A Holocaust survivor takes matters into his own hands in the true-life crime noir "Simon Says" from Image Comics

A Holocaust survivor takes matters into his own hands in the true-life crime noir "Simon Says" from Image Comics

For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.

These words-- attributed to Simon Wiesenthal-- comprise one of the most powerful calls to action you’ll ever find. For if you see something wrong and do nothing, then right does not prevail.

And Wiesenthal cannot be accused of doing nothing. The architect survived multiple concentration camps during World War II and, after the war was over, devoted his life to finding former Nazi soldiers so they could be brought to justice.

Yes, he was an actual Nazi hunter. That’s amazing.

This September, Wiesenthal’s amazing true story will be told in Image Comics’ Simon Says, an original graphic novel by Andre R. Frattino and Jesse Lee. Check out the details below, as this is one to keep your eye on.

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NAZIS ARE CAUGHT IN VIGILANTE CROSSHAIRS THIS SEPTEMBER IN GRITTY, POST-WORLD WAR II CRIME NOIR SIMON SAYS
An original graphic novel inspired by the true story of Holocaust survivor, Simon Wiesenthal, an artist who lost his family and took justice into his own hands

PORTLAND, OR 03/12/2019 — Image Comics is pleased to announce an all-new, original graphic novel, Simon Says by Andre R. Frattino and Jesse Lee which will paint a post-World War II Europe in a scarlet shade of revenge this September. 

Simon Says is a drama-filled, crime noir story that follows a former artist to the Führer who hunts down and seeks justice upon the Nazis he witnessed murder his friends and loved ones during the war. It is an original graphic novel inspired by true events and by a real world Holocaust survivor, Simon Wiesenthal, an artist who lost his family and took justice into his own hands.

"Simon Says is about an innocent and gentle man, an artist, whose family and life are destroyed by a real world event. Not something sci-fi or fanciful, but something that has happened and could happen again. In that way, it's the story of any of us, and how we would respond if who we were and what we had were lost,” said Frattino. "The real-life, famed Nazi hunter, Simon Wiesenthal, was quoted as once saying: ‘For evil to flourish, it only requires good men to do nothing.’ This is a story of a good man doing something.”

Showcasing gritty, starkly black and white panels with pops of red, Simon Says features the same ominous storytelling and nuanced characters of bestsellers like Alan Moore and David Lloyd’s V for Vendetta and Heather Morris’ The Tattooist of Auschwitz. 

Simon Says will hit comic shops on September 11 and other retailers on September 17.

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