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"Gravedigger -- R.I.P.": Code Name: Gravedigger fakes his own death for a mysterious plan. He recalls how he got there, attempting to assassinate Winston Churchill for reasons he couldn't remember, but discovering that Churchill wa
- You murdered the Englander! He was defenseless -- out of ammunition! Butcher! You are a disgrace to the corps!
- -- Enemy Ace
Appearing in "Gravedigger -- R.I.P."
- Winston Churchill (In a photograph only)
- Dr. Neeley (Single appearance)
- Mr. Clifford (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Gravedigger -- R.I.P."
Code Name: Gravedigger fakes his own death for a mysterious plan. He recalls how he got there, attempting to assassinate Winston Churchill for reasons he couldn't remember, but discovering that Churchill was actually the Unknown Soldier in disguise. The Unknown Soldier defeats him, and Gravedigger wakes up in a straight jacket and a padded cell. He is soon released and debriefed - everything went according to plan, leading up to his reflection of his faked death. While staring at his own grave, a few men appear. They inform Gravedigger that Birch has been located in the clutches of the Nazis, and that he is to either free him if he can, or kill him if he can't.
Appearing in "Brother Killers!"
- Bruno Kessel (Single appearance)
- Baron Otto von Hammer (Single appearance)
- Nurse Kristina (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Brother Killers!"
Enemy Ace is returning to the castle where his father lies dying when he enters into a dogfight. The last remaining British pilot signals that he is out of ammo, so the Ace lets him go but another German pilot, Bruno Kessel, guns him down in cold blood. The Ace forces the Bruno's plane down and confronts him and strikes him. Bruno takes offense to the Ace's audacity and the two agree to duel the following day. The Ace returns to the Castle and sees his father. He goes for a ride with his falcon and Nurse Kristina where they briefly encounter Hans' friend the Black Wolf. They return from their ride in time to see a French plane gun down Hans' poor old father. The Ace realizes that the French pilot must have recognized his Fokker Dr.I and was gunning for him. The Ace vows that the Frenchman will pay for his error with his life.
Appearing in "Bathtub Blues"
- Ed Barnes (Flashback only)
- Colonel Hardwicke (Single appearance)
- Charlie (Single appearance)
Synopsis for "Bathtub Blues"
Wayne Clifford is ready to do some serious reporting, but the regiment he's with can only talk about a bath-tub that they captured from Shiek Abi Ben Nasser.
- Gravedigger -- R.I.P. makes a reference to last issue.
- Bathtub Blues makes a reference to Men of War #4 to #6.
- Starting this issue, the format changes to 44-pages (25-pages of story), and the cover-price is raised to $0.50.
- No trivia.
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- Discuss Men of War Vol 1 9 on the forums
- Cover gallery for the Men of War series
- Our Army at War
- Star-Spangled War Stories
- Unknown Soldier (Volume 1)
- Men of War
- Enemy Ace Special #1
- Sgt. Rock (Volume 2)
- Enemy Ace: War Idyll
- Guns of the Dragon
- Enemy Ace: War in Heaven
- War That Time Forgot
- The Enemy Ace Archives Volume 1
- The Enemy Ace Archives Volume 2
- Showcase Presents: Enemy Ace, Volume 1
Links and References
- Men of War series index at Comicbookdb.com
- Men of War series index at the Grand Comics Database Project