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Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by vanhornluke » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm

Since I had already posted a breakdown and chronologies for Amazing High Adventure #1, I figured I would do the same for the stories in #2. However, Genghis Khan appears in one of those stories. Since he doesn't currently have a chronology here, I figured I would also post breakdowns for the other issues in which he appears (with two exceptions noted below). Again, I hope I got the formatting right.

AMAZING HIGH ADVENTURE #2 (Sep 1985)

1st Story:
By Steve Englehart

APPEARANCES:
Jean-Paul Deauville, M’Juma, Cruard, D’Lari, African villagers

SYNOPSIS:
Explorers Jean-Paul Deauville and Cruard are the first white men to penetrate this deeply into the African jungle. Deauville has fallen in love with a local Masai woman, D’Lari, but her village’s witch doctor, M’Juma, wants to sacrifice her to a snake god known as the Green Mamba. Deauville and Cruard try to rescue her but are pursued. M’Juma and Cruard end up in a hand-to-hand battle which Cruard wins when he snaps M’Juma’s neck. They escape into the jungle, but Cruard is worried that he saw M’Juma’s ghost leave his body when dying. Later that night, Cruard is possessed by M’Juma’s ghost and attempts to kill Deauville. He is rescued by D’Lari, who kills Cruard/M’Juma with a burning spear. D’Lari and Deauville flee into the jungle, fearing that M’Juma may possess one of them next. Over the next hours, Deaville becomes more and more paranoid, eventually losing his mind and killing them both to prevent their possession.

NOTE:
I’m not sure when this takes place. There’s a note on the first page that says it’s before North American peoples have ever seen a white man, but Jean-Paul’s gun seems too advanced for that time period, and Cruard’s Lorenzoni wasn’t built until the 1750s at the earliest (at least, according to Wikipedia), and that’s long after white men were well known throughout most of North America.

2nd Story:
By Jim Owsley

APPEARANCES:
Tor, victims of Mongol genocide, Chen, Kun Lee, Genghis Khan, Ki, soldiers in Khan’s army

SYNOPSIS:
Genghis Khan orders Tor, one of his warlords, to massacre the populace of a small village that stands in the way of Khan’s army. Tor, along with 100 Mongol soldiers, approaches the village. It appears to be deserted except for one priest who claims to be one of the Guardians of the Temple of Li-Yung. The priest tells Tor that if he takes an idol to the temple and offers prayers and incense, then he will be granted Li-Yung’s favor and become unkillable in combat, which would free him from Khan’s control. Tor decides to follow the priest’s advice and takes the idol, heading to the temple. Unbeknownst to him, after he leaves, the priest reveals himself to be Genghis Khan himself. The entire scenario was a test of loyalty which two other of Khan’s warlords have already failed. As soldiers descend on Tor, Khan muses that if he is to have trustworthy warlords, he’ll have to create them himself by having strong sons.

3rd Story:
By Alan Weiss

APPEARANCES:
Napoleonic troops, Rico, Rosa, Rico and Rosa’s uncle

SYNOPSIS:
September, 1809: Rico, a 13-year-old gypsy, lures four soldiers in Napoleon’s army to the edge of town, promising them that his sister, Rosa, will tell them their futures. The captain demands to go first, so Rosa explains that his lifeline on his palm indicates that he will live to be 75 years old. The captain is pleased and decides to celebrate by raping Rosa. She resists but is easily disarmed. While the captain attempts to subdue Rosa, Rico grabs her fallen dagger and jumps on the captain. Rico is easily thrown off, but then the captain collapses, dead. The other troops are astonished, since the captain’s only apparent wound is a cut across his palm. Realizing that the captain annulled his destiny by bring this fate upon himself, the soldiers flee.

4th Story:
By Eliot Brown and Ann Nocenti

APPEARANCES:
Macintosh, Liz, Jake, Liz’s father

SYNOPSIS:
1923: Jake and Macintosh (Mac), both pilots, vie for the affection of Liz, their boss’s daughter. Mac is nice but somewhat slow, whereas Jake is a hotshot jerk. Their boss tells them that he has to let one of them go, and agrees to Jake’s suggestion that they have a race to decide who keeps his job. Mac doesn’t like the idea, since his plane, Betsy, is old and rickety. Nevertheless, he agrees to the race. During the race, Jake repeatedly bumps into Betsy with his own plane, tearing wholes in her fabric and knocking bracing wires loose. Mac is forced to take risky measures to repair Betsy in flight and is enraged at Jake’s treatment of her. Determined to win the race, he dramatically increases his speed, so Jake responds by opening his nitrous tank. Jake’s engine overheats and he crashes near the end of the race, surviving but dazed. Mac wins and Liz is impressed, but he tells Liz he’s realized he only has room in his life for one lady, and tells Betsy he’s thinking about taking her to the Congo to be a mail plane.

