This morning, ScreenRant is running what they call an exclusive preview of Six Days: The Incredible True Story Of D-Day’s Lost Chapter, the new graphic novel from DC Comics/Vertigo by Robert Venditti, Kevin Maurer and Andrea Mutti.
Though we ran it last night as part of DC Comics’ April 2019 solicitations. Which for some reasons had lettered pages, which ScreenRant’s version lacked. So I thought it was worth repackaging below…
Announced last summer, the graphic novel tells the story of what happened to Venditti’s own uncle, who died as part of the Battle of Graignes, part of the U.S. forces’ airborne landings in France in June 1944, as French villagers and American paratroopers fought side-by-side against German forces. The conflict ended with Axis forces setting fire to the town.
SIX DAYS: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF D-DAY’S LOST CHAPTER HC
written by ROBERT VENDITTI and KEVIN MAURER art and cover by ANDREA MUTTI June 1944. World War II. D-Day. One hundred eighty two members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside-a full 18 miles south-east 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 who survived to tell the tale. In the worst misdrop of the D-Day campaign, a group of soldiers are rattled to the core to find themselves even deeper behind enemy lines than anyone had intended. Miraculously, the citizens of Graignes vote to feed and shelter the soldiers, knowing that the decision will bring them terrible punishment if their efforts are discovered by the Germans. That day of reckoning comes faster than anyone could expect. As a small German militia passes through, the world’s war comes to their remote town in the countryside, and for the next six days, the small band of American paratroopers and French citizens must fight for their lives to hold back 2,000 enemy combatants. SIX DAYS is a true story of survival, loyalty, the brutality of war, and a triumph of the human spirit so rarely brought to the comics form. Writers Kevin Maurer (the #1 New York Times bestseller No Easy Day: The Firsthand Account of the Mission That Killed Osamu Bin Laden) and Robert Venditti (GREEN LANTERN)-whose uncle fought in the Battle of Graignes and is a key character in the tale-completed comprehensive archival research in preparation for this unbelievable untold story of World War II.
ON SALE 05.08.19 $24.99 US 136 PAGES FC ISBN: 978-1-4012-9071-9 MATURE READERS
Six Days will be released on May 8th, ahead of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6th.