(August 1963)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Bob Kanigher
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Golden Age U.S.; then standard Silver Age U.S.; then standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched (squarebound #242, 269, 275, 280)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Yesterday's Hero! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Corporal William David
Keywords:
bazooka; Germans; swamp; tank; World War II

Yesterday's Hero! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock; Easy Co. [Corporal William David (death); Bright-Eyes David; Ice Cream Soldier; Bulldozer; Zack; Wildman (cameo)]
Synopsis:
After making a last stand to defeat a tank attack and winning the Medal of Honor, Corporal David is transferred to Easy. The Corporal's actions make Rock wonder if he is still fighting the last battle in his mind.
Keywords:
artillery; bazooka; Germans; grenades; machine guns; Medal of Honor; post traumatic stress disorder; Stukas; swamp; tanks; walkie-talkie; World War II

Indexer Notes

Three chapters of 5.67, 5.67, and 6.67 pages

Try a Tongue Teaser! (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Rolls candy featuring a tongue-twister. Bottom third of page six of the first story.

Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman! (Table of Contents)

Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman; Batman

Indexer Notes

Promo for Superman Annual #7, "on sale June 13th," with cover depicted. Comes between chapters one and two of the first story.

How Not to Enjoy a Vacation! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Characters:
Mr. Green; Mrs. Green; the two Green children; Terry (the Greens' dog)
Synopsis:
Terry relates all the results of poor planning by Mr. Green on his last vacation.

Indexer Notes

"Published as a public service in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly..." Comes between chapters one and two of the first story.

Your Eyes May Play Tricks...But Not Your Taste! (Table of Contents)

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Pops featuring an optical illusion. The bottom third of page 12 of the first story.

See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Lois Lane; Superman

Indexer Notes

Promo for Lois Lane Annual #2, "on sale everywhere...June 6th," with cover depicted. Comes between chapters two and three of the first story.

["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park..."] (Table of Contents)

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Ad with coupon for free admission to Palisades Amusement Park, N.J. Comes between chapters two and three of the first story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? [as Sgt. Rock] (responses)
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sgt. Rock

Indexer Notes

Letters from Bud Werksman; George Peters & Cary Winthrop; Mario Montez; and Ben Waters. Comes between chapters two and three of the first story.

Great Masterpieces (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Rembrant Van Ryn

Indexer Notes

Ad for Tootsie Roll Fudge featuring reproduction of "Self-Portrait" by Rembrant Van Ryn. Bottom third of page 19 of the first story.

["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance to get these..."] (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sgt. Rock (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for subscriptions to DC Comics. Two-year subscriptions for 10 cents per issue.

The "Candy" Spad! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks:
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Lt. Shaw; Captain Clark; Iron Baron (villain)
Synopsis:
Lt. Shaw is too young to fly in combat, so he's relegated to flying errands behind the lines.
Keywords:
fireworks; Fokkers; Germans; Spad; World War I
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Yesterday's Hero!
    Sgt. Rock
  2. 1. Yesterday's Hero!
    Sgt. Rock
  3. 2. Try a Tongue Teaser!
    Tootsie Roll
  4. 3. Celebrate the Silver Anniversary of Superman!
    Superman Annual
  5. 4. How Not to Enjoy a Vacation!
  6. 5. Your Eyes May Play Tricks...But Not Your Taste!
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  7. 6. See the Many Exciting Roles of Lois Lane
    Lois Lane Annual
  8. 7. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  10. 9. Great Masterpieces
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  11. 10. ["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance to get these..."]
    DC Comics
  12. 11. The "Candy" Spad!
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