(1992)

Lorne-Harvey, 1992 Series
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Price
2.75 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
1992-07
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Lorne-Harvey Publications, Inc.
Editing
Ken Selig (managing editor)

Issue Notes

Sad Sack Comics issue number 288 represented a return to publishing after a 10-year hiatus due to a number of factors (e.g. expensive lawsuits involving Harvey Publications, a downturn in comic book profitability, inflationary pressures on the comic book publishing industry, a gradual shift away from newsstand sales toward direct sales of comic books) when Harvey World ceased publication of Sad Sack Comics with issue number 287 cover dated October 1982.

Sad Sack (Table of Contents)

Sad Sack / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ken Selig (uncredited)
Pencils
Ken Selig (uncredited); Fred Rhoads (8 thumbnail characters uncredited)
Inks
Ken Selig (uncredited); Fred Rhoads (8 thumbnail characters uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig (uncredited)
Letters
Ken Selig (uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Return Issue! Collectors Edition!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Private Slob Slobinski; Brigadier General Rockjaw; Muttsy K9 Dog
Synopsis
Sad Sack cleverly uses a machine gun to make holes in a block of Swiss cheese while Rockjaw, Slob, Sarge and Muttsy look on in bewilderment.
Keywords
288; America's favorite G.I.; loved by millions; Muttsy; return issue; Rockjaw; Sad Sack; Sadie; Sarge; Slob; Swiss cheese; Tweeter

[The Original Sad Sack] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

New Water Supply (Table of Contents: 2)

Sad Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 3-7 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I've been looking this camp over rather closely!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Brigadier General Rockjaw; unidentified colonel; Private Sad Sack; Private Slob Slobinski; First Sergeant Cecil Circle
Synopsis
After Brigadier General Rockjaw determines that Camp Calamity is a fire hazard he orders a large water reservoir be built for firefighting. Privates Sad Sack and Slob Slobinski do the work only to find the brass turn it into an officers only swimming pool upon completion.
Reprints
  • From Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 Series) #190 (June 1967)
Keywords
fire trap; firefighting; match boxes; officers pool; old wooden buildings; swimming pool; water reservoir; water supply

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 Series) #265 (November 1978).

Following Orders (Table of Contents: 3)

Sad Sack / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Fred Rhoads (p. 8 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (p. 8 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (p. 8 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (p. 8 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fall Out
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; Private Slob Slobinski; First Sergeant Cecil Circle
Synopsis
Sarge orders men to fall out and, after tripping on a step, Sad Sack literally falls out.
Keywords
fall out; obey; orders

Modern Army (Table of Contents: 4)

Sad Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 9-13 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 9-13 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 9-13 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 9-13 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What's that machine for?
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Captain Softseat; Private Slob Slobinski; Private Sad Sack; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Brigadier General Rockjaw
Synopsis
Captain Softseat informs the Sarge that a modern computer system will starting giving orders and replace him.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #190 (June 1967)
Keywords
A.I.; artificial intelligence; cameras; computer system; loudspeakers; modernization; Orwellian; surveillance

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #265 (November 1978).

The Pattsy (Table of Contents: 5)

Sad Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 14-18 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 14-18 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 14-18 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 14-18 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh! That Bunk Looks Good!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
Private Sad Sack; First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Captain Softseat; Blue Army
Synopsis
The Sarge orders Sad Sack out of his bunk to go blow up a bridge during war training maneuvers.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #190 (June 1967)
Keywords
bridge; combat engineering; maneuvers; orders; strategy; tactics; war games

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #265 (November 1978).

Too Quiet! (Table of Contents: 6)

Sad Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Fred Rhoads (pp. 19-23 uncredited)
Pencils
Fred Rhoads (pp. 19-23 uncredited)
Inks
Fred Rhoads (pp. 19-23 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Fred Rhoads (pp. 19-23 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I only have one order for you, Sack!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Private Sad Sack; Captain Softseat; Private Slob Slobinski; random soldiers; Muttsy K9 Dog
Synopsis
Sarge orders Sad Sack to stay out of his sight. Then, Sad Sack is told to get lost by his fellow soldiers. Next, Sad Sack is ordered out of the way by Captain Softseat and growled at by Muttsy. Rejected, Sad Sack deserts the base only to crash back on a boulder to the delight of everyone.
Reprints
  • from Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #190 (June 1967)
Keywords
absent without leave; AWOL; calamity; desertion; off base; orders; U.A.; unauthorized absence; unwanted

Indexer Notes

This story was also reprinted in Sad Sack (Harvey, 1949 series) #265 (November 1978).

Sackophobia! (Table of Contents: 7)

Sad Sack / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Dennett (pp. 24-28 uncredited)
Pencils
Joe Dennett (pp. 24-28 uncredited)
Inks
Joe Dennett (pp. 24-28 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Joe Dennett (pp. 24-28 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, No! Go Away There Are Too Many Sacks!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; Private Sad Sack; Horsey; gentleman; mother with baby buggy; young lady; two gentlemen; a grandma; Mr. MacNamara [U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara]
Synopsis
Sarge suffers a nervous breakdown both on- and off-base from seeing Sad Sack everywhere he looks.
Keywords
mental breakdown; military; nervous breakdown; phobia; schizophrenia; shell-shock; torment; trauma; traumatic brain injury

Sorely Needed (Table of Contents: 8)

The Sarge / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Dennett (pp. 29-33 uncredited)
Pencils
Joe Dennett (pp. 29-33 uncredited)
Inks
Joe Dennett (pp. 29-33 uncredited)
Colors
Ken Selig ?
Letters
Joe Dennett (pp. 29-33 uncredited)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We have to get rid of these useless misfits! ... and the sooner, the better!
Genre
humor; military
Characters
First Sergeant Cecil Circle; unidentified colonel; Captain Softseat; Private Slob Slobinski; Private Sad Sack; two unidentified soldiers; Cookie
Synopsis
The Sarge partially overhears a colonel speaking to Captain Softseat about getting rid of misfits. Thinking it means him, Sarge zealously begins working around the base to show his usefulness.
Keywords
brown-nose; efficient; flatter; misfits; modern army; pander; replacements; suck up; suck up to; useless misfits

[Recollections] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

[Totally Rad Tales] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

preview (from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Sad Sack
    Sad Sack
  2. 1. [The Original Sad Sack]
    Sad Sack
  3. 2. New Water Supply
    Sad Sack
  4. 3. Following Orders
    Sad Sack
  5. 4. Modern Army
    Sad Sack
  6. 5. The Pattsy
    Sad Sack
  7. 6. Too Quiet!
    Sad Sack
  8. 7. Sackophobia!
    Sad Sack
  9. 8. Sorely Needed
    The Sarge
  10. 9. [Recollections]
  11. 10. [The Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art, Inc.]
  12. 11. [Totally Rad Tales]
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