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August, 2014

  1. Do The Job

    August 22, 2014 by Arch Stanton

    Life Lesson With Frank: “Do the job. Like a 9 to 5 stockbroker working in the pit on Wall Street… ‘cept my job may be less bloody at times.”  Whether you’re one-handing an M-16 in the jungles of Vietnam, or cleaning up the trash from someone else’s party, there’s two kinds of people out there, Those Who Do The Job, and Those Who Bitch.  When you’re the hardest worker on the block, you don’t call out “lazy people”, they’re just called “everyone else”.

    From "Punisher Invades The 'Nam" with Don Lomax (W), Alberto Saichann (A), Steve Dutro (L), and John Kalisz (C)

    From “Punisher Invades The ‘Nam” with Don Lomax (W), Alberto Saichann (A), Steve Dutro (L), and John Kalisz (C)


  2. Joe Kubert’s Vietnam Punisher Art

    August 21, 2014 by Arch Stanton

    Joe Kubert's Chapter 2 Title Page from "Punisher Invades the 'Nam".

    Joe Kubert was the undisputed master of War Comics; he defined the visual style of the genre. Unfortunately there are very few Kubert pages of Frank Castle, but undoubtedly the best was the Marvel Graphic Novel “The Punisher Invades The ‘Nam”. Written by Don Lomax, a Vietnam Vet and author of the comic “Vietnam Journal” and later “The ‘Nam”, the book was intended to wrap up “The ‘Nam” ongoing series as issues #84-86.  They never made print in that series,  the title was cancelled prior to their publication. To make up for it, Marvel published the issues in an excellent stand alone graphic novel, including Joe Kubert’s interpretation of Frank Castle’s soldier days on the cover and on each of the three chapter title pages.  All four are included below:

    Punisher Invades 'Nam Cover by Joe Kubert

    Punisher Invades The ‘Nam Cover by Joe Kubert

     

    Joe Kubert's Chapter 1 Title Page from "Punisher Invades the 'Nam".

    Joe Kubert’s Chapter 1 Title Page from “Punisher Invades the ‘Nam”.

     

    Joe Kubert's Chapter 2 Title Page from "Punisher Invades the 'Nam".

    Joe Kubert’s Chapter 2 Title Page from “Punisher Invades the ‘Nam”.

     

    Joe Kubert's Chapter 3 Title Page from "Punisher Invades the 'Nam".

    Joe Kubert’s Chapter 3 Title Page from “Punisher Invades the ‘Nam”.