The Comic-Book War

The Comic-Book War

Leave it to the Japanese, who take their meticulously drawn adult comic books seriously, to publish the first cartoon treatment of the war. Japan's newest best seller is Iraq vs. U.S.-Led Multinational Forces, which features a variety of war scenarios. Released on the day the war started, the 300-page collection was an immediate hit. But some of the scenes of combat are improbable, showing Japanese and German soldiers participating in the conflict and U.S. forces staging a fake attack on fellow warriors to jump-start the war. The Japanese, however, prove to be inept on the battlefield. In one scene a band...

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