Warrior Graveyard uncovers some extraordinary warrior skeletons from history: Samurai, Crusaders and British Navy to tell the forensic story of these combatants and their role in important moments in history. The results reveal deeply personal stories of human conflict and survival. Comics are an exciting visual medium that can tell stories in unique ways. NGC asked new comic writing and artistic talent to bring these stories to life in comic form and tell the stories we feature in Warrior Graveyard in a more unique a fashion.
Over the next three days leading up to the Thursday night Warrior Graveyard event, we’ll be releasing three free comics that correspond with each topic featured.
First up, Warrior Graveyard: Navy of the Damned. In this episode, archaeological digs in three great naval ports of southern England provide unparalleled new insight into the lives and deaths of 18th and 19th century sailors in the British Royal Navy. Their bones reveal the shocking fate that could befall these men and boys (some as young as 10): scurvy, malnutrition, VD, broken bones, amputated limbs, sheared off fingers, cutlass, shrapnel and small fire wounds. These warrior sailors were literally the cannon fodder on which Britain built its Empire and they make Jack Sparrow’s crew look like a bunch of yellow-bellied part-timers.
Now, experience this story’s comic, and be sure to tune in Thursday night at 8P et/pt for the premiere.