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Battle #66 - Jack Kirby art & cover

Jack Kirby Battle v1 #66, 1959 - Jack Kirby chronicles the history of the submarine, dating back to early ideas in the 17th century. Drawn simply and informatively, the story has a documentary feel. It's effectiveness partially compensates for the atypically weak cover. Kirby's layout seems hurried, filling in every available space. This issue also contains some notable artwork by Jack Davis. [Author: Ted F]
Tags: Comics, War, Atlas, 1950s, Jack Kirby, Jack Davis, Kirby, Ted F

F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes Into California Warehouse, Worker Captures Aftermath on Video

On Thursday, an F-16 fighter jet crashed into a warehouse near the March Air Reserve Base in southern California. The pilot ejected and survived, but roughly a dozen people inside the warehouse were sent to the hospital for minor injuries related to the crash. The aftermath was all captured on video.Read more...
Tags: Science, California, War, Plane Crash, Air Force, Fighter Jets, Nuclear Bombs, March Air Reserve Base, F 16

Meridian Defense Corporation Apocalypse AK Series: WAR

Back in November 2018, Meridian Defense Corporation has released the first rifle (Pestilence) of the four limited edition AK rifles themed after the four horsemen of the apocalypse – Pestilence, War, Famine, Death. Recently, the company has announced the release of the second horseman – the WAR. Here is the MDC’s description of their Apocalypse series AK rifles: APOCALYPSE AK SERIES THE SPECIAL PROJECTS […] Read More … The post Meridian Defense Corporation Apocalypse AK Series: WAR appeared fir...
Tags: Guns, War, Apocalypse, Daily News, MDC, AK-47 / AK-74 / Everything AK, Meridian Defense Corporation

Congress Must Stop Trump From Blundering Into America’s Most Dangerous War in Decades

"Now is not the time to trust an untrustworthy administration," argues David French
Tags: News, Uncategorized, War

These are the world’s most fragile states in 2019

There are some rankings no nation wants to lead. Yemen has just been named most fragile nation in the Fund For Peace's 2019 Fragile States Index. The least fragile state is Finland.Between these two countries lies the whole spectrum of national stability. The good news is that conditions for most of the world's people are slowly improving, says JJ Messner, Executive Director of the Fund for Peace. "For all the negative press, there is significant progress occuring in the background," he says.The...
Tags: Politics, UK, Singapore, Africa, US, Georgia, Eu, War, Afghanistan, United States, Middle East, Innovation, Protests, Brazil, Finland, Luxembourg

‘Das Boot’ Trailer: The World War II Submarine Story Continues on Hulu

Wolfgang Petersen’s 1981 movie Das Boot was nominated for six Academy Awards and is considered one of the best movies to ever come out of Germany. That’s a high bar for a TV adaptation to clear, but thankfully Hulu’s Das Boot TV show isn’t burdened with depicting the exact same events – instead, it picks up nine months after the movie ends. Take a look at the trailer for the upcoming series and meet the show’s stacked cast, which includes Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Vicky Krieps (Phantom Thr...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, France, Germany, War, Resistance, Hulu, La Rochelle, Vincent Kartheiser, Wolfgang Petersen, Lizzy-Caplan, Film to TV, Das Boot, TV Trailer, Vicky Krieps

Now Stream This: ‘Burning’, ‘Suspiria’, ‘Blindspotting’, ‘Extremely Wicked’, ‘War Horse’, ‘Under Siege’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) The weekend is closing in fast, and thank heavens for that. If you’re anything like me (and if you are, I’m sorry), you like to spend your weekends indoors, watching movies. Thankfully, we live in the golden age of content, where thousands of titles are available to stream. And that’s where Now Stream This comes in – I’m here to sift out all the no...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Horror, Sci-fi, War, Burning, 12 Monkeys, Cloverfield, Action/Adventure, Suspiria, Netflix/Streaming Video, Ronin, Foreign Language, Featured Stories Sidebar, Romeo Is Bleeding, Extremely Wicked Shockingly Evil and Vile

