The raid on Osama Bin Laden's compound in Pakistan on the 1st May has been illustrated and pieced together for an 88-page graphic novel called Code Word: Geronimo.
Written by Captain Dale Dye and Dr Julia Dye, Code Word: Geronimo offers the inside story of the historical raid that rid the world of Osama Bin Laden.
Captain Dale Dye a retired U.S Marine Corps Captain, who has written military-themed novels worked with his wife and illustrators to assembled research on the secret mission and turned it into a narrative of visual form.
Amazingly enough, the book aims to be completely free of politics and only wants to keep focus on those who planned, conducted and executed the raid, that being SEAL team 6. Although members of SEAL Team 6 are not identified by their real names, the equipment, planning and training that resulted in the May 1 raid are.
As mentioned the novel is not to be mistaken as a tribute to its political backdrop but rather to shed media light on the brave men who undertook a tough mission.
The story opens with a lone traveller on a dusty road in Pakistan, a rattled pick-up passing by. It quickly shifts back and forth to a US compound in Afghanistan to the White House to the house where bin Laden was hiding in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Joining the Dyes to bring this graphic novel to life are artists Gerry Kissell (The A-Team: War Stories, Iron Sky) and Amin Amat (Buckaroo Banzai, Iron Sky).
"Due to entirely appropriate security concerns, there is some creative license in our script," Dye said.
Julia Dye called the work ''necessary and an American celebration after having had to live within the shadow of bin Laden for so long. People from all parties and from more than one administration made this all possible''.
In the course of the story, readers see the final approval from President Barack Obama to go with the helicopter raid instead of a missile strike. The one character whose name is real is the dog, Cairo.
Code Word: Geronimo ($15.99) is set to be in stores throughout North America on September 6, less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the American Veterans centre.