Writer – Jack C. Harris, Cary Burkett
Artist – Dick Ayers, Jerry Grandenetti
Inker – Romeo Tanghal, Jerry Grandenetti
Colours – Jerry Serpe
Letters – Milt Snapinn, Ben Oda
With his next mission upon him, Ulysses Hazard finds it a strange one as the Germans have contacted the British government under a flag of truce for a body exchange. Everyone including Major Birch finds it quite odd and so he and the United States Undersecretary decide to send Hazard off to discover just what it is that the Germans are really up to and that means hiding out in the coffin of the man they intend to return. Written once again by Jack C. Harris and drawn exceptionally by Dick Ayers and Romeo Tanghal, they send Hazard on one of his most covert and dangerous missions yet. Arriving at the designated spot, it is not long before Ulysses discovers just what it is the Nazis are planning and it is a terrible thing indeed as they intend to inject the fallen American with a virus that when exposed, will decimate the Allied forces. Hazard, being the man that he is, does not intend to let that happen in the slightest. Dateline: Frontline also returns this issue and it still finds Wayne Clifford in snowy Russia, this time accompanying a supply mission headed for Leningrad which of course is occupied by the Germans, or not so much occupied as it is surrounded. On the way there, the Russians are attacked, but Clifford and a few of them manage to continue on and once in the streets of the city, Clifford discovers another horror of the war he has not yet encountered – starvation. Cary Burkett and Jerry Grandenetti paint the man as horrified as he cannot imagine just how hard it is that these people must eke out their living on a daily basis, but it is not long before he learns being given a first-hand tour of what goes on. While the first story in this issue is an exciting thriller, the second is a dismal and sad entry from the history books and it pulls at the reader’s emotions far differently than Hazard’s exploits. Each story is fantastic in its own right and so very different that it makes reading this title a joy from one issue to the next. Great to see is Hazard pulling out a clear-cut win by the end of the story, something that does not always happen as fast as it did. As for reporter Wayne Clifford, not everything is sunshine and roses as his friend ends up being killed with Clifford promising to get his last story printed, even if he cannot get the man’s body back home.
4 out of 5