DC’s upcoming Our Fighting Forces 100-Page Giant, part of its line of anthologies available at Walmart and comic shops, will include a previously announced story about U.S. Army Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta, the first living person since the Vietnam War to receive the U.S. military’s Medal of Honor.
The eight-page story is written by Giunta and Brad Meltzer, with art by Jim Lee and Scott Williams. And it also features Batman. Here’s the description:
To save a friend from seemingly insurmountable odds, the Dark Knight Detective my summon every ounce of his skill and bravery! This tale is based on the true story of U.S. Army Specialist Salvatore A. Giunta, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in Afghanistan-the first living soldier to receive that honor during the Global War on Terrorism.
In addition, the comic will also feature two other new stories:
- “House Call,” a 16-page story featuring the Unknown Soldier written by Christopher Priest with art by Christopher Mooneyham. “A cable news reporter with a mysterious U.S. Army tactical unit tries to figure out which one of the team’s members is the immortal covert operative code-named the Unknown Solder-and discovers much more than she bargained for!”
- “Code of Honor,” an eight-page story featuring Batwoman written by another Army veteran, Larry Hama, with art by Mirko Colak. “Katherine Kane has worked hard to establish herself as one of Gotham’s most intelligent and strategically cunning vigilantes. But before she was Batwoman, she was as West Point cadet-and when she gets drafted into a covert mission as brigade XO, she’ll need every bit of training that the Army gave her!”
The comic will feature a cover by Mikel Janin, as well as reprints of several stories from the short-lived New 52 title Men of War. According to Diamond’s Previews website, the book is scheduled to arrive in comic shops at the end of April, but given the current situation I’d expect that date to be fluid right now.