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Stefano Cardoselli and Scout Comics Take us on a Sweet Downfall

Jonny is an old-model crash test dummy who’s been repurposed as a hitman for the Don Vito Coriaci of sprawling ocean bound city-state Santa Clara City. Jonny loyal and follows orders to the T, until his latest mission – when he’s tasked with bringing in a mermaid, a delicacy with healing properties When Johnny falls in love with the mermaid and decides to save her, the chase is on through crumbling skyscrapers and colossal cyber-angel statues – in a hailstorm of lead, breathtaking pursuits, and Mexican standoffs.

Sweet Downfall is from writer/artist Stefano Cardoselli and is out from Scout Comics in late 2020.

Scout Comics Announces Planet Caravan from Stefano Cardoselli

The Summer of Scout continues, featuring the eighth of eight new upcoming Scout comic book properties!! This week, Scout has announced Planet Caravan by Stefano Cardoselli!

In the future, wars are waged over the conquest of entire systems and galaxies. Led by Corporations, dominion over mining and farming properties is the sole purpose. Travis, a captain, fights in these seemingly never-ending wars. With all his friends and fellow soldiers dead, his only desire is to make it home to his wife, Kate. After a long and dangerous journey back to earth, he discovers that the war beat him there.

Stefano Cardoselli is a Tuscan-born artist, creating comics since 1999.  A frequent contributor to Heavy Metal Magazine, Stefano has also worked with 2000AD, Simon & Schuster,  Antarctic Press, Blue Water Comics, Dark Slinger Comics, and (of course) Scout Comics.

Review – Killing Geronimo: The Hunt For Bin Laden

KillingGeronimoLR_page1_image1Killing Geronimo: The Hunt For Bin Laden is a retelling, in graphic novel form, of America’s global search for the most notorious fugitive in modern times. Beginning with the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to the final events in Pakistan, Killing Geronimo recreates the major events in the timeline of the hunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

While there’s numerous various narratives as to what happened during the manhunt for Bin Laden this graphic novel claims it is “historically accurate.” I want to start with that as it stood out to me as how likely this claim is made. Like the movie Zero Dark Thirty, the graphic novel depicts torture and says some evidence was gained from it. However, there are reports the CIA mislead that movie, and I wonder if some of that trickled over to this graphic novel. My second issue is the depiction of the helicopters the team moved in with. In the graphic novel, they’re depicted as Chinooks. When it’s been reported, the helicopters were modified Black Hawks. When it comes to some of the facts this Vanity Fair article might be good to compare it to. Ok, that’s my two issues as far as the accuracy part that stood out to me. And when the graphic novel claims that, it factors in to my overall thoughts.

Now, when it comes to the covering of events, the graphic novel is really well done. It starts out right away with the event we all want to see, the death of Bin Laden. With that out of the way, we’re able to circle back to see what lead to that. The graphic novel has a job, to lay out what happened without much commentary and not like there can be tangents with events imagined. The graphic novel does that, using quotes from Bush and Obama throughout. It’s more graphic journalism, than a graphic novel.

I did learn a lot from the graphic novel. It seems to cover the hunt in Afghanistan well, showing our failures and the failures of the leadership at the time. But, the comic isn’t political, placing blame. Instead it leaves the reader to take in the facts and decide for themselves as to what to think.

I liked the art. It matched the story quite well with a gritty style. The lack of color also is a nice change. Each panel or page sticks to one color with a shade. Matched with the art, it’s a great combination.

Overall, Killing Geronimo is a good way to learn about history and what happened. Combined with the linked Vanity Fair article and Zero Dark Thirty, I think we get a good idea what occurred during the greatest manhunt in history.

Story: Darren Davis and Jerome Maida Art: Stefano Cardoselli

Story: 7.75 Art: 7.75 Overall: 7.75 Recommendation: Buy

Bluewater Productions provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview – Killing Geronimo: The Hunt For Bin Laden

Killing Geronimo: The Hunt For Bin Laden

Writer: Darren Davis and Jerome Maida
Art: Stefano Cardoselli

The high-stakes global pursuit and dramatic end of Osama bin Laden at the hands of America’s expertly trained Navy SEALS continues to be one of the most talked-about subjects of the year.  Killing Geronimo: The Hunt For Osama Bin Laden (on-sale December 4; Hardcover; $15.00) is a retelling, in graphic novel form, of America’s global search for the most notorious fugitive in modern times. Beginning with the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to the final events in Pakistan, Killing Geronimo recreates the major events in the historically accurate timeline of the hunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.
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Killing Geronimo: The Hunt For Bin Laden Graphic Novel from Simon & Schuster and Bluewater

Killing geronimoThe high-stakes global pursuit and dramatic end of Osama bin Laden at the hands of America’s expertly trained Navy SEALS continues to be one of the most talked-about subjects of the year.  Killing Geronimo: The Hunt For Osama Bin Laden (on-sale December 4; Hardcover; $15.00) is a retelling, in graphic novel form, of America’s global search for the most notorious fugitive in modern times.

Beginning with the tragedy of September 11, 2001, to the final events in Pakistan, Killing Geronimo recreates the major events in the historically accurate timeline of the hunt for Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden:

  • The initial order by President George W. Bush to find him wherever he might be hiding
  • The CIA’s tracking of the courier that would lead to bin Laden’s whereabouts in Pakistan
  • The U.S.’s construction of a facsimile of bin Laden’s compound
  • The tense, high-stakes meeting between President Obama and the rest of his high command
  • The final firefight between bin Laden and the U.S. Navy SEALs.

Killing Geronimo takes its title from the code name given Osama bin Laden during Operation Neptune Spear, the successful Navy SEALs mission which ended his reign on May 2, 2011.

The graphic novel being published by Simon & Shuster and Bluewater Productions is written by Darren Davis and Jerome Maida with art by Stefano Cardoselli.