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Shooting War

Shooting War - Anthony Lappe, Dan Goldman A mixed media graphic novel about rogue journalists in 2010 covering America's continuing military presence in the Middle East. I like how centered this is in today's world - that is to say that unlike most graphic novels the artist does not try to make "the look" of this work generic. The reporters on television are the faces we all recognize, the brands and logos have not been stripped off of anything. Thirty years from now, it will seem like a true period piece. To be honest, I found some of the story difficult to follow, but that isn't the point. What draws me most to the work is its unrelenting idealism that journalists can still function as a robust "Fourth Estate". I don't know anything about the author, but God Bless him for that.