One Mad Dog

[Adventures in the Rifle Brigade] – (Garth Ennis, Carlos Ezquerra)
May 15, 2010, 5:36 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Carlos Ezquerra, Garth Ennis

In the introduction to this book it states that it plays homage to the great British war comics of the past. In reality it is a great send up of those stiff upper lip British style war stories where the boys from Blighty fight the filthy Bosch. It is over the top in many ways with a bunch of characters that are beyond belief but very funny.  I particularily enjoyed the section near the beginning where the rifle brigade were introduced. Carlos Ezquerra’s artwork is great and some of the splash pictures are amazing (I especially like Brian Bolland covers). If you enjoyed “Black Adder Goes forth” , “Jeeves and Wooster” or “Dads Army” then this book will probably appeal to you. Just be warned that is is a little more R rated than any of those TV programs. My only real gripe about “Adventures” is that I find the fact that several of the characters say nothing but their catchphrase wears a bit thin after a while.  Both stories in this collected edition are good and the second story about Hitlers missing love spud is particularly funny. Shame there seems to be no plans for any more. [ISBN-13: 978-1401203535]. 8/10

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