Sara

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Pub Date 22 Nov 2022 | Archive Date 30 Sep 2022
TKO Studios, TKO Presents

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SARA is a gripping war story following a team of female Russian snipers as they beat back the Nazi invaders during a brutal winter campaign on the WWII Eastern Front.

NAZI OCCUPIED RUSSIA, 1942. FIGHT HARD. SHOOT STRAIGHT. DO NOT LET THEM TAKE YOU ALIVE.

In the cold winter of 1942, Soviet sniper Sara and her comrades fight against Nazi invaders. But as the fighting intensifies, can their squad survive? Inspired by true events.

From bestselling writer Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Punisher, The Boys) and illustrator Steve Epting (Velvet, Captain America).

This deluxe hardcover edition features a new, die-cut cover, and an extensive back section filled with never-before seen script excerpts, concept art, character designs and more.

SARA is a gripping war story following a team of female Russian snipers as they beat back the Nazi invaders during a brutal winter campaign on the WWII Eastern Front.

NAZI OCCUPIED RUSSIA, 1942...


Advance Praise

"A heartbreaking character study about what one woman will sacrifice in the name of her country." — AV Club

"It's one of the best war stories that the comic book creator has put to paper." — Comicbook.com

"Holy Wow is this a good looking comic." — The Beat

"One of the finest works of [Garth Ennis’] career." — Alan Moore (Watchmen, V for Vendetta, The Killing Joke)

"Sara provides a fascinating read into what it means to tell a story set in World War II." — Comic Watch

"A heartbreaking character study about what one woman will sacrifice in the name of her country." — AV Club

"It's one of the best war stories that the comic book creator has put to paper." —...


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ISBN 9781952203800
PRICE $49.99 (USD)

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Garth Ennis once again pens a great comic story. Sara is a Soviet sniper tasked with holding back the German line. Her all-female sniper group faces extreme challenges throughout the six issue run. Steve Epting's art does a great job expressing the inner conflicts of the characters and the brutality of the war the are fighting. Each issue does a great job with balancing action in battle with drama between Sara and her fellow soldiers and commanders behind the line. The final few issues are harrowing and bring a fantastic end to her story. I absolutely love this comic and highly recommend it to any fans of Ennis or of war stories in general.

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Exciting and perfectly paced: this is the best of Garth Ennis's war history comics so far. No more need be said!

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The women of WW2 were a breed of their own on all fronts and what the snipers did was just another thing to add to the list. Much like the “Night Witches” the acts of these women go I talked about despite how interesting they are. I love the fact that this is based on true events that happened during the war and I am sure some of the conversations were pretty similar as well. The art in this graphic was done very well and the story was easy to follow for the most part. I also appreciated how they used the German language for the Nazis to help differentiate them.

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SARA is a gripping war story following a team of female Russian snipers as they beat back the Nazi invaders during a brutal winter campaign on the WWII Eastern Front.

NAZI OCCUPIED RUSSIA, 1942. FIGHT HARD. SHOOT STRAIGHT. DO NOT LET THEM TAKE YOU ALIVE.

Sara is a member of an all female sniper team, a flawed hero with a history and the need to protect and fight for her homeland.
The art work is gorgeous and shows the realistic brutality of war. The story line is gripping and even though i don't usually do many war stories, this was not a disappointment nor a soap box for any agenda.

Thanks to @netgalley, TKO, Garth Ennis, and Steve Epting for the opportunity to read this eArc in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.

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The vividly-coloured stark landscape brims with excitement across the pages of "Sara". Even within the traditional limitations of the format, the storytelling is remarkable and, best of all, stays true to the horrors of war, be it the baiting of the enemy, the rather crude deployment of innocents in the conduct of aggressive operations, and even getting baited by the enemy.

The colours truly stay with you, and the "looking over the shoulder" feeling that the narrative imposes upon its characters is palpable.

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This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

I absolutely loved every panel of this graphic novel. The story follows Sara and 6 other girls chosen to be snipers for the motherland after the invasion by Germany, the Nazi.

There's so much emotion packed into this book. With the story told from Sara's pov, she narrates her experience of going beyond enemy line to give the soldiers a fighting chance at taking their country back from the Nazi.

The artwork is exceptionally beautiful and it captures 1942 so well as well as the depiction of the war. It's a bit graphic because it is a story centred on war. But I enjoyed this book so much. ❤

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