“Got My Radio On”
Writer: Charles Dixon
Artist: Ben Dunn
Banner gets a message from his old childhood friend. The friend was killed by the Communist Mexicans for leading a resistance movement. The friend wants Banner to transport weapons to the Baja so that the oppressed people can throw out the Japanese and Russians. Banner meets with the main backers of this enterprise Senator Craig Creek the leader of the Southwest rebellion and Avner Glanzman the Israeli Mossad agent. The convenience store out in the middle of nowhere is attacked but most of the group survives. Banner decides to take the mission.
“The Time of the Preacher!”
Writer: Stephen Scott Beau Smith
Artist: Flint Beau Henry
Beau La Duke and his brothers are heading to West Virginia to help their father. In Oklahoma they meet up with a fire and brimstone preacher by the name of Reverend Sanddog Yuma the Gun-hand of God. The two groups successfully fight out a gang of bikers. Beau manages to recruit the Reverend to his cause. Meanwhile in West Virginia the opposing forces are gathering.
“La Duke’s Tips for Real Men”
Writer: Beau Smith
Artist: Tim Hawkins
Beau La Duke is offering a contest on who is a real man and woman. People are encouraged to send in pictures of themselves for prizes.
So now we get a mission for the Swords of Texas. A good solid story with some more history with Banner and who is involved. Wow is it grim in the Baja. The peons are always getting their quotas raised so they can’t meet them and are not able to see their families. Instead they have to do calisthenics and produce more consumer goods for the state. The Japanese governor Omo is part of the Legion of Man and seems to be an honorable man not comfortable with these policies.
The Dogs of War backup is shaping up to be a great story. The Reverend Yuma is a colorful character and the bad guys look real evil.