One of the major pulp heroes of the 1930s-40s...
...Popular Publications' G-8 and His Battle Aces was a bit of an anachronism since the series was set during World War I!
While such titles about aviators from "The Great War" were not uncommon during the pre-World War II period, they were mostly typical wartime adventures.
But only G-8 featured a near-superhuman hero with a team of diversely-talented pilots and aides battling fantastic foes over the skies of Europe.
Running 110 issues from 1933 to 1944, all written by creator Robert J Hogan, the series had both sci-fi and horror-fantasy tales, mixing genres as the author saw fit!
In 1970, due to the success of Bantam Books' Doc Savage reprints, Berkley Books reprinted the first eight G-8 tales, with the first three reprints using new Jim Steranko art, which we're presenting here.
Unfortunately, G-8 met the fate so many other pulp reprint series (except for Doc and The Avenger) experienced during this period...cancellation!
In the mid-1960s, Gold Key did a number of one-shots to "test the waters" for reviving classic properties.
Besides a Doc Savage comic adapting the pulp/paperback novel a proposed movie was based on, GK also did Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers...and G-8!
Be Here Tomorrow as the Saga Begins!