Sgt. Buck Brewster
A â€œtoughâ€, vindictive sergeant in the United States Marines. When, by special arrangement with the Pentagon, Clark Kent is permitted to enlist in the Marine Corps so that he can write an article on boot camp for the Daily Planet, his superior, Sgt. Buck Brewster, who has taken a liking to Kentâ€™s colleague Lois Lane, becomes determined to find some legitimate excuse for denying Kent a weekend pass so that he, and not Kent, can escort Lois to the upcoming Gala Marine Dance. Brewsterâ€™s petty scheme takes the form of assigning Kent the campâ€™s roughest, messiest, most distasteful jobsâ€”and then surreptitiously sabotaging Kentâ€™s attempts to fulfill themâ€”so that he can deny Kent his pass when he fails to perform his tasks properly. At the same time, Kentâ€™s dilemma becomes one of performing the chores properlyâ€”so as to avoid being â€œwashed outâ€ of the Marine Corps before he completes his assignment for the Daily Planetâ€”without betraying that he possesses super-powers and thereby endangering the secret of his dual identity. Ultimately, however, Kent prevails, outwitting Brewster at every turn, completing every dirty, unpleasant chore assigned to him, taking Lois to the dance, and accumulating the material he needs for his article on boot camp (S No. 179/3, Aug 1965: â€œPrivate Kent, the Fighint Marine!â€).