Blitzkrieg (DC Comics)

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Cover to Blitzkrieg #1 (Jan./Feb. 1976). Art by Joe Kubert.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format Ongoing series
Publication date Jan./Feb. 1976 - Sept./Oct. 1976
No. of issues 5
Creative team
Written by Robert Kanigher
Artist(s) Ric Estrada

Blitzkrieg was a short-lived 1970s war-themed comic book published by DC Comics.

Publication history[edit]

The focus of the series was an anthology of World War II stories featuring soldiers of Nazi Germany as well as the civilians resisting or victimized by the regime.[1] This series differed from most other US-published war comics which focused exclusively on Allied forces; as a result, the cover of each issue included the tagline "We dare to be different!"

Unlike the more famous stories of the German World War I flying ace, Hans von Hammer, a.k.a. The Enemy Ace, the stories in this series kept an unambiguously negative tone against the World World II German military. The series was also notable for its strong (for the time) depictions of violence and gruesome images. The series was canceled after five issues.[2]


  1. ^ McAvennie, Michael; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1970s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. In February [1976], editor and cover artist Joe Kubert helmed Blitzkrieg #1, a unique anthology about World War II as seen through the eyes of the enemy. The first issue featured stories by writer Robert Kanigher, artist Ric Estrada, and storyteller Sam Glanzman. 
  2. ^ Blitzkrieg at the Grand Comics Database

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