A war comic is a comic book that has war as the primary topic. This collection of articles will analyze war comics from several perspectives. The first perspective will be in terms of what war the comic picked as a topic. The wars as topic include the American Revolution, the Spanish-American War, the American Civil War, World War I, World War II (Silver Age versus Modern Age of comics), the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the War in Afghanistan, and the Iraq War. Comics books as a media in the US tend to be works of speculative fiction which is a broad category that includes the genres of science fiction, fantasy, horror, alternative history, magic realism, and superhero fiction. Some war comics have a speculative fiction slant and they are treated as a separate category. Finally, there are comic book anthologies that have stories that cover different wars as their topic and are the final category analyzed. This article focuses on Anglo-American comic books but also includes European and Japanese comic books that have been translated into English and have been distributed in the US.
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