Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Special Forces #2, Image Comics

5/5 stars

Inspired by news of an 18-year-old autistic kid from Oregon recruited into the Army without any idea the Iraq War was going on, Special Forces follows in the bootsteps of Catch 22, Dr. Strangelove and Slaughterhouse Five. Zone, the perfect soldier because he's autistic and therefore loves to follow orders, is teamed with Felony, a badass super-hot sadistic babe who enlisted to avoid prison. Baker's in-your-face explosively dynamic art evokes the best of comic-gods Frank Miller and Harvey Kurtzman while presenting an utterly unique, compelling and disturbingly fresh vision. JN

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