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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Our Fighting Forces #159 - Mile-a-Minute Jones

This issue features the Losers on a mission in Italy, sent to capture a Nazi general. They encounter Henry Jones, a black American soldier who was in the 1936 Olympics, and his competitor in that race, the German soldier Bruno Borman. The story ends with a great foot race through a mine-field. A lot of fun stuff in here, especially the art which is full of great Kirby action poses, especially anything with Jones in action.

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Mike Royer inks the 18-page story and D. Bruce Berry inks the cover.

Check the Kirby Museum site for a video of Kirby recounting a personal war experience that he used in this story, plus a few pages of pencils from this issue.

Published 1975

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