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Schedule  Monthly
Inker(s)  Gary Erskine
Writer  Rick Veitch
Penciller  Rick Veitch
Format  Ongoing series
The Hot Zone Club  ISBN 1-4012-1474-6
Genre  War comics
Publisher  Vertigo
Publication date  May 2007 – February 2008 August 2008 – January 2009
Similar  American Virgin, Crossing Midnight, American Century, The Vinyl Underground, Young Liars

Army@Love is an American comic book series from DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, which started in May 2007. It is drawn and scripted by Rick Veitch, with Gary Erskine on inking duties. Issue #12 published in February 2008 was the "season finale". A second series of 6 issues, titled Army@Love: The Art of War began monthly publication in August 2008.


The story follows the adventures of a unit of New Jersey National Guard in "Afbaghistan", a fictional Middle Eastern country.

As is often the case with Vertigo Comics, the title is designed to evoke memories of a long-running defunct DC title, in this case, Our Army at War, which, subsequent to its retitling to Sgt. Rock in 1977, was followed by a one-shot titled simply Army at War in 1978.


The unit includes both men and women, a great deal of the action following the amorous adventures of various members. The contrast between the surreal combat in Afbaghistan and the comfortable lives of the rear echelon and the people the Guardsmen have left behind is also a recurring theme.

Collected editions

The series is being collected as trade paperbacks:

  • The Hot Zone Club (tpb, collects #1–5, 128 pages, October 2007, ISBN 1-4012-1474-6)
  • Generation Pwned (tpb, collects #6–12, 168 pages, July 2008, ISBN 1-4012-1832-6)
  • References

    Army@Love Wikipedia

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