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AUSA Releases Exclusive Medal of Honor Collection

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Association of the U.S. Army is releasing an exclusive Medal of Honor compendium featuring all four graphic novels produced this year as part of a series honoring recipients of the nation’s highest award for valor. 

This year, AUSA released graphic novels on Dr. Mary Walker, a Civil War surgeon and the only woman to receive the Medal of Honor; Sgt. Henry Johnson, a member of the famed “Harlem Hellfighters” from World War I; 2nd Lt. Daniel Inouye, a World War II hero who went on to become a U.S. senator; and Cpl. Tibor Rubin, a Holocaust survivor who fought in Korea.

The newly released paperback collection is available for free. You can request a copy here.

“I am excited to have the Medal of Honor collection in time for Veterans Day,” said Joseph Craig, AUSA’s Book Program director. “Reading these stories is a great way to celebrate the achievements of these remarkable heroes.”

AUSA’s graphic novels were created by a team of professionals from the comic book industry.

They include artists Karl Moline, whose previous work includes X-MenDeadpool and Buffy the Vampire Slayer; PJ Holden, who worked on Judge DreddWorld of Tanks and Battlefields; Christopher Ivy, whose work includes G.I. JoeAvengers and Flash; and Le Beau Underwood, who has worked on Justice LeagueSuicide Squad and Hulk.

Chuck Dixon, who has worked on BatmanThe Punisher and The ‘Nam, provided the scripts; Peter Pantazis, a veteran of Black PantherSuperman and Wolverine, colored the works; and Troy Peteri, whose work includes Spider-ManIron Man and X-Men, handled the lettering.

Artwork for the cover of the four-novel collection was created by John Higgins, who is known for his colors on Watchmen.

AUSA launched its Medal of Honor graphic novel series in October 2018, producing four issues and a paperback collection. Those graphic novels featured Sgt. Alvin York and his heroic deeds in France during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I; Maj. Audie Murphy, the most highly decorated soldier in American history; Green Beret legend and Vietnam War hero Staff Sgt. Roy Benavidez; and Spc. Sal Giunta, who served in Afghanistan and was the first living recipient of the Medal of Honor since Vietnam.

For more information or to download any of the graphic novels, visit www.ausa.org/moh.