Thursday, November 25, 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
This even extended to the animal kingdom, as gorillas joined in with the U.S soldiers, and the Nazi forces as well.
Here are their stories.
You Can't Pin A Medal On A Gorilla
How did this unlikely scenario happen?
This lighter war story was also felt very real thanks to the stylings of artist Joe Kibert, who usually did more realistic war stories with Sgt. Rock (but still great to see him flex his abilities here!).
Now, whether or not these gorillas were a part of Grodd's Gorilla City, we'll never know.
The results speak for themselves, as to which sides the simians worked with, but one still has to wonder what would have happened had these apes crossed paths on the battlefield?
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Two men from different worlds, both trying to keep Earth safe, who didn't usually even run in the same circles...
Here's how that meeting happened....
The Specter Of War!
As the soldier leaves, Clark quickly checks it out with his X-Ray vision, seeing it is a request for help from Superman. Clark looks for him, but the soldier had disappeared. Reading the note, Superman goes to stop the "accidental" explosion of a nuclear missile in the United States reserves.
Superman, worried that this soldier who is a master of disguise and is following him around with knowledge of his identity, goes to the JLA Satellite to research history with the Red Tornado, finding the files of the World War II secret agent, the Unknown Soldier, who was a master of disguise (who occasionally gave himself away itching at his disguises around his neck).
After stopping a nuclear war, Superman returns to the base, finding the army had been called in, and they took these villains into custody under the direction of a mysterious soldier who disappeared. Clark Kent goes to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, to thank him, wondering if he was the original from World War II, as a janitor (with an itchy neck) accepts the thanks.Earth-2 Batman had worked with the Unknown Soldier as well, but something you didn't have to worry about in the Unknown Soldier's own adventures).
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Something useful if you are working as a spy for your government, which the Unknown Solider was use to doing, but it was the title of the book that changed, going from the Star Spangled War Stories to Unknown Soldier with #205, with covers still by Joe Kubert, and stories written by Bob Haney.
Enemy Ace, slowly taking over the title through Star Spangled War Stories #204 (February-March, 1977), with Unknown Solider #205 (April-May, 1977), continuing his war, hiding his identity to fight his foes through the end, with Unknown Soldier #268 (October, 1982).Sgt. Rock, the crew of the Haunted Tank, Mlle. Marie and the Losers.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
But, there were two men on opposite sides of the first World War who had their careers covered in comic books....so, let's take a look at the lives of the Balloon Buster and the Enemy Ace!
JLA and JSA during this run), then to back ups in Unknown Soldier from #251 to #253, and #261 to #267, missing the Balloon Buster issues), as well as a bit in Crisis; Post-Crisis, Hammer had many appearances, in the superb Enemy Ace: War Idyll, even post World War I, including meetings with Swamp Thing and Vandal Savage with the battle always continuing...
Tuesday, November 9, 2021
DC fans asked that, as after 301 issues of Our Army At War, the title suddenly changed to Sgt. Rock with issue #302 (but they still had Joe Kubert contributing his wonderful covers for the title. with Robert Kanigher providing the words!).
Rock of Easy for holding it together for all those years, fighting World War II under what was DC's longest running war title!