Great War July 1, 1916: The First Day of the Battle of the Somme HC (2013 W.W. Norton) An Illustrated Panorama comic books
1st printing. Story and art by Joe Sacco. Launched on July 1, 1916, the Battle of the Somme has come to epitomize the madness of the First World War. Almost 20,000 British soldiers were killed and another 40,000 were wounded that first day, and there were more than one million casualties by the time the offensive halted. In The Great War, acclaimed cartoon journalist Joe Sacco depicts the events of that day in an extraordinary, 24-foot- long panorama. Printed on fine accordion-fold paper and packaged in a deluxe slipcase with a 16-page booklet, The Great War is a landmark in Sacco's illustrious career and allows us to see the War to End All Wars as we've never seen it before. Hardcover (Horizontal Format), 11-in. x 8-in., 54 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $35.00.