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Dogs of War 1

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Dogs of War 1
Story title:  "Reassignment"
Date April 1994
Cover Price:  $2.50
Pages 36 (includes the cover)
Writer(s) Jim Shooter, Art Holcomb (based on characters created by Jim Shooter and David Lapham)
Penciler/Artist(s):  Georgés Jeanty
Cover Artist(s):  Georgés Jeanty (pencils), Bob Downs (inks), Janet Jackson (colors)
Inker Bob Downs, David Miller
Colorist(s) James Brown, The Defiant Studio
Letterer:  George Roberts
Editor:  Ed Polgardy
Characters Shooter, Mouse
Known Variants: Signed version (See notes below)
Notes/Plot Summary
Shooter and Mouse return from the Plasm world. He shows off his new talents to the military and they run him off. Upon returning to his apartment, he discovers that he has been evicted and the landlord has put all his belongings in storage. His significant other is seeing another man. 

His mom is broke and desperate because she fell for a marketing scam that took her money. She's working two jobs. Shooter is fed up with the injustice and raids the headquarters of the Canadian company that cheated his mother out of her savings. He tracks down a company supervisor and destroys his car after the guy can't tell where the money went. Mouse loans him money to help his mom. 

Later, while walking around in the park, he ponders how to pay back Mouse. A drug dealer assaults him and pulls a gun. Shooter kicks the drug dealer's posterior and keeps the drug dealer's money. Shooter decides that ridding the drug dealers from streets of New York is more profitable than other forms of employment. He continues. 

Major Hawkins, one of the military guys from his earlier encounter tracks down Shooter.  Shooter is hired to find Major Hawkins' missing grand-daughter who was abducted by someone connected to the child porn industry. Shooter, with the help of Mouse, follows the trail of the girls abduction to the office of a woman who heads a child porn business. The woman warns Shooter of her powerful connections. Shooter starts to leave, but he returns to perform an unmentioned act upon the woman as she screams off panel. 

This issue begins one of the most unique and disturbing series of the 1990's. This series features a ruthless vigilante justice that singles out the evils of society offering little or no mercy. 

Note: According to series writer Art Holcomb, "Jim Shooter gave me the plots that he wanted for issues #1 and #8. I wrote and plotted the remainder of the stories in the mini-series." The plots to the rest of the series reportedly still exist.


Signed versions of this comic exist with the following Certificate of Authenticity. Signed comics and Certificates of Authenticity can be forged, so they are not listed on the checklist. 

Defiant Certificate of Authenticity DOW1

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