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by vanhornluke » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:16 pm

WAR ADVENTURES ON THE BATTLEFIELD #2 (Jun 1952)

1st Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Army, Communist Korean Army, Lt. Carey, Tex, Marty, Brooklyn, Korean villagers

SYNOPSIS:
A squad of American soldiers is pushed out of a Korean village by a Communist attack. Later, their lieutenant orders them to counterattack to liberate the village. The soldiers argue amongst themselves whether it’s worth risking death just to liberate some Korean villagers who probably don’t care who is in charge. The counterattack succeeds and the Americans discover that in the short time the Communists had occupied the village, they had murdered everyone but one old man.

NOTE:
As was typical of many comics published in the 40s and 50s, the writer is unknown.

2nd Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Pvt. James Healy, Pvt. Cary Morgan, U.S. Army, Sgt. Bill Riley, Maj. Hapgood, Kim

SYNOPSIS:
Privates James Healy and Cary Morgan are ordered to take care of a group of 40 orphaned Korean children. They construct barracks and a playground for the children and then are left in charge of them as the rest of the troops march off to fight the commies. One of the children informs Morgan that a road the army plans to use has been mined, so Morgan and Healy rush to warn of the danger. They reach their commanding officer in time and thereby prevent what would have been a disaster.

3rd Story:
By Hank Chapman

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Marines, Korean civilians, U.S. Army, Communist Korean Army, Chinese Army, Turkish soldiers, Jewish civilians in the Holocaust, Nazis, Hermann Georing, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Julius Streicher, Fritz Saukel, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Arthur Seyss-Inquart, American civilians

SYNOPSIS:
A brief discussion of several atrocities perpetrated in Korea by Communist troops, as well as a comparison to Nazi atrocities.

4th Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Army C Company, Pvt. Ralph Williams, A Company, Pete

SYNOPSIS:
Private Ralph Williams gripes about how stupid his commanding officers are and how much better he would run things, only to nearly step on a land mine while spouting off. A major pushes him out of the way, dying in the process. Now, Williams is no longer an ignorant rookie.

5th Story:
By Hank Chapman

APPEARANCES:
Capt. Murdock, U.S. Air Force pilots, Communist pilots, Communist troops, Maj. Kane, Capt. Baker

SYNOPSIS:
Capt. Murdock hates Commies, ever since they killed two of his friends in the Korean War. He defies orders to dogfight with Migs in order to attack a Commie troop transport train. He’s chewed out by Maj. Kane for this and the next day isn’t allowed to lead the mission. While the other pilots dogfight with more Migs, Murdock spots another troop train. While distracted by his desire to break formation and attack the train, he’s shot by a Mig pilot. About to die anyway, Murdock kamikaze dives the train.

6th Story?
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Pinky Halloran, Murph, U.S. Army, Mike, Arny, Joe

SYNOPSIS:
Part of a forward recon squad, Pinky Halloran catches a bullet in the torso. The squad has no medic, so four soldiers are ordered to take him back to their own lines on an improvised stretcher. The trek takes all day and night, and unfortunately by the time they arrive Pinky has died.

7th Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Navy, Cooper, Coleridge, Jacobs, Norton, Becker, Morrison, Heath, Vestry, Capt. Devlin, communist guard

SYNOPSIS:
A group of frog-men are ordered to dynamite a pier at Inchon. They manage to plant the explosives, but Capt. Devlin’s foot becomes caught in the woodwork. Vestry, who has suspected Devlin of having it in for him, stays behind while the other men swim back to their destroyer. With the clock counting down, and Vestry unable to dislodge Devlin, he has to cut the captain’s foot off and swim him back to the boat himself. They arrive right before the explosives blow and the naval fleet reveals its presence by opening fire on the Commies.

