Foreword Calls NBM Iraq Book Best Graphic Novel

Foreword, the magazine of independent publishing, has given top honors in its Book of the Year Awards’ graphic novel category to NBM’s graphic novel War Fix. The book by combat journalist David Axe and artist Steve Olexa is Axe’s journal of dealing with his addiction to battle. Foreword tells booksellers, librarians, agents, producers, and publishers about great books from independent presses (according to its website,

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The Book of the Year is the latest in a series of honors for War Fix. The editors of have placed the book on its list of 2006’s ten best graphic novels. In addition, the American Library Association's Young Adult Library Services Association has nominated the book for its list of Great Graphic Novels.

Some praise for War Fix:
“Visceral and affecting.”— Observer (UK)
“Axe's text . . . and the complexity of Olexa's realistically rendered pictures unite to communicate powerfully Axe's fascination with war.”— Booklist
“His firsthand observations of episodes in combat are fresh and vivid.”— Publishers Weekly
“Olexa's shadowed black-and-white art completes and extends Axe's narrative perfectly. Essential as background on war and the conflict in Iraq.”— Library Journal
“Succeeds brilliantly.”— Columbia Journalism Review

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