Title: The Art of War.
Author: Kelly Roman (with Sun Tzu).
Artist: Michael DeWeese.
Genre: Graphic novel, fiction, speculative fiction, politics, philosophical fiction, futuristic fiction, post-apocalyptic fiction, science fiction, crime.
Country: U.S. (Art of War China).
Publication Date: July 31, 2012 (Art of War in 513 BC).
Summary: Kelly Roman served time a horrific friendly fire incident. Once free, he discovers that his brother died while working for Sun Tzu, the ruthless strategist who runs China's global financial empire. From the apocalyptic third world of suburban Ohio, Kelly heads into the futuristic Gomorrah that is Manhattan to infiltrate Sun Tzu's organization and find out who murdered his brother - and why. Using the skills and genetic enhancements his Special Forces career provided him, he'll confront both Sun Tzu and his nemesis, a monster of biotechnology known only as The Prince. Throughout his harrowing adventure, Kelly documents Sun Tzu's ancient wisdom, which guides him through each bloody battle and hairbreadth escape in his quest for vengeance and redemption.
My rating: 7/10
♥ It was the same things years ago before I left for war: the shots of whiskey, the speech, "come back in one piece." It was the way he did the last goodbye.
Finally comes the hug in which he tries to hold on to my soul.
♥ We started to fly over the part of America worth saving. A woman General once told me that the wretched are worth saving more than anyone because the reversal of their fortune is the true measure of our greatness.
♥ "I took control of Vespoid and in a bloody coup but heard nothing from our master. Only after years went by did I finally accept the truth. He wanted me as his enemy. You must have great enemies to feed an obsession with war."
♥ My enemy's blood runs through my veins. My enemy's heart beats in my father's chest. My enemy's body is my wife's body. I look across the sea-filled crater left by a black hole and wonder: where does the battlefield end, and where does it begin?