509 – Our Army At War

In June 1952, DC launched “Our Army At War” #1. In it, the tale “Dig Your Foxhole Deep!” written by Robert Kanigher and drawn by Irv Novick features many panels empty of dialog but filled with dread and psychological warfare.

Our Army At War also features a letters column, which may be the first DC comic to feature a letters column regularly.

DC really got going with war comics in 1952, reviving Star Spangled Comics as “Star Spangled War Stories” and All-American Comics as “All-American Men of War”.