(February 1963)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1963
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Bob Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age US; then standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Keywords:
army; war; World War II

The Four Faces of Sgt. Rock! (Table of Contents)

Sgt Rock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sergeant Rock; Dash; Fifi; Little Sure-Shot; Sad-Eyes
Synopsis:
montage of Sergeant Rock in action
Keywords:
Army; dog; tank; war; World War II

["Amazing Book About Prehistoric Animals"] (Table of Contents)

World of Dinosaurs / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
dinosaurs

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad, with order coupon, for The World of Dinosaurs by Dr. Edwin H. Colbert.

4 Faces of Sgt Rock (Table of Contents)

Sgt Rock / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock; Easy Company [Benjy; Ice Cream Soldier; Bulldozer; Flip-Coin; Dash]
Synopsis:
First part of a three-part book-length story. Ice Cream Soldier tells the tale of how Sgt. Rock, partly paralyzed and stuck in rising tide, lost his nerve but still managed to save Easy Company by shooting a German tank with an anti-tank grenade.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Army; Germans; grenade launcher; paralysis; tank; war; World War II

["For the very best in comics reading"] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Keywords:
tank; war; World War II

Indexer Notes

Promo for G.I. Combat #98 and All American Men of War #95 with thumbnails of each cover.

["2nd smash appearance in Showcase!"] (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow; Showcase / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Tommy Tomorrow; Johnny DC (cameo)
Keywords:
alien; space; spaceman

Indexer Notes

Promo for Showcase #42 with thumbnail of cover.

"207 Stamps" (Table of Contents)

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
philately; stamp collecting; stamps

Indexer Notes

Ad with order form for world stamps from Zenith Company.

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Doctor; Dick
Synopsis:
A doctor sets Dick straight on common myths about health practices.
Keywords:
doctor; educational; fact; health

Indexer Notes

"Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly, coordinating organization for national health, welfare and recreation agencies of the U.S."

Part Two: The Four Faces of Sgt. Rock! (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Rock / comic story / 7.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock; Easy Company [Dash; Flip-Coin; Benjy; Little Sure-Shot]; Fifi; German machine-gunner
Synopsis:
Flip-Coin relates the story of how Sgt. Rock supported Dash when Dash raced with grenades to attack a German machine-gin nest.
Keywords:
Army; Germans; grenades; sports; World War II

Indexer Notes

Second of a three-part booklength story.

["Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912"] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

"The average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the 12 months preceding [October 1, 1962] was: 180,000. J.S. Liebowitz, Business Manager"

["Featuring the mightiest super-heroes of all time!"] (Table of Contents)

Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Superman; Krypto; Hercules; Jimmy Olsen; Mighty Boy; Mighty Dog; Samson; the first Supergirl; Astounding Man

Indexer Notes

Promo for Giant Superman Annual #6, with thumbnail of cover.

["The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!"] (Table of Contents)

Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Batman; Robin; Batwoman; Thomas Wayne

Indexer Notes

Promo for Giant Batman Annual #4 with thumbnail of cover.

Fortitude and Courage... Battle Story of the 104th Infantry Regiment (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; war
Synopsis:
History of the 104th Infantry regiment from 1662 through World War II.
Keywords:
Civil War; educational; fact; Massachusetts; Spanish-American War; World War I; World War II

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Rock / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher ? [as Sgt. Rock]
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sgt. Rock (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Letters from readers Roger Tilley; George Ford; Paul Wexler; Doug Blakeslee; and Philip Wood with military questions, and answers ostensibly from Sgt. Rock. Editor/writer Robert Kanigher used a similar column earlier in DC war comics, signing his answers RK. Presumably Kanigher is the "Sgt. Rock" ghost writer here.

Part Three: The Four Faces of Sergeant Rock! (Table of Contents)

Sergeant Rock / comic story / 8.66 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Sergeant Rock; Easy Company [Little Sure-Shot; Bulldozer; Benjy]; Fifi; Sad-Eyes (dog, death)
Synopsis:
Little Sure-Shot relates how Rock and resistance fighter Fifi blew up a German tank. Bulldozer relates how he and Rock blew up a German machine-gun nest with help from a sad-eyed dog who then tagged along with Sergeant Rock. Sad-Eyes was killed by a strafing German fighter plane. Rock eventually finds the plane and shoots it down, at last moved to tears.
Keywords:
Army; dog; fighter plane; French Resistance; hand grenade; jeep; machine guns; tank; World War II

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of a three-part booklength story

["Your eyes may play tricks... but not your taste!"] (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Pops with optical-illusion activity.

["100 Toy Soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Ad with order coupon for plastic toy soldiers from Josely Co.

["150 Civil War Soldiers"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
Civil War

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for 150 plastic Civil War soldiers from Josely Co.

["Skinny or fat, 15, 20, 30 or 40 years of age"] (Table of Contents)

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? (photograph)
Inks:
? (photograph)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Ben Rebhuhn (photo); John Sill (photo); Wm. Butler (photo); Jim Norman (photo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for American Body Building Club.

["104 Kings' Knights"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Keywords:
knight

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for toy knights from 104 Kings Knights.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Four Faces of Sgt. Rock!
    Sgt Rock
  2. 1. ["Amazing Book About Prehistoric Animals"]
    World of Dinosaurs
  3. 2. 4 Faces of Sgt Rock
    Sgt Rock
  4. 3. ["For the very best in comics reading"]
  5. 4. ["2nd smash appearance in Showcase!"]
    Tommy Tomorrow; Showcase
  6. 5. "207 Stamps"
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. Health Myths Debunked!
  8. 7. Part Two: The Four Faces of Sgt. Rock!
    Sergeant Rock
  9. 8. ["Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912"]
  10. 9. ["Featuring the mightiest super-heroes of all time!"]
    Superman Annual
  11. 10. ["The Secret Adventures of Batman and Robin!"]
    Batman Annual
  12. 11. Fortitude and Courage... Battle Story of the 104th Infantry Regiment
  13. 12. Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
    Sergeant Rock
  14. 13. Part Three: The Four Faces of Sergeant Rock!
    Sergeant Rock
  15. 14. ["Your eyes may play tricks... but not your taste!"]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  16. 15. ["100 Toy Soldiers"]
  17. 16. ["150 Civil War Soldiers"]
  18. 17. ["Skinny or fat, 15, 20, 30 or 40 years of age"]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. ["104 Kings' Knights"]
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