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    Russ Heath - Original Art for Our Army at War #273 Complete 12-page Story "The Arena!" (DC, 1974). In this unique story, the plight of Sgt. Rock--captured by Nazi goons--is contrasted with the fate of a Roman gladiator almost two thousand years earlier, as both men fight for their respective lives in the very same setting--the great coliseum. The concurrent storylines give artist Russ Heath a chance to cut loose with both the standard war action as well as more fantastical elements in the past (including a battle with a giant octopus), and the results are nothing short of astounding. And while the gladiator Rufus meets a grim end, Rock--as he always did--survives. A tour de force of Heath's talents, this was one of the best and most memorable stories of the '70s war books. Twelve pages of pure Heath, including his standard two-page splash on the title pages. It doesn't get much better than this. 10.5" x 16" on standard DC stock.

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