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Not just nostalgia.,
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This review is from: The Best of "Battle": Vol 1 (Paperback)
I'm always very wary about buying things for nostalgia value. I have spent a lot of money on DVD cartoons that I loved as a child only to discover that they bored the living daylights out of me as an adult. So I purchased this book with a few warning bulbs flashing overhead. But I didn't need to worry, this book is as good as I remember it. The stories are well crafted and the action is just how I pictured it while I was waiting for the book to arrive. It's amazing how many of the stories I remember, but not just that, certain pictures conjure up all kinds of memories. I remember being ill in bed when I was about ten years old reading Rat Pack. Seeing those stories again brought back all of those old feelings. But it's not just nostalgia, the stories and characters are still good and nearly all of them are films screaming out to be made. Pat Mills and John Wagner to name just two writers, have created something magical all those years ago. It's about time Hollywood came calling and gave us Rat Pack the movie. (Although I know Rat Pack was loosley based on The Dirty Dozen) But buy this book and enjoy. It's not just the great memories it will conjure up, it's great story telling shown through fantastic art work!