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Metatron_123
02-26-2008, 12:58 PM
I just bought this graphic novel : Enemy Ace - War in Heaven (http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Ace-Heaven-Garth-Ennis/dp/1563899825)

(from a very cool dude that knew every single comic in his shop inside out - to his credit)

And i'm really happy with it. Nice change from superheroes with capes.

For those that aren't aware of this graphic novel, it's about an ex-world war one ace that is convinced by an old friend to join the Luftwaffe in spite of the fact that he is anti-Nazi.

There is also an old classic series of comics that relate to his world war one experiences.

But does anyone else think part one is vastly superior graphically than part two? It seems almost rushed in comparison.

Metatron_123
02-26-2008, 12:58 PM
I just bought this graphic novel : Enemy Ace - War in Heaven (http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Ace-Heaven-Garth-Ennis/dp/1563899825)

(from a very cool dude that knew every single comic in his shop inside out - to his credit)

And i'm really happy with it. Nice change from superheroes with capes.

For those that aren't aware of this graphic novel, it's about an ex-world war one ace that is convinced by an old friend to join the Luftwaffe in spite of the fact that he is anti-Nazi.

There is also an old classic series of comics that relate to his world war one experiences.

But does anyone else think part one is vastly superior graphically than part two? It seems almost rushed in comparison.

Schwarz.13
02-26-2008, 03:27 PM
I'm not into comics (sorry, graphic novels) but that looks pretty cool - the cover is very Sven Hassel!

Low_Flyer_MkIX
02-26-2008, 07:44 PM
Edited: Tasteless phrase. I would like to apologise. I should have thought of a more civilised phrase to explain that the work is 'not my cup of tea'. Sorry for any offence caused.

flyingloon
02-27-2008, 02:56 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Metatron_123:
I just bought this graphic novel : Enemy Ace - War in Heaven (http://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Ace-Heaven-Garth-Ennis/dp/1563899825)

(from a very cool dude that knew every single comic in his shop inside out - to his credit)

And i'm really happy with it. Nice change from superheroes with capes.

For those that aren't aware of this graphic novel, it's about an ex-world war one ace that is convinced by an old friend to join the Luftwaffe in spite of the fact that he is anti-Nazi.

There is also an old classic series of comics that relate to his world war one experiences.

But does anyone else think part one is vastly superior graphically than part two? It seems almost rushed in comparison. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
yeah two different artists. art in the first one is pretty damn good, and was done by a fella who tends to take lots of photo-reference material before starting the pencil work. consequently he takes an age to do it. there's another graphic novel you should look out for, ministry of space, same artist and i think same writer. tis a goodie. was meant to be three parts, one every couple months, although it stretched to more than 6 months between two parts because of the artist taking his time... you should also look out for war stories, parts 1+2, written by garth ennis. good reads, and well researched for graphic novels.
i do like some of the lines in WiH, the bit where the airfield is strafed by spits, Von Hammer is bemoaning that they are flying the last beautiful aircraft (me262s at the time) "the man who designed those spitfires, he stared at a summer sky and dreamed of eagles... [gesturing at an Me 163] the man who designed that thought "toad"".
one of my favourite graphic novels. well worth the money, all of 7-8 years ago or so.

Metatron_123
02-27-2008, 04:25 AM
Yeah I just realised it was by a different artists.

What you said about the photographic material seems to make sense, as in the first part the aircraft are accurately drawn to represent their respective sub-type, where as in the second they are the usual generic 'spitfire' and 'messerschmitt' style drawings you see in comics.

I also found out that this guy did the rifle brigade, quite silly but also fun.

And for some reason this Garth Ennis chap loves the idea of people being chopped to pieces by aircraft propellers. Dunno why, but it seems to be a repeating pattern. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif

flyingloon
02-27-2008, 04:38 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Metatron_123:
Yeah I just realised it was by a different artists.

What you said about the photographic material seems to make sense, as in the first part the aircraft are accurately drawn to represent their respective sub-type, where as in the second they are the usual generic 'spitfire' and 'messerschmitt' style drawings you see in comics.

I also found out that this guy did the rifle brigade, quite silly but also fun.

And for some reason this Garth Ennis chap loves the idea of people being chopped to pieces by aircraft propellers. Dunno why, but it seems to be a repeating pattern. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-indifferent.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
repeated where?

Metatron_123
02-27-2008, 05:44 AM
It's both in 'The rifle brigade' and in 'Enemy Ace'. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The rifle brigade is a small comic series dealing with a special 'dirty dozen' style crack team. It's surreal and ridiculous, for example in one episode they have to find Hitler's missing ball before the Nazis. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

A part that shines is when they are under attack by a Fw-190, and they all shout in unison
"Focke off Fritz!" before blasting him into oblivion.

flyingloon
02-28-2008, 02:34 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Metatron_123:
It's both in 'The rifle brigade' and in 'Enemy Ace'. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

The rifle brigade is a small comic series dealing with a special 'dirty dozen' style crack team. It's surreal and ridiculous, for example in one episode they have to find Hitler's missing ball before the Nazis. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

A part that shines is when they are under attack by a Fw-190, and they all shout in unison
"Focke off Fritz!" before blasting him into oblivion. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
ahh right yeah, been a while since i read rifle brigade. remembering the bit with the officer and his companions in the panther, quite "ello ello"