (Wm. H. Wise & Co., 02/45)

2. “One Night of Hell”
Attack #2 (Charlton, 11/71)

3. “Frozen Hell!”
Attack #6 (Charlton, 07/72)

4. “Three Roads to Hell”
Attack #17 (Charlton, 09/79)

5. “Off Shore from Hell”
Attack at Sea #5 (Charlton, 10/68)

6. “Surrender, Hell!”
Battle #13 (Marvel, 10/52)

7. “Guerrilla Hell-Hole”
Battle #24 (Marvel, 12/53)

8. “7 Seconds to Hell”
Battle Cry #9 (Key Publications, 10-11/53)

9. “7 Seconds to Hell”
Battle Heroes #2 (Stanley Publications, 11/66)

10. “The Hell Divers”
Blackhawk #49 (Quality, 02/52)

11. “The Cyclone from Hell”
Blackhawk #69 (Quality, 10/53)

12. “Hell’s Hero”
Blackhawk #76 (Quality, 05/54)

13. “War Is Hell — on Ice!”
Captain Savage #16 (Marvel, 09/69)

14. “Jump into Viet Cong Hell”
Captain Storm #17 (DC, 01-02/67)

15. “To Hell with Heroes”
Combat Kelly #4 (Marvel, 12/72)

16. “War is Hell!”
Fax From Sarajevo (Dark Horse, 1996)

17. “Hell’s Sky Riders”
Fight Comics #21 (Fiction House, 10/42)

18. “Last Mission to Hell”
Fightin’ Air Force #45 (Charlton, 09/64)

19. “Snowball in Hell”
Fightin’ Army #79 (Charlton, 05/68)

20. “The 32nd Division’s Hell”
Fightin’ Army #127 (Charlton, 12/76)

21. “The Day Hell Froze Over!”
Fightin’ Marines #106 (Charlton, 11/72)

22. “Three Roads to Hell”
Fightin’ Marines #121 (Charlton, 03/75)

23. “Back from Hell!”
Fightin’ Marines #135 (Charlton, 02/78)

24. “Foothold in Hell”
Fightin’ Marines #164 (Charlton, 09/82)

25. “Bridge to Bloody Hell!”
G.I. Combat #4 (Quality, 03/53)

26. “Corner of Hell”
G.I. Combat #139 (DC, 12/69-01/70)

27. “Beyond Hell”
G.I. Combat #156 (DC, 10-11/72)

28. “6 Stallions to Hell — and Back!”
G.I. Combat #183 (DC, 10/75)

29. “A Winter in Hell”
G.I. Combat #204 (DC, 10-11/77)

30. “Hell Can Wait”
G.I. Combat #205 (DC, 12/77-01/78)

31. “One-Way Bridge to Hell”
G.I. Combat #206 (DC, 02-03/78)

32. “Hurdle to Hell”
G.I. Combat #210 (DC, 10-11/78)

33. “Holiday in Hell”
G.I. Combat #212 (DC, 02-03/79)

34. “Return to Hell”
G.I. Combat #235 (DC, 11/81)

35. “Hostages in Hell”
G.I. Combat #236 (DC, 12/81)

36. “Prologue to Hell”
G.I. Combat #246 (DC, 10/82)

37. “Hitchhikers to Hell”
G.I. Combat #247 (DC, 11/82)

38. “A Tunnel Through Hell!”
G.I. Combat #269 (DC, 09/84)

39. “Hell’s Belles”
G.I. Combat #273 (DC, 01/85)

40. “Hellfire by Night”
G.I. Combat #278 (DC, 07/85)

41. “35 Days in Hell”
Marine War Heroes #6 (Charlton, 01/65)

42. “Night of Hell”
Medal of Honor Special (Dark Horse, 04/94)

43. “Return from Hell”
Men of War #2 (DC, 09/77)

44. “80 Hours of Frozen Hell”
Navy War Heroes #3 (Charlton, 06/64)

45. “War Is Hell!”
Our Army At War #232 (DC, 05/71)

46. “Hell’s Island”
Our Army At War #260 (DC, 09/73)

47. “Hell Underwater”
Our Fighting Forces #118 (DC, 03-04/69)

48. “Angels Over Hell’s Corner”
Our Fighting Forces #127 (DC, 09-10/70)

49. “A Small Place in Hell!”
Our Fighting Forces #152 (DC, 12/74-01/75)

50. “Patrol to Hell”
Our Fighting Forces #164 (DC, 02/76)

51. “A Front Seat in Hell”
Our Fighting Forces #167 (DC, 05-06/76)

52. “Hell in the Heavens”
Rocket Comics #1 (Hillman, 03/40)

53. “Holocaust In Hell’s Kitchen”
Sgt. Fury #69 (Marvel, 08/69)

54. “Hell’s Oven”
Sgt Rock #317 (DC, 06/78)

55. “A Candle in Hell”
Sgt. Rock Annual #4 (DC, 1984)

56. Sgt. Rock: Between Hell and a Hard Place
(DC, 11/2003)

57. “Hell’s Angel!”
Star Spangled War Stories #181-183 (DC, 07-08/74)

58. “Laughter in Hell!”
Unknown Soldier #219 (DC, 09/78)

59. “Season in Hell!”
Unknown Soldier #247 (DC, 01/81)

60. “Hell in the Heavens”
Unknown Soldier #251-253 (DC, 05-07/81)

61. “Hell at Heaven’s Gate!”
Unknown Soldier #255 (DC, 09/81)

62. “A Very Private Hell”
Unknown Soldier #265-267 (DC, 07-09/82)

63. “Ladies from Hell”
War Action #14 (Marvel, 06/53)

64. “Trapped in a Green Hell”
War and Attack #54 (Charlton, 06/66)

65. “The Ladies from Hell”
War Comics #32 (Marvel, 02/55)

66. “War Is Hell!”
War Is Hell #9 (Marvel, 10/74)

67. “A Christmas Eve in Hell”
War Is Hell #15 (Marvel, 10/75)

68. “Hand of Hell”
Weird War Tales #12 (DC, 03/73)

69. “Ace King Just Flew in from Hell”
Weird War Tales #15 (DC, 07/73)

70. “Jump into Hell”
Weird War Tales #26 (DC, 06/74)

71. “To Hell and Back”
Weird War Tales #35 (DC, 03/75)

72. “The Hordes of Hell!”
Weird War Tales #52 (DC, 04/77)

73. “21 Days in Hell”
Weird War Tales #71 (DC, 01/79)

74. “Hell Can Wait!”
Weird War Tales #87 (DC, 05/80)

75. “The Eye of Hell!”
Weird War Tales #94 (DC, 12/80)

76. “A Match Made in Hell!”
Weird War Tales #99 (DC, 05/81)

77. “Doorway to Hell”
Weird War Tales #116 (DC, 10/82)

78. “Hell’s Lightning”
Wings Comics #35 (Fiction House, 07/43)

79. “Hell’s Cargo”
Wings Comics #45 (Fiction House, 05/44)

80. “Hell’s Eagles”
Wings Comics #60 (Fiction House, 08/45)

81. “Over the Hump to Hell!”
Wings Comics #65 (Fiction House, 01/46)

82. “Sky Express to Hell”
Wings Comics #77 (Fiction House, 01/47)

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