The War that Time Forgot


The War that Time Forgot

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title = The War that Time Forgot


caption = Showcase Presents The War that Time Forgot by Ross Andru & Mike Esposito with Joe Kubert
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publisher = DC Comics
debut = Star Spangled War Stories #90 (April/May 1960)
creators = Robert Kanigher
Ross Andru
"The War that Time Forgot" was a comic book feature published by DC Comics beginning in 1960 in the title "Star Spangled War Stories", created by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. It ran for eight years, ending in 1968 and returned as a limited series in 2008.

Featuring a combination of science fiction and World War II comic motifs, the stories featured a group of American soldiers, stranded on an uncharted island during the Pacific War which they discover is populated by dinosaurs.

Publication history

"The War that Time Forgot" was created by Robert Kanigher, who wrote and edited, and by artists Ross Andru and Mike Esposito. They continued to compose most of the stories during the comic's run. During its time, it was the main feature of the book. The series ran for 46 issues until the Feb-March 1968 installment of "Star Spangled War Stories", when Enemy Ace, a World War I German pilot became the focus of the book, and the dinosaur plotline was retired. The War That Time Forgot re-appeared in the Oct 1976 issue of "G. I. Combat", featuring the Haunted Tank.

In the 1980s, DC briefly revisited The War that Time Forgot in a run as one of the features in "Weird War Tales". During the series run in Weird War Tales, Dinosaur Island was visited by the Creature Commandos and the G.I. Robot. This was the World War II version of the Commandos.

Dinosaur Island was also featured in Tim Truman's 1998 mini-series, "Guns of the Dragon". The 1920's set mini-series provided sort of an origin story for the island.

In Darwyn Cooke's 2003 alternate-universe mini-series "", Dinosaur Island was revisited yet again as part of its opening prelude. Here, it is visited by the military team known as "The Losers".

In May 2008 Bruce Jones launched "The War that Time Forgot" as a 12-issue limited series, featuring the Enemy Ace, Firehair and Tomahawk on one side and the Golden Gladiator, the Viking Prince and the G.I. Robot on the other.

Collections

A "DC Showcase Presents" black and white trade paperback collection, "The War that Time Forgot Volume One", was published in 2007. It reprints stories that originally appeared between 1960 and 1966. [comicbookdb|type=issue|id=92641|title="Showcase Presents The War That Time Forgot"]

Notes

References

*comicbookdb|type=title|id=18411|title="The War That Time Forgot" (2008)

External links

* [http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=113 Review of "The War that Time Forgot" #1] , Comic Book Resources
* [http://www.comicsbulletin.com/reviews/121052948444677.htm Sunday Slugfest: "The War that Time Forgot" #1] , Comics Bulletin


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