8th Story:
By Hank Chapman

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Army, Nazis, Adolf Hitler, French civilian, Chinese laborers, Genghis Khan, Mongolian army, Roman legions, Roman citizens, Alaric I, Goth army

SYNOPSIS:
Using the device of personification, the Siegfried Line mourns how it is now a crumbling shambles, but back in the war before the Allied offensive it was considered impregnable. The Line also thinks back on other walls that had been breached in the past, including the Great Wall of China and the wall around Rome.

NOTE:
I don’t know where to suggest Hitler’s appearance should be placed. It’s a one-panel flashback appearance [and would be listed as “WABFIELD 2 /8 (2:2)-FB”]. But it’s not clear when this flashback takes place. It could be anytime between when German propaganda begins to be used about the Siegfried Line being an impenetrable wall of defense to when the Allies penetrate the Line (sometime in Fall 1944).

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

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Battle #29 (May 1954)

1st Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Marines, Preston, Easy Green Platoon, Sgt. Pete Fuller, Horn, Harmon, Briggs, Kramer, Flint, Newman, Chinese Army

SYNOPSIS:
Seven U.S. marines are ordered to delay the advance of the Red hordes over the Chosin Reservoir (spelled “Chosan” here) while U.N. forces retreat. Temperatures are between -30 and -40 F. The Commies try to sneak through during the night using only infantry, but the Americans have the high ground and stop them. At dawn, the Reds try again, this time with armor. The marines use their artillery to batter through the ice and sink the armor (and men) into the water, which quickly freezes over. For the moment, the Red advance is stopped.

NOTE:
This is pretty clearly propaganda, since as I understand it the Battle of Chosin Reservoir was a victory for the Chinese Communist forces, which helped push U.N. forces out of North Korea.

2nd Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Joey Rizzo, Danny Hines, Herb Novick, U.S. Army, German Army, 35th Infantry Battalion, Easy Company, Gen. Hubert von Gort

SYNOPSIS:
August, 1918: A three-man American mortar unit holds the line against a German advance at St. Mihiel. The rest of the American forces withdraw but are unable to notify the mortar squad due to their advanced position. When the squad notices that everything behind them has gone quiet, they pack up and look for the 35th Infantry Battalion. They fail to do so, but do manage to find an American artillery group right before another German advance begins. The artilleryman don’t think the mortar squad can help, but when the Germans advance close enough, the American artillery is no longer effected. The mortar squad then pitches in and devastates the Jerries. Later, the mortar team is decorated for valor.

3rd Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Pvt. Leon Tarbutt, Sgt. Mike McTodd, U.S. Army, Communist forces

SYNOPSIS:
Two American soldiers survive an ambush on their patrol. One of them, Pvt. Leon Tarbutt, is a green rookie who keeps making mistakes that his sergeant, Mike McTodd, has to keep saving him from. They both make their way back toward American forces, but they are caught between a river and a motorized unit of Commies. McTodd can’t swim, so Tarbutt has to swim with McTodd on his back. They make it across the river and McTodd says Tarbutt isn’t a green idiot anymore.

4th Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Genghis Khan, Mongol Army, Mamluk slaves, Ahta, Sultan Mustapha Kemal, Turkish soldiers

SYNOPSIS:
1248: Genghis Khan meets with Turkish Sultan Mustapha Kemal and gives him many gifts, including 1000 Mamluk slaves who have been horribly abused. The Sultan continues to abuse his new slaves, and so they eventually revolt, slaughtering the Turkish troops in the city and killing the sultan. The Mamluks install one of their own, Ahta, as the new King of the Turkish Empire.
1252: The Turks overthrow Ahta, but he and a handful of Mamluk survivors manage to flee back to the Asian steppes.

NOTE:
In the real world, Genghis Khan died in 1227. I’m not sure if we should interpret this story as saying that the 616 Genghis Khan lived longer, or that the dates in this story are in error. I’ve assumed the dates are correct in my chronological placement below, but I’m open to the other interpretation, too.

5TH Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Navy, Stevens, Chief Petty Officer Norman Hall, Rourke, Lt. Commander Courtney, Tonar, Japanese Army

SYNOPSIS:
A small U.S. naval detachment is assigned to the American consul in Lhasa, Tibet. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, the sailors are concerned that the Japanese will invade Tibet and kill them. Sure enough, a small armored Japanese force invades a few days later, but the sailors are able to fight them off and escape.