John Bolton has always been at war with Iran, soon America will be too

John Bolton gathered a 7am meeting at CIA headquarters last week with top intelligence, diplomatic and military advisers in the Trump administration to talk about Iran, reports NBC News. And if there's one consistent element in John Bolton's crazy-ass mustachioed career, it's wanting America to go to war with Iran. NEW from @NBCNews Bolton convened an irregular 7am principals meeting at CIA HQ about Iran, on 29 April. Apparently unconnected to recent military deployments.More echoes of I...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, White House, Iraq, Nbc News, America, World news, Iran, War, Military, Middle East, Cia, Bolton, Donald Trump, Trump

U.S. Conducts Missile Test Just 10 Minutes After North Korea's Latest Missile Launch

North Korea conducted a new weapons test overnight, firing two missiles into the sea between North Korea and Japan, according to reports from the South Korean military. The U.S. military conducted its own missile test just ten minutes later.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, North Korea, War, Kim Jong Un, Missiles, Weapons, Donald Trump, Vandenberg, Minuteman Iii, President Trump

Quote of the Day: Larry Corriea Edition

From his Monster Nation post The 2nd Amendment is Obsolete, Says Congressman Who Wants To Nuke Omaha: In something that I find profoundly troubling when I’ve had this discussion before, I’ve had a Caring Liberal tell me that the example of Iraq doesn’t apply because “we kept the gloves on”, whereas fighting America’s gun nuts would be a righteous total war with nothing held back… Holy shit, I’ve got to wonder about the mentality of people who demand rigorous ROEs to prevent civilian casualties i...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Iraq, America, War, Gun Control, Leviathan, Kevin, Tough History Coming, What Agenda, Larry Corriea

This Post Is Dedicated To All The Veterans Past, Present And Future

Reaching for Rescue, Vietnam. 1968 “What is absurd and monstrous about war is that men who have no personal quarrel should be trained to murder one another in cold blood.” – Aldous Huxley. Soldiers comfort each other during the Korean war in the early 1950’s The 1913 Gettysburg reunion of 53,407 American Civil War vetererns of the Battle of Gettysburg’s 50th anniversary shake... Source
Tags: Photography, Design, History, War, Veterans, Gettysburg

North Korea Launches 'Several' Unidentified Projectiles Amid Stalled Nuclear Talks

North Korea fired off what the South Korean military described as “several unidentified short-range projectiles” early Saturday local time in a move that could threaten to upset whatever diplomatic gains the U.S. has achieved with the country in recent years, the New York Times reported.Read more...
Tags: Security, South Korea, Science, Technology, North Korea, War, Foreign Policy, New York Times, US military, Diplomacy, Kim Jong Un, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear, Nukes, North Korea Nukes

‘Tolkien’ Featurette: How the Biopic Goes Early Into Tolkien’s Life and Back Again

So much is known about the rich world of Middle-earth that author J.R.R. Tolkien created, but little popular thought is given to his life before he wrote The Lord of the Rings. That will soon change with the upcoming Fox Searchlight biopic, Tolkien, which shows the early days of the legendary British author from his childhood through the publication of The Hobbit and his magnum opus, The Lord of the Rings. But what went into the choice of this time frame — of showing young, hot Tolkien other th...
Tags: Movies, Drama, War, Oxford, Fox Searchlight, J R R Tolkien, Tolkien, True Story, Edith, Video Clips, Nicholas Hoult, Hoult, Derek Jacobi, Beren, Luthien, Dome Karukoski

‘Apocalypse Now: Final Cut’ Trailer: The Horror Returns In a Bold New Form

Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now: Final Cut is coming to theaters and 4K Blu-ray this August. Can’t wait that long? Maybe this trailer will hold you over until then. Coppola went back and reworked his acclaimed Vietnam War epic, putting together something that’s longer than the theatrical cut, but shorter than the Apocalypse Now Redux edition. Watch the Apocalypse Now Final Cut trailer below. Apocalypse Now Final Cut Trailer There’s a reason Apocalypse Now remains a classic: it’s o...
Tags: Movies, Digital, War, Steven Soderbergh, Movie Trailers, Francis, Martin Sheen, Blu, Francis-Ford-Coppola, Coppola, Bob Moog, John Milius, Apocalypse-Now, Eleanor Coppola, Francis Coppola, Apocalypse Now: Final Cut

