On sale date: March 19, 2019
Part II of a Magnum Opus from one of the greatest contemporary cartoonists.
The second volume of Stalag IIB begins when captured French soldier Rene Tardi finally gets a taste of freedom, as prisoners and German officers alike are forced to evacuate the POW camp he has languished in for the past four years. Thus begins the long, grueling journey eastward, where Tardi and his fellow POWs must evade the pursuing Russian Army, stave off their gnawing hunger, and contend with the increasingly vicious German soldiers accompanying them. Throughout this harrowing odyssey, the only thing that keeps him going is the hope that he’ll one day return home to France, where his wife Henriette patiently awaits him.
“This intensely personal work is one of Tardi's best and most accessible ? uncompromising in its portrayal of war yet relatable as a story of a son trying to understand his father.” — Publishers Weekly
“Stalag IIB presents a grim, lumpy, black-and-white world (with extremely rare bolts of color, such as a blood-red Nazi flag) through which characters grump, slog, and die. ... This patient, bleak, text-heavy work pulses like a dying heartbeat.” — Booklist
- 9.6" × 12.9"