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History Comics: The Wild Mustang

History Comics: The Wild Mustang

Horses of the American West

History Comics

Written by Chris Duffy; illustrated by Falynn Koch

First Second


Turn back the clock with History Comics, First Second's new nonfiction graphic novel series! In this volume, learn how wild mustangs were first introduced to America and how they still roam free today.

On the North American plains, wild mustangs have roamed for generations . . . shaping human history and struggling to survive it. For the Spanish, they were a tool of conquest. For Native Americans, they brought on a new way of life where horsemanship and horse-trading were central. And for the entire world, wild mustangs became a renowned wonder of the American West. There are still thousands of mustangs in the wild today, but they struggle to survive in an ever-changing landscape and their future is by no means guaranteed.

Praise for History Comics: The Wild Mustang

"Koch tucks proud, graceful horses aplenty, both wild and at work, into her mix of square and free-form sequential panels. Corrals both the romantic and revolting sides of the story: Elementary and middle school readers who saddle up are in for a heady ride."—School Library Journal -

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Written by Chris Duffy; illustrated by Falynn Koch

Chris Duffy has written many comic books for Marvel and DC Comics, and has edited comics and graphic novels for Nickelodeon Magazine, United Plankton Pictures, DC Comics, and First Second, where he edited the New York Times bestseller Fairy Tale Comics. He is currently a senior editor at Workman Publishing, and lives in Cold Spring, New York, where he has seen a number of horses, but hasn’t managed to ride one yet.

Falynn Koch was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, and loves to travel the US and the world with her husband and occasionally her dogs. She graduated with a Master’s in sequential art from the Savannah College of Art and Design, is a graduate of the International Culinary Center, and once even owned her own food truck. As a little girl, horses were one of her favorite things to draw, and she loved riding horses too.

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Chris Duffy

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