Obscurity of DC Presents: Ultra-bscure Book Club, Week 65 (March 17-March 23) --- UNKNOWN SOLDIER!

Welcome, @ObscurityofDCClub and other members of the DC Community! Welcome to Week 65 of Obscurity of DC’s Ultr-Obscure Book Club! This week, we’ll be focusing on…


Number of Issues: 6

Synopsis from dcuniverseinfinite.com: Welcome to Northern Uganda. In 2002, it’s a place where tourists are hacked to death with machetes, 12-year-olds with AK-47s wage war, and celebrities futilely try to get people to care. Moses Lwanga is a pacifist doctor caught at the center. But when his life is threatened, Moses suddenly realizes he knows how to kill all too well. What is this voice telling him the only way to fix what’s wrong with the country is by slaughtering those responsible? And what is Moses’ connection to another past bandage-wrapped warrior?

Now that that’s over with, here are some discussion questions:

  1. What makes Moses Lwanga unique and different from previous incarnations of the Unknown Soldier?
  2. The six-issue series often commented on real world African conflicts and depicts extreme violence, often involving child soldiers. Do you think these issues were handled and portrayed well? Explain.
  3. Unknown Soldier is a term often used to refer to unidentified or missing soldiers from a war. How does this definition describe the Unknown Soldier in this series?
  4. Throughout the series, Unknown Soldier is shown to have killed people in violent ways. But is also portrayed as an idealistic and even heroic figure. Do you consider Unknown Soldier to be a hero or villain? Explain.
  5. By the end of the series, Moses embraces his role as the Unknown Soldier and vows to continue his campaign against extremists in Africa, leaving his old life and his wife, Sera, behind. What are your thoughts on the finale? Do you consider this a good ending for Unknown Soldier or not? Explain.

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