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Movie Prequel Comics: Are They Worth Reading? | The A-Team
The A-Team

Writers: Chuck Dixon, Tom Waltz, Erik Burnham, Joe Carnahan
Art: Various

In 1972 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit… But that was how it stood in the ‘80s. Joe Carnahan’s 2010 A-Team movie changed that back-story to “one year ago”, and Carnahan himself helped plot the comics that fleshed it out.

There were two four-issue mini series. The first, War Stories, each took a team member before the team existed. So we have Hannibal extracting a bio-weapons expert (Dr Skarfasis –no, really) from Iraq; Face trying to steal a Ducati during Operation Desert Storm (don’t ask); Murdock getting committed to a mental hospital and trying to escape with his invisible dog; and BA going from an army ranger to working in a Mexican chop shop.

Shotgun Wedding, meanwhile, chronicles the team’s first plan coming together (although to be honest it could happen at any point in their chronology as a unit). Specifically, it takes in Alaska, San Diego, and a chaotic wedding cruise during which Hannibal poses as the priest, Face the couple’s wedding planner, BA a chauffeur/bodyguard and Murdock the chef. The likenesses are from the film, but Shotgun Wedding could have come right from the TV series.

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1 what about southland tales
what about the graphic novels produced for Southland Tales? they were actually integral to the story line of the movie and made a whole lot more sense of it. And they were all written by Richard Kelly, surely they deserve a mention for die hard Richard Kelly fans and also people who slated the film. More

Posted by hi charlie on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 19:35

2 Missing
No mention of the 2000AD Shaun of the Dead prequel (brilliant) or the various Watchmen prequels (dreadful)? More

Posted by evergrowingbrain on Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:49

3 So...
are they worth reading or not?!?! More

Posted by partybee on Monday July 8, 2013, 13:13

4 Pacific Rim prequel comic
was pretty poor. It also struck me as possibly far more spoilery than it should have been - it didn't seem to introduce a world but summarise huge chunks of plot. More

Posted by elab49 on Friday July 5, 2013, 16:07

5 Inception
There was a short comic released after Inception, which gives a little bit of background beind the Cobolt Job More

Posted by richallin on Friday July 5, 2013, 14:16

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