Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Unlike most comic artists, Joe Sacco reports from hot spots like Malta, Gaza, Chechnya, and Iraq, finding characters like Zara, a Chechen living in an abandoned dairy, and a nameless Iraqi soldier who weeps as his US trainer bullies him with calisthenics. Journalism, Sacco's new greatest-hits collection, includes his personal take on each assignment and whether it succeeded. The book has all the heft of a historical document that lays out the horrors of war in black and white.
This review originally appeared in our July/August issue of Mother Jones.