Indeh: The Apache Wars TPB (2017 Grand Central) comic books
1st printing. Written by Ethan Hawke. Art and cover by Greg Ruth. The year is 1872. The place, the Apache nations, a region torn apart by decades of war. The people, like Goyahkla, lose his family and everything he loves. As he burns his family's possession's he has a vision. A hawk rises to tell him that he can never be killed by a man. It is this vision that prompts the young Goyahkla into action. He approaches the Apache leader Cochise, his son Naiches, and the entire Apache nation to lead an attack against the Mexican village of Azripe for retribution. It is this wild display of courage that transforms the young brave Goyakhla into the Native American hero Geronimo. But the war wages on, lives continue to be lost, and all of Apache is conquered but one-Cochise's band. When it looks like lasting peace has been reached, it seems like the war is over. Or is it? Indeh captures the deeply rich narrative of two nations at war who then try to find peace and forgiveness in a time of great upheaval. Based on incredible research, Indeh offers a remarkable glimpse into the raw themes of cultural differences, the horrors of war, the search for peace, and what is ultimately retribution. Softcover, 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $14.99.