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5/26 – Declarative Rabbit Says…


The Unknown Soldier has appeared in more good comic stories than Sgt. Rock has.

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Especially because you can take pretty much any good comic story and claim he was there in disguise.

Maybe a higher percentage, but more individual good stories? I don’t know if I can buy that. Rock’s been around for a long time, and had a lot of good writers working on him.

Got to agree. A lot of the Unknown Soldier’s stuff is brilliant.

I disagree. Yeah, I liked a number of David Michelini’s brooding, serious work early in the Unknown Soldier’s canon, but a lot of the later Bob Haney stories made him into a “superhero type” running around in his bandages. Ugggh. At least Kanigher wrote a number of individual classics for Rock – “Gimme Sky” and “Return to Chartes” come to mind. There was such a development of Rock’s character over the years; seems to go underappreciated.

DC’s war comics were my gateway drug, but I was never a big fan of Sgt. Rock. Or Unknown Soldier, for that matter. Haunted Tank, The Losers, The War Time Forgot and Enemy Ace all had better stories.

Andrew Collins

May 26, 2008 at 10:04 pm

Unknown Soldier was an early fave of mine when I discovered comics as a kid. The issue where he teams up with Batman in Brave & The Bold was one of my first ever comics. The image of the bandaged secret agent was always very striking and memorable to me. I enjoyed his solo adventures as well.

Can honestly saw I’ve nevr read any of the classic Rock comics…

I asked my Magic 8-Ball about this, and it said, “The answer is Unknown.”

Priest never wrote Rock…but Priest wrote the US.

US wins!

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