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Coming Home highlights the mental health issues faced by military veterans after their service

Having established themselves firmly in the theatrical arts space, Welsh Arts in Health charity Re-Live are turning their attention to the world of comics as a fresh way to share stories of military veterans in a new anthology comic entitled Coming Home.

Established in 2006, Re-Live have built a reputation in their native Cardiff for translating under-represented people’s stories into award-winning theatre projects. During the pandemic, Re-Live launched a new online Life Story group for veterans, with the aim of exploring their experiences of mental health. The participants expressed their love of the comics medium, and so Re-Live began developing a Life Story comic with the group.

Coming Home appeals to fans of traditional war comics, but promises to give readers a deeper insight into military life than the traditional heroic tales. Through presenting true stories, Coming Home crosses over into the popular autobiographical comics genre, and also sits within the emerging literature of Graphic Medicine combining comics and healthcare.

Among the incredible British comics talent involved in the project is the legendary Ian Kennedy, whose wraparound cover painting for Coming Home was the last thing he completed before passing away in early 2022, aged 89.

Also working with veterans on the title are a host of classic and contemporary British cartoonists; including Keith Page, Emma Vieceli, Mike Donaldson, and Clark Bint. Logo designer Richard Starkings created the Coming Home logo.

Coming Home will be available via all good comic stores in November.

Preview: Johnny Red #8


Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Keith Burns
Cover A: Keith Burns
Cover B: Ian Kennedy
Colorist: Jason Wordie
Letterer: Rob Steen
FC – 32pp – $3.99 – On sale: Aug 10

Johnny and the surviving members of his beloved Falcon Squadron face execution – not at the hands of the hated Nazis, but by their own side, as the Soviet secret police prepare to eliminate all knowledge of the ghastly secret hatched by Stalin and Hitler!


Preview: Johnny Red #2


WRITER: Garth Ennis
ARTIST: Keith Burns
COVERS: Keith Page, Ian Kennedy
PUBLISHER: Titan Comics
PRICE: $3.99
ON SALE: December 2

With the Battle of Stalingrad in full and savage swing, the Russians are throwing everything they have at the Nazis, in an effort to turn the battle’s tide. Caught up in the fighting is Johnny and his squadron of fighter pilots, the legendary Falcons, and the Nightwitches, an all-female unit flying ancient biplanes in a very one-sided war. But for Johnny, the war is about to take a very sudden, and unexpected, twist!

Johnny Red #2 comes with 2 covers to collect!