Sam Glanzman's U.S.S. Stevens


The list below is a chronological listing of the 70 USS Stevens stories I know of (that count includes the two full length "A Sailor's Story" graphic novels published by Marvel in the 1980s, the "Of War and Peace" stories from Savage Tales, a story published in 1992 and a series published in 2012). The original run of stories from 1970-77 are mostly 4 pages each (a few are 5).

For a checklist sorted by issue/number, check here.

____ Frightened Boys...or Fighting Men - Our Army At War #218 - April 1970
____ The Browning Shot - Our Fighting Forces #125 - May-June 1970
____ The Idiot - Our Army At War #220 - June 1970
____ 1-2-3 - Our Fighting Forces #126 - July-August 1970
____ Black Smoke - Our Army At War #222 - August 1970
____ Dragonfly - Our Fighting Forces #127 - September-October 1970
____ The Kunko Warrior - Our Army At War #223 - September 1970
____ Double Rescue - Star Spangled War Stories #153 - October-November 1970
____ How Many Fathoms - Our Fighting Forces #128 - November-December 1970
____ Buckethead - Our Army At War #225 - November 1970
____ Missing: 320 Men - G. I. Combat #145 - December-January 1970-71
____ Death of a Ship - Our Army At War #227 - January 1971
____ Cause and Cure - Our Army At War #230 - March 1971
____ In The Frying Pan - Our Army At War #231 - April 1971
____ Buck Taylor, You Can't Fool Me - Our Army At War #232 - May 1971
____ Cabbages & Kings - Our Fighting Forces #132 - July-August 1971
____ Kamikaze - Our Army At War #235 - August 1971
____ Hip Shot - G. I. Combat #150 - October-November 1971
____ In Tsingtao - Our Fighting Forces #134 - November-December 1971
____ X DD479 - Our Army At War #238 - November 1971
____ Red Ribbon - G. I. Combat #151 - December-January 1971-72
____ Vella Lavella - Our Army At War #240 - January 1972
____ Dreams - G. I. Combat #152 - February-March 1972
____ Batmen - Our Army At War #241 - February 1972
____ Impervim Nepivini Regis - Our Fighting Forces #136 - March-April 1972
____ Prelude - Weird War Tales #4 - March-April 1972
____ Mail Call - G. I. Combat #153 - April-May 1972
____ What Do They Know About War? - Our Army At War #244 - April 1972
____ A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The War - Our Army At War #245 - May 1972
____ Comic Strip - Our Fighting Forces #138 - July-August 1972
____ Color Me Brave - Our Army At War #247 - July 1972
____ Ride The Baka - Our Army At War #248 - August 1972
____ A Nightmare from the Beginning - Our Fighting Forces #139 - September-October 1972
____ Another Kunko Warrior - Our Fighting Forces #140 - November-December 1972
____ This Is the Ship That War Built - G. I. Combat #157 - December-January 1972-73
____ Buck Taylor - Our Fighting Forces #141 - January-February 1973
____ The Islands Were Meant For Love - Star Spangled War Stories #167 - February 1973
____ Portuguese Man of War - Our Army At War #256 - April 1973
____ Tailor-Mades - Our Fighting Forces #143 - June-July 1973
____ The Sea Is Calm, The Sky Is Bright - Our Army At War #257 - June 1973
____ Who to Believe - Star Spangled War Stories #171 - July 1973
____ The Kiyi - Our Army At War #258 - July 1973
____ The Thousand Stitch Belt - Star Spangled War Stories #172 - August 1973
____ Accident... - Our Army At War #259 - August 1973
____ King of the Hill - Star Spangled War Stories #174 - October 1973
____ Today Is Tomorrow - Our Army At War #261 - October 1973
____ Where...? - Our Army At War #262 - November 1973
____ Rocco's Roost - Our Army At War #265 - February 1974
____ The Sorceror's Apprentice - Our Army At War #266 - March 1974
____ Toro - Our Fighting Forces #148 - April-May 1974
____ Moonglow - Our Army At War #267 - April 1974
____ Lucky...Save Me - Our Army At War #275 - December 1974
____ Heads I Win, Tails You Lose - Our Army At War #281 - June 1975
____ I Am Old Glory - Our Army At War #282 - July 1975
____ Between The Pages - Our Army At War #293 - June 1976
____ Not Granted - Our Army At War #298 - November 1976
____ And Fear Crippled Andy Payne - Sgt. Rock #304 - May 1977
____ Why? - Sgt. Rock #308 - September 1977
____ The Trinity - Savage Tales #6 - August 1986
____ In a Gentlemanly Way - Savage Tales #7 - October 1986
____ Rescued by Luck - Savage Tales #8 - December 1986
____ A Sailor's Story - Marvel Graphic Novel - 1987
____ A Sailor's Story II: Winds, Dreams and Dragons - Marvel Graphic Novel - 1989
____ Home of the Brave - Sgt. Rock Special #1 - October 1992
____ Dreams - Joe Kubert Presents #1 - December 2012
____ Squish Squash and the Comic Book Crew - Joe Kubert Presents #2 - January 2013
____ Snapshots - Joe Kubert Presents #3 - February 2013
____ The Figurehead - Joe Kubert Presents #4 - March 2013
____ Back and Forth 1941-1944 - Joe Kubert Presents #5 - April 2013
____ Back and Forth 1941-1945 - Joe Kubert Presents #6 - May 2013

