Thursday, October 30, 2014


"Let's shake it!," barked Sgt. Sam Troy.  

Dell Comics' Rat Patrol ran 6 issues with photo covers on all. The Rat Patrol was a long-range desert patrol group, in the North African campaign during World War II, armed with jeeps equipped with .50-caliber machine guns. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field Marshal Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps".

Great TV series based on The Immortals sci-fi novel by James Gunn.

Terrific sci-fi movie based on the awesome Colossus novels trilogy by Raymond F. Jones!

 Sergent Sam Troy (as played by Christopher (The Immortal) George lead the Rat Patrol team of Sgt. Jack Moffitt (as played by Gary Raymond), Private Tully Pettigrew (as played by Justin Tarr) & Private Mark Hitchcock (as played by Lawrence Casey.) The enemy was Hans Dietrich (as played by Hans Gudegast [aka Eric (Colossus, The Forbin Project) Braeden.]

Rat Patrol #1  Seek...Find...Destroy! The Mission Into Mayhem
"Hit and Run"
"Head on Collision"
Written by Don Segall with artwork by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta. 

Rat Patrol #2

Rat Patrol #2  Tank versus Jeeps  Cannon against Machine Guns  Impossible Odds...Impossible Task...Give it to the Rat Patrol
"Red Ball to Destiny"
The team is assigned to retrieve a courier lost with a downed B-24 on its way to Bengasi.
"Traitor...or Spy?"
Someone in the Long Range Desert Group is leaking Allied secrets to the Germans.
Artwork by Joe Sinnott & Vince Colletta. 
Rat Patrol #3
Rat Patrol #3  Assignment: Danger  The Mission That Must All Costs!
"The Day the Tables were Turned"
"And Not a Drop to Drink"
Rat Patrol #3 - #5 artwork by Jose Delbo.

Rat Patrol #4

Rat Patrol #4  The Desert War is Deadly  The Rat Patrol Finds That out the Hard Way
"The Hostage Train to Nowhere"
"Sand, Gas and Bullets Don't Mix"

Rat Patrol #5
Rat Patrol #5  Four Men, Two Jeeps and...Courage!  The Odds Were Never Worse for the Members of the Rat Patrol
"Starve 'em for Gas!"
"The Day Jeeps Went to Sea!" 

Rat Patrol #6 - reprint of #1

Rat Patrol #6 was a reprint of #1.


Paperback Library published a series of six Rat Patrol books. The first novel was written by Norman Daniels with the rest written by David King. A Whitman hardback, The Iron Monster Raid, was written by I. G. Edmonds. 

Whitman book complete with illustrations!

 The Rat Patrol TV series is available on DVD by season or in a complete series set. It's great to see it reissued on DVD! Relive the glory!

There were lots of trading cards to choose from, including bubble gum in some of them!

There was even a set of trading cards, with a puzzle on the back and a lunchbox.

I hope you give it a try. Rat Patrol was a good show, I always like Christopher George and Eric Braeden. I didn't follow a lot of war shows, but this one I did. The comics are good, but the books are better.

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