'68 (comic book)

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'68
Publication information
Publisher Image Comics
Schedule Monthly
Format war
Zombie horror
Genre
Publication date April 2011 - present
Number of issues 21
Creative team
Writer(s) Mark Kidwell

'68 is a monthly comic book series created by writer Mark Kidwell, and published by Image Comics about a zombie apocalypse 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 limited 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[edit]

'68[edit]

'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 unit of US soldiers who are under siege at a firebase by the zombie hordes.[1]

Scars[edit]

'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 against a combined force 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 one of the main characters back in the United States who are trapped in the now overrun New York City.[2]

Jungle Jim[edit]

'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 far west 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[edit]

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

Homefront[edit]

'68: Homefront is a four-issue mini-series published in late 2014.

Jungle Jim: Guts N' Glory[edit]

'68: Jungle Jim: Guts N' Glory is a four-issue mini-series that will start publishing in March 2015.[4]

One-shots[edit]

Four one-shots have been published so far: 68: Encore Edition (October 2011), 68: Hardship (November 2011), 68: Jungle Jim (December 2011) and 68: Hallowed Ground (November 2013).[5] A one-shot titled 68: Bad Sign is scheduled to be published in March 2015.

Collected editions[edit]

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[6] March 20, 2012 68 #1–4 & 68 one-shot
2 '68 Vol. 02 - Scars[7] April 9, 2013 68: Scars #1–4 & 68: Hardship
3 '68 Vol. 03 - Jungle Jim[8] October 29, 2013 68: Jungle Jim #1–4 & 68: Jungle Jim one-shot
4 '68 Vol. 04 - Rule Of War[9] January 28, 2015 68: Rule Of War #1–4 & 68: Hallowed Ground one-shot

References[edit]

  1. ^ "'68: About This Comic". IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  2. ^ "'68: Scars: About this Comic". IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  3. ^ "'68: Jungle Jim: About This Comic". IGN. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  4. ^ '68 Jungle Jim: Guts N' Glory in March
  5. ^ "Exclusive Cover Art Reveal for '68: Hallowed Ground". Daily Dead. August 9, 2013.
  6. '^ Kidwell, Mark (w). 68 Volume 1: Better Run Through the Jungle. Image Comics.
  7. '^ Kidwell, Mark (w). 68 Volume 2: Scars. Image Comics.
  8. '^ Kidwell, Mark (w). 68 Volume 3: Jungle Jim. Image Comics.
  9. '^ Kidwell, Mark (w). 68 Volume 4: Rule Of War. Image Comics.

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