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

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Strange Tales #28 (May 1954)

1st Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Chernak, Commies, political prisoners, Commandant Koslo, Laski, Tullski

SYNOPSIS:
In an unnamed country recently taken over by Communists, Chernak infiltrates a prison for political prisoners. Commandant Koslo wants him to discover how several prisoners have recently escaped. Chernak learns that when a prisoner dies from exhaustion, starvation, or beating, the prisoners who build his coffin will often sneak an extra, living man inside and then dig up the coffin during the night so that the man may escape through an underground system run by a local vegetable farmer. Chernak informs the commandant and is told to ask to be the next allowed to escape so that he can move through the entire system and inform on everyone involved. To assure secrecy, the commandant promises to dig up the coffin himself. Later that night Chernak hides inside the newest coffin and is buried. After a while he wonders why he hasn’t been dug up yet and so lights a match. To his horror he discovers he is in the commandant’s coffin, who had died that day from eating poisoned local vegetables.

2nd Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Jeffrey Mason, townsfolk

SYNOPSIS:
A man awakens to find a dead woman, the knife which killed her in his hands, and amnesia. He flees before he can be caught for the woman’s murder. Over the course of several years, he wanders around hoping someone will recognize him and tell him who he is. However, he is constantly disappointed and ends up killing several people out of frustration. Eventually he goes back to the town where he found the dead woman and is informed that his name is Jeffrey Mason. His wife went crazy and tried to kill him, hitting on the head with the knife and causing his amnesia. He killed her in self-defense, but he fled before any of this could be explained to him. Now he’ll be tried for many murders rather than the one for which he was innocent.

3rd Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Geraldine, mobsters, Johnny, Ken

SYNOPSIS:
Ken, a young surgeon, loves his wife, Geraldine, but she’s unhappy because all the other wives have nicer things than she does. She’s unwilling to wait until Ken is better established in his field and wealthy. Instead, she urges him to take illegal jobs patching up mobsters off the books. His desire to please his wife wars with his conscience and principles, but he eventually agrees to his wife’s pleas. Over the years he becomes wealthy due to these jobs, but he is sickened by his own actions and hates what he has become. One day, another gangster arrives at his door and pleads with Ken to patch up his girlfriend who was hit when they were fleeing the police. Ken agrees, but when the girlfriend is brought into his office he says that it is Geraldine. All these years he’s sacrificed his dignity to please her, only to discover that she’s an adulteress. Knowing that he’s the only one who can save her life, Ken stabs himself with a scalpel, condemning them both to death.

4th Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Benny, Strangler Maden

SYNOPSIS:
Strangler Maden robs a jewelry store, but his wheelman, Benny, sees a cop and drives away. Worried that Maden might rat him out to the cops, he flees to the east coast. Later, he receives a phone call from Maden informing him that Maden has escaped and plans to kill Benny. Every night Benny gets another phone call from Maden updating him on his progress across the country. Benny finally can’t take the suspense anymore and builds a bomb, intending to set it off and kill himself and Maden in the blast. Right before Maden is supposed to arrive Benny starts the countdown clock on the bomb and then handcuffs himself across the room so that Maden can’t force him to stop the bomb. Just then, Benny hears on the radio that infamous escaped convict Strangler Maden has been killed in a car accident on the way into town. Benny struggles to get out of his handcuffs, but he’s too late. Boom!

5th Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Johnny Scott, Bernie, cavemen, Genghis Khan, Mongol army, knights, WW2 soldiers, Harry

SYNOPSIS:
Johnny Scott figures out how to tune his ham radio to pick up sounds from the past. He listens to dinosaurs, cavemen, Mongol invasions, and medieval knights jousting. Then he has the brilliant idea of how to slightly adjust his set to pick up sounds from the future (Did the writers of the movie/show Frequency read this story?). He decides to get rich by betting on the outcomes of sporting events and purchasing stocks. One day, he hears a report that his him radio will explode and kill him the next day. Deciding to cheat fate, he shoots himself a day early. Unbeknownst to him, the report was fake, a joke played on him by his friends who he’d bragged to about his future-listening ham.

