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Leaving Proof 318 | War is Hell: Comics and post-Cold War conflicts
Published on Friday, October 7, 2016 by In today's post: A brief digression on post-Cold War conflict, sensationalism, and statistics. Also, a list of recommended war comics and graphic novels situated in post-Cold War conflict settings. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 295 | A look back on <i>Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles</i>
Published on Saturday, February 20, 2016 by After the jump: Learn about Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles, the short-lived G.I. Joe spin-off designed in part by war comics legend Joe Kubert. (more…)...
First Impressions | <i>The Sheriff of Babylon</i> (DC/Vertigo)
Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 by Writer Tom King and artist Mitch Gerads craft a compelling hybrid modern noir/war comics/political thriller in The Sheriff of Babylon. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 264 | The Vietnam War in comics
Published on Friday, May 1, 2015 by In today's article: We revisit the Vietnam War through comics. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 258 | Two Guys, One Script: An annotated visual comparison of <i>G.I. Joe</i> #61 and <i>G.I. Joe Special</i> #1
Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by In today's Leaving Proof: Just because it's spring break doesn't mean we have to stop learning. We take the rare opportunity to see “in the wild” how different artists interpret the same script. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 255 | A <i>Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos</i> retrospective
Published on Saturday, February 21, 2015 by In this edition of Leaving Proof: Join us for our overview of Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos, Marvel's hit Silver Age war comic and a somewhat unconventional platform for the message of diversity and racial harmony. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 196 | The horror, the horror: On Lewis Manalo’s <i>MetaMorphosis</i> and Sable and Azaceta’s <i>Graveyard of Empires</i>
Published on Sunday, August 11, 2013 by Two recent comics releases, Lewis Manalo's MetaMorphosis and Mark Sable and Paul Azaceta's Graveyard of Empires, use the metaphor of zombies to address the war in Afghanistan, with decidedly different results. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 187 | Secret Wars: On Garth Ennis’ <i>Fury: My War Gone By</i>
Published on Sunday, June 2, 2013 by In Fury: My War Gone By, Garth Ennis asks: Just what were America's clandestine Cold War operations in the developing world really for? (more…)...
Leaving Proof 175 | It’s Will Eisner Week!
Published on Thursday, March 7, 2013 by Celebrate Will Eisner Week 2013 with us as we examine an interesting episode in the comic book legend's illustrated Vietnam War journal and look back on his work on the US Army's Army Motors and PS magazines. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 174 | <i>The Activity</i> is a contemporary, mature readers spin on <i>G.I. Joe</i> done right
Published on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 by On The Activity, writer Nathan Edmondson recreates and updates the same dynamic that made Larry Hama's G.I. Joe: Special Missions the stand-out military action/adventure comic of its time. (more…)...
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