Friday, April 14, 2017

Sgt. Rock and War Machine in "Upgrading Easy Company!"



The second season of DC's Legends of Tomorrow has completed, and still no sign of Sgt. Rock.  I hope that in the third season they get around to doing a WWII adventure.  DC has so many great characters in that era, and I'd love to see the likes of Rock, The Losers, Enemy Ace, Gravedigger, or the Haunted Tank make their live action debuts.

These two first crossed paths in STF #1613...

19 comments:

harry bean said...

i agree also such characters as bat lash scalphunter shining knight silent knight infinity inc seven soldies of victory all need live action representation also hopes for arion dolfin insect queen lori lemaris live action for new season of cw shows

Cary Comic said...

Did anybody else get a kick out of the JL:TAS adventure where GL John Stewart got to meet Easy Company? I know I did! :-)

Anonymous said...

If you're referring to "The Savage Time," then, yeah. Me, too.

Mr. High said...

Sgt Rock was on the show during the first season. He was the Sgt who got shot in the head by Vandal Savage during WWII. Rip had his helmet on the Waverider.

Glenn Host said...

I wonder if they will have Rodney be alive in time for next movie. I think he'd make a nice cyborg.

Sonofjack Well said...

I've always thought that DC should do a limited series staring the Unknown soldiers where he is on an extended top secret mission in which he crosses over with virtually all of DC's WWII characters. In addition to the ones you've mentioned, I'd like for them to also include the Blackhawks, the Boy Commandos, Viking Commando (anybody remember him?), Mademoiselle Marie (who I think the Unknown Soldier has met before), the Creature Commandos and G.I. Robot. Who am I forgetting?

Also, does anyone else remember when it was revealed that Batman's butler Alfred had an adult daughter? I think this was sometime in the mid to late 80s. It was implied--although I don't think it was ever confirmed--that her mother was Mademoiselle Marie.

Isaac said...

@Sonofjack Well - Yes, it's all true. But that was all pre-crisis, so we'll never see that stuff again.

Mr. High said...

Alfred's daughter Julia Pennyworth was recently brought back in the comics.

I'm still waiting for an explanation of why the Waynes were walking home from the movies the night they were shot when Wayne Manor is on the outskirts of town. Unless they were walking to a parking garage to get the car, Alfred should have been there to pick them up.

Wolfhammer said...

I've always thought of ENEMY ACE as purely a Great War character even though he was used in WW2 as well.

SGT. ROCK and G.I. ROBOT would be great to see in Legends Of Tomorrow.

The HAUNTED TANK story deserves it's own film or mini-series to do it proper justice.

Anonymous said...

Mr. High said...
"Sgt Rock was on the show during the first season. He was the Sgt who got shot in the head by Vandal Savage during WWII. Rip had his helmet on the Waverider.

April 14, 2017 at 9:14 AM"

That guy must have been Rock's idiot cousin, or something like that. No way does Sgt. Rock go out like that. ;-)

Bob Buethe said...

@Mr. High -- True. Remember, though, that Alfred became the Wayne family butler post-Crisis. Pre-Crisis, he didn't come to Wayne Manor until some time after Dick Grayson became Robin. Though he did mention that his father Jarvis (!!) had been Bruce's parents' butler when Bruce was very young, but AFAIK it was never stated when or why he left.

Mr. High said...

But why were the Waynes walking home from the movies when they lived on the outskirts of town. That's never been explained. I say they had to be walking to a parking garage or maybe a nearby restaurant with Alfred picking them up later.

Sonofjack Well said...

I could be wrong, but I don't remember it ever being stated that the Waynes were walking HOME. I've always assumed that they were walking to their car. As to why there was no butler/chauffeur there to pick them up, I don't think it's too big a leap to say he had the night off.

Ross said...

Clearly DC needs to do a 12 issue Maxi Series to flesh out and explain this moment. Batman: The Walk.

Anonymous said...

There are times when a Wayne leaves the manor and walks the streets like an ordinary man--old jungle saying

* for the bat who walks

Simreeve said...

Is there actually any slack left in Rock's schedule? I'd have thought that every minute from D-Day to VE-Day must have been covered by now...

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Anonymous said...

@Simreeve: in one of the last pre-Flashpoint stories about WWII, Sgt. Rock was supposedly killed shielding a little girl from a stray sniper's bullet just before V-E Day. But in the New 52 multiverse? He's probably still alive, post-WWII, on one of them.

Anonymous said...

Parallel Earths, I mean.

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