Shooting War: graphic novel about blogger embedded in Baghdad

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8 Responses to “Shooting War: graphic novel about blogger embedded in Baghdad”

  1. Jeff says:

    I found Shooting War online and instantly loved it. If you liked Generation Kill, you’ll probably like this. It’s very well done.

  2. jaypee says:

    I agree, great stuff. Also posted here back in ’06.

  3. shahryarrakeen says:

    I bought the hardcover the week it came out. While I also enjoy it’s rival DMZ, I think this does a better job in the war-jouranlist comic department.

  4. Sonofkevitivity says:

    Does the story hold up now that things have drastically changed in Iraq? Anbar has been handed over to the Iraqis, Petraeus is talking about leaving Baghdad… Or is this more of a dystopian view of Iraq?

  5. quantax says:

    I haven’t read this yet but I want to; so far the best comic work IMO to come out of the Iraq war is ‘Pride of Baghdad’ which tells a simple metaphorical story about Iraqi life at the beginning of the war through the eyes of an escaped pride of lions from the Baghdad zoo. If it sounds Disney, believe me that it is not. Excellent writing & artwork. I’d highly recommend it to anyone who reads period as I’ve given the book to non-comic readers and they appreciated it, some even bought copies for other non-comic fans after reading it.

    Take a look…

  6. Tamu says:

    More recommended reading from the backlist:

    Joe Sacco: Palestine
    Joe Kubert: Fax From Sarajevo

  7. Brash Lion says:

    What took you guys so long??

  8. Craigers! says:

    There’s no Starbucks in Williamsburg. If there was all the Art Jocks would freak out.

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