U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler is Getting a Graphic Bio from Dead Reckoning and Jeff McComsey

Dead Reckoning launches in September and is already announcing new graphic novels being added to its line-up. Writer Jeff McComsey will be telling the story of U.S. Marine Corps Major General Smedley Butler who was twice awarded the Medal of Honor and had a storied career participating in the Boxer Rebellion as well as actions in Vera Cruz, Haiti. After service, Butler became a veterans activist. The graphic novel is set against the backdrop of the Bonus Army protests that took place in Washington, DC. The protest took place July 28, 1932 and featured 43,000 marchers of which 17,000 were U.S. World War I veterans.

Dead Reckoning is an imprint of the U.S. Naval Institute focused on graphic novels with a military focus. The initial launch includes Machete Squad, The Best of Don Winslow of the Navy, The ‘Stan, and Trench Dogs.