Every veteran has a story to tell, whether you listen or not is up to you, but one thing is for certain….not every story is told. Dan Hill from Alterna Comics writes a beautifully dark side of war that not a lot of stories touch on..the lone soldier. This is Go Home.
We follow the story of a soldier with no name being sent off to fight in World War 2, jump to 1945 where our soldiers’ boat is bombed by the enemy Germans and is left as the lone survivor. After drifting for a few he stumbles upon an island..and what awaits him is truly terrifying.
Go Home captures your attention immediately with the idea that there is no talking, just a letter being written to someone while the soldier is attempting to survive. Dan Hills writing is so intense that you feel like you are struggling to survive with the character, something that I feel like war comics have driven away from in the past few years, it’s nice to see the lone soldier story brought back to life in such a unique and breath taking experience.
Let us not forget about Andrew Herbsts, his black and white sketchy art style makes the immersion go further by capturing each and every point of his struggle, but still allowing the writer to tell the other side of the story.
Go Home is flat out clever, its immersive and unlike any other war comic I have ever read.
I recommend checking it out on November 24th, 2016!