We at The Stranger are huge fans of Joe Sacco’s fearless comic-book journalism. In locations like Palestine and Sarajevo, Sacco has interviewed the kinds of people—ordinary kids having fun at a dance club, hit men who’ve seen too much—that traditional journalists ignore. His new historical book, The Great War, consists of a single, wordless scroll of paper depicting a panoramic view of the Battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916. It’s a narrative unlike any you’ve ever seen, a chance to get as close as you’ll ever want to the front lines of World War I. (Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave, townhallseattle.org, 7:30 pm, $5)

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