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In the 1970s Jack King Kirby was hard at work at DC Comics on mind bending epics including THE NEW GODS THE FOREVER PEOPLE OMAC and THE DEMON At the same time Kirby also created a series. The time is World War II The soldiers are Captain Storm Johnny Cloud Gunner and Sarge The idea is that these guys are the Allies' proudest screw ups who still manage to get the job done with a little bit of skill and a ridiculous fuckload of luckI saw the movie based on the rebooted comic cast of The Losers and while it wasn't GREAT by any means it was pretty entertaining and sometimes I'll pop the DVD in when it springs back into my mind It was also much better than The A Team movie UghAnyway I was surprised when I saw this in my library I didn't realize there were two different teams by different creators until I signed this out and looked it up online to discover that the original creator was comic legend Jack Kirby Huh You learn something new every dayOur four American heroes seem human enough characterized simply but delicately Kirby's legendary art is good serviceable at its worst and great at its best All too often the intense action scenes seem to come alive and explode off the page and considering the mind and skillful hand behind this that isn't surprising Sometimes it's clever and sometimes it's just silly like blasting a missile out of the sky with an artillery gun before it can pick up speed toward its target On the rare occasion it's upbeat but most of the time it can be rather bleakDespite the series' bleakness note this volume contains the entire original series to my knowledge it's peppered with humour in the form of witty one liners and sarcasm It's good to read about soldiers with a good sense of humour despite their outrageously hopeless situationStill if I were to complain it's that with a few exceptions the true horrors of war aren't really explored in detail Most of the time the series stays within the realm that other adventure stories like Indiana Jones or even James Bond and of course the original A Team dwell Which makes the issue featuring firing suads that much surprising and a bit jarring when it appears It's not uite as jarring as the supernatural themes that appear in the odd volume One volume seemed to feature ghosts and another had a giant tentacle monster in a British officer's nightmares It just seemed out of place but none of these flaws were enough to bring down the bookI enjoyed it and I'm glad I discovered such a gem in my library

Summary Jack Kirby's The Losers

Jack Kirby's The LosersE Losers stop a German attack using a strategy found in a comic book German and American athletes who faced each other at the 1936 Berlin Olympics meet again on the field of combat and mu. I burn with either hate or indifference to old timey fun DC war comics but the The King's stuff from Our Fighting Forces is some of his best

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Jack Kirby's The Losers Read à 104 ´ In the 1970s Jack King Kirby was hard at work at DC Comics on mind bending epics including THE NEW GODS THE FOREVER PEOPLE OMAC and THE DEMON At the same time Kirby also created a series of stories that drew on his own experiences in World War II Starring DC war heroes including Captain Storm Johnny Cloud GunnOf stories that drew on his own experiences in World War II Starring DC war heroes including Captain Storm Johnny Cloud Gunner and Sarge this volume features inventive stories in which Th. Not as good as the Fourth World stuff but still pretty good It's Jack Kirby after all How can you go wrong