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The Losers (Book One) Paperback – February 2, 2010
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It took me a while to get into The Losers, but once I got there, I didn't want to put this down. Diggle's writing is already patently cinematic - this is straight out of the hyperkinetic paranoid action movies of the early 2000's. Jock's art and (gutsy) layouts reinforces the pace. Something is always going on and the reader's eye zips from panel to panel. This is a great comic book, and done, right, should make for a good film.
Jock's art explodes off the page, giving the action sequences a sense of motion and vitality you don't often get in comics, while Diggle's script is tight and sharp, making each character distinct in the midst of chaos.
Originally published in 2003, the comic follows a group of disenfranchised covert ops as they try to get their lives back following a betrayal by the mysterious Max - unfortunately Max is a high level military/CIA asset and crossing him means putting themselves in the crosshairs. While the basic set-up may sound similar to the The A-Team that's as far as the similarity goes; this isn't played for laughs - it's serious business.
Of course, things don't go that easy as the team face mercenaries, the CIA, the fact that Max may not even exist, and a betrayal at the hands of one of their own - but then if things were easy, they wouldn't be Losers, would they?
The complete series of The Losers is being re-released in two volumes to capitalize on the forthcoming movie starring Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana and Chris Evans - so this is a perfect opportunity to get a jump on it.
The lopsided battle between Clay and Max comes to a conclusion in this mammoth second volume. The good guys fight the bad guys all over the globe, culminating in a wacky, full-sized act of Bond-villainy in the Middle East. Skirting the edge between over-the-top and oh-so-serious, this is a well-written espionage action adventure that keeps everything bouncing along at a wild pace.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Andy Diggle and Jock are both geniuses. That is all that has to be said.Published 10 months ago by Kindle Customer
Super awesome series. Bought it cause I liked the movie. Loved the comics even more so!Published 11 months ago by Leira
Bought as a gift, receiver loves it and didn't alert me of any problems.Published 11 months ago by Tasha
This is a fun, action-packed book, full of explosions, gun shots, and violence. If you're looking for in-depth story-telling and thought-provoking plot lines, look elsewhere. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Kitty
I'm having a hard time finding the right way to review this book, as well as the second in this series's compilation. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jake Burkhart
I grew up reading the classic Marvel and DC super-hero comics and I've only recently begun branching out into other genres. Read morePublished 22 months ago by NF
Hands down, an awesome comic. The movie did justice to the graphic novel, but there are somethings that can only done in comicbooks.Published 23 months ago by Stephen Denoms