Over at Classic Comics at Comic Book Resources (where I serve as humble moderator), we're discussing our favorite self contained short stories (between 2 and 12 pages). I thought I would re-post my selections here. I encourage everyone to check out the threads and if you aren't already a member - register and join the discussion. Here's a link: ttp://forums.comicbookresources.com/forumdisplay.php?f=17
The Little Town of Resistance - Blackhawk #271 (July, 1984)
Mark Evanier & Joe Staton - 6 pages
As much as I adore the team of Mark Evanier and Dan Spiegle on the lead stories in this series, I really get a kick out of the shorter Blackhawk Detached Service Diary stories. My personal favourite is this 6-pager about a stubbornly brave French village that, ultimately, cannot quite live to its name. It's a nice little philosophical piece by Evanier, with lovely and understated artwork by Joe Staton. In fact, I like it so much that I tracked down the final page which is framed and hanging on a wall in my house.
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