’68 (comic book)

‘ 68 is a monthly comic book series created by writer Mark Kidwell , and published by Image Comics about a Apocalypse Zombie set in 1968 During the Vietnam War and the peace movement Against the War . The stories follow the survivors, both military and civilian, in both Vietnam and the United States .

The series is marketed as various series for each story or one-shots . The origin of the comic dates back to 2006 when the comic simply titled ’68 was published. The ongoing series started in April 2011 and the original 2006 issue was republished in October of that year as the Encore Edition .Publication history 

‘ 68 

‘ 68 is a four-issue mini-series covering the period of February 13 and 14, 1968 at the start of the zombie outbreak in Vietnam and the United States. The story follows a story of US soldiers who are under siege at a firebase by the zombie hordes. [1]

Scars 

‘ 68: Scars is a four-issue mini-series covering the period from February 14 to February 18, 1968. The story follows the defense of Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Saigon by US troops has contre combined strength of Both VC soldiers and zombies . Also included is the story of a group of US soldiers trying to survive on the Mekong River and the parents of the United States who are trapped in the New York City overrun . [2]

Jungle Jim 

‘ 68: Jungle Jim is a four-issue mini-series covering the period from March 27 to March 29, 1968. The story Originally started in the one-shot issue Jungle Jim . It follows a US airborne soldier who is waging his personal war against both the VC and the zombie hordes in the jungles of Da Nang , on the border with Laos . He also makes attempts to save a group of orphaned children and missionaries who are being held by a group of rogue Viet Cong. [3]

Rule of War 

‘ 68: Rule of War is a four-issue mini-series published in early 2014.

Homefront 

‘ 68: Homefront is a four-issue mini-series published in late 2014. It Consists of 2 unrelated story arcs of 2 from each. The first one called “Peece and Love” and the second one “Dodgers”.

Last Rites 

‘ 68: Last Rites is a four-issue mini-series That Began publishing in July 2015.

One-shots

Six-shots have been published so far: 68: Encore Edition (October 2011), 68: Hardship (November 2011), 68: Jim Jungle (December 2011) 68: Hallowed Ground (November 2013), [4] 68: Bad Sign (2015) and 68: Jim Jungle: Guts’ N Glory (March 2015).

Collected editions

The various series have been collected in the following trade paperbacks .

# title Release date Collected material
1 ‘ 68 Vol. 01 – Better Run Through The Jungle [5] March 20, 2012 68 # 1-4 & 68 one-shot
2 ‘ 68 Vol. 02 – Scars [6] April 9, 2013 68: Scars # 1-4 & 68: Hardship
3 ‘ 68 Vol. 03 – Jungle Jim [7] October 29, 2013 68: Jungle Jim # 1-4 & 68: Jungle Jim one-shot
4 ‘ 68 Vol. 04 – Rule Of War [8] January 28, 2015 68: Rule Of War # 1-4 & 68: Hallowed Ground One-shot
5 ‘ 68 Vol. 05 – Homefront [9] January 26, 2016 68: Homefront # 1-4 & 68: Bad Sign One-shot

References

  1. Jump up^ “’68: About This Comic”. IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. Jump up^ “’68: Scars: About this Comic”. IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. Jump up^ “’68: Jungle Jim: About This Comic”. IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. Jump up^ “Exclusive Cover Art Reveal for ’68: Hallowed Ground”. Daily Dead. August 9, 2013.
  5. ‘ Jump up to:^ Kidwell, Mark (w). 68 Volume 1: Better Run Through the Jungle . Image Comics .
  6. ‘ Jump up^ Kidwell, Mark (w). Volume 2: Scars . Image Comics.
  7. ‘ Jump up^ Kidwell, Mark (w). Volume 3: Jungle Jim . Image Comics.
  8. ‘ Jump up^ Kidwell, Mark (w). 68 Volume 4: Rule Of War . Image Comics.
  9. ‘ Jump up^ Kidwell, Mark (w). 68 Volume 5: Homefront . Image Comics.

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