Thursday, July 8, 2010

Greek Street #13

Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Werther Dell'Edera

The Ajax arc continues to be my favourite part of this series so far, as Alex, the former soldier who was injured in Afghanistan continues to crack up, and blame all of his misfortune on the Minister for Defense.

Milligan's giving us a very clear portrait of post traumatic stress disorder, although in this case, there does appear to be a bit of a haunting involved as well.  Some elements of the story feel a little obvious - for example I expect we will find out that Alex's friend Pat, who he is seen talking to a few times in this issue, doesn't actually exist.

Also of interest this month is the way in which Milligan weaves this story into the larger Greek Street picture, as Alex meets one of the Fureys, and one of the stripper/narrators has a cameo.  I'm a sucker for war comics, but am just as likely to enjoy a good tale of the aftermath of war, which is what we're getting here.

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