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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 78

ic-78-website-coverThe finale of the second three-part “Punisher Invades The ‘Nam” and Chuck Dixon’s last issue of the series takes us through the end of Iceman’s story about Frank Castle’s time in country, with plenty of action, as Frank defends a firebase and confronts the colonel who may or may not know about the shady things that have led to his fellow soldiers’ deaths. It’s “Down to the Ground” by Chuck Dixon, Kevin Kobasic, adn Jimmy Palmiotti in The ‘Nam #69.

I take a look at the issue and reflect on the overall Punisher storyline and also look at the historical background for January and February of 1972.

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As an added bonus, here is a scan of my copy of The ‘Nam #69, which is signed by Jimmy Palmiotti.

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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 77

IC 77 Website Cover.jpgChuck Dixon, Kevin Kobasic, and Jimmy Palmiotti take us through the second part of a three-part Punisher storyline with “The Walking Dead.”  Frank has made his way back to his firebase and has uncovered the nefarious deeds of his C.O.  Will he confront him or will he perish in a firefight before he can dole out … PUNISHMENT?!  Oh, stop laughing.  Anyway, I cover the issue and give a very brief review (I’m saving it for the finale, I guess), cover letters and ads, and take a look at the rest of 1971.

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As an added bonus, here is a scan of my copy of The ‘Nam #68, which is signed by Jimmy Palmiotti.

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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 74

IC 74 Website CoverChuck Dixon and Kevin Kobasic bring us “Creep,” the story of an American sniper that is more legend than man, in The ‘Nam #66. As always, I’ll have a synopsis and review of the comic and this time around, my historical context section will be focusing on the second half of 1970 and January 1971.

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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 73

IC 73 Website CoverWar comics legend Russ Heath joins regular writer Chuck Dixon for a story about Ice and Speed tracking a ruthless VC sniper known as The Ghost.  It’s all in The ‘Nam #65, “The Gratitude of His People.”  As always, I take a complete look at the issue and this time around I’ll be looking at June 1971.

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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 72

IC 72 Website CoverIt’s the conclusion of a three-part story featuring Iceman and Speed in “Duty Elsewhere” from The ‘Nam #64 by Chuck Dixon, Wayne Vansant, and Art Nichols. Plus, I take a look at the history of the Vietnam War in April and May 1971.

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Bonus material here, the two clips that I play during the historical context segment.

John Kerry’s Anti-War Speech:

CBS News report about war protests:

In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 70

IC 70 Website Cover“Dirty Deeds” brings us the return of two characters from previous ‘Nam missions: Speed and Iceman. Here, they are sent to retrieve an LRRP soldier who has gone rogue while back in Da Nang, the girlfriend of one of their special forces’ team gets into some serious trouble. It’s all in The ‘Nam #62 by Chuck Dixon, Wayne Vansant and Kim DeMulder.

I’ll also take a look at historical context from March 1971 and will be looking at letters and ads.

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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 69

IC 69 Website CoverThis time around, we close out the three-issue POW storyline with “The Ville,” a story by Chuck Dixon, Wayne Vansant, and Nicholas James that sees what happened to Ritchey when he escaped the POW camp. Will he make it out of the jungle alive? Or will he get caught and sentenced to an even worse fate? Find out in The ‘Nam #61.

I’ll also be covering historical information from March 1970 as well as letters and ads.

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