In today’s post-truth climate of uncertainty, where corrosive fake news continues to destabilise the reliability of ‘truths’, we find graphic content that continues to challenge and reimagine contested memorial spaces the world over. Roman Rosenbaum’s examination of Kōno Fumiyo’s graphic novels re-evaluates the very premise of Hiroshima as a stable sacred monument with a singular political symbolism. Contemporary redrawings of apocalyptical sites as lieu de mémoire contemplate how we should preserve and narrate traumatic memories for the next generation. Kōno’s revitalisation of the Hiroshima discourse shines a light on one of the darkest chapters of human history.