Saturday, June 6, 2009

Decades after his son and Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, Teddy Roosevelt battled evil Nazis on Mars

Decades after his son and Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, former Rough Rider and President Theodore Roosevelt battled evil Nazis on Mars. The campaign on Mars, which involved the theft of H. G. Wells' time machine and the ghost of Thomas Edison, is documented in Tales from the Bully Pulpit (2004), a 64-page graphic novel written by Benito Cereno, illustrated by Graeme MacDonald, and colored by Ron Riley.

According to a review from Publishers Weekly posted on Amazon, Tales from the Bully Pulpit is a “whimsical graphic novelette” in which “only Cereno's references to Nazi death camps on Mars are out of place amid all this frivolity. The lack of thematic depth prevents the book from being more than an entertaining diversion, but it's an exceedingly smart and funny one.”

For a less serious perspective on Tales from the Bully Pulpit, read the review by Doug Glassman posted on the blog Collected Editions.

On a more serious and respectful note: President Roosevelt's eldest son, Brigadier General Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., landed with United States Army troops at Utah Beach, Normandy, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He died in France about a month later from heart-related problems and is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in September 1944.

Pictured above: Cover of Tales from the Bully Pulpit.


Doc Mars said...

Great martian comic!
You can read it here:

Paul said...