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George Orwell - The man who wrote 1984 once got shot through the neck by a sniper while fighting Fascists in Spain.

Alexander Solzhenitsyn - Russian dissident writer and WWII vet who survived the brutal Gulag system and lived to tell the tale.

Richard Francis Burton - The manliest writer of all time.

Anna Comnena - One of the best and most complete sources of historical documentation during the Byzantine Era came from a woman who wasn't supposed to even know how to read.

Marie Colvin - Fearless war correspondent who spent a 30-year career embedding herself in every war-torn hellhole on Earth.

Saparmurat Niyazov - The most insane dictator you've never heard of.

George Rowe - The only private citizen to ever successfully infiltrate an outlaw motorcycle gang.

Nancy Wake - The most decorated Allied servicewoman of World War II.

Adrian Carton de Wiart - Psychotic one-eyed British Army officer wounded 11 times in 3 wars across 3 continents.

Carl von Clausewitz - The most influential military mind of the modern era.

Eugene Vidocq - The father of modern detective work.

Samuel White Baker - An old-school British colonial explorer, writer, and soldier who dedicated his entire life to badass adventure.

Joseph Gallieni - Exactly one hundred years ago today, this man saved Paris by fighting the Germans with an army of taxicabs.

Wu Zetian - The only female Emperor of China.

Andrew Carnegie - Dirt-poor immigrant becomes the richest man in the world, then donates 90% of his money to charity.

King Abdullah II - When ISIS killed one of his pilots, the King of Jordan is rumored to have flown the lead F-16 on the mission for revenge.

Woodes Rogers - The man most responsible for single-handedly ending the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean.

Sir Garnet Wolseley - Victorian-Era British officer who won epic campaigns from China to Canada and accomplished more heroic shit in a weekend than most soldiers do in a lifetime.

Peter Freuchen - Peg-legged Danish polar explorer who lived with the Inuit, amputated his own toes with pliers, and once escaped certain death by making a knife out of his own frozen shit.

Constance Markievicz - 20th-century Irish suffragette and revolutionary who fought the British with a nickel-plated six-shooter.





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