DC's top kick "Sgt. Rock" rocks the auction scene with this 1960s "Our Army at War" comic book lot of (8). The hard-charging Rock and his "Easy Co." platoon began thrilling readers sixty years ago with several generations of fans under their belts, tales of these classic WWII comic book soldiers enjoy strong demand. Collected from the title that introduced Rock to the world in 1959, these (8) Our Army at War issues are all graded by CGC and include several important keys. Featured issues are: #151 first appearance of Enemy Ace by Joe Kubert (VG- 3.5), #153 second appearance of Enemy Ace (VG+ 4.5), #158 origin and first appearance of the Iron Major (VG 4.0), #162 (VG-FN 5.0), #163 (FN- 5.5), #164 80-Page Giant (FN-VF 7.0), #168 (VG-FN 5.0) and #177 80-Page Giant (FN 6.0).
This new to the market comic offering comes from the estate of a lifetime collector who purchased his collection at time of publication in the 1960s. One of sixty-six such comic book lots in the current H&S May 2020 auction, these Silver Age classics were held by the original owner until his demise last year, at which point his collection was bequeathed to a longtime friend, who though reluctant to let go of his friend's nostalgic possessions, has decided they should be enjoyed by dedicated collectors. Many of the comics that are graded were submitted to CGC c.2001-2003 and along with those that are not graded, were lovingly stored for more than fifty years regardless of condition. Enjoy this vintage selection from the fabulous "Ford Collection."