The divine is a graphic novel illustrated by Asaf and Tomer Hanuka from a story by Boaz Lavie.
Mark is a young US militar who choses to enroll in a dangerous mission in Quanlom, following his friend Jason, an fanatical soldier who loves guerrilla and action. Mark is a good-natured explosion technician, but the uncertainties in his future (his wife pregnancy, a vanished career opportunity) force him to take part of the well paid mission.
The Quanlom mission soon assumes dramatic feautres: an army of children soldier defend their lands, destroied by war, with the help of a mysteryous magical being, whose aim is to save nature and inhabitants from the greedy occidental presence.
The divine is a dramatic graphic novel that speaks about the outcomes of a war (and how many the wars we do not know nothing about) perpetrate with the help of occidental countries.
While writing this comment I discovered that the story takes inspiration also from a photo (Associated Press Apichart Weerawong on 27 June 2000) that shows the twins Johnny and Luther Htoo, children and soldiers and – as stories tell – possessor of magical powers.
The Divine by Asaf & Tomer Hanuka, Boaz Lavie. ★★★★☆
*I read this book in Italian