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

First Second, 2020 Series
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Price
19.99 USD
Pages
132 ?
On-sale Date
2020-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
First Second
Brand
History Comics
ISBN
978-1-250-17434-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781250174345 51999
Editing
Dave Roman; Kirk Benshoff (cover design); Angela Boyle (interior book design)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Chris Schweizer (credited)
Inks
Chris Schweizer (credited)
Colors
Chris Schweizer (credited); Liz Trice Schweizer (credited) (color assistance)
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 (color assistance)
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 (credited)
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 (credited)
Pencils
Chris Schweizer (credited)
Inks
Chris Schweizer (credited)
Colors
Chris Schweizer (credited); Liz Trice Schweizer (color assistance)
Letters
Chris Schweizer (credited)
Editing
Evan T. Pritchard (credited) (consultant on Algonquian culture)

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 (color assistance)
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.
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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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