IDW to publish graphic novel about bin Laden’s death
IDW Publishing announced today that they’ve teamed up with Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment to publish a graphic novel about “the amazing, moment-by-moment inside story of the clandestine raid that rid the world” of Osama bin Laden on May 1.
Code Word: Geronimo, due five days before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington, D.C., is written by Captain Dale Dye, an ex-marine, and Dr. Julia Dye, with artwork by Gerry Kissell and Amin Amat. The graphic novel tells the story of SEAL Team 6 and the raid that occurred in Abbottabad, Pakistan that ended with bin Laden’s death.
Dye noted in the press release that due to security concerns there will be “some creative license” in the script. “But I think readers will be gratified with the detail and thrilled with our take on one of the most daring and successful commando raids in American military history,” he said. Dye has consulted on numerous military movies, including Platoon and Saving Private Ryan.
A portion of the proceeds from the book will be donated to a charity supporting military service members.
“I have worked for many years now with Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment on a number of successful projects,” said Tom Waltz, IDW editor, former Marine and Desert Storm I veteran, in the release. “But none of those compare to the excitement and pride I have for CODE WORD: GERONIMO. The Dyes have put together a fantastic script detailing the heroically dangerous raid by SEAL Team 6 against Public Enemy Number One, Osama Bin Laden, and I firmly believe you won’t get a more accurate account of this pivotal moment in history unless it is told by the SEAL team members themselves.”