On March 9, 1862, the world saw the first battle between two ironclad warships; a battle which would change the face of naval warfare forever. The fight took place in the Mississippi River, Virginia, between the newly-developed Confederate ironclad CSS Merrimack - officially the CSS Virginia - and the Union's counterpart USS Monitor. The four-hour duel that ensued was ultimately a stalemate, but crucially, despite their best efforts, the Confederacy had failed again to break the Northern blockade of the Southern ports. This comic strip narrative illustrates one of the most revolutionary naval battles in world history and transports the reader to the cramped and dangerous conditions that the sailors faced for the first time.
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(248mm x 170mm x 5mm)
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Author Biography - Ron Wagner
Dan Abnett lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. After graduating from Oxford, he worked as an editor of comics and children's books before turning to writing full time. Notable works include Scooby Doo, Thunderbirds, Star Trek, The X-Men, Johnny Bravo, Batman, Dr Who, Mr Men, The Terminator and Postman Pat. He created and writes the popular series Sinister Dexter for 2000 AD and has recently finished a five year run on The Legion of Superheroes for DC Comics. Dan was voted Best Writer Now at the British National Comic Awards 2003. The author lives in Kent, UK.