(April 1965)

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 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:
war; World War II

Easy's Last Stand! (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:
Sgt. Rock
Keywords:
bridge; Germans; World War II

["100 Magnets"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Keywords:
magnet

Indexer Notes

Ad, with order coupon, for magnets from Magnets 4R, Rockville Center, N.Y.

Easy's Last Stand! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 10.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock; Easy Company [Pony Boy; Ice Cream Soldier; Wild Man; Bulldozer; Bright Eyes; Nick; Zack; Canary; Danny; Sunny; Little Sure Shot]
Synopsis:
Haunted by the sight of a shell-shocked sergeant retreating after losing his entire company, Rock vows that it won't happen to Easy.
Reprints:
Keywords:
artillery; cigarettes; Germans; haystack; medics; tanks; World War II

Indexer Notes

Chapters of 5.67 pages and 4.67 pages. Some characters just mentioned in dialogue. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue.

["When it's snowy, cold or muddy"] (Table of Contents)

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Ad for Silly Putty

["G.I. Joe... G.I. Joe"] (Table of Contents)

G.I. Joe; Hasbro / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
G.I. Joe
Keywords:
action figure; war

Indexer Notes

Ad for G.I. Joe "action figure" from Hasbro.

["It started with The Flash!"] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Fate; Hourman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doctor Fate; Hourman; Solomon Grundy; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo for Showcase #55, with cover depicted.

American Military Ornaments (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tom Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Indexer Notes

Cap plates for American Infantry officers in the War of 1812 and cap insignia of officers in the 4th Infantry Regiment in 1851. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007).

["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

Characters:
Gunner; Sarge; Pooch; Jeb Stuart

Indexer Notes

Promo for Our Fighting Forces #91 and G.I. Combat #111, with covers depicted.

Khaki-Yaks (Table of Contents)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Four cartoons about Army life
Keywords:
tank

["If you missed the most famous Flash story ever printed..."] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Pied Piper; Dr Alchemy; Super-Gorilla Grodd; Captain Boomerang

Indexer Notes

Promo for 80 Page Giant #9 with cover depicted.

["208 different world-wide stamps"] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Ad for stamps from Anca Stamp Co.
Keywords:
philately; stamp; stamp collecting

Flaming Bait! (Table of Contents)

Enemy Ace / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Enemy Ace [Hans von Hammer]; Weber (Mechanic); Erich Schloss; Werner Schloss
Synopsis:
Hans Von Hammer must deal with the death of two of his pilots after they posed for pictures before flying their missions.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bi-planes; Fokker; French; Germans; Nieuport; photographs; superstitions; World War I

Indexer Notes

Chapters of 7.67 pages and 6 pages. Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Schwartz kept editorial records for Robert Kanigher, who edited this issue.

["Ride a sea-going thunderbolt..."] (Table of Contents)

Captain Storm / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Captain Storm
Keywords:
navy; submarine; war; World War II

Indexer Notes

Promo for Capt. Storm #6, with cover depicted.

["Hi, buddies!"] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Sgt Rock

Indexer Notes

Questions on militaria from Tony Territo; Jack Morris; Mac Thompson; Johnny Koch; Lester Brock Jr; William Durstine, with answers ostensibly from Sergeant Rock

["10 issues of Our Army At War"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Sgt Rock; Superman (cameo)

Indexer Notes

Promo, with order coupon, for subscription to Our Army At War. Includes copy and image promoting subscriptions to Action Comics, too.

["Are YOU a silent witness?"] (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
Advocacy
Characters:
Ed; Ed's friend; police officer; hit-and-run victim
Synopsis:
Two boys observe a hit-and-run accident. Their willingness to get involved saves the victim's life, and provides a lead to the driver.
Keywords:
citizenship; police

Indexer Notes

Comic story. "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."

["Friend, do you dare risk a dime?"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Characters:
Ben Rebhuhn; Jim Norman

Indexer Notes

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

["Make Money Get Prizes"] (Table of Contents)

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Joel Ballenger (photo); Mary Zimmerman (photo); William Hanlin (photo)

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Ad, with order coupon, for selling seeds from American Seed Co.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Easy's Last Stand!
    Sgt Rock
  2. 1. ["100 Magnets"]
  3. 2. Easy's Last Stand!
    Sgt. Rock
  4. 3. ["When it's snowy, cold or muddy"]
    Silly Putty
  5. 4. ["G.I. Joe... G.I. Joe"]
    G.I. Joe; Hasbro
  6. 5. ["It started with The Flash!"]
    Doctor Fate; Hourman
  7. 6. American Military Ornaments
  8. 7. ["For the very best in comics reading"]
  9. 8. Khaki-Yaks
  10. 9. ["If you missed the most famous Flash story ever printed..."]
    The Flash
  11. 10. ["208 different world-wide stamps"]
  12. 11. Flaming Bait!
    Enemy Ace
  13. 12. ["Ride a sea-going thunderbolt..."]
    Captain Storm
  14. 13. ["Hi, buddies!"]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  15. 14. ["10 issues of Our Army At War"]
    DC Comics
  16. 15. ["Are YOU a silent witness?"]
  17. 16. ["Friend, do you dare risk a dime?"]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. ["Make Money Get Prizes"]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Merlin Haas
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