Area 88 (Eclipse 1987) #17-22, 26, 28-35 Top Gun Drama! Adapted to UN Squadron!
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Area 88 (Eclipse 1987)
#17-22, 26, 28-35
From the Slings and Arrows Comics Guide:
of the first Japanese comics to be translated for the American
audience, and the choice was a wise one. Kaoru Shintani's story is about
Shin, a mercenary fight pilot who's been tricked into signing a
three-year-mission contract to fight as part of a force embroiled in a
fictional African nation's civil war. Shin's the best pilot at the base,
but tormented by his circumstances. Within a simple structure, the
stories address complex emotional issues, particularly once the focus
expands beyond the airbase and skies from 17. At that point we learn
more of Shin's past, his friends and his enemies." (34)
Warehouse of Wonders presents a lot of Area 88 comic books from Eclipse,
the daring 1980s publisher with a lot of fingers in a lot of genres,
especially the modern serial "Airboy." Read the classic Area 88, where
Shin struggles to break free from his merciless contract, and how an
intense rivalry with a childhood friend led him to this place. Begin
your collection with issue 17, as Shintani's story begins to get deeper.
Retro game fans will recognize the anime and the adapted video game "UN
Squadron." Get absorbed into a weekend reading these thrilling stories.
All issues are VF condition, uncirculated.
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