The Search for Sergeant Rock

October 2nd, 2014 | by Sqotty |

I have a search going on, or, rather a quest. You see, when I was a young kid, about my daughter’s age now, I wrote the only fan letter I have ever written. It was to Joe Kubert and the DC Comics series Our Army At War, featuring Sgt. Rock. They published it.

Of course that was so long ago, and before I discovered that, hey, there is a market for comic books. (I sold a lot of them off at a swap meet for a couple of bucks…if I had only known then what I learned a few months later! I never would have sold them.) Sadly, I no longer have the issue in question.

Now, being a parent, I kind of have a hankering for nostalgia, and such. And I am trying to find that long lost issue with my letter in it.

Last spring I was at an event where I was able to check a few likely issues, but no joy. I did purchase a couple of issues that I particularly remembered and had fond memories of reading. Nostalgia at its best!

Now a few months have passed, and I am preparing to begin the chase again. There are two (that I know of) online comic databases, and, low and behold, one of them (Grand Comics Database) listed letter writers for some issues in the target range. Although my name did not come up in any of the issues I checked, I was able to eliminate eight more target issues.

Maybe, just maybe, I’ll get lucky soon.

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