Many comics fans tend to forget that, during the 60s and 70s, Marvel and DC prospered and profited not only from the publishing of the ever-burgeoning superhero lines, but also from romance, humor, and war comics! SGT. FURY (with and without his "Howling Commandoes" troop) was a longtime Marvel staple, beginning in the early 60s when Stan Lee created Nick Fury to helm his own book, in World War Two-era tales! Stan's brilliant move came in also featuring Fury in modern 60s tales, explaining that the now eye-patch wearing macho man survived WW2, and now headed the super-secret spy joint, SHIELD! Nick's popularity was such that, even in 1972 (when this cover appeared), he could still headline his own book, even a reprint comic like this! Click to enlarge that terrific John Romita/Mike Esposito artwork!
BONUS! Click below to see the "Howling Commandoes," as they appeared in the 2011 film, CAPTAIN AMERICA-THE FIRST AVENGER!