6th Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
Mike Warren, Gertie, panhandlers, mobsters, Louie, Joey, banker, cop, Gertie’s neighbor

SYNOPSIS:
Mike Warren is a dumb mug, but he loves his girl Gertie. He promises her to make something of himself and then come back to get her out of the slums and marry her. He goes off to the big city, but he’s too dumb to get a real job, so he starts working as muscle for a mobster. Over five years he works his way up the organization and makes quite a bit of money. When he returns for Gertie, he can’t find her. He eventually learns that she was evicted from her slum apartment and had to panhandle. Eventually, she killed herself. Mike pulls out his gun that he used to kill so many man for years and turns it on himself.

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by vanhornluke » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:21 pm

Champ Comics vol. 2 #15 (Sep 1941)

1st Story:
By Edwin Wald

APPEARANCES:
Human Meteor, Toby, cavalry horses, Genghis Khan, Khan’s fighters, cops, Manku, Wah Le

SYNOPSIS:
Genghis Khan, now a giant, invades the U.S. with a small cavalry force and a dirigible. The Human Meteor, accompanied by his sidekick, Toby, fights them off.

NOTE:
No explanation is provided for how Khan has returned in the modern world, nor why he is now a giant with a strange, fiery sword and Mongolian cavalry willing to fight the U.S. I won’t give the Human Meteor a chronology below, since he already has one on the site. I’ve also only broken down this single story in this issue, since the rest of the issue is not confirmed as 616. Finally, for Wah Le’s chronology below, I’m not sure if his family name is Wah or Le. I went with Le just to make things easy, but maybe it should go the other way.


Champ Comics #16 (Nov 1941)

1st Story:
By Edwin Wald

APPEARANCES:
Human Meteor, Toby, Professor Ruxton, Ruxton’s assistants, Wah Le, Chinese civilians, Genghis Khan, Khan’s cavalry

SYNOPSIS:
Wah Le informs the Human Meteor that Genghis Khan and his horde have returned and plan to attack Bayakura. The Meteor and his sidekick, Toby, ride an experimental rocket to Tibet and again fight off Khan and his men.

NOTE:
Again, I’ve only summarized the first story in this issue, since the rest aren’t confirmed to be 616.


Champ Comics #17 (Feb 1942)

1st Story:
By Edwin Wald

APPEARANCES:
Genghis Khan, Khan’s minions, Wah Le, Wah Le’s spy, Admiral Kent, Toby, Khan’s armada, Wangu, U.S. Navy

SYNOPSIS:
Genghis Khan sends his armada out from Japan to attack American merchant shipping. A spy in Khan’s ranks informs Wah Le of Khan’s intentions, and Le relays this information to the Human Meteor. Along with his sidekick, Toby, the Meteor flies out to Khan’s armada in the Pacific and sinks it.

NOTE:
I’ve only summarized this story, since the rest of the issue is not confirmed as 616. The note at the end of the story says that Genghis Khan will return in issue #18. Unfortunately, that story, while public domain, is not available anywhere to read (at least that I’m aware of). So, without confirmation, I haven’t listed #18 among Khan’s appearances in his chronology.


Extra:
I’ve also included in Genghis Khan’s chronology his appearance in a Tommy Tyme story in Mystic Comics vol. 2 #3. I haven’t provided a breakdown because that wouldn’t be worth much without going on to break down every Tommy Tyme story, and that’s more work than I’d like to tackle right now (made all the harder because each one is a time travel story).

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

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Chronologies:

AHTA
BATTLE 29 /4

ALARIC I
WABFIELD 2 /8 (6:2-6:6)-FB

ARNY
WABFIELD 2 /5

BAKER
WABFIELD 2 /5

BECKER
WABFIELD 2 /7

BENNY
ST 28 /4

BRIGGS
BATTLE 29

BROOKLYN
WABFIELD 2

CAREY
WABFIELD 2

CHEN
AHA 2 /2

CHERNAK
ST 28 (2-4:6)-FB
ST 28

COLERIDGE
WABFIELD 2 /7

COOPER
WABFIELD 2 /7

COURTNEY
BATTLE 29 /5

CRUARD
AHA 2

D’LARI
AHA 2

DEAUVILLE, JEAN-PAUL
AHA 2

DEVLIN
WABFIELD 2 /7

FLINT
BATTLE 29

FULLER, PETE
BATTLE 29

GERALDINE
ST 28 /3 (2:5-4:2)-FB
ST 28 /3

GERTIE
ST 28 /6 (2:3-2:8)-FB
ST 28 /6

GOERING, HERMAN WILHELM
CAC 40 /3
CAC 49-FB
*WABFIELD 2 /3 (6:1)-FB (add)

