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The Jekyll Island Chronicles Book One A Machine Age War

Steve Nedvidek and Ed Crowell. The Jekyll Island Chronicles, Book One: A Machine Age War.  Marietta, GA: Top Shelf Productions, May 31st, 2016. 176 pp.

This was a fun graphic novel.  I was looking for something like this for some time now and I’m glad I found it!  This is a historical fiction that has a bit of steampunk feel though it is centered in the 1910s-1920s than British Victorian Era.  The story line exceeded my expectations.  This work tells us a story of the post-World War One period in which US president Woodrow Wilson was trying to sell the League of the Nations both abroad and at home.  However this is not about the League of the Nations but an alternative history of how a secret conspiracy group is going about perpetuating terrorism and a president who is worried about the future.  Eventually at a place called Jekyll Island in the state of Georgia a gathering of the leading men of the time would be united to fight this threat by raising a team of superheroes.

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