‘Apocalypse Now: Final Cut’ Release Date Revealed for Both Theaters and 4K Blu-ray

Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now has been released (and unreleased) in various forms. But the filmmaker recently put together what he considers to be the final cut, and screened it at the Tribeca Film Festival. If you were unable to attend Tribeca, and still want to witness what Coppola has in store, you’re in luck: an Apocalypse Now: Final Cut release date has been set for both theaters and Blu-ray the summer. “When asked which version I personally wanted to be shown, I often felt that...
Tags: Movies, Digital, War, Marlon Brando, Steven Soderbergh, Francis, Martin Sheen, Tribeca, Blu, Francis-Ford-Coppola, Coppola, Joseph Conrad, Release Dates, Home Video, Bob Moog, DVD/Blu-Ray

Secretive Group of Elite Scientists Saved From Pentagon Budget Cuts at the Last Minute

The Jason Group, an advisory panel of scientists and academics that have conducted studies for the Pentagon since 1960, might not be dissolving after all. The Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA) has stepped in to keep the group alive until January 2020.Read more...
Tags: Science, War, US military, Darpa, Pentagon, Vietnam War, DOE, Jason, Dod, Mitre, NNSA, National Nuclear Security Administration, MITRE Corporation, Jason Group

‘Saving Private Ryan’ Returning to Theaters to Commemorate Anniversary of D-Day

One of Steven Spielberg‘s biggest achievements, Saving Private Ryan, will return to theaters to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Spielberg’s 1998 World War II movie earned widespread acclaim, and won the filmmaker an Academy Award for Best Director. Fathom Events will bring the movie back to theaters for two days in June. On June 2 and June 5, Fathom Events will bring Saving Private Ryan back to the big screen. Per Forbes, the movie will play 600 theaters nationwide, screenin...
Tags: Movies, War, Tom Hanks, Roger Ebert, Spielberg, Steven-Spielberg, Ryan, Saving Private Ryan, Omaha Beach, James Ryan, John Miller Tom Hanks

‘Ghost Army’ Enlists Ben Affleck to Direct and Star

The military is about to get seriously spooky thanks to Ben Affleck! The former Batman is set to direct and star in Ghost Army, from a script by True Detective creator Nic Pizzolato. Despite that title, there are no specters floating around the film rattling chains. Instead, Ghost Army tells the true story of a secret World War II military force that used tricks and fakery to fool the Nazis. This premise sounds similar to Affleck’s Argo, which may be what attracted him to the project. More on t...
Tags: Movies, France, Nazis, Ben-Affleck, War, Star, Cia, Batman, Argo, True Story, Affleck, Ghost Army, Rick Beyer, Elizabeth Sayles, Gone Baby Gone, Nic Pizzolato

‘Catch-22’ Trailer: George Clooney Brings Some Comedy to World War II

George Clooney has dabbled with wartime satire as the producer and star of The Men Who Stare at Goats, but now he’s fully leaning into the unexpected comedy that comes from World War II with a series adaptation of Joseph Heller’s classic novel Catch-22. Hulu is behind the Catch-22 series, which follows the adventures and misadventures of a US air squadron in Italy during the historical global war. Christopher Abbott stars in the series as a bombardier who isn’t too happy that thousands of peopl...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, US, War, Italy, Adaptation, George Clooney, Joseph Heller, Air Force, Hulu, US Air Force, Clooney, Christopher Abbott, Yossarian, Catch-22, Grant Heslov

Pablo Schreiber Opens Up About What American Gods' King of Luck Wishes For

While most of the lives in American Gods have intersected in one way or another over the show’s two seasons, Pablo Schreiber’s Mad Sweeney has perhaps covered the most ground. From the beginning, he’s been one of the players in Wednesday’s game with the keenest understanding of what the Norse god is getting at. We had…Read more...
Tags: Science, Interview, Halo, War, Showtime, Starz, Sweeney, Pablo Schreiber, American Gods, Leprechauns, Nail Gaiman

When Rationalism Tangled with Magic: 'A Supernatural War'

