Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

150. The ‘Nam

150! A milestone!
Hey, while we're here how about I let Bill Reed give a quick explanation about what we have going on here, directly from his original column;
"Welcome to the 150th daily installment of 365 Reasons to Love Comics, a column about creators, characters, titles, stories, and odds and ends that make comics great."
What do we have today?
"Today continues War Comics Week as we talk about a great series that stood out immensely, considering its era, The ‘Nam."
Since I'm still really busy, and because Bill does such a great job, I'll have him give an overview too;
"The ‘Nam was an incredibly well-balanced and realistic portrayal of American soldiers and a life at war. The series gave us some fantastic stories, and I advise you to pick up some of the issues out of your local back issue bin. It’s one of the best war comics ever put out."

Happy Independence Day, everyone! Stay Safe.

Medium: Pencil

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

149. Haunted Tank

The Haunted Tank is next on the list in war comics week, and it's a weird one.
Created by Bob Kanigher and the incredibly underrated Russ Heath, it's the story of a M3 Stuart being haunted by the ghost of a Confederate Civil War General, J.E.B. Stuart. And the guy who gets assigned to that very tank? None other than his (then) modern-day descendent, Jeb Stuart. Jeb and his crew then proceed to blow up all kinds of Nazi-ass!

Medium: Pencil

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

148. Sgt. Rock

Sgt. Rock is the card-carrying #1 certified toughest badass to ever walk the comic landscape. That's saying a lot, considering that's what a good majority of comic scripts are about. It's all documented here at Chris's invincible Super-Blog.

N.B: Joe Kubert is a certified badass of the art desk.

Medium: Pencil