Robot 6

Bluewater, Soldier of Fortune team for ‘guts and grit’ comic

Soldier of Fortune

Bluewater Productions has teamed up with Soldier of Fortune Magazine for a new comic series called Soldier of Fortune Presents: Stealth. And the comics publisher sent out a testosterone-dripping press release today on this new partnership, the kind with quotes like this: “Finally a real adventure graphic novel for real men,” said Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown, USAR (Ret.), publisher of Soldier of Fortune Magazine.

And this one, from Marc Shapiro, the book’s writer and an Army veteran: “I’m writing Soldiers Of Fortune with the idea of creating the ultimate war comic. Lots of action, lots of humor, lots of character and more firepower than you can shake a bazooka at. Big guns. Big attitude. Guts and grit.”

Seriously, if the above quotes and image don’t make you want to eat some red meat, belch and fire off a few rounds, then check your manly man card at the door.

The action-adventure series by Shapiro and artist Steven Black centers around a fictional secret special ops team hired by the government to do the jobs that the military is incapable of doing for either practical or political reasons. Several of Soldier of Fortune’s advertisers will have product placement in the comic.

“If a character is using a grenade launcher, firearm or any piece of paramilitary hardware, it will be an accurate depiction of a current brand,” said Bluewater president Darren Davis. “This is the first time we have taken this approach. As long as it fits the narrative, readers will see a little bit of realism. There is so much excitement here on this project that our licensing agent is already looking to make this a TV series and toys based of the character designs that Ramon Salas did for this project!”

The first issue comes out in June.

News From Our Partners

Comments

6 Comments

Finally, a graphic novel for people who come from the poorest of the poor and joined the military for an affordable education and not misadventures in Mesopotamia.

“centers around a fictional secret special ops team ”

So much for gritty realism I guess.

Finally, a graphic novel for people who come from the poorest of the poor and joined the military for an affordable education and not misadventures in Mesopotamia.

What a non-stereotypical thing to say. Come back after you say this to the face of someone in the military, oh mighty keyboard warrior.

Actually, a number of family members have served from WWII, Korea and participated in UN peacekeeping missions in Syria (90′s), Cyprus and Bosnia. Do look up the demographics of the Military–facts of their lives before enlisting might just surprise you. I have 100% support for troops and think they should be treated like royalty if injured in the service of their country–alas the US government does not share my opinion.

How badly do a lot of military people want to get lumped in with mercenaries, though??

I expect a crossover with Justin Beiber and Barak Obama….

Leave a Comment

 



Browse the Robot 6 Archives