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A sailor's story (Marvel graphic novel) Paperback – 1987


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Product Details

  • Series: Marvel graphic novel
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Marvel Entertainment Group; First Ed edition (1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0871352982
  • ISBN-13: 978-0871352989
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,522,277 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

"No one, from Stephen Ambrose to Steven Spielberg, can tell a better story than A Sailor's Story." ― Max Brooks, author of World War Z
Golden Age comic book legend Sam Glanzman draws upon his own World War II experiences in this outstanding graphic novel. Hailed by Eisner Award–winning Astro City author Kurt Busiek as "one of the most honest, dedicated and engaging cartoonists in comics history," Glanzman wrote and illustrated this intimate account of his life aboard a Navy destroyer, the USS Stevens. As legendary X-Men scribe Chris Claremont noted, this "isn't a story of make-believe super-beings; these are real people, with real fears, being transformed by events and circumstances into men of courage." Back in print for the first time in more than twenty-five years, this new collection unites both A Sailor's Story and its sequel, A Sailor's Story: Winds, Dreams, and Dragons, plus a never-before-seen ten-page story of the USS Stevens, Even Dead Birds Have Wings.
Exclusive Bonus Material:
• New Foreword by bestselling author Max Brooks
• New Introduction by original editor Larry Hama
• New Afterword by Batman writer Chuck Dixon
• Exclusive Glanzman tributes by Joe Kubert, Stan Lee, Denny O’Neil, Walt Simonson, Chris Claremont, Timothy Truman & many others
Dover (2015) republication of A Sailor's Story and A Sailor's Story, Book Two: Winds, Dreams, and Dragons, originally published by Marvel Comics, New York, 1987 and 1989.
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About the Author

Comic book artist Sam Glanzman is best known for his Charlton Comics series, Hercules, as well as his biographical war stories for DC and Marvel Comics about his service aboard the USS Stevens. He is also the creator of "The Lonely War of Willy Schultz," a serial about a German-American Army captain during World War II.
--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By thom glanzman on April 12, 2015
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Sure. I'm biased. he's my Dad. So sue me. It's still a great story and this new edition is exceptional. the colors pop, the testimonials are heart-felt, the story is set in a specific time and has specific references but I can imagine anyone who has been involved in any type of military conflict...especially at sea...can find something to relate to.

many consider this to be Sam's masterpiece. i prefer the term Magnum Opus. I await a collected edition of all the USS Stevens stories that were done for DC Comics in the 70's. THAT body of work, the precursors to the story told in "A Sailor's Story", are what I consider to be the true essential work of Sam Glanzman. Maybe others disagree. They're wrong. So..maybe Im biased. Sue me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jill on April 6, 2015
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Sam is a talent beyond compare --- this book is for anyone. But great for history buffs
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I purchased this book as a gift for my grandfather's 91st birthday, and he absolutely loves it! He too was on a destroyer in WWII (USS La Vallette DD-448), so I figured this book would give him a chance to remember some of the details about life aboard his ship that he may have forgotten. It's one thing to read prose about history, but it's another thing entirely to see it with such vivid imagery. I'm familiar with Mr. Glanzman's work inking books like Jonah Hex and Turok, so I was already a fan. It was fun to share that fandom with my grandfather. Now I just need to get a copy for myself!
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By Amazon Customer on April 11, 2015
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This is an amazing graphic novel! I grew up reading war comics in the 70s and 80s, and, by itself, this is one of my Holy Grails. The fact that it has corrected coloring, tributes to Mr. Glanzman and a new story is icing on the cake. I'm looking forward to the U.S.S. Stevens collection. Thanks, Mr. Glanzman and Dover! After that, my next wish would be for a collection of Robert Kanigher's Gallery of War stories...
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