Indy Gems: The Anchor/War Heroes
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“In god I have trusted. I fear not what flesh can do to me.”
When I saw a preview of this comic in Previews with the Anchor tracking down a demonic beast, with the help of a ghost of a small boy the beast had killed, I was intrigued. Now that I have read the first issue, I am hooked. The Anchor is a hulking wall of a man; his soul resides in hell, anchoring a piece of the divine to hell itself. He stands guard over the Earth, battling all of hell’s minions that have escaped hell’s domain. The writing and pacing of the first issue is great; it doesn’t do too much in the way of back story though. For it only being the first issue, I was pleasantly surprised with this comic; I can’t wait to see what other massive hell-spawn the Anchor will have to put down next!
War Heroes is one of those titles that I have patiently been waiting for; issue #1 was released back in July 2008, and issue #3 was just released this month. While this series hasn’t come out on a regular basis, it is more than worth waiting for. Mark Millar takes an interesting look at the armed forces. The U.S. government has had a hard time filling the ranks of all the armed forces, so in response they offer all new recruits super powers. Issues 1-3 have been building up to a great story with a group of young people plotting to steal and sell the super pills to an enemy government; things fall apart when the other side develops its own super powered soldiers. While the release of this series is sporadic at best, it is a great mini-series and a great read, when you can find it.