Graphic Novel: A Sailor's Story

by Fred Showker

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Graphic novels are the adult counterpart of comics when you were a kid! Today there are some extraordinary graphic novels -- and this is one of them! 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,"
Enjoy our sample pages included!

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.

Max Brooks, author of World War Z writes :

Quoting  begins No one, from Stephen Ambrose to Steven Spielberg, can tell a better story than A Sailor's Story. Quoting  ends

The New York Times writes:

Quoting  begins What makes A Sailor's Story most compelling is its modest grace. It's not really a memoir of war, but of life aboard a floating town. Mr. Glanzman's stories are like those you'd hear from a favorite uncle, true tales about average men who were most concerned about beer, women and gambling, not life, death and the enemy. Quoting  ends

cover 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

A Sailor's Story

      by Sam Glanzman, with introduction by Larry Hama
      (Dover Graphic Novels) Paperback – March 18, 2015

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        +FredShowker, Editor / Publisher @Showker
      Published online since 1988

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