|Creator:||Comic by Andy Diggle and Jock; film directed by Sylvain White|
|Date(s):||August 2003 – March 2006 (comic series)|
June 4, 2010 (film)
|Medium:||Comic book, film|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||Wikipedia (comics); Wikipedia (film); IMDB|
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The Losers is a Vertigo comic book series by Andy Diggle (writer) and Jock (artist). In 2010 it was made into a film, directed by Sylvain White. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Zoe Saldana, Chris Evans, Idris Elba, Óscar Jaenada, and Columbus Short.
The fandom is small and was most active during 2010/2011, after the film's release. It is largely Dreamwidth/LiveJournal based. There are stories based on the comics as well as the film, and some that merge canon from both; all tend to be welcome in the various comms. Most stories ignore or fix the ending of the comics.
There is a fanfiction exchange called Ante Up Losers held on Dreamwidth.
The most popular pairing by far is Cougar/Jensen. The runner up slash pairing is Clay/Roque. The main het pairings are the canon ones of Aisha/Clay and Pooch/Jolene, although they are often only secondary pairings in stories that are mainly gen or slash.
As the fandom is fairly small no particular tropes really dominate.
- Backstory about how the Losers came together and pre-canon stories about earlier missions.
- AUs and crossovers (but often based on canon and generally not too crackaddled).
- Animal Transformation/Wereanimals.
- Families of Choice.
- Same Actor Crossovers.
- The first eight don't count by storm_petrel. The one where Jensen is a werehousecat.
- The Sniper at the Gates of Heaven by Joe Lawson. The one where there's a wee apocalypse.
- Not Your Average Lima Losers by kaitlia777. The one that's a crossover with Glee.
- Team Dynamics, Family, and Other Things That Will Hurt You Series by NewYorkReload, an epic-length fic taking place before the movie.
- If We Never Got This Second Chance by Pookaseraph, a Time Travel Same-Actor Crossover with MCU where Tony and Steve’s son from the future, Jake Jensen, arrives at Avenger’s Tower, the two of them are forced to confront some hard truths: Tony that he might not actually become a horrible father, and Steve that he might not be able to set aside his discomfort with sharing a child with another man.
- A Million Darkened Kitchens by zoronoa. Sketch of Cougar kneading dough.
- Millions of Suns by harpers_child. Collection of fanmixes.
Archives & Fannish Links
- The Losers 2010 Dreamwidth community.
- The Losers Fans Livejournal community.
- Losers_Fic LiveJournal fanfiction community
- Ante Up Losers annual fanwork exchange and big bang.
- Losers Minibang, a prompt-based little bang challenge with a minimum length of 5,000 words.
- The Losers tagged works on Archive of Our Own.
- The Losers works on FanFiction.Net