(April-May 1964)

DC, 1957 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1964-02-06
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
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from ad in Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales #1 and copyright registration.


Time-Bomb Tank! (Table of Contents)

The Haunted Tank / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
war
Characters
Haunted Tank; Lt. Jeb Stuart
Reprints

The Golden Rule (Table of Contents: 1)

Bob Hope / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Oksner
Inks
Bob Oksner
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; religious
Characters
Bob Hope

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

Time-Bomb Tank! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Haunted Tank / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural; war
Characters
Haunted Tank; Lt. Jeb Stuart; Arch Asher; Rick Rawlins; Slim Stryker; General J.E.B. Stuart (ghost); Sgt. Rock (cameo); Captain Johnny Cloud (cameo); Mlle. Marie (cameo); Dave (Tank Commander); Dave (Tank Commander)
Synopsis
Jeb and his crew must solve the mystery of what happened to the tank crew of the tank named Marie Celeste, which suffered a fate similar to the original Marie Celeste, a ship found abandoned in the ocean.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story in two parts: Part One (5.67 pp.) & Part Two (8.67 pp).

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

Showcase; Cave Carson / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Air Battle Story of the 58th Fighter Group (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; war

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the previous story sequence.

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

Our Army at War; Our Fighting Forces / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
Robert Kanigher [as Sgt. Rock]
Pencils
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Inks
Joe Kubert (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Ordnance Soldiers, Little Poison, Steering a Tank, Fokker D-7
Synopsis
Sgt Rock answers readers' questions about ordnance soldiers, "Little Poison" (the 37mm gun), steering a tank, and the Fokker D-7 biplane.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Roger Corbin, Gene Fitzpatrick, Peter Dirskin, Daniel Martin.

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

Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

The Plane That Wouldn't Die! (Table of Contents: 11)

comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
war
Synopsis
The new "Sparrow" assigned to the Mustang plane squadron gets #777, the plane that always takes a beating but fulfills the mission. Except the plane gets credit for the kills on the board, not the pilot. The pilot attacks tanks, blows bridges, rams two planes, and ejects - and the plane still sinks a killer battleship. But the next day he's assigned the new #777, "the legend of the plane that wouldn't die", and off he flies again.
Keywords
Mustang fighter plane; Tiger tanks

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

Metal Men; Star Spangled War Stories / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Blast Off / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Time-Bomb Tank!
    The Haunted Tank
  2. 1. The Golden Rule
    Bob Hope
  3. 2. Time-Bomb Tank!
    The Haunted Tank
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Cave Carson
  5. 4. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jaro Stamp Co.; Stamp Specialties; Anca Stamp Co.
  7. 6. Air Battle Story of the 58th Fighter Group
  8. 7. ["For the very best..."]
    Our Army at War; Our Fighting Forces
  9. 8. ["Ordnance Soldiers, Little Poison, Steering a Tank, Fokker D-7"]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
  11. 10. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  12. 11. The Plane That Wouldn't Die!
  13. 12. ["For the very best..."]
    Metal Men; Star Spangled War Stories
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Blast Off
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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