Category Archives: Legion Comics

Happy Camerone Day!

Happy Day to the Foreign Legionnaires. Bonne fête! Given the subdued way in which this great day is to be celebrated you might be interested in how it was done last year.  For your browsing pleasure here is the press … Continue reading

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Single Panel Comics

Over the years of running this blog I’ve acquired an assortment of single panel comics related to the Foreign Legion.  Now that I’ve scanned the hard copies here is the collection beginning with one of my favorites with probably one … Continue reading

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DC’s Danger Trail: Battle Flag of the Legion

It’s a nice balmy -7 degrees (windchill -22) here in south central Wisconsin.  Tonight however, the temperature will be approaching -31 degrees with a windchill of -57 (that is -31 Celsius with a windchill of -49c).  Could there be a … Continue reading

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Grit Gregson: Held to Ransom

I recently found that I have several more of these great Grit Gregson stories squirreled away on my hard drives, so here is another–this one is from the pages of the British comic Lion (23 Jan 1954).  In this story Grit … Continue reading

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Grit Gregson: Ambush in the Valley of the Moon

Camerone Day is coming up fast and I’m a bit flat footing on my celebratory blog postings so here is the very first Grit Gregson feature that appeared the U.K. comic Lion (#096 dated 19 December 1953).  Legionnaire Gregson appeared … Continue reading

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Beau Geste by Fast Fiction

Here is a very condensed, graphic version of P. C. Wren’s classic Beau Geste.  This was produced by Seaboard Publishers of New York as part of their series called “Stories by Famous Authors Illustrated”.  This issue was Number 5 in … Continue reading

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French Forlorn Legion

…I was saving that bacon……….er, saving this comic strip from a vintage Cracked Magazine (issue #4, September 1958).  But since it’s so near to Camerone Day I figured now is the time….     Cracked Magazine was a very strong … Continue reading

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The Iron Men of Marreka

Action galore with the fighting men of the French Foreign Legion!  Here is a quick story from the UK comic The Hotspur Book for Boys (1967 Yearbook).  (Of course I took some liberty with the first panel.) The Iron Men … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween!

Here is a Grit Gregson: Fighter in the Foreign Legion story (from the 17 April 1954 issue of Lion #113) that kind of leans to the mysterious and supernatural.  Also posted are two single pages (what I call fillers) which … Continue reading

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The Bedeviled Battalion

Another strange tale from the blighted land of forgotten comic books.  This story was found in The Beyond, issue #012, from June of 1952.  I can’t explain why the colorist used red for the otherwise well drawn Foreign Legion uniform.  … Continue reading

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