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25: Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #24 (v1)

" When the Howlers Hit the Home Front "
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Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #24 (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Dick Ayers, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Dick Ayers
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Colourists:
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1965
Release Date: September 1965
Story Arc: -
Pages: 20
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 79                 Times Rated: 56
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos  Annual #1
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1)
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #24 (v1)
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1)
Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #26 (v1)
23: Sgt. Fury and...
#1 Annual
24: Sgt. Fury and...
#23 (v1)
 
26: Sgt. Fury and...
#25 (v1)
27: Sgt. Fury and...
#26 (v1)
 
 
Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Nick Fury
Nick Fury last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Nick Fury next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
  Dum Dum Dugan
Dum Dum Dugan last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Dum Dum Dugan next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
  Gabriel Jones
Gabriel Jones last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Gabriel Jones next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
  Dino Manelli
Dino Manelli last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Dino Manelli next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
  Isadore Cohen
Isadore Cohen last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Isadore Cohen next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
  Rebel Ralston
Rebel Ralston last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Rebel Ralston next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
  Percival Pinkerton
Percival Pinkerton last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Percival Pinkerton next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Captain Sam Sawyer
Captain Sam Sawyer last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos Annual #1. Captain Sam Sawyer next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
     
  Hans Rooten
Hans Rooten last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #20 (v1).
     
  Irving Cohen
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Irving Cohen in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Selma Geldberg-Cohen
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Selma Geldberg-Cohen in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Mrs. Ralston
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mrs. Ralston in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Mr. Ralston
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Mr. Ralston in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Jimmy Durante
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Jimmy Durante in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Bob Hope
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bob Hope in the mainstream continuity. Bob Hope next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #43 (v1).
     
  Groucho Marx
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Groucho Marx in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Bing Crosby
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bing Crosby in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Bill Jones
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Bill Jones in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Glenn Miller
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Glenn Miller in the mainstream continuity. Glenn Miller next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #43 (v1).
     
Villains
  Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #14 (v1). Adolf Hitler next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #28 (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
Howling Commandos
Howling Commandos last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). Howling Commandos next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
   
     
Nazis
Nazis last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #22 (v1). Nazis next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
   
     
United States Armed Forces
United States Armed Forces last appeared in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #23 (v1). United States Armed Forces next appears in Sgt. Fury and his Howling Commandos #25 (v1).
   
     
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Issue Synopsis
 
After Fury and the Howlers return to England, Captain Sawyer sends them on a two-week furlough to the United States. Sawyer organized the transport and they were able to take Hans with them. After landing, they all make phone calls to announce their visit to their families or sweethearts. Then they travel to New York City to see the sights and meet Izzy's parents in Brooklyn.

After a fabulous dinner with the Cohens, Gabe Jones announces that he intends to take them uptown to his uncle Billís nightclub. However Reb must skip this activity to catch his train for Kentucky.

Later, Bill warmly greets Gabe and his friends in his jazz club in Manhattan. The young G.I. even plays a few notes on the trumpet for the cheering crowd. When a few bums enter the place and mock Gabeís performance, Fury has to intervene to prevent Dum-Dum from starting a fight in Billís club.

The next afternoon, Dino has prepared a big surprise for his friends and takes them all to the famous Stage-Door Canteen, an establishment under the banner of the U.S.O. In response to Dum-Dum skepticism about Dinoís plans, a bunch of celebrities such as Bob Hope and Groucho Marx and Bing Crosby arrive, asking the Howlers for autographs, ready to party. It finally turns out that Dino was not phoning dates from the airport the day before; he was calling in his friends from Hollywood.

While Dino does a few songs with Bing Crosby, Fury wishes Reb could have been there to enjoy the party and he decides to phone him to ask about his journey home. As he and the Howlers are supposed to go and join him there in a few days, he wants to take the opportunity to find out when heís expecting them to arrive. However when Reb answers the phone, Fury gets a coded message warning him that the young man and his family are in trouble.

The sergeant quickly informs the other Howlers and they all race to catch the next train to Kentucky. As they arrive to the magnificent Ralston estate, they are greeted by a group of Nazi Bundists who have taken over the property. Outnumbered and unarmed, the Howlers are forced to surrender.

