(Fall 1979)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.95 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
four times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Paul Levitz
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock:
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding:
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Cover date is November, same as DC Special Series #19.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-157

Genre:
war

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes logo from front cover.

Target -- Sgt. Rock! (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 17.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Rock; Bulldozer; Major Otto Von Strupp; Ice Cream Soldier; Wild Man; Sunny; Bates; Clack-Clack; Bean Pole; Curly; German soldiers
Synopsis:
During some running skirmishes with Major Von Strupp's troops, Sgt. Rock receives a head injury that allows the Germans to brainwash him into thinking the Germans are Easy Company. This temporarily confuses Easy Company, but they hit Sgt. Rock in such a way that he comes to and helps capture Major Von Strupp.
Reprints:

War Words (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru ?
Inks:
Mike Esposito ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Illustrated definitions of "pontoon" and "barrage."

Indexer Notes

Appears at bottom of page 8 of story sequence 1.

The Big Marker! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Santa Claus Patrol
Synopsis:
A scout for the patrol tries to leave markers of enemy activity on a snow-covered mountain, but nature keeps erasing them.
Reprints:

Broomstick Pilot! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
France Herron [as Eddie Herron]
Pencils:
John Severin
Inks:
John Severin
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A pilot flys his Flying Fortress so low that he is able to escape all attacking planes and successfully bomb a sub pen while sneaking in from sea level.
Reprints:

Who Is Haunting the Haunted Chateau? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war; occult
Characters:
Captain Towers; Herbie Lang; Cecile L'Oiseau (ghost); Gaston; United States soldiers; German soldiers
Synopsis:
Two airmen are flying in a damaged plane and the captain dumps the sergeant into a haunted chateau and crash lands himself. When they meet again years later, the sergeant reveals what happened when he met the ghost of the chateau.
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Jackpot Target! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Jack Abel
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Account of P.T. 105 chasing a Japanese battle cruiser, and ending in both ships being sunk.
Reprints:

Mine-Hunters! (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Description of mine detecting aparatus known as an "octopus."

War Bluff! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Morris Waldinger
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Morris Waldinger
Colors:
?
Letters:
Morris Waldinger

Genre:
war
Characters:
Sgt. Harry J. Adams
Synopsis:
Account of Harry J. Adams' performing the largest one-man capture during WWI.
Reprints:

Tanks (Table of Contents)

Battle Album / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Sam Glanzman
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman
Inks:
Sam Glanzman
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Information on four historical tank designs.
Reprints:

3 Graves to Home! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
war
Characters:
Hans Von Hammer [Enemy Ace]
Synopsis:
Von Hammer is injured in France and must walk back to Germany. He receives unwitting help from relatives of his victims on the way.
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

General Little / filler / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Little General; Mr. Flegenheimer
Synopsis:
The Little General and his friends feign starvation in front of the ice cream parlor to convince Mr. Flegenheimer to give them 2 scoops of ice cream in their sodas.

Indexer Notes

Appears at bottom of page 6 of story sequence 11.

Patrol to Nowhere! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A new soldier on desert patrol has difficulty telling what is real and what is a mirage.
Reprints:

Deliver: One Tank! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Bob Haney
Pencils:
Russ Heath
Inks:
Russ Heath
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
A tank delivery crew runs into so much enemy fire that they deliver a badly damaged tank.
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Iwo Jima (Table of Contents)

Table-Top Dioramas / activity / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Inks:
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Cut-outs to create dioramas of a beach attack and Iwo Jima scenes, with info about Iwo Jima.

Frogman Fury! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Hank Chapman
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
war
Characters:
Frogman Brannigan
Synopsis:
Brannigan manages to destroy a Japanese airplane, combat craft, and sub while underwater, and retrieve the destroyed sub's propeller for use as a repair part for his own sub.
Reprints:

Warriors Who Hate War (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike W. Barr
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
war
Synopsis:
Editorial about the DC war stories being anti-war, using examples of Sgt. Rock, Hans Von Hammer, and The Unknown Soldier.

Appointment in Prague (Table of Contents)

Unknown Soldier / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Archie Goodwin
Pencils:
Jack Sparling
Inks:
Jack Sparling
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Archie Goodwin

Characters:
The Unknown Soldier; Harry (dies); Anton Vladchek (dies); Josef Vladchek (dies)
Synopsis:
Flashback of the origin, training and first mission of the Unknown Soldier.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Splash page includes black-and-white photos. Special thanks listed for Joe Kubert, but not stated what it is for.

Bombshell Battle Bulletin! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Illustrated promo for subscriptions to Sgt. Rock, Men of War, and Unknown Soldier, with mail-in coupon. 12 issues for $4.00.

The Little Books That Pack a Big Punch! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover. Promo for DC Digests. Covers to Batman and Jonah Hex are depicted.

[Previews] (Table of Contents)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
war

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Illustration and previews of the stories in the issue.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Target -- Sgt. Rock!
    Sgt. Rock
  4. 3. War Words
  5. 4. The Big Marker!
  6. 5. Broomstick Pilot!
  7. 6. Who Is Haunting the Haunted Chateau?
  8. 7. Jackpot Target!
  9. 8. Mine-Hunters!
  10. 9. War Bluff!
  11. 10. Tanks
    Battle Album
  12. 11. 3 Graves to Home!
    Enemy Ace
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    General Little
  14. 13. Patrol to Nowhere!
  15. 14. Deliver: One Tank!
  16. 15. Iwo Jima
    Table-Top Dioramas
  17. 16. Frogman Fury!
  18. 17. Warriors Who Hate War
  19. 18. Appointment in Prague
    Unknown Soldier
  20. 19. Bombshell Battle Bulletin!
  21. 20. The Little Books That Pack a Big Punch!
  22. 21. [Previews]
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Tony R. Rose
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gregory Fischer