I think this is the third graphic novel that I've ever read. It's also the third graphic non-novel I've ever read and I'm still not quite sure why we call graphic nonfiction "graphic novels," but since I'm also still not quite sure why I'm still reading graphic nonfiction novels, I'm not really going to worry about it. "Army of God: Joseph Kony's War in Central Africa" could actually be called a graphic nonfiction novella: it's very short, clocking in at 100 pages of illustrations which contain very little text. Where "Vietnamerica" was a stunning visual piece and "Fun Home" was a striking memoir, "Army of God" is kind of like a short expose that happens to be illustrated. David Axe went to the Democratic Republic of Congo and was horrified by the carnage Joseph Kony, a lunatic leader with a fierce following was reaping on the country. He came back, and along with Tim Hamilton, put the piece to words and images. The result is kind of, well, easy to pass over, which is unfortunate, because the situation is really icky. I'm going to stick with words.
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