Unknow Soldier…In Africa?

13 octobre 2008 Non Par Comic Box

[ENGLISH] Vertigo tells us: Why can’t violence be the answer? A twist on a classic DC Comics character, UNKNOWN SOLDIER (Vertigo / October 22, 2008 / 32pgs / color / $2.99), takes war to a whole new level and locale. Written by Joshua Dysart (Swamp Thing, Make 5 Wishes), a political activist who spent a month researching in Uganda, illustrated by Italian artist Alberto Ponticelli, and with covers by Igor Kordey, UNKNOWN SOLDIER combines fast paced thrills and stories ripped from the headlines.

Moses Lwanga, a pacifist doctor from the U.S., arrives in Northern Uganda, the land of his birth, at a time when the geo-political environment is increasingly tumultuous and threatening. Rife with a corrupt government and dangerous child soldiers, Moses returns to help the people of Africa . . . and then things go horribly wrong. Moses discovers he has a mysterious, inexplicable talent to kill and destroy anything that gets in his way. Haunted by nightmares and in search of answers, Moses sets off on a desperate journey through many of the most controversial hotspots of Africa.

A story with teeth, unafraid to confront some horrific truths about the world we live in,

Joshua Dysart’s Unknown Soldier is a comic that genuinely matters. »

—Garth Ennis

« Immensely brave, intelligent and ruthless.”

—Warren Ellis

“I used to call myself a pacifist. . . . I believed in non-violence and I’m still greatly adverse to war. But when I read that Gandhi, regarding Hitler’s march across Europe, said, “If they occupy your homes, vacate them. If they give you no free passage, allow yourself, man, woman and child, to be slaughtered . . .” well . . . I took pause.”

–Joshua Dysart

UNKNOWN SOLDIER is the ultimate high-intensity, hyper-violent, and politically charged action comic that will appeal to fans of The Bourne Identity and The Constant Gardner