HALL, NORMAN
BATTLE 29 /5

HALLORAN, PINKY
WABFIELD 2 /6

HAPGOOD
WABFIELD 2 /2

HARMON
BATTLE 29

HARRY
ST 28 /5

HEALY, JAMES
WABFIELD 2 /2

HEATH
WABFIELD 2 /7

HINES, DANNY
BATTLE 29 /2

HITLER, ADOLF
? (see note above on WABFIELD 2 /8)

HORN
BATTLE 29

JACOBS
WABFIELD 2 /7

JAKE
AHA 2 /4

JOE
WABFIELD 2 /6

JOEY
ST 28 /6 (3:7-4:2)-FB

JOHNNY
ST 28 /3

KALTENBRUNNER, ERNST
WABFIELD 2 /3 (6:5)-FB

KANE
WABFIELD 2 /5

KEMAL, MUSTAPHA
BATTLE 29 /4

KEN
ST 28 /3 (2:5-4:6)-FB
ST 28 /3

KENT
CHAMPC 17

KHAN, GENGHIS/TEMUJIN
AHA 2 /2
WABFIELD 2 /8 (5:4)-FB
ST 28 /5 (2:7)-FB
MYSC2 3 /3
BATTLE 29 /4
{CHAMPC2 15}
CHAMPC 16
CHAMPC 17

KI
AHA 2 /2

KIM
WABFIELD 2 /2

KOSLO
ST 28 (2:5-4:6)-FB
ST 28

KRAMER
BATTLE 29

LASKI
ST 28 (3:5)-FB

LE, WAH
CHAMPC2 15
CHAMPC 16
CHAMPC 17

LEE, KUN
AHA 2 /2

LIZ
AHA 2 /4

LOUIE
ST 28 /6 (3:8-4:6)-FB

M’JUMA
AHA 2

MACINTOSH
AHA 2 /4

MANKU
CHAMPC2 15

MARTY
WABFIELD 2

MASON, JEFFREY
ST 28 /2

MCTODD, MIKE
BATTLE 29 /3

MIKE
WABFIELD 2 /6

MORGAN, CARY
WABFIELD 2 /2

MORRISON
WABFIELD 2 /7

MURDOCK
WABFIELD 2 /5

MURPH
WABFIELD 2 /6

NEWMAN
BATTLE 29

NORTON
WABFIELD 2 /7

NOVICK, HERB
BATTLE 29 /2

PETE
WABFIELD 2 /4

PRESTON
BATTLE 29

RICO
AHA 2 /3

RILEY, BILL
WABFIELD 2 /2

RIZZO, JOEY
BATTLE 29 /2

ROSA
AHA 2 /3

ROURKE
BATTLE 29 /5

RUXTON
CHAMPC 16

SAUKEL, FRITZ
WABFIELD 2 /3 (6:4)-FB

SCOTT, JOHNNY
ST 28 /5

SEYSS-INQUART, ARTHUR
WABFIELD 2 /3 (6:6)-FB

STEVENS
BATTLE 29 /5

STRANGLER MADEN
ST 28 /4

STREICHER, JULIUS
WABFIELD 2 /3 (6:3)-FB

TARBUTT, LEON
BATTLE 29 /3

TEX
WABFIELD 2

TOBY
CHAMPC2 15
CHAMPC 16
CHAMPC 17

TONAR
BATTLE 29 /5

TOR
AHA 2 /2

TULLSKI
ST 28 (4:2)-FB

VESTRY
WABFIELD 2 /7

VON GORT, HUBERT
BATTLE 29 /2

VON RIBBENTROP, JOACHIM
WABFIELD 2 /3 (6:2)-FB

WANGU
CHAMPC 17

WARREN, MIKE
ST 28 /6 (2:3-4:6)-FB
ST 28 /6

WILLIAMS, RALPH
WABFIELD 2 /4

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by Michael » Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:02 pm

vanhornluke wrote:Battle #29 (May 1954)

1st Story:
By ?

