Saturday, June 26, 2010

Battlefields #7

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Russ Braun

With the start of this latest Battlefields story, Ennis and Braun return to the story of Anna Kharkova, the female Russian pilot who was the star of their first Battlefields arc.  The war has progressed since the first story, and Anna has changed quite a bit.  She now has a reputation for getting herself into trouble, and has just been transferred to an all-male front line unit.

The story runs like many of Ennis's war stories.  There are toadyish functionary officers, and there's a big battle scene.  Anna is still talking to her close friend, who was killed in the first story.  It's clear that her experiences have hardened her, as is seen when she meets a female mechanic who idolizes her, and treats her with open disdain.

As usual, this is a very competently-told story, with great artwork.

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