We’ve talked about movies and books about WWII and other historical events which brings me to the question: What is your favourite WWII (or other historcal period) themed comic book?
For me is the Italian Sturmtruppen, a dark humor comic that depicts the bleak and absurd aspects of the common soldiers in a Kafkaesque and absurd atmosphere (no precise time-frame and the enemy is never seen, off screen at best).
Here are some strips with my amateurish translation.
“Fantastic! They forgot to relieve him since three months and he’s still guarding”
"I think the Sergeant is ready for officer promotion" "Agreed"
“This guy was captured at night in our trenches while he was carrying a sack”
“Call the Gestapo”
“Oh Franz my little soldier…I love you like no one ever did”
“I can’t live without you, I’m only happy in your arms”
“My dear Lilì, license’s over, how much?”
“Two hours of love phrases…30 marks”
“Ah women…how shallow would be a man’s life without them”
“Believe me Dr. Frank you’re wrong when you say that our society destroys individualism…No no…a fair place for everyone according to his own merits and possibilities…and everyone’s equal with respect to the just authority of the state”
“And most important: in our society there’s free choice for everybody!”
“In your case for example, do you prefer Auschwitz or Belsen?”