DC Special Series #18 - Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
(Fall 1979)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.95 USD
Pages
100
Indicia frequency
four times a year
On-sale date
1979-07-03
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC Blue Ribbon Digest
Barcode
0709893174211
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor)
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.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #170.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Sgt. Rock / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
C-157
Genre
war

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes logo from front cover.

Target -- Sgt. Rock! (Table of Contents: 2)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 17.34 pages (report information)

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

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.
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Indexer Notes

Story in two parts of 7.67 and 9.67 pages.

[Pontoon, Barrage] (Table of Contents: 3)

War Words / cartoon / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
Illustrated definitions of "pontoon" and "barrage."
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Indexer Notes

Appears at bottom of page 8 of the Sgt. Rock story.

The Big Marker! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 5.67 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.
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Broomstick Pilot! (Table of Contents: 5)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Ed 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.
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Who Is Haunting the Haunted Chateau? (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

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

Genre
horror-suspense; war
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: 7)

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.
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Mine-Hunters! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Synopsis
Description of mine detecting aparatus known as an "octopus."
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War Bluff! (Table of Contents: 9)

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.
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Tanks (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
war
Synopsis
Information on four historical tank designs.
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3 Graves to Home! (Table of Contents: 11)

Enemy Ace / comic story / 13.34 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Kubert
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.
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Indexer Notes

Pages 6 and 14 are 2/3-pages.

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

General Little / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Irwin Hasen
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Only one scoop goes in my ice cream sodas!
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.
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Indexer Notes

Appears at bottom of page 6 of the Enemy Ace story.

Patrol to Nowhere! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5.67 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.
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Deliver: One Tank! (Table of Contents: 14)

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.
Reprints

Iwo Jima (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Inks
Sam Glanzman (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
war
Reprints

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: 16)

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: 17)

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: 18)

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

Script
Archie Goodwin
Pencils
Jack Sparling
Inks
Jack Sparling
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Archie Goodwin (original editor)

Genre
war
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.
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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: 19) (Expand) /

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

The Little Books That Pack a Big Punch! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[Previews] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Target -- Sgt. Rock!
    Sgt. Rock
  4. 3. [Pontoon, Barrage]
    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. ["Only one scoop goes in my ice cream sodas!"]
    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
    The Unknown Soldier
  20. 19. Bombshell Battle Bulletin!
  21. 20. The Little Books That Pack a Big Punch!
  22. 21. [Previews]
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