Return of Sam Glanzman’s COMBAT Comic Book Series Telling True WWII Stories

San Diego, CA (March 6, 2018) – IDW’s IT’S ALIVE! imprint is proud to announce the upcoming Kickstarter to bring select issues of the classic COMBAT comic book series by Sam Glanzman back to print! Three issues are being Kickstarted by Eisner-nominated IT’S ALIVE! publisher Drew Ford. Two of the three issues have already been successfully Kickstarted, but all three will be available in the new campaign featuring incredible variant cover art. The DUNKIRK issue has a variant cover by comic book superstar Walter Simonson (Ragnarök), the BATTLE OF MIDWAY issue has a variant cover by comic book living legend Russ Heath (Haunted Tank), and the new D-DAY issue has a variant cover by fan-favorite artist Russ Braun (The Boys)!

Each issue also has a standard cover created using artwork by the late Sam Glanzman, and all six comics are up for grabs in the new Kickstarter. Also, there will be a limited number of signed copies of the variant covers by Simonson, Heath, and Braun! COMBAT is a legendary comic book, that told true stories of WWII month after month, for several years. There was, in fact, 26 issues in all, and Sam Glanzman illustrated all of them! IT’S ALIVE! is thrilled to reprint these incredible comics, giving a whole new generation of readers a chance to discover and enjoy classic WWII war comics.”COMBAT, as a series, is an important early example of war comics,” says Ford. “These first few issues tell three of the most compelling and unforgettable true stories of WWII. Beyond that, I am very honored to continue bringing back the magnificent work of Sam Glanzman. And I am so grateful that Walter Simonson, Russ Heath, and Russ Braun all contributed such incredible variant covers. We hope you will give it a look, and consider making a pledge.”As some extra incentive to pledge now, for one week only there will be a handful of Early Bird Special rewards that folks will want to grab before they disappear!Check out the COMBAT Kickstarter which will be active from now until the evening of Sunday, March 25, 2018 and get pledging:

About Drew Ford & IT’S ALIVE!
Drew Ford, known for putting together dozens of archival reprint collections, such as the Eisner Award nominated THE PUMA BLUES by Stephen Murphy & Michael Zulli, and U.S.S. STEVENS: THE COLLECTED STORIES by Sam Glanzman, runs his own imprint at IDW called IT’S ALIVE!, where he continues his mission of bringing lost and forgotten graphic novels and uncollected comic book runs back into print! Saving the history of comics one book at a time!

About IDW
IDW Media Holdings, Inc. (OCTQX: IDWM) is a fully integrated media company, which includes publishing, games, entertainment, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery.

IDW Publishing’s comic book and graphic novel catalog includes some of the world’s most popular entertainment brands, including Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, and Disney’s classic characters. At IDW’s core is its commitment to creator-owned comics including 30 Days of Night, Locke & Key, Wormwood, Ragnarök, V-Wars, and Archangel by bestselling sci-fi author William Gibson.

IDW Publishing is also home to the acclaimed and award-winning imprints; Top Shelf, The Library of American Comics, Yoe! Books, and Artist Editions, showcasing the greatest original art ever published in American comic books.

IDW Games’ diverse line-up includes the international phenomenon Machi Koro, as well as hit licensed games such as X-Files, Back to the Future, The Godfather, and TMNT.

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