Also of note:

Our Army At War #284, September 1975, which has a two page feature called "A Glance Into Glanzman", which features several pages of Glanzman's rough notes/sketches for the USS Stevens stories, along with a short text by Allan Asherman.

Glanzman also did a feature called "Sam Glanzman's War Diary", which appeared in at least Our Army At War #242, #244, #266 and #269. These are two page features, the one I've seen is of the form of an illustrated letter home, covering similar ground to some of the Stevens stories.

Joe Kubert Presents #2, January 2013, in addition to the story listed above also has a five page article by Joe Kubert, "Sam Glanzman: A Sailor's Life", about Glanzman and featuring samples of his wartime illustrations.

Streetwise, 2000, an anthology of autobiographical comic stories published by TwoMorrows, has a 10 page Glanzman story ("Cook's Tour") about other parts of his life, including the time creating the USS Stevens stories, specifically how he came to do "Color Me Brave".

9-11 - The World's Finest Comic Book Writers & Artists Tell Stories To Remember, 2002, a benefit book prepared by DC after the events of September 11, 2001, contains a 4 page contribution by Sam Glanzman, "There Were Tears In Her Eyes", about his feelings regarding the event, with reference to his experiences and feelings regarding the Second World War.

Comic Book Artist #5 (Summer 1999), published by TwoMorrows, features 7 pages about Glanzman (interview, articles, autobio).

The cover of Combat #24, published by Dell in 1967, features a spectacular cover by Sam Glanzman that feaures a certain boat we're all familiar with. DD479 is also apparently blown up in a panel in Combat #16. Glanzman did a lot of war comics work for Dell and Charlton (just art, not writing as far as I know) prior to going to DC and beginning the USS Stevens series. If you know of any other appearances of DD 479 in those stories or covers, please let me know.

There are apparently at least two unpublished stories in the "Of War and Peace" series that ran in Savage Tales that were in some stage of production, one called "My Son, My Son" and the other called "Even Dead Birds Have Wings".  "My Son, My Son" seems to cover similar ground to the story in Joe Kubert Presents #1 and "Even Dead Birds Have Wings" is scheduled to be published in Dover's A Sailor's Story collection in 2015.

Reprints of some of the stories can be found in:
____ Kamikaze - America at War: The Best of DC War Comics - October 1979
____ Comic Strip - Sgt. Rock #384 - January 1984
____ Color Me Brave - Sgt. Rock #20 - January 1992
____ What Do They Know About War? - Sgt. Rock #20 - January 1992
____ Kamikaze - Sgt. Rock #20 - January 1992
____ The Sea is Calm... The Sky is Bright... - Sgt. Rock #21 - February 1992
____ Where...? - Sgt. Rock #21 - February 1992
____ Stories from Joe Kubert Presents #1 - #6 - Joe Kubert Presents TPB - 2013

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