7th Infantry Division
"A Rookie in Roberts
The First Thirteen Weeks are the Hardest"
Pvt. Ned Eller Co-D 90th Infantry ©1941
|A Rookie in Roberts by Pvt. Ned Eller (1942) contains 13 newspaper-style daily strip pages concerning the experieces of an Army recruit during World Way II. Professional quality art and story. 13 daily strip pages (printed one side per page), plus cover, 13.5-in. x 3.75-in., B&W, no cover price. This publication has multiple cover variants beyond the one listed here. For all cover variants the content is the same, with "Roberts" replaced on the cover by the name of another camp or with the generic "camp" replacing a camp name. The A Rookie in Roberts 13-page comic booklet was sold at various WWII Army camps to the young recruits there for their basic training. The individual Rookie strips ran in various weekly camp newspapers around the country for about eighteen months, the run ending when Pvt. Eller was assigend to duty with the Army in the Pacific. As of 2010, Mr. Eller resides in Columbus, Ohio.|