They say that war is Hell, but that's just because they haven't
signed on with the military of the future - where the top
priorities are Motivation and Morale. Sure, we're bogged down
in some dusty Middle Eastern quagmire, hip-deep in hostile
hearts and minds - but the booze is free, the palaces are
rocking, and when the RPGs start flying and the adrenaline
starts pumping, that special someone could be waiting for
you right in your own foxhole. Have you got what it takes
to joint he Hot Zone Club? Sign up now and find out...
Hot Zone Club reprints issues #1-5 of the Army@Love
comic book series. In the near future the war on terror is
not going so well. Recruitment in the armed forces is at an
all time low - that is until some bright spark has the idea
of getting the multinational companies, who are the first
to profit from war, to provide funding for the army - funding
that turns a tour of duty into one big party. The main reason
that more men are recruiting is thanks to the decision to
actively recruit women and have mixed squadrons. The end result
is that after a hard day of blowing the cr*p out of the enemy,
the soldiers could look forward to free booze, food and sex.
new recruit Switzer is saved by Flabbergast whilst in the
middle of enemy fire, she tells Flabbergast that there is
a private club called The Hot Zone Club. To be come a member
you need to get down and do the dirty whilst in the midst
of combat fire. After Flabbergast and Switzer do the deed,
Switzer reveals that she made the whole thing up - and so
the first members of the club are born.
news of the club spreads, so too do the members. And, once
the powers that be discover what is going on, instead of shutting
it down they get behind it and make it a club to be proud
to join - issuing official patches to those who are in it.
this volume the introduction of the main characters is neatly
handled. All are somehow interwoven together, so that people
back home and on the front lines have an interesting connection
to one another. There's plenty of humour and tragedy too.
There's the weird Secretary of War who has the strangest of
hobbies, and there's poor old Allie, who isn't happy with
anything in her life and has already made a few suicide attempts.
the end this story is one that will, hopefully, grow into
something much bigger. This is certainly a great way to kick-start
the series though.