Khyber Knights Under Siege Adventure Graphic novel series written by Terrance Grace art by Juan Francisco Moyano

produced by: Sanjay A. Sippy   written and lettered by: Terrance Grace   art: Juan Francisco Moyano   color: Jay Moyano

Khyber Knights - the adventure graphic novel - written by: Terrance Grace - art: Juan Francisco Moyano
Khyber Knights is an eight volume graphic novel series, inspired by an amazing, true adventure story. An American journalist covering the Soviet war with Afghanistan, is setup by a corrupt Pakistani Police Chief and thrown into a notorious prison. Upon release, his close friend is kidnapped by Pashtun Bandits and our hero must join forces with the Mujahideen in order to find and rescue him, in the lawless frontier surrounding the Khyber Pass.

Khyber Knights adventure graphic novel written by Terrance Grace art by Juan Francisco Moyano

In 1978, the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan revolted against the government in a coup d’état that resulted in a Communist ruling party. More than 27,000 political prisoners were executed. As the country fell into chaos, the Soviet Union invaded the capital – Kabul, staging another coup. A Soviet loyalist was installed as the new president of Afghanistan.

In response, the United States spearheaded a massive economic and covert military aid program, in support of anti-Communist freedom-fighters, or Mujahideen. By the late 80’s, nearly 2 million Afghan civilians had been killed. More than 3 million Afghan refugees were forced to flee into Pakistan.

This true story takes place in the year preceding the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, in 1989.

Financially it is ruinous. Morally it is wicked. Militarily it is an open question, and politically it is a blunder.

Winston Churchill on war with Afghanistan, 1897

We didn’t push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would… What is most important to the history of the world? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some stirred up Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?

Zbigniew Brzezinski on the CIA’s intervention in Afghanistan, 1998

Colin O'Reilly Khyber Knights written by Terrance Grace art by Juan Francisco Moyano

at that moment, any rational man would have pleaded for his life.

said a prayer or cursed god.

I was not that man.

gilani khan held my life in his hands. he was a narc and a heretic.

he was a corruption of a human being.

and yet I looked up at him with pity. who was I to judge my accuser?

america had already killed him.

his family. his country. his religion… dead.

and now, he was about to kill me.

Peshawar Pakistan Khyber Knights adventure graphic novel written by Terrance Grace art by Juan Francisco Moyano

peshawar, pakistan: this was the wild west. alexander the great. genghis khan. churchill.
they all DARED to call her home. who was I to question history? and yet, even still, HERE I was.

Peshawar Pakistan Khyber Knights adventure graphic novel written by Terrance Grace art by Juan Francisco Moyano

businessmen, tribesmen, afghan refugees. the kgb and the cia — they were all here.

Peshawar Pakistan Khyber Knights adventure graphic novel written by Terrance Grace art by Juan Francisco Moyano

the piccadilly circus of central asia.

Peshawar Pakistan Khyber Knights adventure graphic novel written by Terrance Grace art by Juan Francisco Moyano

she was old when christ was born.
and as bloody as beirut.

Khyber Knights is a story of survival, love and loss. It is about sister and brotherhood winning over the politics of war. It will test you. It will scare you. You won't be able to put it down.