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By Kurt Busiek, Ben Abernathy

Every little thing you must learn about Astro urban and its many distinct locations and faces: local courses, eating place strategies, highlights, neighborhood pursuits, advertisements for neighborhood companies, a background of the town, a map or even a consultant to the who’s-who of the hero elite illustrated through fan-favorite artists.

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Lingering pockets of gas added to the unappetizing atmosphere. Yet men ate three times a day, although what they ate reflected the usual gulf between the ideal and the actual. " 26 Officially, each man got daily: 1~ pounds fresh meat (or 1 pound preserved meat), pounds bread, 4 ounces bacon, 3 ounces cheese, Y2 pound fresh vegetables (or 2 ounces dried), 1~ together with small amounts of tea, sugar, and jam. But in the trenches there was very seldom fresh meat, not for eating, anyway; instead there was "Bully" (tinned corned-beef) or "Maconochie" (ma-con' -o-chie), a tinned meat-and-vegetable stew named after its manufacturer.

Bull-ee! " When a company was out of the line, it fed better. It was then serviced by its company cookers-stoves on wheels-and often got something approaching the official ration, as it might also in a particularly somnolent part of the line, when hot food might come up at night in the large covered containers known as Dixies. Clothing and equipment improved as the war went on, although at the outset there was a terrible dearth and improvisation. " Crucial supplies had been omitted: "We had plenty of small-arm ammunition but no rifle-oil or rifle-rag to clean our rifles with.

The unforgettable, infinitely pathetic inscriptions are not Kipling's but those which the families of the dead were allowed-after long debate within the Commission about "uniformity"-to place on their stones. In addition to the still hopeful ones about dawn and fleeing shadows we find some which are more "modern," that is, more personal, particular, and hopeless: The Troglodyte World Our dear Ted. He died for us. Our Dick. If love could have saved him he would not have died. And some read as if refusing to play the game of memorial language at all: A sorrow too deep for words.

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