Let’s face it, single comic book issues tell a short story, and a series is a set of stories. So this time I have Arrowsmith for you. These are the first six issues of Kurt Busiek’s 2004 magic & war comic, with excellent writing and artwork. There was a second set of issues the following year. Now Busiek has announced he’s going to write another set, a continuation.
The stories, one per issue, all written by Busiek:
“No Man’s Land”
For anyone interested in illustrated storytelling, these really are excellent, as a patriotic young man, clear-eyed, joins an aero-corps and soon faces the realities of war. Set in 1915. At the end of this month a hardcover omnibus of all 12 issues will be published by Image Comics.
This looks intriguing. I’ll have to check out the hardcover omnibus.i
I like the art on those covers. And the setting in 1915 sounds good. I will look into it.
Not much of a comic book fan but these look a bit interesting. I’ve liked a few graphic novels such as American Splendor, Maus, Watchmen and The Sandman but don’t care for superheroes or manga.
Not a fan of manga or anime myself, Steve. I will read a superhero story now and then, such as Batman, JLA or Astro City.