In addition, the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association has nominated the book for its list of Great Graphic Novels. The full list, which also includes NBM’s TRAILERS and THE CASE OF MADELEINE SMITH, is at http://www.ala.org/ala/yalsa/booklis...ominations.htm .
WAR FIX is combat journalist David Axe’s journal of dealing with his addiction: the sheer excitement of being in battle. With gritty, you-are-there art by Steve Olexa, WAR FIX is a new form of visceral comics journalism.
Some praise for the book:
“Succeeds brilliantly.” -- Columbia Journalism Review
“Visceral and affecting.” -- Observer (UK)
“Axe's text . . . and the complexity of Olexa's realistically rendered pictures unite to communicate powerfully Axe's fascination with war.” -- Booklist
“Axe himself is a freelance newspaper writer who has been to Iraq six times, so his firsthand observations of episodes in combat are fresh and vivid.” – Publishers Weekly
“Olexa's shadowed black-and-white art completes and extends Axe's narrative perfectly. Essential as background on war and the conflict in Iraq.” -- Library Journal
“The book is like a mix of Anthony Swofford's Jarhead and Francisco de Goya's The Disasters of War.” -- Utne.com
“By far the most unique and compelling narrative I've yet seen of this entire dismal affair and an honest, self-effacing personal journey.” -- PopularScience.com
“The Iraq war in sequential art is powerful. The text and the art work together to complement and influence the story.” --Voice of Youth Advocates
“This is not a pro- or anti-war story. It is simply a look through the eyes of an individual who finds himself happiest when he's in the midst of flying bullets.” --Comics Buyers Guide
“NBM has once again published a quality thoughtful work, and they need to be congratulated for their continued efforts.” --SilverBulletComics.com