Barefoot Gen
Merchants of Death

artist:  Keiji Nakazawa 
series: Barefoot Gen 
volume: 8 
publisher: Last Gasp 
publish date: 2009 
language: English 
coloring: black/white 
pages: 270

In 1950, Gen is now in middle school, where he meets both a progressive-minded schoolteacher at odds with his conservative superiors, and a brilliant but cynical classmate who challenges the teacher's - and Gen's - values at every turn. Gen also finds himself confronting the corrosive effects on postwar Hiroshima society of drugs and the arms industry. With the Korean War offering new business opportunities, a new generation of death merchants holds sway in Japan. Gen, his teacher mentor, and other peace-minded citizens are forced to struggle against red-baiting school officials, violent nationalists, and government censorship.

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