DC Vertigo has announced it is releasing Six Days: The Incredible Story of D-Day’s Lost Chapter, on May 14th, 2019, just ahead of the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Landing invasion of France.
June 1944. World War II. D-Day. 182 members of the U.S. 82nd Airborne Division parachute into the French countryside—a full eighteen miles southeast of their intended target. In the worst mis-drop of the D-Day campaign, a group of soldiers are rattled to find themselves even deeper behind enemy lines than anyone had intended. Miraculously, the citizens of Graignes vote to feed and shelter the soldiers, knowing that the decision would bring them terrible punishment if their efforts were discovered by the Germans. That day of reckoning comes faster than anyone could expect.
As a small German militia passes through, the world’s war comes to their remote town in the countryside and for the next six days, the small band of American paratroopers and French citizens must fight for their lives to hold back 2,000 enemy combatants.
Six Days is written by Kevin Maurer, and Robert Venditti, with art by Andrea Mutti.