The Graphic Novel
"This is an icon born of political cartooning, not born of pumping up an administration or only speaking to the power of an unquestionable America," Ross says -- delighted at the suggestion that his provocative image is ripe for dorm rooms and T-shirts. Uncle Sam "has always been used as a device of speaking to the problems -- either in our world or in our nation's self. To use him in this way of giving the finger, it speaks to the times," he says. "It's either contrary to our leadership, giving the finger back; or our leadership is giving us the finger. It works both ways."
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IF YOU LIKE HISTORY:
Devil in the White City
by Erik Larson (No relation to the "Savage Dragon" creator)
Historical figures litter this thriller novel, based on the true story of a serial killer at the Chicago World's Fair - the location which figures prominently in "U.S."
The New Adventures of Abraham Lincoln
Frank Miller's wide-format story of the Trojan War. Now a major motion picture!
ACTION PHILOSOPHERS! is the comic book series that tells the true stories of great thinkers!
A CARTOON HISTORY OF THE U.S.
Author Larry Gonick also wrote a multi-part History of the Universe, and more.
ADDICTED TO WAR
Joel Andreas' documented history of U.S. foreign wars puts things in an easy-to-read perspective.
Neil Gaiman's miniseries about Marvel superheroes takes place...400 years ago?
Will Eisner, a master of the comics medium has several historically based graphic novels, including-
A CONTRACT WITH GOD(1978), Short, painfully realistic tales of the 1930's Bronx
THE BUILDING (1987), several stories that take place in the history of a building
LAST DAY IN VIETNAM (2000)
PLOT: THE SECRET STORY OF THE PROTOCOLS OF THE ELDERS OF ZION (2005), his last work
LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN
The characters and worlds of Jules Verne, H.G.Wells, and dozens of other early sci-fi/adventure writers are brought together by Alan Moore!
The movie version can't come close to this ultimate examination of Jack the Ripper. Alan Moore went nuts researching every historical detail of Olde London. (Moore includes his own exhaustive annotations.) Guest appearances by Oscar Wilde, the Elephant Man, Aleister Crowley, and more.
Tom Christopher is a comic historian as well as an artist. His site has interesting essays on the use of comics to influence politics and social movements. (Malcolm Ater, M.L.King, etc.)