Steely desperation and determination never looked so eager as it does when paired with a hairy hand and a cheeky grin. The very mists of time are the perfect place to measure our trust in the future. Battle training has never been so useful when it comes to snatching.
For my next trick shot I'll make the bullet curve in the air and then wait for that blighter to come into full view. Not only am I good shot and a good sport I am also quite the fellow with my dashing cravat and smart side part. What-ho chaps!
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.