When the First World War did not end by Christmas 1914, contrary to expectations of some British leaders, many men in the freshly dug trenches and the many women left behind at home grew anxious. Tanks, chemicals, and suicidal charges against foes heightened fear among millions trapped within a vast theater of combat across much of Europe. When soldiers were thrown into the chaos of continental conflict, some turned to traditional, rather than modern, means of comfort. They reverted to, or susta...
Tags: Music, Review, Book Review, War, WWI, Supernatural, Magic, Social history, Oxford University Press, Owen Davies, Supersition

Cu Chi Tunnels – Historic Vietnam War site near Saigon

The Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of tunnels to the northwest of Saigon built by communist guerrilla troops (Viet Cong). They were originally built during the resistance against French colonialists, and then expanded during the fight against American and South Vietnamese forces. The tunnel network is now a popular tourist attraction, being one of the most visited war-related sites in Vietnam. In fact according to TripAdvisor, the Cu Chi Tunnels is listed as the most popular thing to do in Ho C...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, Australia, War, Tripadvisor, Vietnam, Travel Blog, Ho Chi Minh City, Saigon, Saigon River, Chi Minh City, Cu Chi, Cao Dai Temple, Cu Chi Tunnels, BEN THANH

Frontline Combat v2 #12 - Wally Wood, Alex Toth reprints

Frontline Combat v2 #12, 1998 - Packed full of war stories from the 1950s, this series reprints the classic EC comics in their entirety (except for the advertisements). This edition just happens to have early artwork by Wally Wood and Alex Toth, reprinted from Frontline Combat #12. Other artists in this issue include Harvey Kurztman. - - - - - - - - - - Home / Toth / Wood / Frontline Combat > [Author: Ted Ignacio]
Tags: Comics, War, EC, Wood, 1990s, Toth, Ted Ignacio, Wally Wood, Alex Toth, Wally Wood Alex Toth, MiscPub, Harvey Kurztman Home Toth Wood Frontline Combat

The Army Just Gave a Press Demo of Microsoft's HoloLens 2 Military Prototype

Last year, Microsoft won a $479-million-plus contract with the U.S. Army to build Integrated Visual Augmentation System (IVAS) prototypes that a government document described as intended to “accelerate lethal defensive and offensive capabilities utilizing innovative components.” This weekend, CNBC got a look at what…Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Technology, Microsoft, War, Military, US military, Army, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, US Army, HoloLens, Microsoft Hololens, Military Technology, HoloLens 2

‘Apocalypse Now’ Final Cut Debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival

Francis Ford Coppola has tinkered with Apocalypse Now in the past, but now he’s ready to deliver what he considers the final cut. Coppola went back to his Vietnam War epic to craft a new, definitive version, which will debut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. There’s no word yet on what will happen after the Tribeca screening, but it’s safe to assume the Apocalypse Now: Final Cut will find its way to Blu-ray eventually. The making of Apocalypse Now was an arduous experience. The film went...
Tags: Movies, War, Marlon Brando, Steven Soderbergh, Martin Sheen, Tribeca, Blu, Francis-Ford-Coppola, Coppola, Redux, Apocalypse-Now

Guillermo del Toro and Cornelia Funke Are Writing a New Pan's Labyrinth Novel

As much as Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth is a fantasy/horror film about a young girl dealing with the psychological trauma of living through war, it’s also a dark, mesmerizing fairytale about fantastical creatures and realms that exist beyond the bounds of human imagination. Now, more than a decade after the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Spain, War, Guillermo Del Toro, Fairy Tales, Cornelia Funke, Pans Labyrinth

Why Blackwater cannot be the future of U.S. warfare

The West has stopped winning wars because it still operates on WWII strategies, says Sean McFate. Poor strategy results in so-called 'forever wars'.To end the nearly 20-year-long war in Afghanistan, the U.S. is considering replacing all U.S. troops with Blackwater mercenaries. Why is that so dangerous? Because this is what the future looks like when you resurrect privatized warfare.
Tags: Corruption, Future, History, War, Afghanistan, West, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Innovation, Violence, Blackwater, Global Issues, Sean McFate Poor