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"I think there's something spooky about setting off into the unknown in any situation. I think there's a weirdness to this whole expedition that creates conflict from the outset. On the one hand, there's this incredible story of what these guys actually went through and survived. It's bold and heroic and inspiring. There's a grandeur to it - it really is amazing. But there's the other side to this that can't be ignored. The whole concept of Manifest Destiny and what America did to accomplish it. It's is absolutely horrifying. So I think that weird mix of high adventure and disgust kind of puts you off kilter to start with. Then people get big fat axes in the face." - Matthew Roberts

Writer: Chris Dingess
Artist: Matthew Roberts
Colorist: Owen Gieni

8 of 24 pages

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Warning: Racism, language, and violence. It may be history, but it's hard to read.

11 out of 187 pages

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Given the nature of the book and what is being shown, there is racism, intolerance, and some violence.

7 out of 187 pages

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"Without a doubt, the comics format made me the man I am today. I remember reading [Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story], 14 pages and sold for 10 cents, and as a student with other students in Tennessee, we read the book and had a protest using the lessons from that book.

It was our guide – it was like our road map. And this is my belief – March, with its three books, will be a road map and a guide to many people in the future, especially young people. Especially children.
" - Congressman John Lewis

Given the nature of the book and what is being shown, there is racism, intolerance, and some violence.

5 and 1/4 out of 124 pages

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"To have a parent, a grandparent, a teacher, say “all of the children should be reading this book,” to have someone say “this book should be in every school and every library,” that is very meaningful. And I hope people will read it, not only here in America but around the world, and be inspired to act, be inspired to do something." - Congressman John Lewis

Given the nature of the book and what it is showing, there is racism, intolerance, and some violence.

12 and 1/3 out of 124 pages

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"I was drinking and complaining about how all someone needs to do to have a hit is jam monsters into history, fiction and non fiction. I said, “You could just take Lewis and Clark and say they were really hunting monsters in the american frontier.” Then I realized it wasn’t terrible idea and I could have fun and maybe make money with it. So I stopped complaining and here we are." - Chris Dingess

Writer: Chris Dingess
Artist: Matthew Roberts
Colorist: Owen Gieni

8 of 24 pages

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These scans are from a one-shot propaganda comic. Created in 1947 by an uncredited writer and artist, and issued by the Catechetical Guild Education Society, a Roman Catholic publisher, Is This Tomorrow envisions, step by step, how a communist takeover of America might take place. While the scenario isn't entirely implausible (we're not talking anywhere near Chick Tract-level distortion of reality, here), it does call for more than a little suspension of disbelief in places. And snark. Let's not forget the snark.

This 48-page comic is now in the public domain (scans courtesy of ComicBookPlus.com).

It Can Happen Here(?) Also, trigger warning for racism and violence/gore )
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The Photographer: Into war-torn Afghanistan with Doctors Without Borders

The Photographer
was published in English by First Second books in May 2009, but I only recently borrowed it from my library (libraries are awesome). Like some of my favorite comic books (Palestine, Barefoot Gen, Persepolis, Maus), it's a historical autobio. Middle Eastern history always confuses me, but this book does a good job of explaining what was going on in 1986 Afghanistan. I know there's not much of a demand for this kind of work here, but it was such a good book that I just had to share it.

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