Sgt. Fury cheerfully introduces the Weapons of War feature. Jack Kirby may have come up with the concept and possibly did the research; Stan Lee likely provided Fury's dialogue. For you completests, Dick Ayers inked, Artie Simek lettered and Stan Goldberg is the primary palette suspect. From Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos # 1, May 1963.
"The Enemy That Was!" is very likely written by Kirby, with some editing by Lee. The style is terse and to the point. It reads very much like his later scripted stories:
"The german soldier was tough, well-trained, well-disciplined! He carried out orders with unquestioning, deadly efficiency!"
Dick Ayers inks, Artie Simek letters, Stan G. colors? Sgt. Fury # 2, July 1963
Sgt. Fury # 2 included two feature pages, the second another "Weapons of War". Kirby likely produced this solo as well, with Dick Ayers possibly inking. The use of "quotation marks" was a Kirby stylistic tic that he would use throughout his career. Job number X-300.
Sgt. Fury returns to introduce another special feature. Kirby pencils and possible script; Dick Ayers inks; Sam Rosen letters; Stan Goldberg colors? Job # X-396. Sgt. Fury # 3, Sept 1963.
This "Weapons of War" page is signed Lee-Kirby, although there is little copy, so Lee's input is questionable. Sol Brodsky inks?; Sam Rosen letters; Stan Goldberg colors? Sgt. Fury # 4, Nov 1963.
Kirby's final "Weapons of War" page appeared in Sgt. Fury # 5, Jan 1964. Kirby would depart from the series after issue # 7, returning in # 13 to depict a sensational team-up with Captain America. It would be another decade before he again worked in the genre. This page is signed "Stan and Jack". Kirby inks?; Sam Rosen letters, Stan Goldberg colors. Job # X-537.
There was one final "Weapons of War" page, which appeared in Sgt. Fury # 14, Jan 1965. Kirby was probably not involved, but neither is the likely suspect, Dick Ayers, who took over Sgt. Fury from Kirby for a long and successful run. The art appears to be the work of Don Heck. Its possible that Heck only inked the piece, but I don't detect another artist under the inks.
Other feature pages would appear from time to time in Sgt. Fury, by the likes of Dick Ayers and John Severin, mainly in the Annuals (and I may showcase them one day) but when Kirby returned to a war feature, The Losers in Our Fighting Forces for DC, many issues included feature pages similar to those appearing in the early issues of Sgt. Fury.
Kirby's feature pages began in his second issue of Our Fighting Forces, # 152. Jan 1975. Inks and Lettering by D. Bruce Berry.
Kirby provides info on the allies and the opposition. Mike Royer inks and letters. Our Fighting Forces # 153, March 1975.
The "Big Boomers" of World War II. D. Bruce Berry inks and letters, Our Fighting Forces # 155, May 1975.
These special features, both in Sgt. Fury and Our Fighting Forces, gave the reader something extra for their money. They added background into the weapons, attire and hardware of the WWII era, which Kirby experienced first hand. I can't vouch for the authenticity of Kirby's research (if he indeed did the research on his own, although he probably had books on the war for reference) but his gritty style and honest passion are evident. Kirby's sense of drama and superb storytelling was intensified by a feeling of desperation: nowhere did this come through more than in his war stories over the decades in Foxhole, Warfront, Battle, Sgt. Fury and The Losers.