Bohica Blues is a slice of life comic about the everyday encounters of the fictional 213th Combat Engineer Battalion in Iraq. The comic employs humor and sarcasm to get across how it felt to serve in the army in the Iraq war. It is created by a soldier that did serve in that war, so many of the strips draw from personal experience.
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This webcomic contains examples of:
- Drill Sergeant Nasty: Drill Sergeant Ransom yells at the soldiers and acts rough.
- Irony: Several instances, like Relative Danger strip and strip malls where commercialism one doesn't expect to find at a war zone is shown off.
- Magical Realism: While mostly a realistic telling of the life of the soldier it does have flights of fancy... the camp's problem with rats for example... and it's solutions.
- Meat-O-Vision: After the soldiers have been going without alcohol in Iraq for awhile.
- Recruiters Always Lie: Joe Rock signs up for Reserves only to get drafted for the front all over again.
- Shout-Out: The soldiers encounter Gollum when they're patrolling around a marsh.
- Soldiers at the Rear: So far the comic has focused on the way of life of soldiers rather than battles or skirmishes.
- Too Dumb to Live: The Buffalo'd Soldier.