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All-Out War (comics)

All-Out War is an American war comics anthology series published by DC Comics from 1979 to 1980. It primarily featured characters created by writer Robert Kanigher.

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Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateSeptember–October 1979 – July–August 1980
No. of issues6
Main character(s)Viking Commando
Creative team
Written by
Penciller(s)Dick Ayers
Inker(s)Romeo Tanghal
Editor(s)Murray Boltinoff

Publication historyEdit

The first issue was published with an September–October 1979 cover date.[1] Joe Kubert drew the cover art for the entire run and Murray Boltinoff was the editor of the series.[2] The series was in the Dollar Comics format[3] and the lead character was the Viking Commando created by writer Robert Kanigher and artist George Evans.[4][5] Other features included "Black Eagle" by Kanigher and artists Dick Ayers and Romeo Tanghal[6] and "Guerrilla War starring Force 3" by Kanigher and Jerry Grandenetti.[7][8] All-Out War was canceled with issue #6 (July–August 1980).[2] The Viking Commando later appeared in a two-part backup feature in Unknown Soldier #266 (Aug. 1982)[9] and #267 (Sept. 1982).[10]


  1. ^ Overstreet, Robert M. (2019). Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide (49th ed.). Timonium, Maryland: Gemstone Publishing. p. 445. ISBN 978-1603602334.
  2. ^ a b All-Out War at the Grand Comics Database
  3. ^ Romero, Max (July 2012). "I'll Buy That For a Dollar! DC Comics' Dollar Comics". Back Issue!. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing (57): 39–41.
  4. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1970s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 182. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. The Viking Commando, whose origin unfolded in 'D-Day for a Viking' by writer Robert Kanigher and artist George Evans.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ Kanigher, Robert (w), Evans, George (p), Evans, George (i). "D-Day for a Viking" All-Out War 1 (September–October 1979)
  6. ^ Kanigher, Robert (w), Ayers, Dick (p), Tanghal, Romeo (i). "Brother with Wings" All-Out War 1 (September–October 1979)
  7. ^ Kanigher, Robert (w), Grandenetti, Jerry (p), Grandenetti, Jerry (i). "Funeral March for a Guerilla Fighter!" All-Out War 1 (September–October 1979)
  8. ^ Sacks, Jason; Dallas, Keith (2014). "Chapter Ten: 1979". American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s. Raleigh, North Carolina: TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 271. ISBN 978-1605490564.
  9. ^ Kanigher, Robert (w), Evans, George (p), Evans, George (i). "War's Last Weapon" Unknown Soldier 266 (August 1982)
  10. ^ Kanigher, Robert (w), Evans, George (p), Evans, George (i). "War's Last Weapon" Unknown Soldier 267 (September 1982)

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