ARCHANGEL.

Author:Suderman, Peter
Position:COMICS - Brief article - Book review
 
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William Gibson's graphic novel Archangel, originally developed as a screenplay, begins in an alternate present in which America won World War II a little too well. In addition to dropping atomic bombs on Japan, the U.S. also nuked Russia, taking out Stalin and paving a way for a world under uncontested American rule. That set the stage for an American president to declare himself ruler for life, succeeded by his son, Junior Henderson, a sneering totalitarian who brooks no dissent.

After much of the planet becomes irradiated in a nuclear disaster, the young Henderson decides to send himself and a few goons back to 1945 in order to take over and ruin another timeline. That's where the story begins. Saving the past turns out...

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