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"Watchmen’s historical precursors!"
--Mark Seifert, Bleeding Cool

"Powerful and timely!"
--Jody Williams, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

“Comics are uniquely suited to communicate the 
overarching themes featured here--Doubt. Dissent. 
Horror. Hope. Other possibilities.”
From the introduction by Nate Powell, artist of March 
and winner of the National Book Award

With its unambiguous title, The Unknown Anti-War Comics is introduced by graphic novelist and musician Nate Powell of March fame and has a foreword by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary.  In addition, Noble Peace Prize Jody Williams endorses the book with her quote, "Powerful and timely!"

An action-oriented medium, comics have long used wars--real and fictional--as narrative fodder, often with a strong message attached. Buried in rare comics published during the Cold War were powerful war, fantasy, and sci-fi stories that strongly condemned war and the bomb, boldly calling for Peace.

While a few comics of the time portrayed the horrors of war, the more blatant anti-war stories were largely unappreciated or so cloaked in metaphor that they went unnoticed by contemporary audiences. Today, we can more fully appreciate the efforts of the fine writers and cartoonists who were crying out for peace in their--and our--time. Journey back with us now, and discover the secret, surprising history of anti-war comics with this marvelously curated collection.

"Excellent and surprising" --Mark Seifert, Bleeding Cool


Hardcover: 224 pages
Release date: January 8, 2019
7.56 x 10.87 inches
Video by Bill Stewart

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