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The 'Nam, Vol. 1 (The 'Nam #1)

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Don't worry about choosing sides, because this far into the heart of darkness things get pretty gray. Follow Private Ed Marks and his fellow soldiers through a jungle of blood, lies, betrayal, and valor. It's the war that defined a generation, where the heroes may not be super, but they're all too human. Collects The 'Nam #1-10.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published December 2nd 2009 by Marvel (first published January 1st 1987)
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A.G. Claymore
This collects ten of the first twelve issues (which are the best issues, in my opinion). Murray and Golden made an excellent team. I still remember reading the first story in Savage Tales and wishing there was more of it. As a young soldier (in the eighties) I was able to relate to the story of a new private, trying to find his way in two alien cultures (Vietnam and the Army) though my own experiences were limited to the relative safety of Europe.
The writing is as gritty as the code would allow
Adrian Nieto
Siendo Marvel, uno podria esperar una historia sin respeto a la realidad, o con al menos dos o 3 superheroes (de hecho, intentaron meter superheroes, pero cuando el autor supo, les boto la historia :3), pero en realidad toman las experiencias del autor y de sus amigos, gente que conocio en Vietnam y que platico con el, y son puestas en los comics, haciendo una historia que, aun cuando no es muy critica de la situacion politica, o de el uso intenso de drogas en esa epoca, en su lugar tenemos una ...more
The Vietnam War as done by the House of Marvel seems like it would not be well done. That however is wrong. The writer served in Vietnam. Each issue takes place in "real time" There is a glossary to explain all the various era-specific terminology. Language and depiction of violence is as accurate as was allowed under the Comic Code. Overall quite well done.
Excellent first person accounts from young soldiers and nurses about what they went through in Vietnam and the attitudes and difficulties they faced when returning home to an America that disowned them. Gripping, morbid and moving.
Wilson Lanue
Written by a Vietnam vet and edited by another, each issue is a stand-alone story set in the early days of American involvement in Vietnam. This is as real the war is likely to get in the pages of a comic book.
Khairul H.
How appropriate for Marvel to re-release this collection at a time when the US is experiencing the same problems in the Middle East.
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