Appearing in "Combat Kelly"

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Synopsis for "Combat Kelly"

Yalu River Rosie is rescued from the American prisoner of war camp by helicopter. Spotting this are Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak. When Cookie tries to take a shot at Rosie, Combat stops him, reminding his pal that Rosie has important information about the enemy that Major Thorn wishes to obtain from her. Breaking into a run, Combat then uses the canvass top of a supply truck as a make-shift trampoline to launch himself up high enough to grab hold of the bottom rung of the rope ladder lowered for Rosie to escape on.

However, no sooner as he begins to climb up the rope ladder, is he knocked loose when the pilot flies Combat into a tree. This does not phase Combat for too long and the G.I. uses his flare gun to shoot at the helicopter, damaging it and causing it to crash. Seeing the chopper crash in a raging river, Combat dives in after it in order to recover Yalu River Rosie before she can drown in the rapids. Combat is helped ashore by Chinese soldiers who then promptly take him prisoner.

Yalu River Rosie learns from her rescuers that they are planning to scout the American base in order to plan for an attack. Rosie decides to go on the mission as well, taking Combat along to watch the downfall of his squad. However, when Rosie demands to know how his flare gun works, Combat tricks her into letting him demonstrate how it works, setting off a flare in the cockpit. With the helicopter catching fire, Rosie orders the pilot to land right away and is shocked to find that they have landed the whirly bird right in the middle of the prisoner of war camp, where Rosie is quickly detained and made prisoner again, much to her chagrin. With the information that Combat gleaned from the attack, he informs Major Thorn who has a counter attack that stops the invasion.

Appearing in "Banzai"

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Synopsis for "Banzai"

After having been made officially a G.I. by Major Thorn, sumo wrestler Yamakayaka rushes to tell his friends Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak. Major Thorn soon arrives to confirm this, telling Combat that Yama is going to be assigned to special services and that it's Combat's job to determine what service that the sumo is best suited for.

Before they can begin, their base is attacked by Chinese forces. Combat orders Yamakayaka to use the machine guns to use against enemy soldiers. Yama surprises Combat and Cookie by lifting two machine guns and using them to mow down enemy soldiers. However Major Thorn informs them that their the attack was a ruse to cover for an assault on the right flank of the base and orders Combat, Cookie and Yama to get an ammo truck there right away.

As they rush to the scene their truck gets stuck in mud, but Yamakayaka tries to free the truck using his great strength to pull it out of the muck. However this leaves them open to enemy machine gun fire. Yama then follows Combat's order too literally: asked to use grenades, Yama tosses entire boxes of the explosives at the enemy gun placements, destroying them with deadly accuracy. Unable to free the truck, Yama once more uses his great strength to carry the remaining ammo to the battle zone. When a tank gets the drop on them, Yama once more stuns his fellow soldiers by ripping it apart with his bare hands.

In the aftermath of the battle Major Thorn follows up with Combat to find out what special service that Yamkayaka should be put in, and is confused when Kelly suggests putting him on the "One Man Yamakayaka Division".

Appearing in "Cookie and the Commies!"

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Synopsis for "Cookie and the Commies!"

Cookie is spending downtime reading the latest issue of Combat Casey, amazed by the soldiers courage battling enemy troops alone. Suddenly, Cookie is ambushed by Chinese soldiers and wipes them out all by himself. Oblivious to the fact that he has proved himself to be just as brave as Combat Casey, Cookie goes back to his comic book and returns to envying the soldier.

Appearing in "Combat Kelly"

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Synopsis for "Combat Kelly"

While on patrol, Combat Kelly and Cookie Novak are shocked to see Yalu River Rosie free again and driving by in a jeep. They block the road with boulders, causing the jeep to crash. They revive her with canteen water. Combat explains that they discovered that she was organizing enemy troops to attack with an artillery attack and went to warn their superiors when they got the opportunity to stop her. However when they ask how she escaped her prison she calls to her fellow soldiers for help.

Combat and Cookie try to escape in Rosie's jeep with her as prisoners, but the bullets are shot out by enemy fire. Trying to recover ground by driving down a railroad track the pair avoid enemy road blocks. They then force an answer out of Rosie: learning that she managed to escape by digging a tunnel out of the American base with the help of the other prisoners. They then write "follow me" on Rosie's back and then drive through their camp prompting the American soldiers to evacuate.

They then lead them into the tunnel under the base so that when the enemy artillery shells strike the base they kill none of the American troops. When the Chinese soldiers converge on the American base and see it decimated they begin to celebrate. This leads them open to a surprise attack from the American soldiers who take Rosie and her minions prisoner.

Notes

The Combat Casey story that Cookie Novak is reading in "Cookie and the Commies!" is from Combat Casey #9.

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