(May 1962)

DC, 1954 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of March, June, Sept. and Dec.
On-sale Date
1962-03-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Col. Hakawa's Birthday Party! (Table of Contents)

Gunner and Sarge / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
war
Characters
Gunner; Sarge

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Col. Hakawa's Birthday Party! (Table of Contents: 2)

Gunner and Sarge / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Irv Novick
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
war
Characters
Gunner; Sarge; Pooch; Colonel Hakawa
Synopsis
A new Japanese commander, Colonel Hakawa, "invites" Sarge and his men to his birthday party in an attempt to ambush them.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story is the source for the Roy Lichtenstein painting "Flatten -- Sand fleas!"

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Our Army at War; Sgt. Rock / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Time-Out for Talk! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Army Corps Insignia! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The numerical designation of the XI Army Corps is depicted...
Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Insignia and brief history of XI Army Corp, XXIII Army Corp, XVI Army Corp and XXI Army Corp.

The Blind Snowbird (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Jack Abel
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
war
Characters
American Private; Nazi Engineer
Synopsis
An American PFC captures a Nazi engineer and forces him to lead him back to his platoon while snowblind. WWII story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Private Pete / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We go on a 20-mile hike in the morning!
Genre
humor; war; military
Synopsis
Private Pete has a 20-mile hike rained out.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Mystery in Space; Adam Strange / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Robert Kanigher (signed as Rock, Sergeant)
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Jimmy Watts, John Givens, Pete Campbell, and Roy Kolowski.

Loser Take All! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Hank Chapman
Pencils
Jack Abel
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
war
Synopsis
US fighter pilot is shot down and has to outwit a German tank. WWII story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Showcase; Metal Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Arms Are the Guardian of the Peace" (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Col. Hakawa's Birthday Party!
    Gunner and Sarge
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. Col. Hakawa's Birthday Party!
    Gunner and Sarge
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Our Army at War; Sgt. Rock
  5. 4. Time-Out for Talk!
  6. 5. ["The numerical designation of the XI Army Corps is depicted..."]
    Army Corps Insignia!
  7. 6. The Blind Snowbird
  8. 7. ["We go on a 20-mile hike in the morning!"]
    Private Pete
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Mystery in Space; Adam Strange
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  12. 11. Loser Take All!
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Metal Men
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. "Arms Are the Guardian of the Peace"
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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