Iron

Or, The War After

by S. M. Vidaurri

Iron

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Iron: or, The War After will appeal to fans ofMaus andAnimal Farm. S. M. Vidaurri's wordless, delicately illustrated graphic novel is set just after a conflict between predator and prey animals, and follows Hardin the rabbit after he steals a bit of secret intelligence from a military base belonging to the ruling Regime.

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If our parents are good stewards of our educations, we read Art Spiegelman's Maus, with its Nazi cats and Jewish mice — the sine qua non of anthropomorphic graphic storytelling. Iron, with its tale of prey animals resisting the oppression of a predator regime after a long conflict, evokes both Maus and Animal Farm. What lends this story its power is the simplicity of the plotting in contrast with the complexity of the characters as they

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