Friday, June 16, 2017

365 Days of Defiance, Day 167: "And all the doubt was now — should I be fit?"

If'n you're a fan of Neil Gaiman and/or early, still-tenuously-attached-to-the-DC-Universe Vertigo Comics (and who isn't?), you might enjoy the recent Free Country: A Tale of the Children's Crusade, which reprints the original pair of Children's Crusade bookend issues and expands on the 1993 Vertigo Annuals event with all new middle chapters and vignettes by Toby Litt and Peter Gross, giving us even more Dead Boy Detectives than ever! And then there's this bit of expanded history to the denouement, which ought to make perfect sense to those of us who've read our Robert Browning, or even our Stephen King The Dark Tower series:




Panels from Free Country: A Tale of the Children's Crusade graphic novel (May 2015), script by Toby Litt, pencils and inks by Peter Gross, colors by Daniel Vozzo, letters by John Costanza

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