THE WINTER GUARD IS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Harvey Award-Winning Team of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis reunite to bring you the harrowing adventures of Russia's elite strikeforce! Atlantean warlord Krang has brutally invaded the coast of Russia and only the Winter Guard has what it takes to stop his diabolical plan...but their actions just might have dire consequences for Russia and the rest of the world. Guest-starring the Agents of Atlas! COLLECTING: Darkstar and the Winter Guard #1-3; Hulk: Winter Guard: X-Men Unlimited #28
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The Soviet Superheroes are an interesting lot, more than anything that is based on the fact that the heroes are sooooo flawed yet they try so hard be what they feel there people need to be to look for in regards to hope. It's also great to see the original Darkstar coming back in such a great way. These are heroes that are for the people. plus come on there is a big ass talking Bear what more can someone ask for.
This trade paperback reprints the Hulk: Winter Guard special and the three issue Darkstar and the Winter Guard miniseries, both by writer David Gallaher & artist Steve Ellis. It also contains Peter David’s excellent story from Incredible Hulk #393, plus material from X-Men Unlimited #28.
The Winter Guard are a number of Cold War characters who made their debuts over the years in such Marvel books as Iron Man and Avengers. Writer Bill Mantlo first assembled them as the Soviet Super-Soldiers in Incredible Hulk #258 published in 1981. They were motivated by Russian patriotism but did not agree with the repressive policies of their government. A second group known as the Supreme Soviets, who were loyal to the Communist regime, was introduced in 1989. After the collapse of the USSR any group with the word “Soviet” in it's name became outdated. For a while the combined line-up of the two teams was known as the People’s Protectorate which, while...
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