Dreaming Eagles #2

Dreaming Eagles #2

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Simon Coleby Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
8.6Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Reggie Atkinson continues the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, from their training as fighter pilots to their first combats as they fly against the German forces occupying Sicily and Italy. The men of the 99th Fighter Squadron do not lack spirit- but the opposition have years of experience and vastly superior aircraft. Reggie and Fats must fly for their lives, ever conscious of the racial bigotry that sets them apart from other American squadrons...

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Rebecca Booth Jan 28, 2016

    A meticulously researched piece, the comic is an account of an incredibly significant group of men and their individual fight in a wider war against tyrannical power and prejudice. Their lesser-known story is one of sacrifice and resilience, and this book is a respectful testament to its importance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    First Comics News - Giovanni Aria Feb 7, 2016

    This issue we get to the war and predjudice towards the airmen. It is an intersting world view and one worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics Jan 27, 2016

    This book is a great World War II book on its own but at times it's very heavy on the 'oh look how racist everyone is', The sad thing is this is probably a lot more mild than it actually was. Great fighter jet fight panels and gorgeous art make this a war story I didn't get bored reading, I'm not normally into this kind of book but fighter jets are cool, even the old ones from the 40's. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 27, 2016

    AfterShock Comics have only been on the scene a short while but with Dreaming Eagles #2 they already seem to be committed to delivering more than just the standard comic book fare month after month. Garth Ennis, Simon Coleby, and John Kalisz don't shy away from the hardships these men had to face in order to protecttheir country, but instead use it as the flaming forge that turned these men from mere citizens into heroes. Dreaming Eagles #2 isn't a political work, but instead a heroic one; a work that the men depicted therein would be proud of. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Brandy Dykhuizen Feb 1, 2016

    There is a fascinating and important story to tell here, and one that has been overlooked and relegated to "footnote" status for far too long. However, the second issue of Dreaming Eagles is hugely expository, weighted heavily by its history. Reggie is a character comfortable atop his soapbox, and we cheer him on to share his message, through which he may finally connect with his son. This heightened attention to period detail operates as a stark contrast to Eagles' first issue, with its visceral humanity and singularity of story. While this particular issue may not keep you in rapt attention, it will give you a front-row seat to view Magee's "sun-split clouds" and "footless halls of air," which is, as you can imagine, more than enough. Read Full Review

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