Submitted by rberryhill on Thu, 08/11/2016 - 8:52pm
Sex Symbols and Subject Matter Experts: The Role of Females in a Military Comic Book
Since 1951, the United States Army has produced a monthly instructional comic book “P.S. The Preventive Maintenance Monthly” to instruct soldiers on equipment maintenance and logistics. Seventy-five thousand copies are distributed monthly. While certain elements of the comic book have largely remained unchanged over time, such as personification of equipment, soldier-inspired content, and balance between using humor and warnings, the comic book has attempted to adapt to the needs of a 21st century Army.