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Monday, February 4, 2013
Firecrackers. What use are they? There are few things a moustache finds uncomfortable. Strangely firecrackers in awkward positions are one of them. Face an enemy - no problem. Dodge bullets - no problem. Bare knuckled fisticuffs - no problem. Lead others - no problem. Pay attention to grooming and tailoring - no problem. Have a firecracker placed somewhere where you rather wouldn't have one placed - problem. A man of moustache would much prefer a stick of dynamite to a firecracker. Perhaps it is a question of honour.
Take any War Picture Library, Battle Picture Library or Commando comic and you will always find those famous last words “arrgghhhhh” or even “donner und blitzen”.
Cowards try to prove themselves or officers interfere by trying to run battles “by the book”. The enemy is treacherous. Mysterious locations hold significant secrets. Sometimes a simple gun is the focal point of a unique karmic destiny.
There are those who are lost or left behind enemy lines where they invariably make a discovery – a hidden base, a wonder weapon or a traitor. The host of intangible struggles are often more significant such as the dark secret, the family shame, the family curse or the stigma of not being like the other chaps.
Strangely enough for stories about war and battle the killed the dead and the dying are usually absent.
There's a lot to like (and make fun of) among the dramatic titles, fantastic artwork, impossible stories, daring heroes, nasty bad guys, body building and not quite diamond rings advertisements.