In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam,” Episode 2

Nam 2An issue-by-issue recap of The ‘Nam continues with issue #2 of the Marvel Comics series.  We continue to follow the tour of duty of Ed Marks in “Dustoff,” written by Doug Murray, pencilled by Michael Golden, and inked by Armando Gil, which takes place in March of 1966.  And as always, in addition to the summary and review of the issue I’ll be talking about the story’s historical context as well as taking a look at the letters, ‘Nam Notes, and ads.

You can subscribe through iTunes, or you can listen to the episode here:  In Country, Episode 2

This time around, in addition to all of the usual podcast features and show notes, I’ve got the video clip that I talk about toward the end of the episode, which Jim Shooter discussed in that month’s Bullpen Bulletins.  Below is the 20/20 report about Marvel’s 25th Anniversary, courtesy of YouTube, which rarely lets you down.

 

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