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Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem: 12/26/14
Breath of Bones: A Tale of the Golem by Steve Niles is an omnibus collection of three comics that bring together the Golem of Prague story with an early WWII setting. A golem is used to protect an injured pilot whose plane has crashed outside of a Jewish village.
The location of the village and the timing of events are left sketchy. It's implied that the plane crash happened earlier in the war when the man who is now old enough to fight in the war was a boy. He explains how it was that the village made the ultimate sacrifice to save the pilot and their last line of defense, being the creation of a golem.
So now as things are looking especially bleak on the battlefront, the soldier must draw on his past experiences and decide if the same solution would work here. Whether or not his actions helped save his fellow soldiers is left up in the air though as the story is more about how he learned to make a golem, rather than how golems can be used or if they should.