Charity launches comic book series to highlight challenges facing military veterans

Health charity Re live is to launch a comic book series later this year to help highlight mental health issues facing military 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.

Involved are several established comic industry creators, with painted covers by artist the late 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 have been adapted from the real-life experiences of the charity’s veterans group “to develop their own narrative and work with a professional cartoonist to realise it as a finished story.

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

It is being distributed by Diamond Comic Distributors and will also be showcased 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 project is supported by Positive Pathways, Cardiff University and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

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