Rather nifty ad for a GI Joe edition of Showcase, issue #53. I’ve not read the comic in question, but I believe it presents a number of war reprints with a new framing sequence drawn by — inevitably — Joe Kubert. He did the cover too. As far as I’m aware there is no character here called “GI Joe”, it’s just used in the generic sense of a US soldier. Nothing to do with the later GI Joe doll (sorry — ‘action figure’ ) or the long-running Marvel comic.

Gotta say, though, I sure wouldn’t mind reading a story where a frogman “plays tag with a torpedo”!

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