Army@Love Vol. 1: The Hot Zone Club

Rick Veitch and Gary Erskine

More proof that comics are political speech—and definitely not for kids—comes in this first volume of a series set in the near future, where the United States continues to slog away at war in “Afbaghistan.” Corporations not only sell sponsorships (troop carriers plastered with logos), they also draft and send management types who believe that the way to keep the troops happy at the front is to give them all cell phones. But the real draw to combat is a “peak life experience,” as expressed by the Department of Motivation and Morale. Add beer and sex, and you’ve got spring break under fire. As for the “Hot Zone Club,” think the mile-high club with mortars. Thought-provoking, gut-wrenching and sex-drenched, Army@Love offers a glimmer of the dystopia we’re building, one Halliburton contract at a time.