Shooters

Shooters

by Eric Trautmann, Jerwa Brandon, Steven Lieber
     
 

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A veteran of the Persian Gulf war returns home to a broken life after a tragic friendly fire incident, only to return to Iraq for a last shot at redemption as a private military contractor.

Overview

A veteran of the Persian Gulf war returns home to a broken life after a tragic friendly fire incident, only to return to Iraq for a last shot at redemption as a private military contractor.

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Publishers Weekly
Even after Trautmann’s excellent introduction, which provides the context for Shooters, a reader whose interests generally lie outside of stories about contemporary warfare might quickly flip through it and decide to give it a pass; that would be a mistake. The story that Shooters tells—about a chief warrant officer named Terry Glass who faces both tragedy in the fields of Iraq and disaster on the home front—could have so easily fallen into cliché or been something that smacked of the inauthentic. But the power of Shooters is that it so deftly and expertly avoids anything that could undermine it. The book looks at the rise of private mercenary outfits in the wars of the Middle East without ever falling victim to a myopic view. The novel can sometimes feel text heavy, but it never drifts into extraneous philosophizing. Lieber’s illustrations help give us a window not only into the faces of war but what is happening behind these faces. Combined with the narrative, they make for a convincing and compelling portrait of war and its consequences. Indeed, Shooters should be read not simply by fans of the genre but by anyone who really wants to think about the themes it raises. (Apr.)
From the Publisher
"An uncompromising look into a world most people only hear about on the news. SHOOTERS is brutal, raw, compelling, and undeniably human. Brandon Jerwa, Eric Trautmann and Steve Lieber have produced a story that'll stay with readers for a long, long time."—Kurt Busiek, ASTRO CITY
Library Journal
06/01/2014
A powerful look at a soldier's return home from the Persian Gulf after a traumatic tour, his attempt to find a way back into family life, and his eventual return to Iraq as a contractor in search of closure. Honest, unflinching, and sensitive to the delicacy of its subject, this story is beautifully told and truly captures the lingering costs of war.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401222154
Publisher:
DC Comics
Publication date:
04/24/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Eric Trautmann is began his writing career roleplaying games. He worked on staff for Microsoft, where he wrote and edited a variety of Xbox and PC game properties including MechWarrior, Vengeance, Crimson Skies and Halo. For DC Comics he has written JSA VS. KOBRA, FINAL CRISIS: RESIST, CHECKMATE and more.

Brandon Jerwa has written comics based on Battlestar Galactica, Highlander, G.I. Joe, Army of Darkness and more. He wrote the series THE SHIELD for DC Comics.

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