(February 1963)

DC, 1952 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1962-12-06
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 (credited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

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: 1) (Expand) /

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

4 Faces of Sgt. Rock (Table of Contents: 2)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

207 Stamps (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy
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: 7)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

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.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Statement Required by the Act of August 24, 1912

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"

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

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

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

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

Fortitude and Courage... Battle Story of the 104th Infantry Regiment (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

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

Script
Robert 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: 13)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
war
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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

100 Toy Soldiers (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

150 Civil War Soldiers! (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

104 Kings' Knights (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Four Faces of Sgt. Rock!
    Sgt. Rock
  2. 1. Amazing Book About Prehistoric Animals
    The 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!
    Sgt. 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. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  14. 13. Part Three: The Four Faces of Sergeant Rock!
    Sgt. 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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