G.I. Combat #133 - Joe Kubert art & cover

Joe Kubert
G.I. Combat v1 #133, 1968 - Joe Kubert drew a multitude of covers for this series, but rarely any stories, making this issue an anomaly. In "Operation Deathtrap", the crew of the Haunted Tank is dropped into Africa to disrupt a Nazi diamond mine. The artwork, by Mike Sekowsky and Joe Giella, clearly shows the hand of Kubert on many of the faces. Sadly, the contrast is a bit too obvious, diminishing the artwork as a whole (see interior page below). The artist's suspenseful cover, pin-up  and two-page spread are much better (the latter was reprinted in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest #21). A second tale, "Suicide Volunteer", tells of a height-challenged GI and his two beefy pals. This is Kubert on his own and at this best, combining skillful drawings with thoughtfully designed layouts.
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Kubert cover pencils and inks = ***
"Operation Deathtrap" Kubert partial story inks (Mike Sekowsky pencils) 12 pages = *
"Haunted Tank" Kubert pin-up pencils and inks 1 page = ***
"Battle Album" Kubert story pencils and inks 2 pages = ***

"Suicide Volunteer" Kubert story pencils and inks 7 pages = ***

Joe Kubert
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