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Le Train de Michel, Jed Falby, Halsgrove Publishing It’s 1944, and after years of desperate struggle, the tide is finally turning in the battle against the once seemingly invincible Nazi hordes – Russians advance in...

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Mike’s Place, Jack Baxter, Joshua Faudem, Koren Shadmi, First Second When I first spotted Mike’s Place being  solicited by First Second I got that vibe I sometimes get, my bookseller’s Spidey sense, and had a...

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A hard-earned victory…

May 8, 2015 | 0 Comments

(VE Day cartoon by Philip Zec in the Daily Mirror, 1945) Today is the seventieth anniversary of VE Day – Victory in Europe. In the Allied nations the defeat of one of the most monstrous,...

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Rebels #1, Brian Wood, Andrea Mutti, Jordie Bellaire, Dark Horse It’s 1775 and the world, as one commentator of the time noted, was being turned upside down. Revolution is brewing among the colonists of the...

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Comics: “Yikes! I’ve been drafted!”

March 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

BoingBoing has a comic by Dennis Eichhorn and Donna Barr, originally published in Real Stuff #7 in 1992, it details the Vietnam draft in the late 60s and trying not to get conscripted....

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March Book Two, John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell, Top Shelf “We know the march is not yet over, the race is not yet won, and that reaching that blessed destination where we are judged...

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Holocaust Memorial Day

January 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

(A scene of horror from the Nazi death camps in Joe Kubert’s Yossel) (Harry Haft is given the vile duties of clearing the remains from the human ovens in the camps, in Reinhard Kleist’s The...

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French cartoonist Hervé Bourhis has made quite a name for himself with entertaining non-fiction comics telling the story of rock music, the Beatles (The Beatles Graphic, 2012) or the French Fifth Republic. Late last year,...

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Comics: the Columbarium

November 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Andy Warner reposted one of his comic strips over the weekend, a fascinating short piece detailing in comics form the history of the Columbarium, an old San Francisco landmark and repository for the ashes of...

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It was in the year 1864 that German author Wilhelm Busch completed his book, Max Und Moritz, ein Bubengeschichte in Sieben Steichen (Max And Moritz, a Story Of Seven Boyish Pranks. Even though the book...

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