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Special Forces Volume 1 (Special Forces #1-4)

3.42  ·  Rating details ·  59 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
The Comic Book that Ended the Iraq War Zone, the unwitting pawn of a corrupt recruiter, is a mentally disabled soldier. Felony is a three-time loser who enlisted to avoid life in prison. When the rest of their unit is massacred in Baghdad, these brave American teenagers are democracy's last hope against the villainy of the notorious terrorist known as The Desert Wolf Colle ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published June 9th 2009 by Image Comics (first published October 1st 2007)
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May 17, 2013 rated it liked it
This review originally appeared on my blog, Shared Universe Reviews.

I quite like Kyle Baker as a comics creator. I haven’t read his entire output, but I’ve enjoyed and often loved everything I’ve be able to get my hands on. His art is difficult to describe in part because he’s proved to be rather versatile. The first comic I’ve ever read by Baker was I Die at Midnight, an original graphic novel for Vertigo Comics. It’s an excellent little comic and I encourage anybody who sees it to snatch it
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Mar 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: accorsi, image, belico, baker
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Bueno, alguna vez tenía que pasar… digo, lo de reseñar un comic publicado por Image. Y más de uno dirá “¿Qué carajo hace Kyle Baker en Image? Tiene su propia editorial e inmejorable trato tanto en Marvel como en DC! ¿De qué juega en Image?!”. Es raro, sí, pero acá está. Después de la gloriosa Nat Turner (que financió él mismo, centavo por centavo) le pintó hacer algo para otro público, no el que accede al comic a travé
Feb 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
On one level I loved it, and on another level it kind of freaks me out. Bakers art is really fresh and original and shows him experimenting more. It still contains his dynamic, extreme, comic, and all-out action-packed style. Similar thriller feel to his also brilliant "You Are Here," but also including his political commentary as found in his also excellent "Birth Of A Nation." This is said to be volume 1, I am very curious about volume 2.
Clay Fernald
May 06, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: trade-paperbacks
Solid art but I'm lost with the type treatment. I find it not impossible to follow with the unique text layout, but the typesetting was needlessly confusing.

OK, enough with focusing on the bad! I like Baker's classic Kubert or Mad Magazine style, and the political statements being made align with my abstract feelings about war. Zone and Felony are cool to read about, and brave in the face of danger.

This book turns up the weird. Well played, Kyle Baker, I'll be keeping an eye on you!
Jul 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A satire of the Iraq War with impossible action movie physics, in which the two heroes are scantily clad the entire time. In a war zone.
I love Kyle Baker. I don't think I'll be able to convince anyone to read this.
Sep 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Impressive art, interesting premise, incoherent plot and action, hiiiiiighly questionable politics masquerading as commentary.
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Kyle John Baker is an American cartoonist, comic book writer-artist, and animator known for his graphic novels and for a 2000s revival of the series Plastic Man.
Baker has won numerous Eisner Awards and Harvey Awards for his work in the comics field.
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Special Forces (4 books)
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