The Haunted Tank is a comic book feature that appeared in the DC Comics anthology war title G.I. Combat from 1961 through 1987. It was created by writer and editor Robert Kanigher and artist Russ Heath in G.I. Combat #87 (May 1961).
The feature centers on the ghost of 19th-century Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart, who is sent by the spirit of Alexander the Great to act as a guardian over his two namesakes, Lieutenant Jeb Stuart (named in the early stories as Jeb Stuart Smith, but eventually just shortened to Jeb Stuart) and the Light Tank M3 Stuart that Jeb commands.
“The Haunted Tank” was often the cover feature of G.I. Combat and was second only to Sgt. Rock as DC Comics’ longest-running war series.
Most of you are familiar with my own take on the Haunted Tank. The series was composed of 12 large episodes, followed by a D-Day Saga that was probably equivalent in size to about five more episodes. I have been working at revising them into comic book format and have the first 9 episodes completed. Eventually, I hope to have all of them featured on Point Man's Privy. It all started with these wonderful comics from the folks at DC. I never get tired of that little Stuart tank, always on patrol, always in danger. That's all until next time, have a good one!