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Dogs of War 5

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Dogs of War 5
Story title:  "A Hunter's Moon"
Date August 1994
Cover Price:  $2.50
Pages 36 (includes the cover)
Writer(s) Art Holcomb
Penciler/Artist(s):  Georgés Jeanty
Cover Artist(s):  Georgés Jeanty (pencils), Mike Barriero (inks)
Inker Mike Barriero
Colorist(s) Corey Adams
Letterer:  Diana Reed
Editor:  Debbie Fix
Characters Shooter, Shotgun, Terry Roberstson, Moira Armstrong
Known Variants: None
Notes/Plot Summary
The story begins with an exotic dancer (Terry Robertson?) being escorted home by a police officer. They are discussing an issue with domestic violence involving the woman's seperated husband (Roger Robertson). The scene ends with Terry discovering a note from her husband that he's taken their daughter Shannon out of the city for a few days. 
 The scene shifts to the office of "Shotgun", the former bodyguard of the Tobacco executive in issue #3. Shotgun has acquired some photographs of Shooter and vocalizes his desire to "make this guy hurt". 
The scene shifts again to Shooter getting drunk on Duff beer and expressing self-pity as he listens to television news stories about his recent activities.Later he takes a stroll on the street and sees a gang robbing an electronics store. Shooter intercepts the gang. They mock his drunken state and beat him up in a nearby alley.  
The scene shift to Roger Robertson's apartment where the police are conducting a raid. He is gone, but they find his empty gun holster and a tag from a grenade.  
 By this time, the beaten and battered Shooter has straggled to the apartment of Moira Armmstrong. Shooter starts to tell her the truth about him. 
Elsewhere, Shotgun's people have acquired contact info on Shooter and Shotgun expresses a desire to hunt him down and kill him.  
Back at Moira's apartment, Shooter shows her he can become invisible. He also tells her of his other enhanced athletic abilities. Shooter confesses of his heroic failures and tells her that he wants to turn himself in to the FBI. 
At a motel in Newark, New Jersey, Roger Robetson pacifies the tears of his daughter Shannon. He tells her that he will soon call mommy and that they will then "all be in a better place. He looks down at the grenade in his hand.  
By this time, Moira is convinced that Shooter has been brainwashed by the government into believing he was abducted by aliens. Shooter can't discard her logic.  
 Shotgun arms himself to confront Shooter. 
Terry Robertson storms Moira's apartment in distress telling her about her ex-husband.  
Shooter chases down Roger Robertson and saves the daughter. Shooter tells Moira fterwards that his chat with her helped him. Shooter tracks down the gag that beat him up and gets even. Upon arriving back at his apatrtment, he finds Shotgun waiting for him. The shirts are off.... they fight. The story ends. 

Note 1: This issue has an unusual panel with Shooter sitting in his apartment with 5 television sets, but his chair faces away from the TV sets!

Note 2: 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
$5.99 12/28/03 N/A
$4.50 5/16/04 Joes Paper Shack