One Mad Dog

[Enemy Ace: War in Heaven] – (Garth Ennis, Chris Weston, Christian Alamy, Russ Heath)
May 14, 2010, 5:36 am
Filed under: 8 Stars, Chris Weston, Christian Alamy, Garth Ennis, Russ Heath

Garth Ennis really has a gift for bringing old war stories back to life. This book is based upon the legendary World War I German fighter pilot Hans von Hammer, a.k.a. the Enemy Ace, brought back out of retirement to fight in World war II. “War in Heaven” collects the two part mini series and has the flying ace battling it out in the skies and battling with his conscience  as he grows to resent Hitlers war machine.

Chris Weston’s art work in the first half of the book   is absolutely fantastic. Each frame is meticulously detailed and  manages to capture the essence of war in the skies in an almost cinematic manner.  Russ Heath’s artwork in the second book is very good but it  just lacks  Chris Weston’s magic and this coupled with a change to jet aircrafts hurts the books continuity a little. Great Book [ISBN-13: 978-1563899829]. 8/10.