APPEARANCES:
U.S. Marines, Preston, Easy Green Platoon, Sgt. Pete Fuller, Horn, Harmon, Briggs, Kramer, Flint, Newman, Chinese Army

SYNOPSIS:
Seven U.S. marines are ordered to delay the advance of the Red hordes over the Chosin Reservoir (spelled “Chosan” here) while U.N. forces retreat. Temperatures are between -30 and -40 F. The Commies try to sneak through during the night using only infantry, but the Americans have the high ground and stop them. At dawn, the Reds try again, this time with armor. The marines use their artillery to batter through the ice and sink the armor (and men) into the water, which quickly freezes over. For the moment, the Red advance is stopped.

NOTE:
This is pretty clearly propaganda, since as I understand it the Battle of Chosin Reservoir was a victory for the Chinese Communist forces, which helped push U.N. forces out of North Korea.
Yes and no. The Chinese forced the Americans to evacuate but the Marines' stand at Chosin enabled the Americans to evacuate most of their troops and the Chinese forces were so badly damaged that they were weakened when they launched their offensive into South Korea a month later.
vanhornluke wrote: 5TH Story:
By ?

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U.S. Navy, Stevens, Chief Petty Officer Norman Hall, Rourke, Lt. Commander Courtney, Tonar, Japanese Army

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A small U.S. naval detachment is assigned to the American consul in Lhasa, Tibet. When the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor, the sailors are concerned that the Japanese will invade Tibet and kill them. Sure enough, a small armored Japanese force invades a few days later, but the sailors are able to fight them off and escape.
Which is weird, since the Japanese were nowhere near Tibet in December 1941 and January 1942. Unless World War II was VERY different in the Marvel Universe.

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by vanhornluke » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:43 pm

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Which is weird, since the Japanese were nowhere near Tibet in December 1941 and January 1942. Unless World War II was VERY different in the Marvel Universe.
Yeah, I don't think a lot of these 50s stories were concerned with historical accuracy. That's okay, though, since we already know that WW2-616 was quite different than ours. After all, the real world didn't experience a worldwide Atlantean attack that culminated in Manhattan being flooded, or an Invaders team. One of these days I hope a writer for Marvel (whether in a handbook or an actual story) reflects on how the attack on Pearl Harbor must have been perceived by 616 inhabitants since Hawaii had already been attacked a few weeks or months (I'm unsure of the exact amount of time) earlier by the Great Question using his helicarrier while working for the Nazis.

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by vanhornluke » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:58 am

Anyone know where to put the Hitler flashback appearance I noted above from War Adventures on the Battlefield #2? I wouldn't want it left out of his MCP chronology.
I don’t know where to suggest Hitler’s appearance should be placed. It’s a one-panel flashback appearance [and would be listed as “WABFIELD 2 /8 (2:2)-FB”]. But it’s not clear when this flashback takes place. It could be anytime between when German propaganda begins to be used about the Siegfried Line being an impenetrable wall of defense to when the Allies penetrate the Line (sometime in Fall 1944).

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by Col_Fury » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:44 pm

I haven't had a chance to look into it yet, but off the top of my head the fall of '44 would be somewhere in here:

HITLER, ADOLF
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SGTF@ 2 (D-Day, June 1944)
[M/MC 58]
[CK 26/4-FB]
VENGEANCE 1-FB
CAC 49-FB
SVTU 17 (14:1 - 14:2)-FB (early 1945)
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Post by vanhornluke » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:55 pm

So the default would be to place the flashback toward the end of the possible window of when it could take place?

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Post by Col_Fury » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:30 pm

I wouldn't say there's a default, but I would want to check some of those comics, see where they are in other characters' chronologies, see what references there are (because one of those might be in between two "winter" stories or something in Captain America's chronology, or after another flashback that has a specific date) and narrow it down from there. Also by doing that, we might come across an appearance that was missed, basically turning finding a placement for this into a mini audit.
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Post by vanhornluke » Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:40 pm

Are you referring to possibly catching more Hitler appearances, or appearances of others in stories that Hitler appears in? There are quite a few Hitler appearances in stories published in the 40s/50s that haven't been added yet.

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Re: Amazing High Adventure #2 and Extras Due to Genghis Khan

Post by Col_Fury » Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:24 am

Eh, who knows what we'll stumble across? I'm thinking more of comics that are already in the MCP that may have skipped a character when it was added in originally. So by going through (say) Red Skull's chronology looking for "fall of '44" clues we might find an Adolf appearance (or not). We might also find something that says it's the "summer of '42" stuck in between other stories that say "winter of '44." Doesn't hurt to look as long as the comics are in font of us, right? :)
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