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4.0 out of 5 stars Taking up a Mantle Ain't Never Been so Hard
While it ain't writer Ennis' best work, nor artist Killian Plunkett's (you must love this name) either, both creators do a fine job of embroiling the reader in the scathing under-the-table dealings of the US government.
UNKNOWN SOLDIER follows the path of the title character, driven to uphold American honor since WWII, as he wades armpit deep in the muck and filth...
Published on 15 July 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot - rushed ending
An updating of the old 1960's and 70's series. Proves you can't trust the CIA and other lettered agencies. But the ending just left me cold - felt rushed and slightly incoherent. Good moody art that fit the overall feel of the story. Overall, an ok book but not Garth's best
Published on 2 Dec 1998


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4.0 out of 5 stars Taking up a Mantle Ain't Never Been so Hard, 15 July 1999
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This review is from: Unknown Soldier (Paperback)
While it ain't writer Ennis' best work, nor artist Killian Plunkett's (you must love this name) either, both creators do a fine job of embroiling the reader in the scathing under-the-table dealings of the US government.
UNKNOWN SOLDIER follows the path of the title character, driven to uphold American honor since WWII, as he wades armpit deep in the muck and filth of government beauracracy. Agent William Clyde, a black-ops solder himself, struggles through loss and impending insanity trying to discover the mysteries the solider protects and to discover who the soldier is himself.
Some great dialogue, intriguing storytelling, and larger-than-life characters. Everything you'd expect from a master like Ennis. Plunkett's art, too, is vastly superior to all the other tripe choking the shelves.
The ending may be not what you expect, but, in reading it, it couldn't end any other way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Garth... God!!!, 8 July 2014
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This review is from: Unknown Soldier (New Edition) (Kindle Edition)
It's Garth Ennis... I'd give his shopping list 5 stars!!! Seriously though great book!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Brutally and brilliantly well done, 17 Jan 1999
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Garth Ennis' UNKOWN SOLDIER is indeed a tale of dark conspiracy and vicious action, but it is in his detailing of the crushed and confused characters of Agent Clyde and the mythical Soldier himself that he really hits hardest. Even though the narrative spans fifty-plus years of America's military history it remains an intensely chilling personal horror story; about two men's morals and ethics and sanity slipping faster and faster into the mud, and the demands honor makes on the human soul.
It is a brilliant limited series, limited only by space, scope and the constraints of the backstory. The keenness of mind exhibited by Ennis and his contemporaries like Warren Ellis, Grant Morrison and Alan Moore is in full evidence here... they are some of the finest (and weirdest) literary minds in comic books today.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting plot - rushed ending, 2 Dec 1998
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An updating of the old 1960's and 70's series. Proves you can't trust the CIA and other lettered agencies. But the ending just left me cold - felt rushed and slightly incoherent. Good moody art that fit the overall feel of the story. Overall, an ok book but not Garth's best
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4.0 out of 5 stars A scathing endictement on Uncle Sam's misguided self belief, 17 Jun 2000
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A truly amazing yet accusing stab at the very heart of the world's superpower immortalized by the writing of your man Ennis. I was literally transfixed by the man's prose and the messy artwork matched the man's message. It was refeshing to see an age old hero lit a new age light of cynicism - I was truly enthralled by the book and personally glad I was attracted by the name of Garth Ennis on the cover otherwise I'd have left this collective a-dust gatherin' on the shelf. From the land of hope and glory comes one true phrase - God f@*k America and all who choose to sail in her
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