The M.A.R.S. Patrol, as their acronym makes clear, are tasked with both attacking and rescuing.... and evidently patrolling as well. And all this is apparently a "service". They perform the services of attacking, rescuing and patrolling..... whatever. I need to learn to let it go, not think too much and just enjoy the comic. I also need to let go of the fact that they're Marines, but they each dress in primary colors.... and the title of every comic includes the words "Total War"; although, I have absolutely no idea what that pertains to. I mean, they go on missions, but there isn't a war..... it makes about as much sense as "Johnny Quest: Total War".
* Make It Stop!
Here's a few other wonderful panels from this 1969 issue...
*brittle bone disease (osteogenesis imperfecta)
Nothing gay about that.
But all kidding aside; you've no doubt had a bellyful of my gaff. This is actually a pretty fun little read. Click here to download the whole thing.