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1987 And All That: The ‘Nam #8

A column in which Matt Derman (Comics Matter) reads & reviews comics from 1987, because that’s the year he was born. Click here for an archive of all the previous posts in the series.

Nam1The ‘Nam  #8 (Marvel) by Doug Murray, Michael Golden, John Beatty, Phil Felix

Marvel’s The ‘Nam was not a great series in 1987. The structural concept behind it is sound: each issue takes place one month after the last and focuses on either a specific real event or some broader aspect of life as an American solider in the Vietnam War. That’s actually a pretty cool approach to historical fiction, having a serialized story that moves forward in time at the same rate as its publication, telling standalone tales that come together to paint a larger and chronologically accurate picture of an entire conflict. Problem is, most of the stories told in this specific title—particularly in the way they’re told—just aren’t hard-hitting enough to leave a mark. Continue Reading »

Year of the Artist, Day 313: Michael Golden, Part 4: The ‘Nam #3

EPSON MFP image

Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Michael Golden, and the issue is The ‘Nam #3, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated February 1987. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 331: The ‘Nam #24

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from The ‘Nam #24, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated November 1988. Enjoy!
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