World War Mob #1 Written and Created by Vito Delsante
Art and Color by Giancarlo Caracuzzo
Letters by Vito Delsante
Covers by Michael Manomivibul New Paradigm Studios
Release Date: January 8, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99
What a lot of folks never read about, with regards to the second world war, is that the Allies solicited help from every group they could. This included the organized mob, who had lots of ties to their homelands. World War Mob #1 explores this through the eyes of five men from different families who find themselves under orders to do the unthinkable.
The first few pages are a black and grey flashback of how life was for these men as children. The only exception to this monochromatic color scheme is when blood is shown. The red in these frames is stark in contrast and emphasizes the violence and desperation of their early years, where survival was more important than anything else. Jump forward to World War II and we see that same violence in full color as our Mafioso protagonists are shown fighting Nazis.
Orson Scott Card crafted one of the greatest science fiction saga’s of all time with the Ender books starting with Ender’s Game. Marvel talent and Card have been bringing Ender’s story to comic books and now an all-original story, the prequel to Ender’s Game, is coming to comic book form first. The 7-issue miniseries called Formic Wars Burning Earth is written by Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston with art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo.
Marvel is partnering with ComicsPRO retailers to release the first installment of the miniseries a day early on February 14, 2011. These retailers will be celebrating this story by offering some great sales on the other Ender collections. If you’re in Chapel Hill, NC, you may want to head over to Chapel Hill Comics that day where Card and Johnston will be on hand to sign the comic.