A literary examination of “The ‘Nam”

The ‘Nam is a Marvel comic series from 1986 that gives a fictionalized portrayal events of the Viet Nam from the American soldier’s point of view. It’s an excellent work that blends cartoonish art with gritty realism.

I remember this series from my comic collecting days and I still have a physical copy of issue #2 in my stash somewhere. I never did get further than that before because of logistics issues, but now that I have a Marvel Unlimited subscription, I am able to catch up with all twenty issues. Currently I’ve read up to issue 8.

Trawling through the Internet for other info on the series, I found this thesis: Doug Murray’s The ‘Nam: A Literary examination of the Traumatic Effects of War Told through Visual Literature.