History Comics #[nn] - The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery
(2020)

First Second, 2020 Series
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Price
12.99 USD; 17.50 CAD
Pages
132
On-sale Date
2020-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Second
Brand
History Comics
ISBN
978-1-250-17435-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781250174352 51299
Editing
Dave Roman (credited); Kirk Benshoff (cover design); Angela Boyle (interior book design)

Issue Notes

Published same day as the hardcover edition (https://www.comics.org/issue/2124661/).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chris Schweizer
Inks
Chris Schweizer
Colors
Chris Schweizer; Liz Trice Schweizer
Letters
?

Genre
history
Characters
Manteo; Wanchese
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Keywords
Native Americans; North Carolina; pallisade; Roanoke Colony

The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 4 pages (report information)

Pencils
Chris Schweizer
Inks
Chris Schweizer
Colors
Chris Schweizer; Liz Trice Schweizer
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Title page (title only); two page full title page with color illustration; copyright/credit page

[Foreword] (Table of Contents: 2)

text article / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Karen Ordahl Kupperman
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When I was a kid, I had a book called (something like) _Teenage Historical Stories_ that told true stories of kids who played important roles in well-known events in history.
Genre
non-fiction
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The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 116 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Schweizer
Pencils
Chris Schweizer
Inks
Chris Schweizer
Colors
Chris Schweizer; Liz Trice Schweizer
Letters
Chris Schweizer
Editing
Evan T. Pritchard

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Something's not right.
Genre
history
Characters
Manteo; Wanchese; Menatonon; Okisko; Wingina; Queen Elizabeth I; Mary, Queen of Scots; Philip II; Sir Walter Raleigh; Philip Amadas; Arthur Barlowe; Granganimeo; Thomas Harriot; Richard Hakluyt; Sir Richard Grenville; Sir Ralph Lane; John White; Simon Fernandes; Thomas Cavendish; Sir Francis Drake; Elizabeth White Dare; Virginia Dare; George Howe; Vicente Gonzalez; John Smith; Pocahontas; Wahunsenacah; Machumps
Synopsis
Manteo, a Croatan, and Wanchese, a Roanoke, narrate the history of the lost Colony of Roanoke. Sir Walter Raleigh is granted a patent to found an English colony, but ignores the more hospitable Chesapeake Bay in favor of a colony on Roanoke Island, not far from Spanish shipping lanes, hoping it would make a good base for privateering. Poorly located, without a decent harbor, and managed by governors who develop poor relations with the natives, the first colony fails within a year. A second colony is immediately established, but three years later is found to have completely disappeared.
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Keywords
agriculture; Algonquian; American Indians; Aquascocock; Catholicism; Catholics; Chowanoke; colonies; copper; Croatan; disease; England; farming; fishing; galleons; gold; Hatteras Island; hunting; indigenous Americans; Jamestown Colony; kwiocusuks; longhouse; Lumbee; Native Americans; New World; North Carolina; Ocahonan; palisade; Powahatans; privateering; privateers; Protestantism; Protestants; Puerto Rico; quiocosins; Roanoke; Roanoke Colony; Roanoke Island; sachem; Secotans; slavery; Spain; Tuscaroras; Tyger; Weapemeocs; wendigo; weroansquas; werowances

Indexer Notes

Explores the background leading up to the establishment of the Roanoke colony, including the life style and politics of the pre-colonial natives, and the establishment, failure, re-establishment, and disappearance of the colony itself, from c. 1585-1625. The fate of the colonists is unknown. Several theories, some fanciful, are presented.

Roanoke: How do we know what we know? (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Chris Schweizer
Pencils
Chris Schweizer
Inks
Chris Schweizer
Colors
Chris Schweizer; Liz Trice Schweizer
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
For four hundred years, people have been studying and writing about the ill-fated people who lived in the colony of Roanoke.
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Indexer Notes

An afterword discussing the use of primary and secondary source material during the research process.

[Get to know your universe!] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Science Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[About the author] (Table of Contents: 6)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Chris Schweizer ?
Pencils
Chris Schweizer
Inks
Chris Schweizer
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Chris Schweizer is a cartoonist who lives in rural Kentucky with his wife and daughter.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Creator bio with black and white spot illustration; inside back cover.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery
  3. 2. [Foreword]
  4. 3. The Roanoke Colony: America's First Mystery
  5. 4. Roanoke: How do we know what we know?
  6. 5. [Get to know your universe!]
    Science Comics
  7. 6. [About the author]
  8. 7. ["An entire town vanishes without a trace!"]
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