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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

It Can Happen Here(?) Also, trigger warning for racism and violence/gore )
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The Photographer preview

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.

almost 11 pages out of 260 behind the cut )

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From 1955, a bit of a rarity; a docucomic drawn by Graham Ingels. From one of EC's last sputters before the Comics Code.
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"He has the strength of ten tigers.
You never find him, he finds you.
He has a thousand eyes and a thousand ears.
His voice turns blood into ice.
He who sees the his face, dies a horrible death.

He is the Ghost who Walks. The Phantom. The Man Who Cannot Die."

He also sometimes team up with America's Coolest Founding Father. Like in this story.

Benjamin Franklin: CSI! And Electric Death Sticks! )
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I've been watching the events in Iran--what one can find out through the web, because the networks are blind--and was reminded of some work by Garth Ennis and Alan Moore that, at least in scraps, helps give a little bit of context to our historical place in this whole mess.

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Someone mentioned this in relation to my last post on Iran's history. Found it, so here it is.


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