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Unshelved: Garth Ennis’ War Stories, Vol. 1

November 12th, 2007 by Laura Moncur in Literature

Garth Ennis' War Stories, Vol. 1 at Amazon.comI love graphic novels. Garth Ennis’ War Stories, Vol. 1 is the start of a series about World War II from alternate points of view:

Ennis reinvents the war comic for current sensibilities. Four long stories, each illustrated by a different artist, present World War II from various viewpoints. An exhausted German tank crew in the war’s last days tries to be captured by Americans rather than vengeful Russians. The “D-Day Dodgers” fighting in Italy are accused of cowardice for escaping the “real” war. Jaded veterans sent to reconnoiter a remote chateau on the German front discover a cache of Nazi plunder. The crewmen of a British escort ship seek redemption after they’re shunned as sole survivors of a brutal German attack. The stories are inspired by real events; Ennis’ meticulous research guarantees verisimilitude, while his forceful characterization gives them remarkable power.

The best part is that they are almost true! Don’t forget to read Unshelved every day!

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