For Veterans Day 2022, we recommend these military & war themed comics & graphic novels.
Soldier Stories features four compelling tales of military conflict, all written by veterans who served. These first-person accounts of real-life warfare have been re-imagined across a variety of genres from sci-fi to horror to personal memoir. What's it like to wait out a chemical attack? How does it feel to abandon your allies? In a world of push-button warfare, has killing gotten too easy? How do you go on when the war is over but the struggle is not? These are personal stories, compelling stories, stories that will haunt and surprise you. Because every soldier has a story.
JUNKYARD JOE by Geoff Johns & Gary Frank
Throughout history, unlikely and strange heroes have risen and fallen, their identities and lives a secret. But for a Great Evil to be stopped, their stories must be told. They are The Unnamed fighting The Unknown War.
From the explosive pages of GEIGER comes JUNKYARD JOE! The world knows him as the comic strip by cartoonist Muddy Davis, but the truth stretches back to the Vietnam War. This is their story of sacrifice and brotherhood.
THE DEAD LUCKY by Melissa Flores & French Carlomagno
San Francisco is changing. Tech consortium Morrow is building the city of the future with “peacekeeper” robots looming on every corner—and wherever Morrow isn’t, the Salvation gang is.
Bibiana Lopez-Yang is changing too. She came back from Afghanistan with PTSD and the ability to control electrical currents. If she can hold it together, she might be the hero San Francisco needs. But against an enemy this big, it isn’t enough to be good. She’ll have to be lucky.
From debut writer MELISSA FLORES and superstar art team FRENCH CARLOMAGNO and MATTIA IACONO (RADIANT BLACK) comes the newest book in the MASSIVE-VERSE!
WE STAND ON GUARD by Brian K. Vaughan & Steve Skroce
Set one hundred years in our future, WE STAND ON GUARD follows a heroic band of Canadian civilians turned freedom fighters who must defend their homeland from invasion by a technologically superior opponent... the United States of America.
LOST SOLDIERS by Aleš Kot & Luca Casalanguida
Vietnam, 1969. Juarez, 2009. Three men tied together by the war they left behind—on a collision course with the new one. As old grievances resurface close to the border, the bodies pile up. Can the men escape the cycles of violence, or will they be swallowed by them again, this time forever?
THE OTHER SIDE by Jason Aaron & Cameron Stewart
THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION is a hardcover collection of the Eisner-Award nominated miniseries that started it all for writer JASON AARON (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, THE GODDAMNED, Scalped)! With amazingly visceral artwork from CAMERON STEWART (MOTOR CRUSH, Fight Club 2) and vivid colors from DAVE McCAIG (American Vampire), THE OTHER SIDE tells an unforgettable Vietnam War story from the point of view of two young soldiers on both sides of the conflict.
THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION will not only showcase this powerful war story but also include loads of extra materials straight from the files of both writer and artist. CAMERON STEWART was so committed to this project that he traveled to Vietnam to do preliminary research, and this collection will feature pictures, drawings, and journal entries from that trip. Collects THE OTHER SIDE #1-5
SON OF HITLER by Anthony Del Col, Geoff Moore & Jeff McComsey
She's a British spy handler who, in the darkest days of World War II, discovers the way to stopping the Nazis is to find a French baker's assistant.
Who also happens to be Adolf Hitler's illegitimate son.
When a trio of Nazi informants wash up on the shoes of Dover, spy handler Cora Brown is assigned their interrogation. Usually skeptical, she's shocked when they reveal to her a secret only a handful of Nazis know: that during the first World War Hitler fathered a child in France.
GENIUS by Marc Bernardin, Adam Freeman & Afua Richardson
What if the greatest military mind of our generation was born to a people who are already supremely conditioned to wage war, who know nothing but violence from birth and must continually adapt to new predators in order to survive? This action-packed book contains the full story of a city that declares war on a brilliant young woman pushed to the edge. Collects PILOT SEASON: GENIUS #1 & GENIUS #1-5.
THE WARNING by Edward Laroche
The tones and ambiance of Terrence Malick’s The Thin Red Line meets the sci-fi adventures of BLACK SCIENCE and VS in this military action thriller where sadistic entities from beyond known space have invaded the planet. When the joint military action known as Operation: All-Weather fails, the world burns and chaos unfolds. Now the remaining members of Gladiator Two-Six must scramble to mount a counterattack against a seemingly unstoppable enemy. Collects THE WARNING #1-5
SIMON SAYS: NAZI HUNTER by Andre R. Frattino & Jesse Lee
An artist, forced to paint swastikas on train cars for the Nazis during the Holocaust, has become an unlikely vigilante in pre-Cold War Europe. Alongside his army companion, Bruno, he hunts down the criminals responsible for murdering his wife, his family, and his people. SIMON SAYS is one part action-adventure, one part crime-noir and all high-stakes drama!