Sarge Steel
Sarge-steel vs lynx

Real Name

Sarge Steel

First Appearance

Sarge Steel #1 (Dec, 1964)

Original Publisher


Created by

Pat Masulli

Silver Age Origin

Sarge Steel was originally a private eye and Vietnam veteran who lost his hand during a fight with drug lords. His left hand was replaced with a new metal one. Many of Sarge's cases involved espionage and he later became secret agent and even the CIA contact for the Sentinels.

Sarge Steel fought enemies such as Werner Von Wess, the Lynx, Smiling Skull, Ivan Crunch, and Mr. Ize among others.

Silver Age Appearances

  • Sarge Steel #1-8
  • Judomaster #91-98
  • Fightin' 5 #34, 37
  • Peter Cannon, Thunderbolt #57-58
  • Special War Series #4
  • Secret Agent #9-10


  • First detective or spy in any medium of fiction to be a Vietnam veteran.
  • Like many Charlton Characters such as Tyro Team, Shape, and Spookman, Sarge Steel is in the public domain thanks to a lack of a proper copyright notice. This is because any work published without a proper copyright notice between 1923 and 1977 are in the public domain.
  • While the Silver Age Sarge Steel is in the public domain, any appearances of Sarge Steel produced by DC Comics are NOT.

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