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Comic book rifle maintenance

In 1968, [w:Will Eisner], an acclaimed American comics writer who passed away in 2005, illustrated a US Army rifle maintenance booklet that instructs soldiers to treat their rifles like a woman. I just added it to our Best Titles Ever page, not because the title itself is particularly funny or odd, but because this was a comic book — distributed to all US military personnel in Viet Nam — whose illustrations were strange and sexist.

M16A1 rifle : operation and preventive maintenance. DA Pam 750-30.

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