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The Private American

The successful crowdfunded edition of THIN BLUE LINE has been reprinted as a traditional comic book by ANTARCTIC PRESS! The forty year indie comics publisher announced their partnership with Mike Baron to adapt the premium graphic novel into a standard, extra thick comic book and make it available at local comic shops nationwide! Comic book fans can support your local comic shop to on March 27, 2024 to grab a copy! If you don’t know your where your nearest comic shop is, use to find it. Thank you again for supporting this project!


Thin Blue Line  follows police officer Valeria Baca and her partner Bob Mack as their detail guarding the mayor turns into a fight for survival. Mobs burn down city hall, forcing the officers to improvise on the run, relying only on their training and wits as the mayor’s protestations and eagerness to placate the rioters prove fruitless.



Thin Blue Line is a gripping and entertaining story that offers an unblinking look at human fallibility on every level. Readers will follow the harrowing journey of two law enforcement officers who must fight for their community and their own survival in a world gone mad.


Outstanding comic. Definitely on the side of the blue, but a lot more nuance there than I was expecting since it could have very easily fallen into ‘us vs. them’. Nice, nicely done.

Jeffrey Vaughn, Vice president, Gemstone Publishing

Mainstream comics publishers haven’t featured cops as the central hero in decades. But a few older readers may be familiar with DC Comics’ last experiment with a police protagonist from way back in 1975 with officer Liza Warner in a tale called Lady Copy from DC 1st Issue #4 (July 1975). The title was never picked up for a series and the character wouldn’t appear in DC Comics again for over thirty years… 


Two time Eisner-Award and Inkpot Award winning writer Mike Baron, best known for his acclaimed five year run on Marvel Comics’ very first ongoing series of The Punisher, along with DC’s The Flash and Dark Horse Comics’ Star Wars titles, has expertly crafted a story ripped from today’s headlines that humanizes the unsung, villainized beat cops on the front lines of one of the most politically polarizing topics in 21st century America, while delivering exciting action and drama …and without resorting to telling political sermons. If you enjoyed Mike’s sixty-issue Punisher run, you’re going to love Thin Blue Line.


Thin Blue Line is “raw and visceral […] a deeply engaging story that offers a stunning rebuke of Antifa and the Defund the Police movement […] the passion never overshadows the core message of honor, duty, sacrifice and solidarity within the law enforcement community.”


Jemal Baraka, iReview Comics

Active duty police officer Joseph Arnold (pencils & layouts) and illustrator Jeff Slemons (finishes & inks), have both put their hearts and souls into every page of this book.  Color work was handled by Ichsan Ansori and letterer Warren Montgomery, an accomplished comic artist himself, brought Baron’s words to life. 

A REALLY good comic! 9 out of 10! A favorite of mine for the year! Excellent art… grounded… fun… this gets my highest recommendation!”

Dave Finn, Signal of Doom Podcast