09) War Comics set in the War in Afghanistan


There are only four war comics set in the War in Afghanistan and they include Army@Love, War is Boring: Bored Stiff, Scared to Death in the World’s Worst War Zones, Dougies War and To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue.

Army@Love (Vertigo) is pretty silly. The idea is allowing soldiers to fight as couples and using consumerism causes US soldiers to become such effective warriors that the construction of the Meccaway Mall is possible in this alternate universe Afghanistan. Army@Love was drawn and scripted by Rick Veitch. Vertigo is an imprint of DC comics. This is more or less a mainstream comic book but more science fiction than a war comic. The serious real life issues of the War in Afghanistan are not dealt with by Army@Love.

War is Boring-Bored Stiff, Scared to Death in the World’s Worst War Zones by Dave Axe and Matt Bors is based on the real life experiences off Dave Axe. Dave Axe was a war correspondent who covered the War in Afghanistan. The graphic novel is basically a documentary of the experiences of Dave Axe and even provides a lot of technical detail about improvised explosive devices.

Dougies War by Dave Turbitt deals with the Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome problems of a Scottish vet that served in the War in Afghanistan. The title Dougies War is a play on Charley’s War that was dealt with in 06.1) War Comics set in WW II-Silver Age.

To Afghanistan and Back: A Graphic Travelogue by Ted Rall is a sardonic view of the War in Afghanistan.

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