9781401212537

Collects 73 stories originally published between 1960 to 1966.

Standalone shorts (a few in a series) that revolve around WWII US Marines being sent to islands in the South Pacific, and discovering dinosaurs and gigantic creatures thought extinct.

Interesting in that nostalgic way, but stories become routine.

standard plot goes like this:

A section of Marines land/ get stranded/ discover a remote island populated with huge oversized dinosaurs and like-creatures. Or their submarines get trapped by fantastic underwater giants.

The Marines are (always) overwhelmed by the brute strength of the creatures. In all cases, some Marines are able to escape by killing the dinosaurs.

Bazookas and hand grenades seem to be effective against the dinosaurs, heh.

In later series, an autonomous Soldier robot is introduced into the plot. Can’t talk though. Only obey commands.

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