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Dogs of War 4

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Dogs of War 4
Story title:  "Field Promotion"
Date July 1994
Cover Price:  $2.50
Pages 36 (includes the cover)
Writer(s) Art Holcomb, Jim Shooter
Penciler/Artist(s):  Georgés Jeanty
Cover Artist(s):  Georgés Jeanty
Inker Michael Barreiro
Colorist(s) Brian Moyer
Letterer:  Diana Reed
Editor:  Debbie Fix
Characters Shooter
Known Variants: None
Notes/Plot Summary
The story begins with a black man named Carl Johnson being killed during a drive by shooting. The story then shifts to the Montel Williams show where the guests are 3 nuns arrested for prostitution. Shooter interrupts the broadcast to solicit his services as a hero. 
 The scene shift again to a community center where street crimes and guns are being discussed. 
 Shooter steals his mail from the Montel Williams set and finds a letter from Carl Johnson's mother telling about her sons death and her other son's desire to fight the killers on his own. Shooter arrives to their community and immediately starts attacking crime. Shooter gets into a disagreement with "Growler", one of the members in the community that doesn't want him there. 
 They agree long enough to walk the streets checking out the situation. Shooter sees a car speed by making threats on them and attacks the car with the people inside. Growler realizes it's a distraction and heads over to Mary Johnson's home. Growler stops a thug from setting off explosives. Shooter catches up and he bickers with Growler and keeps the explosives. 
 Shooter drags the thug away to find out more about the guys that sent him. Shooter uses the thugs tips to find more thugs who are opening a crate of guns. Shooter tosses a grenade causing the crate to explode. Shooter uses one of the survivors to lead him back to a ship delivering more guns. He blows up the ship with the guns and people on it. Growler witnesses the explosion and is not pleased. The story ends.

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. 

Observed Prices 
Price  Date Store Location
$3.00 12/28/03 Mile High Comics
$3.99 12/28/03 N/A