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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 76

ic-76-website-coverFrank Castle is back in the second “Punisher in ‘The ‘Nam'” storyline!  This time around, I take a look at The ‘Nam #67, the first of a three-parter starring the Marvel vigilante who was so popular in the early 1990s that he got a book about his weapons.  But at this point, he’s not The Punisher yet, although he does … punish. It’s brought to you by Chuck Dixon, Kevin Kobasic, and Jimmy Palmiotti.  In addition to the issue, I’ll also be covering the historical context for the summer of 1971.

You can download the episode via iTunes or listen directly at the Two True Freaks website

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As an added bonus, here is a scan of my copy of The ‘Nam #67, which is signed by Jimmy Palmiotti (the signature, which isn’t the clearest, is by Frank’s leg).

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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 68

IC 68 Website CoverOur three-part storyline about a downed airman being taken prisoner reaches its midpoint as Ritchie is forced into a POW camp and comes across Jerry Ramnarain, a character we haven’t seen since about issue #16. And what ends up happening begs the question–to get out, will he sell out? It’s all brought to us by Chuck Dixon, Wayne Vansant, and Kim DeMulder.

I also get into the historical information for January and February 1970 as well as letters and ads!

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And as a bonus, along with the cover, here are the two Wayne Vansant pinups from the back as well as two photos discussed on the letters page:

 

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In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 63

IC 63 Cover“Whipping Post” is the title of The ‘Nam #56 and part three of “The Death of Joe Hallen.” Here we see Joe and his new unit take on a very secret, possibly sketchy mission into enemy territory that involves a connection to the Chinese and the CIA. It’s brought to you by Chuck Dixon, Wayne Vansant, and Tony DeZuniga.

Also in this episode is the return of the history portion of the show, as I cover November 1969.

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Some extras:  Here’s the cover to issue 56 …

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And here is the excerpt from Nixon’s “Silent Majority” speech that was featured in the episode …

In Country: Marvel Comics’ “The ‘Nam” — Episode 52

IC 52 Website CoverWe are back to our usual business this time around and back to Vietnam with a little detour into the Korean War along the way as Martini and Daniels find a soldier’s diary and we see his life in the army as told over the course of nearly 20 years. It’s The ‘Nam #45, “Looking Out for Number One” by Doug Murray, Wayne Vansant and Tony DeZuniga.

As always, in addition to the summary and review of the issue I’ll be taking a look at the historical context, letters and ads. Plus, I have a special announcement concerning the show’s format as well as listener feedback!

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