Makhno Graphic Novel Chronicles A Prominent Ukrainian Freedom Fighter

Screen Rant is pleased to share an exclusive preview of the Humanoids graphic novel, Makhno, which tells the story of freedom fighter Nestor Makhno.

Warning: contains an outline for Makhno!

Screen Rant is thrilled to reveal an exclusive preview of Humanoids’ new graphic novel, Makhno. This graphic novel is based on a real historical figure, bringing the history of Ukraine to the fore at a time when the country faces immense adversity. The preview gives a brief insight into the life of Nestor Makhno.

From the creative team of Philippe Thirault and Roberto Zaghi, Makhno is a bold new graphic novel that shares not just history, but the fighting spirit of the citizens who helped shape its identity. This Humanoids graphic novel is part of the publisher’s Life Drawn line, which features slice-of-life stories along with biographies of various people. Previous work in the line includes Lugosi: The Rise and Fall of Hollywood’s Dracula, Luisa: Now and Then, Vann Nath: Painting the Khmer Rouge, and Hedy Lamarr: An amazing life.

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Previously, Screen Rant announced that a portion of the proceeds from this book will be donated to Ukrainian relief, specifically medical aid. Ukraine came to the world’s attention following Russia’s invasion of the nation. More than a million refugees have fled the country. The world has looked for ways to support them, and Humanoids has found how comics and graphic novels can play a role. Check out the exclusive preview here:







The haunting true story of the infamous Ukrainian anarchist and revolutionary.

In early 20th century Ukraine, freedom fighter Nestor Makhno, son of peasants, was one of the most heroic and colorful figures of the Russian Revolution, encouraging his people to find and embrace social and economic self-determination. . This is his story, that of a military strategist who tirelessly challenged the Bolsheviks and the Germans to protect his homeland.

The preview for Humanoids shows the titular protagonist facing the gallows, saved only by documentation of his age. He is then sentenced to prison, where he meets Piotr (Peter) Arshinov, who was also a revolutionary. Preview for Makhno then jump in time. Archinov reported on Makhno’s activities, officially publishing them in History of the Makhnovist movement in 1923 after leaving Ukraine for other countries. The book detailed the movement from 1919 to 1921. Nestor Makhno was active in the Revolutionary Insurgent Army of Ukraine from 1918 to 1921. He fought against the Red Army, which was part of the Bolshevik regime, during the war Russian civilian. He was part of a social movement for Ukraine and is a figure of bravery and strength against forces seeking to dominate and control Ukraine.


In times of trouble, comic book readers often turn to their heroes (like Superman), and in times of trouble within nations, it can be helpful to look to characters and events from the past. Countries are shaped by the decisions of yesterday, today and tomorrow. As Ukraine fights to maintain its sovereignty as an independent nation, Humanoids is ready to tell the story of one of the country’s best-known freedom fighters – who has often been portrayed in a negative light by Soviet and Russian representations due to its anarchist outlook. and acts. Regardless of how Makhno was previously portrayed, readers around the world now have the opportunity to learn more about the history of Ukraine in the early 20th century. Makhno of Humanoids is available now.


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