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Unknown Soldier, Vol. 2: Easy Kill

Unknown Soldier Vol Easy Kill Welcome to Northern Uganda In it s a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes year olds with AK s wage war and celebrities futilely try to get people to care Moses Lwanga is

  • Title: Unknown Soldier, Vol. 2: Easy Kill
  • Author: Joshua Dysart Alberto Ponticelli Pat Masioni
  • ISBN: 9781401226008
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Paperback
  • Welcome to Northern Uganda In 2002, it s a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12 year olds with AK 47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well What is this voice telling him the onlyWelcome to Northern Uganda In 2002, it s a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12 year olds with AK 47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what s wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible What is Moses connection to another past bandage wrapped warrior

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    1. It is a polarizing thing, violence. Some people would view even accurate portrayals of violence as a negative, seeing it in many ways a source for more violence. Others would see acts against women in art as mysoginistic on the writer's part, instead of how it fits into the story or portrays a real life act. More would say that it is disgusting or filthy. Some censor it. Some worship it. Some crave it. The idea of it evokes things to people that love or charity or kindness never can. But I feel [...]

    2. Call it four and a half stars. Easy Kill picks up right where the first volume left off. This time, when he's not rescuing innocents from the brutal Ugandan civil war, Dr. Lwanga becomes embroiled in a plan to murder Angelina Jolie--I mean "Margaret Wells"--to further African revolutionary causes. It's an excellent work of modern historical fiction, though it starts to get a bit weird at the end; hard to tell exactly what's real and what isn't. The questions about what happened to turn Lwanga in [...]

    3. Still raw and violent but the plot gets beyond the Punisher-like tone of the first volume. Another faction gets into play with pure terrorism tactics to draw attention. Incidentally, the use of media is questioned, as well as the need of Africa to create its own "heroes" instead of counting on any western relay.The cast is more defined here : the CIA man and the white actress are fleshed up whereas Mose's wife role and personality are developed as a morally strong character being more than simpl [...]

    4. A much needed follow up to the explosive intro. Expands upon some questions asked after completing the first, but enough drama to keep you hooked. And this one is just now showing it's upper-echelon politics side. So I'm hip af for 3 and 4.

    5. Escalation. This is a ridiculous comparison, but I'm going to make it anyway: back in 1977, when I saw Star Wars, I was eleven years old that summer, but I had already read a lot of science fiction and fantasy, and I enjoyed the visuals and the action and the characters and the speed--the velocity!--of that movie, but even then, at the age of eleven, I thought, well, that was fun, but that Force stuff is really stupid, and I wasn't really all that compelled. (I really wasn't--I guess you kind of [...]

    6. I had high expectations when I picked up the second volume of Unknown Soldier and thankfully, it delivered. The story is just as unflinching (if not not more so) than the first volume. The protagonist is also one of the most realistic and in-depth examinations of what it means to be a vigilante "hero." Moses tries to do the right thing, but in the morally complicated world that we live in, that is never as easy as it sounds. To make matters worse, everything is escalated in this volume which mak [...]

    7. I absolutely LOVE this series. Moses Lwanga is an awesome character. When I think of war torn nations like Uganda (during the time of this story, at least), I always wonder how one can prevent oneself from getting swept into the madness. Pacifism can be easier said than done in certain situations.Lwanga's firm belief that Africans should be able to solve their own problems rather than relying on aid from the West, even after he witnesses and participates in terrible atrocitiesat is damn good wel [...]

    8. There's something going on here that was what I thought lacked in the very first issue (chapter) in Vol. 1. It felt rushed--the first issue-chapter did--and the pay off was unearned, i.e what followed didn't feel like the consequences of what happened. Looking back, the problem was/is that that's somewhat the point. He suffers from some form of PTSD (which mirrors the PTSD of all those involved in the war - the child soldiers, displaced villagers etc etc - and makes this version of Unknown Soldi [...]

    9. I was particularly pleased with this series, especially because it focuses on a delicate political and cultural situation- the war in Uganda, which has migrated now to the Congo and the Sudan. Where children are forced to be soldiers as a matter of daily fact, and whole peoples are marched about from camp to camp to seek refuge from the attacks from any and all sides, with little help from any government. All in the name of various religous groups (christianity in the case of Uganda and the Cong [...]

