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Pre-Release Review and Giveaway! CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE GHOST ARMY by Alan Gratz and Brent Schoonover

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE GHOST ARMY by Alan Gratz & Brent Schoonover Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!

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Author: Alan Gratz & Brent Schoonover (Illustrator)
Pub. Date: January 3, 2023
Publisher: Graphix
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook
Pages: 176

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz ( Refugee, Ground Zero) comes an all-new, original Captain America graphic novel!

In this thrilling historical adventure set during World War II, Steve Rogers (AKA Captain America) and his young sidekick, Bucky Barnes, encounter threat like none they’ve ever seen — a Ghost Army. The dead of this war and wars past are coming back to life, impervious to bullets, flames, or anything else the Allies can throw at them. The armies rise from the ground in the night and seem to disappear without a trace.

How can Cap and Buck fight something that’s already dead? And just what does the mysterious Baron Mordo―sitting in his castle atop nearby Wundagore Mountain―have to do with this?

Award-winning, #1 New York Times bestselling author Alan Gratz merges the worlds of historical fiction and super hero comics in this one-of-a-kind graphic novel that is sure to be met with major enthusiasm from fans of all ages.

Find it:  Goodreads

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Confession time: I always *want* to read more graphic novels, but finding ones I actually *like* once I crack them open is often a challenge. But I love Captain America in theory and from the Marvel movies–and I know who Bucky Barnes *is* (again, in the MCU; his origin story is slightly different here)–plus it’s set in WWII, so I thought, why not?

This time the gamble paid off! I found Captain America: The Ghost Army to be very accessible to this newbie reader–the story was easy to follow, the graphics were colorful and interesting, and hey, the fact that the villains (besides the actual Nazis) and the more ghost-like Ghost Army (there’s actually two groups using the name, you’ll see when you read it) gave off OG Scooby-Doo-ish vibes didn’t hurt either. For plebs who’ve mostly just watched the movies, there’s all kinds of that’s from the movies! moments to add to the fun.

Plus–the good guys win, Bucky gets a sweet romantic plotline on the side, the bad guys are in retreat (but probably not gone forever, stay tuned, readers!) and there’s a teensy teaser for an upcoming Miles Morales story at the end. Win-win!

Captain America: The Ghost Army is published by Scholastic. Cap is 18 and Bucky is 15, but the Allied soldiers and the antagonists are all adults and there is some fighting and quite a few explosions, so I wouldn’t say it’s for the youngest of readers. Probably intermediate school-aged readers and up would be the best audience…or, you know, grown women who really, really appreciate America’s you-know-what 😉

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

About the creators:

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Author Alan Gratz: 

Alan Gratz is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of several highly acclaimed books for young readers, including Ground ZeroAlliesGrenade,Refugee, Projekt 1065Prisoner B-3087, and Code of Honor. Alan lives in North Carolina with his wife and daughter. Look for him online at 

Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | BookBub

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Artist Brent Schoonover: 

Hailing from the epicenter of culture known as South Beloit, Il, Brent was on a one-way trip to normalcy until the fateful day he laid eyes upon his first comic book. He immediately grabbed hold of a pencil and never let go, dedicating himself to creating scores of characters and scenarios with a zeal that would make lesser men quake in dread.

Now located in Minnesota, he draws upon a fertile imagination marinated in comics, old cartoons, classic horror movies, pro wrestling and face-melting metal to create distinctive illustrations with a retro feel that run the gamut from comic books to editorial and packaging assignments. Working for clients such as Target, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Surly Brewing, and the Star Tribune. You can check out more of his work at

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