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Tuesday, January 6

the Unknown

The Unknown Soldier 1
Joshua Dysart

Vertigo on the ledge with Joshua Dysart

I heard Joshua speak briefly about this book at a Vertigo panel last year, so I decided to give it a try. I never read the original Unknown, the vigilante soldier of the past.

This story is different: a native Ugandan (Moses Lwanga) gets a Harvard medical degree and goes back to his homeland. He has flashes of violence, while he and his wife a pacifist doctors.

Moses and his family fled Uganda when he was young and
"Its easy to become wrapped up in being an American",
but "one cannot run away from who they are".

An appearance is made by a well meaning and famous American actress, and violence, politics, anti-war, love, pain and family themes are touched on. At the end of issue 1, Moses thinks that "anyone who profits from could kill them all"

January 8 Unknown Soldier #4 is to be released

Also enjoyed Secret Six 4 and Jack of Fables 29.

Still to read--
Back to Brooklyn 3
Buffy 20
JLA 28
JSA 22
Birds of Prey 125
Air 5
Hellcat 4

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