Comic Book Reviews - Men of War #7 Review


Created on March 17, 2012 and written by
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Men of War #7

Rating: 5/5
Publisher Name: DC Comics
Writer: James Robinson/JT Krul
Pencils: Phil Winslade/Scott Kolins
Number of Pages: 32 pgs.
Price: 3.99
Color: Color
Safety Content Label: T+ TEENS AND UP – Appropriate for most readers 13 and up, parents are advised that they might want to read before or with younger children.

Publisher’s Blurb:
It’s not the War on Drugs, but these SAS soldiers find themselves battling for control of a poppy field. Can they knock out this Taliban cell’s money source in order to win the bigger battle? Plus: It might have been battle skill or luck that helped Blake survive the crash of his patrol helicopter in Iraq – but which will get him through returning to civilian life?

Reviewer’s Comments:
It really is a shame this series is ending. I really enjoyed Brandon/Derenick’s run, and the team that took over for this issue stays up with the level of quality of the last issues.

The first story focuses on George Saint S.A.S. His current friend recounts how he met George. He recounts George’s fighting with Islamic fundamentalists. George barely survives but takes him down and escapes.

The second story focuses on Coop, Fish, and Gonzalez. Gonzalez dies in a plane crash after being shot down by an unknown enemy. Fish makes his way back home. He is greeted with applause and love while the current situation takes hold. Fish sees his brother and a friend shooting in a video game, and looks at them with disgust as he cannot understand how they can pretend shoot. Fish goes to a job interview, and is upset as he listens to another job applicant apply. They do both interviews in the same room, and Fish is wondering what his sacrifice was for in the first place. Meanwhile on the battlefield, Coop dies, and back home, Fish goes to the graveyard. He goes to reflect on the sacrifice of many soldiers at the graveyard, and then makes a friend who was a Vietnam veteran.

James Robinson and Phil Winslade did an amazing job with the first story. Robinson’s writing does a fantastic job of allowing Men of War alum Phil Winslade to tell the story. The second story with JT Krul and Scott Kolins do a great job. Krul does equally great with the writing, and Scott Kolins does a fantastic job detailing the different characters. These two teams really know how to tell a story, and I wish they would stay on for the long run. Looks like I will be picking up the replacement title GI Combat instad…… hope it is as good as Men of War…..

 

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About the Writer: TommyZimmer (140 Posts)

Tommy Zimmer is an upcoming writer of short stories, comic books, journalism/media reviews, screenplays, and anything related to writing. He is headquartered in Detroit, MI where he attends University of Detroit Mercy. He is majoring in English Creative Writing with two minors in Business Administration and Multimedia Journalism. He currently helms his "zimmert101" blog at zimmert101.wordpress.com. He also writes for Paper Dragon Ink and Super Powered Fiction, and wrote for Modern Myth Media.


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