- The War that Time Forgot
title = The War that Time Forgot
caption = Showcase Presents The War that Time Forgot by
Ross Andru& Mike Espositowith Joe Kubert
Star Spangled War Stories#90 (April/May 1960)
Robert Kanigher Ross Andru" The War that Time Forgot" was a comic bookfeature published by DC Comicsbeginning in 1960in the title " Star Spangled War Stories", created by Robert Kanigher, Ross Andruand Mike Esposito. It ran for eight years, ending in 1968 and returned as a limited series in 2008.
Featuring a combination of
science fictionand World War IIcomic motifs, the stories featured a group of American soldiers, stranded on an uncharted island during the Pacific Warwhich they discover is populated by dinosaurs.
"The War that Time Forgot" was created by
Robert Kanigher, who wrote and edited, and by artists Ross Andruand 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 IGerman 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 Islandwas visited by the Creature Commandosand the G.I. Robot. This was the World War II version of the Commandos.
Dinosaur Island was also featured in
Tim Truman's 1998mini-series, " Guns of the Dragon". The 1920's set mini-series provided sort of an origin story for the island.
In May 2008
Bruce Joneslaunched "The War that Time Forgot" as a 12-issue limited series, featuring the Enemy Ace, Firehairand Tomahawk on one side and the Golden Gladiator, the Viking Princeand the G.I. Roboton the other.
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"]
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