Monday, January 23, 2017

Japanese as people?

This is pretty much a rarity for a war comic to portray Japanese as human beings. Even though World War Two had been over for close to 20 years racist ideas were still pretty hard to put aside. Of course judging or forgiving the past is an easy enough way to not thinking, and in its self provides an easy way to be entertained. Stories need bad guys. In this instance it's just odd seeing them not being bad.

Book Exchange Stamps

The provenace. The journey. It's here. From book exchange to book exchange. What was it traded for? Was it or this a better read? Moved through so many hands. Now caught in hands of a collector. Will there ever be a release to that grip?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bloody elephants.

If it isn't hard enough trying to fight a war in the jungle imagine how difficult it is having to deal with a pack of angry jungle elephants. Everyone has the right to be upset, these elephants perhaps more than most.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Are two Stinsons better than one?

This question has been bothering real men for a long time. It is spoken quietly about in bars and argued at the finest universities. Men at bus stops often seek each others' views concerning the appropriate number of Stinson Sentinels. This is something real men discuss in real time. Other men who cannot talk about this are betraying other men.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Are your flaps full down?

Perhaps our friend's flaps are a little too far down and he should stop pulling so hard. Or perhaps it is time to ease up. Idioms aside. Once you've crashed through the canopy, produced a landing of sorts, blatantly discarded the wings, and cut the fuel lines it's time for a stop don't you think? So time to leave those flaps alone and have a little lie down.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

How do we know they are not Australians?

They have the right hats (sort of) and they have the right square jaws. The one thing wrong is that they still have their shirts on. Sure they look like Australians but they are  not. They are Chindits. Tough angry older poms.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I imagine otherwise...

...I think Sam would have preferred to live a rich and full or pious and devout or long and wicked life or listless and wasted life (pick the one you prefer) rather than devote his last remaining moments to the thoughts of a disheveled and grim Englishman. Machismo is no substitute for empathy.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

One of my favourites.

How could you not love this title? Jungle Snatch! So evocative. So vivid. So much fun. The school boy tittering (there it is again) just goes on and on. No need to draw any inevitable and puerile conclusions where this title sits in the minds of those who should know better.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

When things go wrong...'s usually the 'little people' who are to blame. Great people don't make mistakes, that's why they are great. If the underlings were any good they wouldn't be underlings. They would be leaders not followers. In other words they would be in front or on top and not behind or underneath.
So when things go wrong the attribution of blame cannot be put down to circumstance alone. The difference between the great and not even great is that the great do not like those beneath them.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Cover of the Week.

Cover perfection comes to us again this time from, Sniper! War Picture Library 160, published 3 September 1962. Fantastic artwork that throws a story your way complete with drama, backstory, and resolution in a few square inches. Bold and direct you know what you're in for from the beginning and it's exactly where you want to go.
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