Peremoha Victory For Ukraine Graphic Novel
Victory for Ukraine is a collection of short comic stories created by Ukrainian artists during the first weeks of the Russian invasion, channeling all their emotions - their anger, courage dreams, and despair into one goal, one manifestation of their nation's fight for survival! The war comes to readers (for ages 12+) in nine stories that humanize the conflict in Ukraine in a unique and emotionally lasting way with a focus on the heroism of the Ukrainian people and military in the face of overwhelming forces. Witness the struggles of brave defenders in cities like Kyiv, Mariupol, Kherson, and Snake Island, and how the utter insanity and irony of the war is told from the standpoint of a looted Ukrainian washing machine, and a humble farm tractor that wants to steal Russian tanks. A portion of the proceeds will go to Razom for Ukraine - ("Razom" meaning "together" in Ukrainian), a non-profit Ukrainian-American human rights organization established to give direct support to the people of Ukraine in their pursuit of a democratic society with dignity, justice, and human and civil rights for all. The stories in PEREMOHA: VICTORY FOR UKRAINE include: Episode 1: The Ghost of Kyiv - the now legendary story of an invincible ace Ukrainian fighter pilot - the Ghost of Kyiv - a man who protected hundreds of thousands of Kyivans, their children and homes during the first 30 hours of a massive attack on the city when he shot down 6 Russian planes Episode 2: The Witch - Witches hold a distinct and storied place in Ukrainian culture. Witness how Russian soldiers bent on terrorizing the civilian population find more than they bargain for when they meet a vengeful Ukrainian witch on a deserted road. Episode 3: Azov-Stal - This story is about the Azov regiment, the marines, border guards and policemen; who held out against incredible odds in the long-suffering city on the shores of the Sea of Azov; about the people who became hostages of the bloodthirsty military machine of the Russians. Episode 4: Looters - The looting of the Russian army and the ironic fate of a Ukrainian washing machine Episode 5: Zmiinyi Island 13 -The now iconic battle for Snake Island, where a band of brave Ukrainian solders defied the Russian navy and the proclaimed the legendary phrase that the world now knows - "Russian Warship F...ck Yourself." Episode 6: Throughout the Centuries - Ordinary Ukrainians take up arms against the Russian army using ancient earthen ramparts called the Snake Walls, built during the time of Kyivan Rus by Princes Volodymyr the Great and Yaroslav the Wise in the 9th and 10th Centuries to defend their lands from attacks from the southeast by nomadic tribes. In WW2, they were part of the defense lines against the Nazis and today they have helped to slow down and menace the advance of the invading Russian army. Episode 7: Brave Little Tractor - An inspiring about an unlikely hero - a brave Ukrainian farm tractor that steals Russian army tanks Episod...
Anthology, Graphic Novels, War