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Showcase Presents: The Losers, Vol. 1 (Showcase Presents)

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Collected from G.I. COMBAT #138 and OUR FIGHTING FORCES #123- 150, Captain Johnny Cloud, Captain Storm, Gunner Mackey and Sarge Clay – team up as The Losers. Even though these heroes always won in the end, they had to do everything the hard way!
Paperback, 456 pages
Published April 17th 2012 by DC Comics (first published March 27th 2012)
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Ed McKeogh
Jul 12, 2012 Ed McKeogh rated it really liked it
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Somehow, I completely missed the era of war comics. The glitz of superheroes bewitched my youthful sensibilities, so even if they were on the spinner rack at my local Rite Aid, I didn't notice them. Still, war comics are an important genre in the history of American comics, so I'd be remiss if I didn't at least sample them.

What turned me on to "The Losers" was the fact that John Severin had drawn the comic back in the day, and since he's my first art hero, I wanted to see how he handled the mate
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Tom
Apr 25, 2012 Tom rated it really liked it
Anyone who knows anything about the way the military operates knows The Losers as a unit should never exist. A naval officer, an Army Air Corps pilot, and a pair of Marines (neither of the last two actually seems to have a real name), get sent on covert missions where most of the time anyone they work with ends up getting killed and any victory they score is a double-edged one. Why they consider themselves "losers" when they keep surviving is a bit beyond me, and if the group above, made up of p ...more
Philip
May 02, 2012 Philip rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2013
The Showcase Presents volumes reprinting DC's war comics are proving to be a treat. Kanigher's stories may not be realistic (The Losers are a unit composed of a Naval captain, an Air Corps pilot, a USMC sergeant and a USMC private), but they are entertaining. It helps that 2/3 of the stories in this collection have art by John Severin, an artist whose work I can look at all day long.
Chris Turek
May 06, 2013 Chris Turek rated it really liked it
I expected some fun vintage comics, but this was far more than that. Just wonderfully entertaining.
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Sep 08, 2015 Brent rated it it was amazing
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These old war comic books are certainly not for everyone, but I love 'em.
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Great stories, great artwork.
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I really enjoyed this book. Fun adventures that make a good point on the nature of loss in war.
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One of the most prolific writers in comics, particularly in the Silver Age. He took over scripting duties on Wonder Woman after William Moulton Marston's death, and handled the character's transition from the Golden to the Silver Age. He also created Barry Allen, the second Flash, for editor Julius Schwartz's superhero revival of 1956, as well as writing and editing DC's pioneering war titles.
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