June 1944. World War II. D-Day. 182 members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside--a full eighteen miles southeast of their intended target. This original graphic novel from DC Vertigo is the true story of an obscure World War II battle that took place in the small village of Graignes, France for six days and the men that survived to tell the tale.
Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of THE HOMELAND DIRECTIVE and the sci-fi graphic novel series THE SURROGATES, the first installment of which was adapted into a feature film starring Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames. He also writes the graphic novel adaptations of Rick Riordan's bestselling Percy Jackson and the Olympians novels. His most recent projects include X-O MANOWAR, GREEN LANTERN and THE FLASH. Kevin Maurer is the author of several books, including No Easy Day- The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osama Bin Laden. No Easy Day spent several weeks at #1 on the New York Times best seller list, and it was the top-selling hardcover book in the industry in 2012. The book is being translated in more than a dozen countries and also debuted at #1 in the U.K. and Canada. Maurer has covered the military for more than ten years. In 2003, he followed the 82nd Airborne Division during the initial invasion of Iraq. He returned to cover the soldiers more than a dozen times, most recently in 2010 where he spent ten weeks with a Special Forces team in Afghanistan. He has also embedded with American soldiers in east Africa and Haiti.
The plot is powerfully dramatic... the kinetic art by Mutti (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) just about jumps off the page with furious color. --Publishers Weekly