East African War Series
By The Editor
July 28, 2007 - 23:50
Vertigo, the critically acclaimed publisher of Sandman, Preacher and Y
The Last Man, will present an unflinching look at the cost and
casualties of war in East Africa with UNKNOWN SOLDIER, a new ongoing
comic book series written by Joshua Dysart (SWAMP THING, VIOLENT
MESSIAHS), with interior artwork and painted covers by Alberto
Ponticelli (EGON, SAM AND TWITCH). The project was announced today by
Karen Berger, the Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of
Vertigo, during the San Diego Comic Convention. UNKNOWN SOLDIER will
redefine a classic DC title and tackle the problem of corruption in
Northern Uganda, where violence and poverty are on the rise, and an
AIDS pandemic is on the march.
introduces us to Moses Lwanga, a pacifist doctor who leaves the
comforts of America to provide much-needed aid to Uganda, the country
of his birth. While working in an Internally Displaced Persons camp
near Kitgum, his religious teachings and pacifist beliefs are tested by
an encounter with members of the Lord’s Resistance Army, who have
kidnapped and nearly killed a little girl. This encounter unexpectedly
triggers a previously dormant, ruthless ability to kill. Somehow, Moses
knows how to murder with unparalleled skill, and he is scarcely aware
of his own actions until the group of LRA soldiers lies dead at his
feet. An unknown soldier lives within him, fearless and deadly.
Piercing, powerful and action-packed, UNKNOWN SOLDIER confronts the brutal reality of that which would remain unknown.
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