Taken inside, they meet Reb and his family who are held as hostages by the Nazis. Reb tells them that they plan to use the estate as a base to steal supplies that are being stored in the area for the Manhattan Project.

The Howlers are then brought to the Kommandant for interrogation, and when Fury refuses to cooperate, the Bundists contact the Fuehrer who orders them to shoot the Commandos. However before they can fire their weapons, the Howlers fight back. Meanwhile, Hans, who was ignored by the Nazis, rushes to Mr. and Mrs. Ralston and sets them free while the guards are elsewhere.

The Howlers soon get the upper hand in the battle. But not too far, the Kommandant has managed to escape and spots Hans and Rebís parents running away. His plan to take them hostage is short-lived as Reb and Dum-Dum step in. Dugan takes a bullet, but Fury enters the scene and fight the Nazi. After a few blows, the Kommandant finally surrenders.

After the military police take away the Nazis, Dugan is sent to a hospital. Then a decision is made to leave Hans Rooten to the care of Rebís parent until the war is over.

At the same moment, a military courier delivers a message to Fury ordering the Commando to return immediately to England for a secret mission.
 
 
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Comments
   
 
  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-15 12:49:00  
  Great issue. I don't want to spoil anything, but the battle at Reb's house was awesome. 4 stars.  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-12-07 22:54:30  
  I honestly never knew what a bund was until I read this issue years ago. Who says a comic can't be educational?  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-12-18 00:27:56  
  Well, too bad MU stopped making this title available. (I'm still very pissed!) This is oneissue I would have loved to read! Well, if anyone knows where we can find digital copies, I'd sure like to know!  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-01-06 02:29:40  
 
  • That's my line Ė "Things must be worst than we think if they're takin' em as young as this kid next to me!" (Perplex cabbie)

  • Hurray, y'all! I finally found some site which offers these stories. The quality is rather mediocre because they are actually scans of the books, but still, they are readable. Google "Read Comic Online" if you want to find the site.

  • So the Howlers finally lose their mascot. Not that the boy was bringing much to the stories, but this creates an unfinished storyline since this is his last appearance. I guess we'll never know what he became.

  • Wow! That was entertaining! I loved the first part where they meet Izzy's family, go clubbing at Gabe's uncle's jazz club, and particularly when Dino introduces them to several movie celebrities. This issue has tons of character development and information on the Howlers' previous lives. Great battle scenes and nice drama at the end with Dum-Dum getting shot. I really loved it. 5 stars.
 
 
 

 
 
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   January 11, 2018 RobinHoodMtl Added synopsis for this issue.
   January 9, 2017 TStarnes Updated the listing for Hitler.
   October 6, 2016 fragsel Added Glenn Miller to the issue.
   September 28, 2016 fragsel Added Bill Jones to the issue.
   September 28, 2016 fragsel Added Bing Crosby to the issue.
   September 28, 2016 fragsel Added Groucho Marx to the issue.
   September 28, 2016 fragsel Added Bob Hope to the issue.
   September 28, 2016 fragsel Added Jimmy Durante to the issue.
   May 27, 2015 Drax Changed comic details.
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   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Captain Sam Sawyer.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Hitler.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Rebel Ralston.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Isadore Cohen.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Dino Manelli.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Gabriel Jones.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Dum Dum Dugan.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Nick Fury.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Added Nazis to the issue.
   June 24, 2014 fragsel Added United States Armed Forces to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Mrs. Ralston.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Selma Geldberg-Cohen.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Irving Cohen.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Mr. Ralston.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Mr. Ralston to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Mrs. Ralston to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Selma Geldberg-Cohen to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Irving Cohen to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Hitler.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Hans Rooten to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Captain Sam Sawyer to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Hitler.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Hitler to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Percival Pinkerton to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Updated the listing for Rebel Ralston.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Rebel Ralston to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Isadore Cohen to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Dino Manelli to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Gabriel Jones to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Dum Dum Dugan to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Nick Fury to the issue.
   June 3, 2014 fragsel Added Howling Commandos to the issue.
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