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Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan a dozen Russian special forces soldiers race their British opponents for a secret neither of them can imagine The Russian leader a war weary colonel who knows no

  • Title: 303
  • Author: Garth Ennis Jacen Burrows
  • ISBN: 9781592910373
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Paperback
  • Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, a dozen Russian special forces soldiers race their British opponents for a secret neither of them can imagine The Russian leader, a war weary colonel who knows no other life but conflict, carries old ghosts that refuse to let him be But the battle that awaits him deep in this ancient land will change his life forever, and send him onDeep in the mountains of Afghanistan, a dozen Russian special forces soldiers race their British opponents for a secret neither of them can imagine The Russian leader, a war weary colonel who knows no other life but conflict, carries old ghosts that refuse to let him be But the battle that awaits him deep in this ancient land will change his life forever, and send him on a violent journey no sane man would contemplate The ultimate soldier meets his destiny, in a tale from Garth Ennis, the creator of PREACHER.

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    1 thought on “303”

    1. Garth Ennis does NOT like George W. Bush or his administration or seemingly America in general really and he basically uses 303 as his hate screed to show why. Our anti-hero is a grizzled Russian vet with an affinity for the classic .303 rifle whom Ennis drops into Afghanistan to show the effects of America’s (then-current) actions on the civilian population as well as highlighting what the Russians did historically. We’re then in the American heartland where Mexican slave labour is alive an [...]

    2. Il solito Ennis, ma questa volta con un paio di personaggi così dolenti da far male.Mentre però il protagonista giganteggia nella cupa violenza, lo sceriffo trascina il proprio dolore rinviando il suicidio ogni volta di quel tanto necessario a compiere un dovere in cui non crede più.C'è il solito attacco agli USA senza troppa retorica.Uno degli Ennis migliori, senza dubbio, splatter compreso.

    3. Being my all-time favorite writer in the graphic novel tradition after Alan Moore, Ennis is right in his element in this mini series. Ennis is well-known for his extreme, sarcastic and cynically witty style as displayed in books like Preacher, The Pro, The Boys etc. but to me, his true calling lies in war stories. The series Battlefields, the two volume War Stories and even the farcical Adventures of the Bollock Patrol demonstrate his strange and creepy fascination with war machinery, strategy, [...]

    4. Comics offer debate. It is necessary. Fundamental. I just don't understand why the medium is so completely left. Where's the middle ground? Hence, I guess, the debate.I'm NOT offering TO debate, by the way just WRITING that comics are a great medium FOR debate and should NEVER be censored!I'm just OFFERING my personal perspective. Something I rarely do.When I opened the book, the words where riveting. They were great! Then it was like this ugliness spread. This concept. Completely one sided and [...]

    5. 3.5 StarsThis was deep. It was released only a few years after 9/11 and you could feel the emotion in it even if Ennis did take a different route in the story.The first half is set in Afghanistan and is a pretty straightforward war story. The second half really shifted gears and honestly the two halves of the story didn't mesh well. The second part also felt a little rushed. The ending was quite shocking and I'm surprised there wasn't more controversy about this one when it was released. The art [...]

    6. While I love Ennis, and the majority of his work, I'm not such a fan of his attitude that resembles, "Politics is politics, but soldiers get the work done" (my made up quote).

    7. Un aereo USA precipita nelle montagne dell'Afghanistan. La segretezza paranoica delle operazioni di recupero insospettisce Russia e Gran Bretagna, che inviano una squadra speciale ciascuno per prededere gli americani e capire che cosa ci sia di tanto segreto. Scopertolo solo dopo un bagno di sangue, uno scafato colonnello russo inizia un viaggio lunghissimo per portare a termine una missione inimmaginabile e folle.Raccontare di russi e britannici in Afghanistan fa venire subito in mente il Grand [...]

    8. The main character strongly echoes the Saint of Killers from the author's Preacher series, right down to his ghosts. They even look similar.I very much enjoyed the first half of the book; it was focused, gripping, and unpredictable, with interesting characters and amazing landscapes.In the second half, the plot lurches forward unsteadily; it feels like chapters were torn out in several places. Logic takes a back seat to expediency. The protagonist has an absurdly easy time accomplishing what he [...]

    9. Not enough meat to be either a great story or a great polemic, the stand out segments of this work, the ones I still hear in my head, are the odes to the Lee Enfield rifle and the .303 British cartridge (in UK service 1889-1950)which Ennis, correctly in my opinion, lifts to a position of talisman and avatar of the forces of British imperialism, civilisation and values - it's the bullet that kept the world in the chokehold of a small wet island, saved the world from Nazism and stepped out of serv [...]

    10. Occasionally Mr Ennis gets his stories right when he rains in some of his more "try hard edginess". In this case he almost gets there.Essentially a musing on a soldier's lot with the instant moment on the ground contrasting somewhat with the political motives. The 303 rifle of the story is used to link the current warrior to his Brothers in arms (to use the obvious) of the last 100 years.

    11. Russian special forces officer takes on a personal mission of revenge and redemption. Plot takes a few strange turns and the political angle could perhaps have been a little more indepth but overall this is powerful stuff. Ennis's spare writing style and his love of all things military lends the tale a mythic quality.

    12. A very cold, hard look at the War on Terror and America's role in starting it. The ending is amazing and audacious and something you could only do in comics. And you have to keep in mind that this came out only 3 years after 9/11. It was pretty stunning at the time.

    13. A schizophrenic work. A promising first half with a great setting and an interesting protagonist is dragged down by an absurd jump in setting, a ridiculous change in tone, and an insultingly unbelievable ending.

    14. This is one of the more thoughtful Garth Ennis works out there - you get the sense that he really does care about the issues discussed. However, it doesn't quite work as a story, which is really unfortunate.

    15. A very powerful comment on the war in the middle-east. This story pulls no punches and is very good.

    16. Raramente me decepciona Ennis, y cuando lo compro barato menos que menos. Veremos cuánto vale este 303

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