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3.54  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  7 reviews
It's 1945. Europe lies in ruins, the Nazi war machine defeated. Now, America's only option to end the war is Operation Olympus â” the invasion of Japan! Don't miss this exciting title collecting the entire 6-issue miniseries! ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published October 27th 2009 by WildStorm (first published 2009)
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Feb 18, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Remember in the movie “Die Hard” when the helicopter gets blown up and one LAPD guy turns to the other and says, “We need to get us some more FBI guys”. Something similar happens at the beginning of this book. It’s the countdown for the first atomic bomb testing, Robert Oppenheimer quotes Hindu scripture and because the scientists are “off by a couple of decimal places”, everyone gets vaporized because the bomb was too powerful. No more nuclear physicists and no way to “get some more”, so the ...more
Alex Murphy
Storming Paradise, is a graphic novel, which is both a war story and an alternative history one. The story is if the first atomic bomb test, in 1945 had gone massively wrong and ended up killing the Manhattan Project scientists. Without the A-bomb, the only way to bring the war to an end, is for the US to invade mainland Japan. The idea is a decent ‘what if’, but the book doesn’t seem to capitalise on it enough.

The story follows a mix of different characters, a bunch of US soldiers, a Japanese
Dimitrios Mistriotis
Bought this one entirely by mistake. Wanted to read a military story and there was a sale from an online store so... "Added to cart". Mistake because I avoid alternative history titles like plague: most of the time it is an excuse or used as a tool for poor writing as mediocre authors can cover up holes in the plot by rewiring the facts to suit their narrative.

This was a positive surprise, seems well investigated and written. Chuck makes a good case on how the Pacific front would evolve if there
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
For fans of alternate history, this graphic novel is a good take on what would of happened if the Allies had to invade Japan. The book takes an overarching look at how such an invasion and defense would take place while also focusing on a few main characters, viewing the conflict through their eyes. War is hell, and this story makes no exception to that. There is one very moving panel where a soldier, in speaking with a superior officer explains why he wants to go home. Those few panels had me ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Good alt history graphic novel of the invasion of Japan after the Manhattan Project goes up in flames.
Jeremy Hannaford
Pretty dark but an intriguing idea of what would happen if the bombs were never dropped.
Aug 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
like most alt-WWII stories, the tale itself and not the actors are the stars. only drawback is a rather open-ended and unsatisfying conclusion.
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