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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”.


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