A Sailor's Story

A Sailor's Story

A Sailor s Story biographical story about Sam Glanzman s service aboard the USS Stevens DD during World War Two

  • Title: A Sailor's Story
  • Author: Sam Glanzman
  • ISBN: 9780871352989
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • biographical story about Sam Glanzman s service aboard the USS Stevens DD 479 during World War Two.

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    A unique and valuable work: a real life war comic, a graphic novel before the term was invented, a powerful document of the life and times of boys forced to become men at war. Thanks to Sam Glanzman, now 90, and A SAILOR'S STORY I was able to see scenes my father, who would have been 89 two weeks ago, described from his service on a Destroyer as a teenager in the South Pacific, the cramped quarters, the terror of air attacks, the rescue of downed pilots and men from struck sinking ships, the cru [...]

    Glanzman's account of his own wartime destroyer service is undoubtedly a valuable historical record, the work of a brave man and an extremely gifted artist. But as a story, it's weighed down by the need to fit everything in, respect the facts and the chronology. The second book reads much more fluently than the first, but I'd still take his very lightly fictionalised USS Stevens stories over either, because there the lightest touch of trimming alchemises fact into art.

    In 1987, I bought a graphic novel by renowned war comics artist Sam Glanzman, who had made a name for himself illustrating DC comics' varying war titles. I hadn't really heard of him, but he released a graphic novel with Marvel called "A Sailor's Story," which I bought and immediately fell in love with. It's a unique book in that it is illustrated by someone with experience in sequential storytelling, and who actually was assigned to a Destroyer during World War II.This autobiographical book is [...]

    Well illustrated with the naval world explained in detail, but a little too much technical detail and not enough story for me. I think if you had been in the navy you might have a greater appreciation for this book. After seeing Dunkirk this week, it was a perfect complement, further enlightening the naval WWII experience.

    There is really nothing special in Sam Glanzman’s WWII stint in A Sailor’s Story. First-hand accounts of sailors of their experiences during WWII would most likely be along the same line as Glanzman’s.Yet he was somehow successful in entertaining us (or rather, me) as he recalls his run-of-the-mill story in this novel. Crisp illustrations with on-point dialogue are Glanzman's strengths here. As someone who isn’t familiar with navy terminology the little FYI snippets along the pages are h [...]

    Is it utterly cruel to say -- this was a freaking slog, had very little narrative progression, or action to speak of that really compelled one to the tale, and wasn't specific enough on the details of ship life to be particularly meaningful to someone who wasn't already versed in it and so had neither the little things nor the big things to hook little old me, and it took me like two months to read it, and there are so many good and compelling and involving war stories out there that this one -- [...]

    Out of print for decades, this slice of life graphic memoir by 50s comic book artist Stan Glazman about his time serving in World War II is a delightful and essential read. From being a teenager being hazed by superior officers to trying to find a place for a decent night's sleep, A Sailor's Life is all about what happens when the guns aren't firing

    Brilliant!I well remember Sam's work in the issues of Sgt. Rock. Always moving, always brilliant, this is the pinnacle of his long career. Beautifully drawn, wonderfully written, this is not just a graphic novel, it's a work of history. And I loved seeing the fat snipe who takes up a hatch. I remember him being the star of one of Sam's shorts! Great job, Sam, great job!

    one of the all time greats in American comics. powerful and honest storytelling. strong visual details and characters. for anyone who enjoys graphic stories and apprrciates war tales.

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