If it’s Thursday, then Andy Diggle is revisiting past successes:
I’ve been so wrapped up in all these new projects, I almost lost sight of the fact that the final LOSERS graphic novel has just been published – so if you missed out on the series first time round, now’s the perfect time to jump on board and find out what you’ve been missing.
You can read THE LOSERS from start to finish in five graphic novels.
It’s a contemporary action-thriller about a U.S. Special Forces team who are betrayed by their CIA handler. Targeted for assasination after they learn too much about one of the Agency’s dirtier operations, they decide to fight back the only way they know how – by declaring war on the CIA itself – and in doing so, find themselves embroiled in a top-level conspiracy using falsified intelligence to seize control of the Middle East’s oil supply.
Thing is, I started writing THE LOSERS over a year before we even invaded Iraq. Funny how things turn out, ennit… ?
THE LOSERS won the 2004 National Comics Award for Best New Comic, and was nominated for the 2004 Eisner Award for Best New Series.
Warner Bros are turning it into a movie.
Now if you only want to read comics about grown men in tights agonizing about relationship issues and bemoaning their burden of responsibility, then THE LOSERS probably isn’t for you. But if you want some ballsy entertainment that doesn’t treat you like a fucking idiot, you could do worse than start here.
(There’s an identical posting at The Engine, so it looks like Diggle’s wanting everyone to remember the series that made his name in the US…)