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"Sgt. Rock: "Make Me a Hero"": This story is reprinted from Our Army at War #136.

DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #16 is an issue of the series DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (Volume 1) with a cover date of April, 1973. It was published on February 6, 1973.

Synopsis for Sgt. Rock: "Make Me a Hero"

This story is reprinted from Our Army at War #136.

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Synopsis for Capt. Storm: "Killer Hunt"

This story is reprinted from Capt. Storm #1.

Lt. Storm, the captain of the PT-47 was in the middle of a battle in the South Pacific during World War II against the Imperial Japanese Navy. The PT-47 was about to collide with a Japanese submarine and the boat's engines were not functioning. The submarine rammed into the PT-47 and the crew jumped off of the ship, with Lt. Storm injuring his leg. Before the captain could sink, one of the PT-47 crew members dove down and rescued him as Japanese sailors fired a machine gun at the American sailors.

The captain and Buddy attempted to take cover with the latter getting killed by the Japanese. Then, Lt. Storm swam to the Japanese submarine and suggested that they kill him as well, but instead, the Japanese left him behind. Suddenly, Lt. Storm woke up in an infirmary and realized that he had dreamt the same dream again. He vowed to hunt down the Japanese submarine who killed his men. He unsuccessfully attempted to convince the chief to send him out into combat again and returned to his bed. Later on, Lea the nurse fit Lt. Storm with an artificial leg and the latter began training to train again. While he was surfing, the chief's daughter Jan fell into the water, but was saved by Lt. Storm.

Lt. Storm continued attempting to get approval to return to combat until he was actually allowed to do so, becoming a captain of his own PT boat (also named the PT-47). Before departing on the boat, he shared an intimate moment with Lea. When they sailed out into the ocean, a Japanese bomb almost hit them. Capt. Storm ordered the boat to stop as Japanese fighters swooped in on them.

As the fighters got closer, the crew members took out their guns and shot down the Japanese planes. Next, the PT boat crew sailed more until they encountered a Japanese destroyer and sunk it with a torpedo. Afterwards, they eventually encountered the submarine that had sunk the PT-47. Capt. Storm ordered the PT boat to ram into the submarine, causing it to submerge, however, creating a vortex that caused a crew member to go under and Capt. Storm to save him. Then, they decided to return to their base to repair and refuel.

Appearing in Capt. Storm: "Killer Hunt"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Buddy Ames (Only appearance; dies)
  • Brown (Single appearance)
  • Jan (Single appearance)
  • Lea (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Japanese submarine Captain

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Synopsis for Johnny Cloud: "The Flying Chief"

This story is reprinted from All-American Men of War #82.

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Appearing in Johnny Cloud: "The Flying Chief"

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Supporting Characters:

  • The Happy Braves

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Other Characters:

  • Johnny Cloud's father
  • Mack, flight leader (Dies)
  • school boys
  • Lt. Benton

Vehicles:

  • Cloud's P-51 Mustang

Synopsis for Mademoiselle Marie: "Battle Doll"

This story is reprinted from Star-Spangled War Stories #84.

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Appearing in Mademoiselle Marie: "Battle Doll"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Marie's father (Only appearance; dies)

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Other Characters:

  • Ben (Single appearance)

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Synopsis for Gunner and Sarge: "Gunner's Choice"

This story is reprinted from Our Fighting Forces #46.

Appearing in Gunner and Sarge: "Gunner's Choice"

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Supporting Characters:

  • American Soldiers

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Vehicles:

  • Japanese Submarine (Destroyed)

Synopsis for Haunted Tank: "Haunted Tank Vs Ghost Tank"

This story is reprinted from G.I. Combat #88.

After a long trek during a dangerous mission rooting out Tiger Tanks from an enemy-held town, the crew of the Haunted Tank decide to take shelter under a tree to bed down for the night. Lt. Jeb Stuart is not sleepy, and takes first watch while the others get some much needed rest. While on watch, Jeb sees the apparition of his long dead ancestor General J.E.B. Stuart in the moonlight, who warns him to stay vigil. The ghost fades away, and then Jeb hears the distant sounds of approaching aircraft. He wakes the others, ordering them to take their positions. He then spots a German Night Fighter bearing down on them to attack. The Night Fighter hasn't spotted the hiding tank, but fires into the trees blindly knowing that they are somewhere under them. Jeb orders Slim to back straight out before the fighter can fire into their tree. Rick elevates the cannon, and as soon as they leave the cover of the trees he fires. The Night Fighter is destroyed, slamming into the trees in a fiery explosion.

