Thursday, July 22, 2010

Battlefields #8

Written by Garth Ennis
Art by Russ Braun

What really stands out in this issue, which has our favourite female Soviet pilot, (now) Captain Anna Kharkova, going up against a ridiculously large number of German planes, are the double-page spreads showing the massive dogfights.  Braun really outdoes himself on these two large images, showing the hectic action and madness of fighter battle.

This is a decent issue.  Anna gets some official recognition, and gets closer to her colonel.  Also, and most importantly, she begins to thaw a little, and actually interact with her fellow pilots and support staff.  Much of this arc has concerned itself with her distant attitude, so it's good to see her becoming comfortable in her own skin again.

It's a shame that there is only one more issue of Battlefields coming out.  I do hope to see a third set of stories soon.

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