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The Desert Peach #1 (Comic) (Kindle 1 & 2 Special Edition w/ Extras) [Kindle Edition]

Donna Barr
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Book Description

The Desert Peach is a comic book created by Donna Barr, chronicling the adventures of the eponymous protagonist, Erwin “The Desert Fox” Rommel’s fictitious homosexual younger brother, Oberst Manfred Pfirsich Marie Rommel (1900-1990), nicknamed the “Desert Peach”. Early issues of the comic focused on the Peach’s command of a misfit unit of the Afrika Korps from 1940 to 1943; subsequent issues have explored the pre- and post-war lives of Pfirsich (German for “Peach”) and his supporting cast. The Desert Peach was first published in 1989, by MU Press/AEON, and later by A Fine Line. 32 issues were released throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and subsequently re-released in eight collected volumes; as well, a Desert Peach musical was produced in 1992, and "Bread and Swans", a Desert Peach novel, was released in 2005. With the exception of the musical, all Desert Peach material has been created entirely by Barr.

61 KINDLE-SIZED PAGES OF STORY! 83 PAGES IN ALL (including extras)!!! ROBOT COMICS and A FINE LINE PRESS are proud to bring the entire award-winning DP Series to modern e-reading audiences with THE DESERT PEACH #1. Titled "Who Is This Man?", the issue introduces the Peach himself; his aide, Udo; the entire motley crew of the Halftrack 469th Support and Grave-Digging Battalion, and ushers readers into the exotic, harsh climate of 1940's North Africa. It's history and humor with not just a dash of true-to-life dramatics. Extras include a new Author Introduction to the series by Barr, a new "DER KAUZ" Letters Page with never-before-published letters, and a preview for THE DESERT PEACH #2.

This is the KINDLE 1 & 2 Edition and made specifically to read legibly on those devices. If you'd like a Kindle 1 or DX edition, please let us know by emailing us at


"The Desert Peach is one of the most enjoyable comics to come down the pike in recent years. The stories, like the Peach himself, are tempered with a sense of humanity...The Peach is a great character, not simply because of his dashing good looks and politeness, but also because he is a fully dimensional, well-rounded character. The stories are funny and touching."

"This is one of the few comics I eagerly look forward to. There's so much going on, I can read 'em over and over and still get something new from 'em. On this little stage set in North Africa around 1940 are played out some of the most intricately-crafted comedy-dramas this medium has to offer."

"Thanks for your excellent work; I think you are among the best in comics today."

"This book is heart-warmingly individual, funny, irreverent and quite simply brilliant in its concept and execution. I can't praise it enough for its constant breaking-down of stereotypes."

"The woman could draw on a shovel with a rock."

Product Details

  • File Size: 4607 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Robot Comics; 1.0 edition (July 19, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002I9YMZU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,889 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Different isn't always bad August 26, 2009
Format:Kindle Edition
I am not sure where to even start with this book. I will say first that I love graphic novels. Any kind really. The fact that this seemed to be a gay themed one appealed to me. I don't know of that many so I wanted to read this right away. I really didn't know what to expect from The Desert Peach. I guess going in with no expectations was the best way to do it. Right away I liked the art. It is rough around the edges but drawn with expression and detail.I am used to the polished look of current books but I felt that the art just worked for these as it was. As I started reading this I actually cringed but just kept going. I hate gay stereotypes sometimes and this seemed to be one. You know the flouncing gay. I stayed with it and found myself chuckling and really going over each panel with a critical eye. Like I said, I was kinda worried at first but really it pulled me in and I never really wanted to put it down. That says something, right? I have only read the 1rst one so far but I ended up really enjoying it. Well written( with a bawdy sense of humor) and artwork that really fit the book. I look forward to seeing where the series goes. If it does infact take a weighty turn, I think that is a perfect place for this character to go. This book may not appeal to everyone at first but give it a chance there are some merits here.
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THE DESERT PEACH is a comic in a class all its own. Hysterical in the early issues, sad and weighty as ***k in its later installments, look anywhere and you'll see fans gushing about the writing, the art, the everything. On the Kindle, I was worried the hand-drawn art and hand-lettered dialogue would be ridiculously unreadable. But boy was I pleasantly surprised - the pages have been artfully divvied into perfectly LEGIBLE kindle-sized comic pages! This comics IS NOT JUST RESIZED. It's fully adapted, and for that, it's a 5-star kindle comic!!!
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More About the Author

Donna Barr is the author of the classic comics series, "The Desert Peach," about the The Desert Fox's fictional gay brother; "Stinz," about a civilized, rural centaur stallion; "Bosom Enemies," which has been called a fable about slavery. All her series - and characters - continue in "Afterdead," the afterlife of the Desert Peach Her home site is, which leads to her webcomics and bookstores.

"Donna Barr shows herself to be one of the heralds of the forthcoming age -- doing her comicbook in such a way as to satisfy her own insight, awareness and inspiration." -- Dave Sim, Cerebus.

"That's the haken crux, (that) each character in Pfirsich Rommel's battalion is just a soldier in the field; he might be a dog-face, fed, reb, tommy, poilu -- he happens to be a kraut. These guys are not political, nor even particularly patriotic -- they're regular bewildered zchlubs, trying to survive in a situation nobody would choose.

"What we have seen so far is enough to assure us that good taste and decorum will at least be attempted, that Donna Barr will continued to show us events, through an arrangement of mirrors so elaborate that we can never know for sure at whom we are looking, never be sure at whom we are pointing when we say 'Ecce homo!'" -- Daniel Pinkwater, "Young Adult Novel"


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