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Thursday, December 3, 2015
Shoot down the devils.
I like this picture. For a run of the mill grunt bad guy this fellow has an expanded vocabulary. He clearly must have topped his class in something. I suppose for his efforts of gaining a speaking part he probably doesn't survive the next frame. Still, intelligence is not necessarily a prerequisite for continuity. There are plenty of stupid people out there who prove that every day.
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.