Finally, the next two volumes of the new uniform edition of the complete Gen of Hiroshima have been released. These two volumes continue one of the most important works in the history of comics, in a revised and updated complete translation. As the titles of these two volumes clearly suggest, we've reached the point in the chronicle that depicts the story of the survivors of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima by the Americans at the close of the second world war in 1945. While Gen of Hiroshima was one of the (if not the) first Japanese manga to be translated into English and published in America (in the 1970s, believe it or not), these volumes are part of the first ever complete edition. Last Gasp intends to publish the entire ten-volume epic, and they need our support if they're going to make it through to the end. This will be an expensive undertaking, as they are comissioning a new translation, so if this story sounds like something you might be interested in, please don't wait for the entire series to be completed before checking it out, because it might not ever be completed if readers don't get on board now! Here's what R. Crumb has to say about Barefoot Gen: "...some of the best comics ever done... Nakazawa, I'm sure, will be considered one of the great comic artists of this century, becuase he tells the truth in a plain, straightforward way, filled with real human feelings." And, because the story he has to tell is one that we all need to know.