Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Sgt. Screamer's Battle Cry

I don’t own, nor have I ever read, any issues of Battle Cry, but I gots to say: I love that screaming head superimposed over the logo. Better yet, on a lot of these covers, the screaming disembodied head (we’ll call him Sgt. Screamer) looks like it is part of the overall composition.

This scene, for example, becomes 300% more entertaining when we assume that poor old Sarge was decapitated in the explosion and his severed head is about to land on that second mine in the foreground:

And here we see Pvt. Ike, America’s typical G.I. on a typical day, dislodging Sgt. Screamer’s head from a typical Red Chinese ass:

Here we see why it’s a bad idea to get in Pvt. Ike’s way when he starts swinging that rifle butt. The kid’s gonna have to peel a lot of potatoes to make up for that little faux pas:

Once again, the Sarge finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time. But did Pvt. Ike throw a grenade, killing Sarge with friendly fire, or is he hurling severed heads packed with explosives? I know which answer I prefer.

Does “Oh my God, you fucking decapitated me, you moron!!” count as a "battle cry"? I think in this case it must.


JohnH said...

A floating, screaming head makes any comic cover, or social event for that matter, more exciting!

Sarcastro said...

Holy Shit!

Pvt. Ike looks like a psychopath.

Brian Hughes said...

You may not have seen the last of Pvt. Ike.

Tim said...

I think there needs to be some kind of investigation. How could that guy tell from fifty yards away that it was an enemy mine that blew up the jeep? Maybe he sabotaged it, to get even with old sarge...