Special Forces (comics)

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Special Forces is a creator-owned comic book limited series written and drawn by Kyle Baker, and published by Image Comics. The series details the lives and deaths of a platoon of misfit soldiers who are for one reason or another unsuitable for service, but who have nonetheless been recruited to fight in the Iraq War; the protagonist is autistic. It was inspired by a 2006 incident in which the US Army recruited an autistic teenager.[1]

The New York Times reviewed the 2009 trade-paperback collection of the first four issues, calling it "the harshest, most serrated satire of the Iraq War yet published."[2]

The title is a pun on "special needs".


  1. ^ Kyle Baker Goes to War, in Publishers Weekly, by Will Moss; published August 28, 2007; retrieved July 11, 2013 (via archive.org)
  2. ^ Wolk, Douglas (December 6, 2009). "Holiday Books: Comics". The New York Times.