Garth Ennis' 303
Deep in the mountains of Afghanistan, a dozen Russian Special Forces soldiers race their British opponents for a secret neither of them can imagine. The Russian leader, a war weary Colonel who knows no other life but conflict, carries old ghosts that refuse to let him be, but the battle that awaits him deep in this ancient land will change his life forever, and send him on a violent journey no sane man would contemplate. The ultimate soldier meets his destiny, in 303!
- Paperback | 144 pages
- 162.6 x 259.1 x 7.6mm | 249.48g
- 20 Mar 2007
- Avatar Press
- United States
About Garth Ennis
Garth Ennis, a critically acclaimed writer from Northern Ireland, has been working in the comic book industry for over 20 years, and is most easily recognized as the creator of Preacher, and long-time contributor to Marvel's Punisher. Perhaps his greatest success in recent years has been CROSSED, a horror survival series published by Avatar Press, in which the world has been overrun by sadistic homicidal maniacs. The CROSSED property has been optioned for film by Kevin Spacey's Trigger Street Productions. Other Avatar publications by Ennis include STREETS OF GLORY, CHRONICLES OF WORMWOOD, and 303.
Our customer reviews
I always forget that Garth Ennis' work has a slow start. This book is divided into two parts and I almost didn't make it to the second. If you can wade through the comic book equivalent of EastEnders then there is gold at the end of this rainbow. You could dismiss this work as an anti-American, anti-capitalist, anti-western polemic and it does come on strong but it is told in such a way you certainly see his point of view. You sympathise for those at the bottom of the heap crushed under the boot of our greed driven society. You also share more basic emotions such as grief and loss. All in all it's not what I expected but Mr Ennis did not let me down so persevere. The art and more notably the colouring is fantastic. Amazing skies, breathtaking sunsets, sultry nights and daunting landscapes are all here. I don't think I have seen a more colourful book and it's not gratuitous. Thumbs Up and double thumbs up for the colourists!show moreby 365 Graphic Novels
"Combining elements from his previous comics, notably Punisher: Man of Stone and the gritty Western parts of Preacher, 303 revolves around a hard-bitten Russian Colonel who makes a shocking discovery while on a spec ops mission in Afghanistan. After coming up against both British and US special forces, his journey leads him to the Texan-Mexican border and a confrontation with another 'true soldier', a sheriff mourning the loss of his wife. As this is a Garth Ennis work, expect the usual lashings of foul language and ultra-violence. He has always been fascinated by war, and now he has the War on Terror to let him philosophize as well as entertain. Taxing questions are asked throughout: what is the cost of colonising new lands purely for the profits of the rich? How much blood has been spilled for the sake of the privileged few who send off ordinary men to die for them? That's not so say 303 is heavy-handed; any political comment takes a back seat to the highly entertaining rampage of our merciless anti-hero, alone in the world save for the aged rifle slung over his shoulder and the demons in his head."show moreby a Book Depository customer