I recently read the comic "Sgt. Rock Special: What's the Color of Your Blood?" and consider it one of the best Sgt. Rock stories ever. It is about racism and the many ways that it can be fought. Even though it is about war, I always thought that Sgt. Rock was as much about the waste and destruction and foolishness of war rather than glorifying it. What do the rest of you think?
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September 28, 2011
You piqued my curiosity so I did a bit of research. The Sgt Rock Special is the Dec 89 issue, number 6. DC did a lot of reprint specials at the time -- the original story was from Our Army at War No. 160.
As you may know, Joe Kubert was the artist on a lot of these war stories and I got the opportunity to meet the man at Wondercon San Francisco in 2010 as he was promoting his New York-based art school, thanking him for the great work he has done in these stories. I even got a signed copy of DC Special that is only about Joe Kubert. Loved his Tarzan art too, but I digress.
I may pick this book up and check it out. This has to do with the Civil Rights era and looks quite brutal for its time of publication. I never felt these war stories glorified war at all -- but they had great action! Too bad this genre took a back seat to the superhero stories.