""Survival of the Fittest!"": On December 7, 1941, the bloodthirsty Kapitan Karl Lubisch orders his crew to sink the American cruise ship U.S.S. Althea over the objections of his Leutnant. After the cruel captain has the Althea's lifeboats destroyed and his British prisoners killed, the

Weird War Tales #27 is an issue of the series Weird War Tales (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1974.

Synopsis for "Survival of the Fittest!"

On December 7, 1941, the bloodthirsty Kapitan Karl Lubisch orders his crew to sink the American cruise ship U.S.S. Althea over the objections of his Leutnant. After the cruel captain has the Althea's lifeboats destroyed and his British prisoners killed, the impossible appearance of the Althea collides with the U-235, knocking Kapitan Lubisch overboard.

Lubisch, adrift at sea, is rescued by the Althea and is told the date is December 6. Outraged that Captain Howard will not change course to avoid destruction, Lubisch is remanded to the brig where he witnesses the ship's destruction once again.

Miraculously avoiding death, Lubisch finds himself aboard the U-235 just moments prior to its collision with the Althea. Death explains that Kapitan Karl Lubisch would relive his death ad infinitum—what he calls "a fitting punishment."

Appearing in "Survival of the Fittest!"

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Characters:

  • Captain Lee Howard
  • Althea Quartermaster
  • Althea crewmen
  • Unnamed British sailors

Antagonists:

  • Kapitan Karl Lubisch
  • Lubisch's Leutnant

Locations:

Vehicles:

  • U.S.S. Althea, cruiser
  • German U-Boat U-235


Synopsis for "The General"

On Earth in the year 2165, war rages between an army led by the Commander and the City People led by a mysterious entity known only as The General. After facing constant defeat, the Commander finally captures a prisoner during one of the failed raids and interrogates him. The prisoner provides the Commander with the General's location. After a particularly pitched battle, the Commander finds the General—a computer—and attacks it. The rage-filled assault results in a fatal electrical shock, killing the Commander.

Appearing in "The General"

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Antagonists:

  • The Commander
  • The Commander's army

Other Characters:

  • The City People

Synopsis for "The Veteran"

In the year 2060, veteran space pilot Colonel Corbin returns to duty but falters during a battle with enemy fighters. After finally achieving victory, Corbin and his co-pilot Chris return to the Moon where Corbin determines he's too old for space combat... at age 15.

Appearing in "The Veteran"

Narrator:

Characters:

  • Colonel Corbin
  • Chris

Locations:

  • The Moon
  • Outer space

Vehicles:

  • UESF Fighter



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