Friday, December 2, 2011

Brought to Light

Brought to Light: Thirty Years of Drug Smuggling, Arms Deals, and Covert Action published originally by Eclipse Comics in 1988 collected two stories, the more notable being the collaboration of Alan Moore and Bill Sienkiewicz titled Shadowplay: The Secret Team. It covers the history of the Central Intelligence Agency and its controversial involvement in the Vietnam War, the Iran-Contra affair, and its relationship with figures like Augusto Pinochet and Manuel Noriega. It's basically just an anthropomorpich character spilling his guts on what actually happened. The art by Sienkiewicz is wonderfully wacky and experimental and makes the monologue into a mind-blowing reading experience.

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