    10. Dysart, along with artists Ponticelli and Masioni, maintains the steller quality of this series with the second volume of Unknown Soldier. The story continues to delve into Moses Lwanga's mixed psyche and also continues to unflinchingly portray scenes from the crisis in Uganda. While the stories in this series are nearly unparalleled among graphic novels, I think my favorite part of this volume was reading Dysart's notes on the Lord's Resistance Army and Masioni's reflections on working on the s [...]

    11. My consciousness is raised: about the Acholi people of Uganda/ Democratic Republic of Congo / Sudan and the destructive Lord's Resistance Army under brutal warlord Joseph Kony. I understood better (than I did for book 1 in the series, Haunted House) the graphic presentation of the interior struggle of the bandaged soldier, the role of nightmares, the movement back and forth in time. From : The storyline took place in Acholiland Uganda in 2002 during the war between the Lord's Resistance Army and [...]

    12. This wasn't nearly as solid as the first volume. This volume has two distinct story arcs. The first which speaks to the classic moral question of whether or not it is permissible to perform an immoral act for the greater good. I felt that this was a well developed arc and I was able to continue my investment in the mind of our main character. The second arc, however, was a complete letdown. It felt a bit schmaltzy, didn't have the emotional punch of the first arc, and came off as quite heavy-han [...]

    13. Not quite as powerful as volume 1, but maybe only because it was no longer "new." The fill-in art on the final two chapters/issues by Pat Masioni, while quite acceptable, doesn't have the impact of Ponticelli's more ragged, crowded, sketchy work. Dysart wisely branches out his story to include and focus on other characters. I was particularly interested in the story of somewhat-fallen CIA agent Jack Lee Howl, as well as that of former child soldier Paul. Still looking forward to the next two vol [...]

    14. The general feel of this volume is truly depressing. Moses is faced not only with his inner demons, but also haunted by the dozens (if not hundreds) of LRA soldiers (children) that he has been forced to kill in retaliation, not to mention being hounded by LRA and the government. Heavy subject matter, and again, no punches pulled in the fighting scenes. An incredible conclusion on redemption though, and a poignant message regarding the power of the media on an international scale.4 1/2 stars.

    15. My father has done a fair amount of aid work in Eastern & Central sub-Saharan Africa. Over the years I've gleaned enough information from him on the state of affairs in those countries that most American fiction that takes place in Uganda, Tanzania, the DRC, or other nearby countries sends me into an eyerolling fit of disappointment.Who would have thought that a DC reboot of an obscure war comic character would get it right? Highly recommended.

    16. A horrofic,important series about a forgotten war,the things that happen to civillians in civil wars that look like it wont ever end.I was impressed by how the creators was able to make the story so gripping,strong,emotional for so many issues. The horrible things that happen can get old fast if you dont handle it well.

    17. This is one of those books that doesn't do well in a vacuum. It presents a layered bunch of moral quandaries without really resolving any of them, so you just have to discuss this with everyone around you once you read it. Wish I had read and talked about this when it was in floppies; this type of long, hard look is what I felt DMZ lacked as it went on.

    18. This is the second volume of a graphic novel dealing with the longest running war in Africa. It's a pretty interesting look at the conflict and this volume brought up some issues that I deal with as one who tries to be a practitioner of non-violence; mainly, is it ok to kill an innocent person if their death will save many lives?

    19. Volume #2 of 'Unknown Soldier' compiles issues 7-14 of Vertigo's series of modern African strife and warfare. While the storyline isn't particularly memorable this time around, the artwork by Congolese artist Pat Masioni is the standout highpoint of this volume.

    20. Amazing!~This is both an enjoyable (true) Horror story, as well as a soul nurturing look at what is going on over in Uganda.One is hesitant to emphasize either aspect of this book too much.The writing and art are simply brilliant!Highly recommended.

    21. Fascinating tales, people from a literal world away from my own experience, and much like the world of Aaron's Scalped, I feel like I'm inhabiting that world quite completely. Very helpful history outlined at the back.

    22. Setting, characters, perspectives on war in forgotten/ignored parts in the world. Well told, great illustrator.

    23. Dysart amps up an already stellar series, not looking back or backing down. Bold and daring storytelling that doesn't slow down or bat an eye.

    24. Generally more palatable than its predecessor. The strong characterization continues, and I actually come to like some of the people this time around. But, I doubt I''l be rereading this either.

    25. I really wish I had read this series while it was a monthly. I would have been a cool book to have on my pull list.

    26. This is dark, made darker by the underlying truth of it, but that is what makes it such a compelling read.

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