"Killing Geronimo: The Hunt for Osama bin Laden," takes its title from the code name given the notorious Al-Qaeda leader during the secret action named Operation Neptune Spear carried out on May 2, 2011. The 96-page original graphic novel documenting the mission is scheduled for spring 2012 release.
"This is an epic story nearly ten years in the making," said co-author and journalist Jerome Maida, "It's like a true-to-life Jason Bourne novel. And like those Ludlum books, it's a complex labyrinth of intrigue, danger and politics culminating in an action-packed ending."
Bluewater, who has a successful track record of developing non-fiction comic books and graphic novels, is basing its account on the publicly released details surrounding the mission and the historical lead up to its successful resolution.
This book shows exactly what's wrong with the military's choice of codename. Would anyone authorize an operation to kill "George Washington"? Or publish a book with the title "Killing George Washington"? Probably not.
But "Killing Geronimo" seems perfectly acceptable to most Americans. He was just a "dirty redskin," not a human being, right? Killing him was like killing a mangy dog, a skunk, or some other varmint.
For more on the subject, see Afterword in Code Name: Geronimo and Code Name: Geronimo Graphic Novel.