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    When you're looking for military comics, then yes, go mainly for the brilliant Garth Ennis:

    303 (not only bloody good military action, but also an incredible look at America)

    The Punisher (absolutely fantastic, but you're already reading it)

    Unknown Soldier (One of his older stories, from 1997, and one of his best)

    Fury (yes, it has Nick Fury. No, it has no superheroes. Yes, it's fucking good)

    War Stories (never read it, but the title says it all. Will read it soon.)

    Kev, More Kev, The Magnificent Kevin and A Man Called Kev (it's a comedy with some serious bits, and the main character is from the S.A.S. Lots of great flashbacks from operations, especially in issue three of Magnificent).

    Adventures of the Rifle Brigade (pure World War Two comedy)

    As for other writers, I will read the recommendations in this thread. Oh, and yes: Warren's Crecy is a must.
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      CommentAuthorelwood
    • CommentTimeJan 22nd 2008
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, and to Duggan for making one of the best books out right now.

    As this is Ellis site though, I will say the recent Fell was great crime fiction. And I agree that Crecy was very well done as well. A side of Ellis we don't see often, and one that I wish would pop up on a regular basis.

    As for the Fury suggestion, I totally agree. I have them already, and I remember that when I got them I was very surprised at how well they read.

    Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I have some books on order now. Hopefully this will keep me busy for a bit.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeJan 23rd 2008
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    Anything with Joe Kubert's name on it.
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      CommentAuthorUnsub
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008 edited
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I can't wait to read Crecy. I tend to forget that military does not have to mean post 9/11.

    .303 is awesome and I am a huge fan of the Enfield rifle. I have 2 of them myself.
    • CommentAuthorLyons
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I haven't seen anyone mention Ennis's Battler Britton. How was that?
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    <em>Battler Britton</em> was a very, very cool and sober take on the original. I'd certainly recommend it, to fans or otherwise.
    • CommentAuthorLyons
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008 edited
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    I've loved most of Ennis's work, so I'll definitely check it out. Thanks.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Yeah, I'd say it's interesting if only for the amount of respect he grants to the character. People who complain about his grosser aspects in his works would be hard-pressed to find anything akin to that in <em>Battler Britton</em>. It's almost like an old-school war comic, which is impressive as it is already. It's worth the read, in any case.
    • CommentAuthorLyons
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    The gross-out stuff in his work does get to me after a while, but I love The Boys and his MAX Punisher, loved his War Stories, enjoyed greatly Just A Pilgrim and Preacher, and am really digging his Dan Dare, so I will pick up the trade of Battler Britton. Thanks again.
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      CommentAuthorOwsler
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008 edited
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    Has The Circle: The Goliath Trap been mentioned? I think that fits?
    • CommentAuthorPaulBurke
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Children of the Grave by ex-marine, Tom Waltz. Think Image released the trade.
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    Echoing quite a few people, Ennis' War Stories were the best war comics published in the last decade as far as I'm concerned.

    KG