"One of the coolest media experiences I've seen on the iPad"
-- New York Times
"You can just see the story. You can dig down deeper and see the actual CIA documents. You can identify with people in it. And you can learn about a fledgeling democracy.
-- Amy Goodman, DemocracyNow
"The content dynamically recomposes itself as you change panels
-- the music slightly alters, as do the images. It creates a
film-like setting that aims to enhance the experience without interfering with the reading."
-- Huffington Post

CIA: Operation Ajax Graphic Novel

Cognito is proud to present, in collaboration with best-selling author Stephen Kinzer, the true life spy thriller, CIA: Operation Ajax. As the value of oil explodes in world markets, global power brokers begin to take interest in the ruling political regimes of the Middle East. In Iran,
British agents have controlled oil exports for a generation. The shah is holding on to a shaky peace as a new charismatic leader enters the scene.

Secret deals, underground rumors of revolt, and dark plots of government overthrow are employed by American, British, and Persian agents. Iran’s oil would flow, by any means necessary. Every actor has a stake in the game. No one can be trusted. Nothing is as it seems.

Learn about the incredible true history of the CIA plot to stage a coup of Iran’s government. Recently declassified documents, historical photos, and video film reels from the era are embedded into the story. See Eisenhower, Churchill, the Dulles brothers, Mossadegh, and the Shah in a whole new light.

CIA : Operation Ajax is a revolutionary new way to experience a graphic novel on the iPad. Combining subtle animation with a full film score, the story unfolds in a groundbreaking cinematic reading experience.


Honoree - 16th Annual Webby Awards

Runner-Up -148Apps Best App Ever Awards - Comic Category
- With over 1.5 million votes cast

Runner-Up - Mobile Apps Showdown - CES 2012

Finalist - Flurry App Spotlight Awards
- One of the finalists out of more than 700 apps submitted

..."we were blown by your layout of content, and believe all magazines
should take lessons from you guys. The interactivity was amazing."

Winner - FWA Mobile Of The Day (MOTD) Award for 26th January 2012.

Technical Specs

- 210 page interactive comic with sound and animation

- 22 character dossiers loaded with historical photos and notes

- 9 historical newsreel videos

- Authentic CIA documents

- Extra content embedded throughout.

Recent Reviews

Astounding Five Stars!

This comic is absolutely brilliant. The Story is superbly presented. The inclusion of historic documents and photographs puts this over the top. I really hope this team does additional stories of this quality.

Can’t put it down! Five Stars!

Love this graphic novel! Bends the notion of what comics/video/novels/ history can be as literary forms, And a great political education in the process! Congrats to the team!!!


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