Along with the "Dark Knight Returns" (written/illustrated by Frank Miller) and "Watchmen" (written by Alan Moore) this is the best story told in comic books history. But graphic art by late Edvin Biukovic outshines the art of the two graphic novels mentioned before.
Darko Macan's script revolves around "clan wars" (in some way equivalent to gang wars) in post-nuclear age on the same spaces where Croatia is today. Having said that, this is a note for people who don't know ancient latin (meaning a vaste majority of people): majority of the clan and geographical names are latin names for towns and places that exist today (and have existed during the Roman Empire). The names of the protagonists (Drago, Ivan, Borna...) are all Croatian names in use today.
Heroism, stupidity, unscrupulous ambitions, sacrifice, sense of duty, betrayal, political compromise and even hope... Everything you encounter in your everyday life is here. When you're done reading, don't be afraid to shed a tear. In fact, you'll have to be pretty unemotional creature not to (or in real denial with yourself). Some may say it is the reflection of the war in these parts, and it's hard to argue with it. It probably is.
Believe me, this is really THE BEST graphic novel that exists. And I'm not saying this because I'm from Agram, or because I knew Edvin (we went to high-school together). I'm saying it beacuse IT REALLY IS the best. Also, it's Edvin Biukovic's last work, his swan's song, that may be surpassed in the future, but I don't see that coming anytime soon.
To end up this on a slightly upbeat note, I'd like to mention one of few jokes Edvin incorporated in his art that could not be detected by anyone not knowing Croatian. Near the end, when Grendel Khan's troops (a parable for UN forces, you'll see) march through the village, you can see the word "JEBO" on the jeeps. Well, JEBO means "f..k" in Croatian. I found it extremely funny, though you may not. But then again, you didn't know Edvin...
"The force will be with you, Edvin. Always."