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Archive for the ‘Military Action’ Category

GI COMBAT: THE WAR THAT TIME FORGOT by J. T. Krul & Peter Tomasi

May 20, 2014

World War II soldiers fighting dinosaurs in a land that time forgot began in Star Spangled War Stories in 1960, and the idea has never seemed to go away. The “forgotten” war has shown up time and again in the DC universe, and even showed up in the New 52 in the short-lived GI Combat […]

CREATURE COMMANDOS by J. M. DeMatteis, Pat Broderick, Robert Kanigher, Mike W. Barr, & Jerry Ordway

May 12, 2014

When the Creature Commandos first saw the light of day in the November 1980 of Weird War Tales, I was twenty-three years old, so I picked it up and read it. All I really remembered was that J. M. DeMatteis had created a team of soldiers that were based on the old Universal Monsters: Frankenstein’s […]

UNDER A GRAVEYARD SKY by John Ringo

September 3, 2013

If you think the zombie apocalypse will never happen, if you’ve never been afraid of zombies, you may change your mind after reading Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo. The book is the first of at least two novels about the end of the world as we know it. The author has done considerable […]

SHADOW SQUADRON: SNIPER SHIELD by Carl Bowen, Wilson Tortusa, and Benny Fuentes

August 12, 2013

Carl Bowen’s Shadow Squadron is a Tom Clancy type military series written for young readers (third or fourth grade). He keeps the action true to life without the gore (there is killing but it’s the clean shot/clean kill variety – shoot the bad guys, they fall down). His use and understanding of military weapons and […]

SHADOW SQUADRON: EAGLE DOWN by Carl Bowen, WIlson Tortosa, and Benny Fuentes

August 10, 2013

Carl Bowen’s Shadow Squadron is a Tom Clancy type military series written for young readers (third or fourth grade). He keeps the action true to life without the gore (there is killing but it’s the clean shot/clean kill variety – shoot the bad guys, they fall down). His use and understanding of military weapons and […]

SHADOW SQUADRON: BLACK ANCHOR by Carl Bowen, Wilson Tortosa, and Benny Fuentes

August 5, 2013

Carl Bowen’s Shadow Squadron is a Tom Clancy type military series written for young readers (third or fourth grade). He keeps the action true to life without the gore (there is killing but it’s the clean shot/clean kill variety – shoot the bad guys, they fall down). His use and understanding of military weapons and […]

SHADOW SQUADRON: SEA DEMON by Carl Bowen, Wilson Tortosa, and Benny Fuentes

August 4, 2013

Carl Bowen’s Shadow Squadron is a Tom Clancy type military series written for young readers (third or fourth grade). He keeps the action true to life without the gore (there is killing but it’s the clean shot/clean kill variety – shoot the bad guys, they fall down). His use and understanding of military weapons and […]

FOX: SAILOR’S BLOOD by Adam Hardy

July 17, 2012

Every so often, I find myself trudging down memory lane. It happens when I see an old book on a shelf in a used book story, or I read through an article on popular writers and where they got their inspiration to write. Almost every time, I pick up that book or I go on […]

ALPHA by Greg Rucka

June 18, 2012

Greg Rucka knows how to write an action-packed story filled with interesting characters, and he does it again in his latest book, Alpha. The story is begging to be made into a summer blockbuster movie. Wilsonville (a theme park a lot like Disneyland) is a well-thought out background to the events in the novel. Rucka […]

IRON MAN: THE FIVE NIGHTMARES by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca

December 27, 2009

Iron Man can be a tough character to write. While inside the suit it’s too easy to forget about the man inside, and outside the suit it just doesn’t feel like enough superhero action. After all, Tony Stark isn’t James Bond. Clothes do make the hero. Many of Marvel Comics’ most skilled writers have taken […]