Characters Appearing: Baron Von Strucker, Bull McGiveney, Dino Manelli, Dum Dum Dugan, Ernst Mueller, Fritz von Sydow, Gabriel Jones, Hans Rooten, Izzy Cohen, Ludwig, Manfred Adler, Nick Fury, Otto Rabe, Percy Pinkerton, Reb Ralston, Sam 'Happy Sam' Sawyer, Siegfried Farber
Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #20
Issue(s): Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #20
Things go wrong, though, and the Squad winds up stuck in a British castle with some hostages instead of heading back to Germany.
The Howlers are sent in to stop them, and they do...
...with Strucker and his team actually being captured.
The Howlers rightly think that they should be the ones guarding the captives since Strucker will probably escape the second they leave.
Quality Rating: D+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? Y
My Reprint: Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos #122
"Strucker's Blitzkrieg Squad has crossed enemy lines to rescue some captured Luftwaffe pilots. It's cool to see them as a Nazi analogue to the Howlers, actually performing dangerous missions behind enemy lines."
This is actually a pretty good answer to the question you asked last issue - how can the war last so long when soldiers like the Commandos wipe out pretty much anyone or anything single-handed? The answer is clearly that the Nazis probably have their own special squads that balance the scales back in the other direction.
And sure, when a group like Blitzkrieg Squad runs into the Howling Commandos the Commandos still win (it IS their comic, after all), but they probably beat back any Allied troops that don't have their own comic book. So it's ultimately a wash.
Though this does imply that, in the Marvel universe, without people like the Commandos and the Invaders, the Nazis would have won the war in about 20 minutes.
Posted by: ParanoidObsessive | July 15, 2014 1:26 PM
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