Category: News

Sequential Tart Review | The Night Witches

As the German army pushes further into the Soviet Union, a new squadron sets out for night bombing raids — a squad of all women. Anna Kharkova quickly becomes a hardened combat veteran. Three stories follow her struggle against the Germans and her own country’s secret police. I was unfamiliar with the Nacht Hexen (Night… Read more


Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) | Once Upon a Time in France

Writer Nury (Atar Gull, 2019, etc.), illustrator Vallée (Katanga, 2019, etc.) and translator Hahnenberger (The Jungle, 2019, etc.) deliver a twisty historical-epic crime saga that follows a Jewish scrap-metal salesman’s relentless dedication to staying alive—and getting ahead—before, during, and after the Nazi occupation of France. As a child, Joseph Joanovici meets his future wife, Eva,… Read more


Library Journal: Mass Appeal | Graphic Novels Spotlight 2019

Dead Reckoning, an imprint of the Naval Institute Press, will publish in September Fabien Nury’s international best seller Once Upon a Time in France, with art by Sylvain Vallee, shedding light on the complicated case of Romanian Jew Joseph Joanovici, who immigrated to 1920s France and became one of the richest people in Europe. When… Read more


Sequential Tart Review | Katusha

Katusha is a young Ukranian girl who has just turned 18. Her family’s world is upended when Nazi Germany invades Russian. She goes through quite a lot of trials and tribulations culminating in become a tank driver for the Red Army. This is a weighty novel, not only in sheer number of pages, but encompassing… Read more


Publishers Weekly | BookExpo 2019: Graphic Novels For Everyone

Dead Reckoning, the graphic novel imprint of the Naval Institute Press, showcased its newest list of military-related graphic novels including ‘Once Upon a Time In France’ by Fabien Nury and Sylvain Vallee. Pictured (l. to r.) are publicity manager Jacqline Barnes, sales and marketing director Robin Noonan, and director Gary Thompson.