Thursday, 5 November 2015

Johnny Red #1 (Titan Comics)

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Johnny Red #1 (Titan Comics)

Garth Ennis (w) Keith Burns (a)

Titan Comics are a British company producing comics in the American format. Amongst their growing range of titles are no less than three (soon to be four) monthly Doctor Who comics. Their latest offering is a mini-series highlighting Johnny Red a character that will be familiar to readers of the long gone but not forgotten weekly Battle comic published back in the seventies and eighties.

Johnny Red tells the tale of  a pilot who flew a Hurricane on the Eastern Front alongside Russian Yak fighters in World War 2.

This modern rendition sees rich collector Tony Iverson purchase the wreck of a Hurricane for restoration but discovers this is no ordinary plane and did not take part in the Battle of Britain but has a far more intriguing history.

In Russia we meet Sargent Rodimitz who tells the tale of Johnny Red and back in time to Stalingrad we go...

Highly recommended.


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