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IDW to publish graphic novel about bin Laden’s death

Code Word: Geronimo

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.”

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I can’t believe they announced this before BlueWater announced a Fame: Osama Bin Laden issue.

I noticed that the CBR homepage refers to “the Navy SEAL mission to kill the infamous Osama Bin Laden.”

Personally, that’s what I’ve assumed it really was, though I’m a little surprised at CBR apparently taking the editorial line that it was a plain assassination, rather than a capture-mission per the official story.

Will buy.

Geronimo was not killed in Abbotabad.
“Geronomi E-KIA,” poem by the 1491s, accompanying music by A Tribe Called Red.

This whole idea is too bizarre for me,but I guess it will sell as a comic.Who the hell is Charlie Foxtrot Entertainment? Do the Seals have their own production company? Who in the military decided to use Geronimo as a code word for a kill squad to eradicate an Arab? Will the composite drawing offered by other Seal Team 6 members of the guy who actually pulled the trigger be one of the variant covers? What the heck Washington Post already has it.This and other violations of National Security questions will be answered in a comic book soon.And the Obama administration is upset over Wikileaks? Go figure.

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