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G.I. Combat #3 - The War that Time Forgot; The Unknown Soldier, Chapter Three Review4
Men run from dinosaurs then blow them all to pieces! The Unknown Soldier breaks into a terrorist cell and demands answers!
Ariel Olivetti does a better job this issue with the art. While sometimes, his art is still a bit rigid and stiff, during the fight scenes he does a much better job at showing movement, something a few (well, a lot) of people in the comment section pointed out last week.
I am really enjoying the War The Time Forgot story on its own. It's like a 90s action film with infinitely better written dialogue by JT Krul. We get a bit of more info about Elliot and where he comes from, and I like that little added scene to break up the overall story of "oh crap, dinosaurs!"
Everything about Unknown Soldier is fantastic. We get bits and pieces about what his "powers" are and get into his mind as he goes into a fort to take down the bad guy. I just love how this book is paced and how it comes together in the end. The final page of this book is a great reveal, and I cannot wait to continue reading this. Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti have me hooked.
I feel like the War That Time Forgot story really isn't going anywhere. We're three issues in and all we've really seen is guys fighting dinosaurs, which I love, but we need more than that. I guess the only info this comic gave us was that some dinosaurs don't eat people. This is probably a problem because of page restraints though.
Both of these books clash BIG TIME. They do not work well together in the same book because the tones are so different. War That Time Forgot is fun, while Unknown Solider is incredibly serious and paced very differently than the action filled dino-chase.
I really am loving this book, and I love the fact that there's a solid war title on the shelves with a fantastic creative team. Everything about Unknown Soldier is awesome, and while I really enjoy War That Time Forgot, I feel like the story isn't progressing much. My main concern with the overall book is that the two stories do not work well together.
Overall, I highly recommend this series and issue because it is a fantastic read.
War Time Forgot: 3/5
Unknown Solider: 5/5