The next morning while the others are having breakfast, Arch receives new orders for them over the radio. They are to rendezvous with another tank near a crossroads ASAP. With everyone back in position in the tank, Slim gives the Haunted Tank the gas and they speed down the road. As they leave, Jeb hears the echo of laughter, but the others hear nothing. Despite what his crew thinks, he is certain that their tank is haunted and someday, somehow, he will get the others to believe him. They reach the crossroads and rendezvous with a second M-3 Stuart tank commanded by Lieutenant Marty Gibson, who tells them that they are to hook up with two other tanks in the woods but the HQ hasn't heard a word back from the others. Jeb agrees to follow. As they enter the woods, the tanks discover a squad of beat-up Infantrymen. One non-comm, a Sergeant, tells them that all their officers are dead. When questioned about the other two missing tanks, the man tells Jeb and Marty that they were taken out by a "ghost tank". Jeb thinks it's humorous that his Haunted Tank has been sent to find a "Ghost Tank", but when they discovered the blasted remains of the missing two tanks his humor turns to dread!

Marty Gibson refuses to believe that two tanks could have been taken out by a "Ghost Tank", but the sergeant warns him that if they try to cross the open field ahead of them they'll see for themselves. Thinking that the sergeant is suffering from fatigue and hallucinations, Marty decides to take point with his tank. Jeb follows behind in the Haunted Tank, but not too closely, wanting to keep some space between him and Gibson. As they come out of the woods into the clearing, the two tanks separate to cover both sides of the field. Shortly, Jeb spots a plume of smoke from the other side of the field. To their surprise, a German Panzer appears from out of the smoke, like a ghost, and fires at Marty's tank. It is a direct hit. Marty Gibson's tank is destroyed, his crew killed. From out of the black smoke, Jeb sees the face of General Stuart, instructing him to be bold in his attack. As if by instinct, Jeb orders Slim to head straight down the field. It is an unexpected move, and the German tank overshoots the Haunted Tank. It tries to anticipate the little tank's moves, but Jeb orders them to keep straight - a forward attack. The enemy shells land to the left and right of the Haunted Tank, missing every time. Then, when they are close enough, Jeb orders them to fire and Rick scores a direct hit to the front of the Ghost Tank. They continue past the Germans, but when Jeb turns around the tank is nowhere to be seen. Then, a shell impacts the side of the Haunted Tank, slamming Jeb back into the hatch and knocking the others unconscious inside.

From the trees, the Sergeant and his men had been watching the entire battle. The Haunted Tank continues to move across the field, zig-zagging around the exploding shells from the German Panzer even though its crew is out and no one is steering. The Panzer fires relentlessly, vanishing and reappearing in different areas to avoid any counter-attack. The Haunted Tank continues to evade the fire of the enemy, then steers it directly into the side of the Panzer. The impact snaps everyone inside awake, and seeing their advantage Jeb orders Rick to fire. The blast at close range rips right through the turret of the Panzer. With the "Ghost Tank" out of action, Jeb orders Slim to bring their tank to a halt. Suddenly, the Haunted Tank begins to disappear in a cloud of smoke. They discover themselves on a camouflaged elevator descending down underground into a hidden German tank base! Jeb realizes that they must have rammed the Panzer off the elevator platform and took its place. He orders his crew to open fire at the base and its personnel. They throw everything at the base, and with the high explosives being stored there it doesn't take much to send the enemy and their base to a fiery grave. As the Infantry approach the field, the Haunted Tank rises from the ground on the elevator, victorious. The Sergeant runs up to Jeb, amazed. He tells Jeb that their tank must be a "Ghost Tank', too. Jeb smiles, as he once again hears the echo of laughter from his ghostly ancestor.

Appearing in Haunted Tank: "Haunted Tank Vs Ghost Tank"

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Other Characters:

  • Lieutenant Marty Gibson (Dies)
  • American Artillery soldiers (all die)
  • American Infantry Sergeant
  • American Infantry soldiers

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Items:

  • gasoline drums

Vehicles:

  • The Haunted Tank
  • Panzerkampfwagen IV
  • German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger Night Fighter



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