Unknown Soldier

Published
November 1982
Page count
100
Cover price
0.99 AUD
Colour
Black & white
Size
Magazine size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic
Branding
Murray Comics (Black)
 
Murray Comics (Black)

Credits

Editing
, editor

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Superman and the Unknown Soldier) Cover, 1 page

"Can the faceless warrior return from the grave to hand Superman a secret to save the world?"

Featuring

Feature
Superman and the Unknown Soldier
Genre
Superhero; war
Characters
Superman; Unknown Soldier; Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (inset)

Credits

Art
Rich Buckler, penciller
 
Frank Giacoia, inker
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #42 (February 1982)
Untitled
Show/hide 1. The Specter of War! (Superman and the Unknown Soldier) Comic story, 19 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman and the Unknown Soldier
Genre
Superhero; war
Code
S-3798
Characters
Superman; Unknown Soldier; Perry White; General Wilson; Red Tornado; Doctor Klest; Major Amos (villain)

Credits

Writing
Paul Levitz, scripter
Art
Irv Novick, penciller
 
Frank McLaughlin, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
DC Comics Presents (DC, 1978 series) #42 (February 1982)
The Specter of War!
Show/hide 2. Take My Coward's Hand (The Unknown Soldier) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unknown Soldier
Genre
War

Credits

Writing
Joe Kubert, scripter (page 1)
 
Robert Kanigher, scripter (pages 2-13)
Art
Joe Kubert, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Kubert, editor (amended version)
 
Robert Kanigher, editor (Our Army at War)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #162 (April-May 1972)
Take My Coward's Hand
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents The Unknown Soldier (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([2006?])
Take My Coward's Hand

Notes

This amended feature was originally titled "No Answer From Sarge” in Our Army at War (DC, 1952 series) #91 (February 1960). Two pages have been removed from the start of the original story, with a new title page added. All mention of Sgt. Rock has been removed, with artwork and other changes to convert the story to Sgt. Jonas and Able Company. A new final panel of the Unknown Soldier (1/3 page) has also been added.

Show/hide 3. Blood Is the Code! (The Unknown Soldier) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unknown Soldier
Genre
War

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Kubert, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #160 (December 1971-January 1972)
Blood Is The Code
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents The Unknown Soldier (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([2006?])
Blood is the Code!
Show/hide 4. The Man Who Could Cause Catastrophe! (Superman) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3216
Characters
Major Disaster

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #341 (November 1979)
The Man Who Could Cause Catastrophe!
Show/hide 5. Assassination (Unknown Soldier) Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Feature
Unknown Soldier
Genre
War
Code
K-572

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Joe Kubert, line art
Text
John Costanza, letterer
Editing
Joe Kubert, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #156 (April-May 1971)
Assassination
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents The Unknown Soldier (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([2006?])
Assassination

Synopsis

The Unknown Soldier attempts to assassinate Hitler.

Show/hide 6. Hero under Glass! (Superman) Comic story, 17 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-3237
Characters
Chemo

Credits

Writing
Len Wein, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Frank Chiaramonte, inker
Text
Ben Oda, letterer
Editing
Joe Orlando, original Managing Editor
 
Julius Schwartz, original Editor
 
E. Nelson Bridwell, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman (DC, 1939 series) #342 (December 1979)
Hero Under Glass!
Show/hide 7. Kill the General! (The Unknown Soldier) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Unknown Soldier
Genre
War

Credits

Writing
Bob Haney, scripter
Art
Dan Spiegle, line art
 
Joe Kubert, line art (page 1 only)
Text
, letterer
Editing
Joe Kubert, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Star Spangled War Stories (DC, 1952 series) #163 (June-July 1972)
Kill the General!
Also printed
United States
Showcase Presents The Unknown Soldier (DC, 2006 series) #Volume 1 ([2006?])
Kill the General!

Synopsis

Unknown Soldier prevents an assassination attempt on Gen. Eisenhower during the Battle of the Bulge.

Show/hide 8. Batman Comics [96 pages] Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Batman Comics. Available at your newsagent now. 96 pages."

Details

Printed
1982
Genre
Superhero
More...
Batman Comics [96 pages]

Notes

The original artwork for this advertisement is by Jim Aparo.

Show/hide 9. Hey Look Who's Here …It's Murray the Cat Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Status

This issue includes help from

  • Neil A Hansen

AusReprints ID

  • 2489

Entry created

  • 25/04/2005

Cover added

  • 24/01/2011

Index completed

  • 24/01/2011

Last updated

  • 16/07/2021