All American Men of War 102 – Johnny Cloud flies blind

aam102

Johnny Cloud gets his first book-length story in All American Men of War 102 (March/April 1964), by Kanigher and Novick.

aan102

Johnny has been having nightmares, once again because of a prophecy from the medicine man back home.  I think that guy did not but foretell disaster.  In this case, that a hark would attack Johnny while he was blinded.  This issue also confirms my assertion from the last entry, that Cloud was promoted because of the mission he completed in Brave and the Bold.  We see a brief flashback to this, as Mademoiselle Marie, the French underground agent, awards him his promotion, with Sgt. Rock and Jeb Stuart of the Haunted Tank looking on.

aam102_001

Then its into the action.  The aerial battles in this series have really become quite stunning to look at.  Which is good, as the stories are so formulaic.

aam102_002

Johnny is flying a bombing mission, aiming for a train car that Marie has marked as the one containing the German weapons.  He does get blinded, temporarily, and faces a German plane as the foretold “hawk.”

aam102_003

Johnny gets shot down, but bails out.  He is found by Marie and her resistance fighters.

This is Mademoiselle Marie’s last appearance for a few years. She returns in a Haunted Tank story in 1967.

 

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: