War Stories: A Graphic History

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HarperCollins, Jul 21, 2009 - Art - 192 pages
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As long as comic books have existed, there have been comics about war. War Stories: A Graphic History is the first book to examine this genre of comics in depth, tracing the development of warfare—from Thermopylae to the Napoleonic Wars; the American Revolutionary and Civil Wars to World Wars I and II; and from the Korean and Vietnam Wars to modern day conflicts—through the eyes of some of comics' greatest creators.

Through the filter of sequential art, this lush and exciting visual compilation explores the history of global conflict—from the Alamo to Pearl Harbor, from Dunkirk to Iraq and Afghanistan—and features exquisite art from around the world.

Includes a foreword by Garth Ennis.

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User Review  - Timothy - Goodreads

Informative and engaging, and an excellent pointer toward great works. Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

yes yes YES 6 star book history of war comics, not just in US. Read full review

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Mike Conroy is a veteran comics journalist and historian, the news editor of the U.K.-based trade paper"Comics International, " and the founder of the Eagle Awards, one of the comics industry's most coveted international prizes. He has published articles in many periodicals devoted to the comics industry.

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