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Saturday, October 1, 2016
Alone and angry.
There are times when there's no fighting it. Being alone can be a glorious adventure, providing freedom and a sense of self that others are not even aware exists. In a double, almost triple if you devote enough thought to it, ironic twist it is people who make those who want to be alone angry. Except of course English people, for some inexplicable reason they seem to make a lot of people angry whether they choose to be alone or not.
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.