When I was a youngster I wasn't much into super heroes. I even gave it some effort since many of my friends were into the various comic books I would ask them what they considered to be the best issues then I would take them home read and try to get excited... It never worked. That said the comic books that really did work for me were Weird War Tales. World War II was an endless fascination for me, and in the 70's there were tons of Army surplus stores where a kid could get a whole out fit for $1.50. Weird War Tales was the combination of war fantasy mixed with ghost soldiers, haunted tanks and zombie Nazis. An accurate history lesson. It was one of those things that as an adult when I brought up WWT no one knew what I was talking about, I started to wonder if maybe a I was remembering things all wrong.
Then after a google search I found the WWT Vol 1 from DC comics! An anthology of many of the old books in one big volume.
Amazing to see them again. Maybe that's where I got my love of skulls.