Aristocrats of War #5 – Blazing a Trail
With the Blazing Combat series from Warren Publishing, we get the best written overall series of war stories, ranging from all time periods. The art for the books was just as good. Of course, that is only my opinion. Comic Hall of Famer Archie Goodwin, who along with fellow Hall of Fame creators John Severin, Alex Toth, Reed Crandall, Gene Colan, Al Williamson, Russ Heath, and Wally Wood, produced the quarterly magazine. Frank Frazetta provided the cover art for the short-lived series.
Although Frank Frazetta was a legendary cover artist known for his fantastic art and illustration skills, he rarely dove into the War Genre. I will be the first to admit that his skill in military type illustration isn’t as good as his fantasy and sci-fi work, but his cover for
Currently, there are 46 Blue labels of Blazing Combat #1 on the CGC census, ranging from 3.0 to 9.4. High grades are difficult because of the black cover.
An 8.0 sold for $1150 in April, with earlier sales in 8.0 being $300 in 2008, so these have seen a nice return.