64 pages. It's time to go back to the trenches. Enter WEIRD WAR TALES Special #1, aupdating the popular DC title of the early '70s with a VERTIGO edge. Featuring a riveting painted cover by Phil Hale nd an array of incredible creative talent, this issue presents seven stories that take a not-so-loving look at humanity's favorite pastime. In "Nosh and Barry and Eddie and Joe," written by Garth Ennis with art by Jim Lee, a team of British Special Forces soldiers uncovers the horrific truth about what really went down on their top secret mission in Bosnia; in "Esprit de Corps," written by Greg Rucka with art by Danijel Zezelj, a Green Beret discovers that reinforcements come in all shapes and sizes; and, in "Mind Field," written by Bruce Jones with art by Paul Pope, a desperate man must fend off an alien invasion of strangely underwhelming proportions. In "The Spoils of War" (written by Robert Rodi with art by Frank Teran), a triumphant conqueror discovers that some prizes are better left unclaimed; "Isihlangu" (written by Chuck Dixon with art by Quique Alcatena), in which a Zulu warrior rushes to battle protected by a magical suit of armor; "Imagine" (written by Miles Gunter with art by Marcelo Frusin), in which a Vietnam P.O.W. learns just how much he's willing to barter to save his life; and finally, "A Prayer to the Sun" (written by Darko Macan with art by Edvin Biukovic), in which an unstoppable force cuts a bloody swath through time and space.