Category: News

• High Flyers: PW Talks with Garth Ennis

Ennis (the Preacher series) pays tribute to the Royal Navy pilots who flew Fairey Swordfish biplanes to stunning underdog victories in WWII in The Stringbags (Dead Reckoning, Apr.). What attracts you to war comics? I grew up in Northern Ireland. Due to a quirk of distribution, we didn’t get many superhero comics—so I found myself… Read more

 

• Daily Mail | Churchill the SUPERHERO: Life of Britain’s wartime leader is given comic book makeover in epic new illustrated biography

The life of Britain’s wartime leader Winston Churchill has been given a comic book makeover with the release of a graphic novel biography. The book charts the former Prime Minister’s upbringing during the late 1800s, through to his military exploits, his rise through the political ranks and how he guided Britain to victory against the… Read more

 

• Publishers Weekly Comic Books Review: The Stringbags

Ennis again achieves what his best WWII comics, such as Johnny Red: The Hurricane and Night Witches, have done: illuminate a little-known corner of that sprawling conflict and highlight the humanity of those involved in pulse-pounding battles. Ennis showcases Britain’s obsolete and widely mocked Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers (called Stringbags for their ability to… Read more

 

• The Newest Rant | “Churchill: A Graphic Biography,” Provides A Stellar Overview of a Fascinating Life

I’m on the mailing list for the publisher Dead Reckoning, which is the graphic-novel focused imprint of the Naval Institute Press (a part of the U.S. Naval Institute, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, professional military membership association). The NIP prints books that explore naval and military history in both fictional and nonfiction methods. I was a huge… Read more