Charity launches comic book series to highlight challenges faced by military veterans

Health charity Re live is due to launch a comic book series later this year to help highlight mental health issues faced by veterans, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

The comic is called Coming Home, with each issue available in the UK for £5 and in the US for $5.99.

Several established creators from the comics industry are involved, with covers painted by the late artist Ian Kennedy, whose credits include Dan Dare, Commando and 2000AD. These were completed shortly before his death earlier this year

Also involved Supergirl artist Emma Viecheli and Clark Bint, whose credits include Heavy Metal.

The traumatic stories were adapted from the real experiences of the charity’s veterans’ group to develop their own narrative and work with a professional cartoonist to bring it to life as a finished story.

The first issue is published in November and can be pre-ordered from September.

It is distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors and will also be shown at the Lakes International Comic Art Festival in October and the Thought Bubble Yorkshire Comic Art Festival in Yorkshire a month later.

The Coming Home comic book project is supported by Positive Pathways. Cardiff University and Armed Forced Covenant Fund Trust.

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