Sledgehammer '44: Lightning War #1

Sledgehammer '44: Lightning War #1

Writer: John Arcudi, Mike Mignola Artist: Laurence Campbell Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
2.5User Rating

After the classified, advanced airplane known as the Flying Wing is hijacked by the Nazis, Sledgehammer is sent on a special recovery mission that pits him against the deadly Black Flame!

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 8, 2013

    Absolutely fantastic adventure-military-paranormal book. Not to be missed! Highest possible recommendation! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Nov 26, 2013

    Mignolahas been creatingthis lore for going on 20 years now and the wealth of quality ideas he has instilled into his own unique lore is unrivalled. This short three issue arc will add another chapter to the rich history of the series and everyone should read it. No exceptions. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 27, 2013

    Laurence Campbell's art is drastically different from what we got in the first series, but that's okay. He brings a great sense of mood and darkness to the pages, showing you just how ugly the war is and the affects it has had on our characters. He doesn't get to draw too much action in this issue, but judging from the ending things are about to go ballistic very, very soon. Dave Stewart's colors are masterful, as usual, and only add to the visual greatness of this comic. Sledgehammer 44 is an awesome series, just make sure to read it from the beginning to get the full effect. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Mark Tweedale Nov 29, 2013

    In case you haven't figured it out yet, this comic is most definitely a buy. Longterm fans of Mignola's world will love it, and yet it's completely accessible to new readers. So much of this comic was pure wish fulfillment for me. Now if only I had the next issue" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Sean Tonelli Nov 27, 2013

    The Mignola-verse has grown even larger but Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #1 is a welcome addition. Offering something a little darker and a lot heavier than what one would expect, this is a book that is fitting of its winter release. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 27, 2013

    You don't need to have read the first Sledgehammer 44 series to enjoy this one; in fact I think they're counting on most people having missed that series. There is a great recap to that series within the dialogue of this issue, but even still there is something fresh and new about the issue. Check it out if you're a Mignola fan or you're looking for a WWII story fix. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Nov 27, 2013

    Sledgehammer 44 is definitely one of the coolest titles in the Mignolaverse, and that is really saying something given the high quality typically associated with Mignola and company. Lightning War has started off in a fairly unexpected, but wholly satisfying way. True to typical form for these gentlemen, the book was full of deeper introspection accompanied by equally substantial writing and seriously impressive artwork. Now that the action has gotten started, it will be interesting to see how far the team goes with the Hammers backstory throughout the course of Lightning War. Either way, were surely in for a wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Nov 27, 2013

    Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #1 is a great comic. It may not be above what came before but it's more than enough to earn my praise. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Culture Mass - Joshua Eubanks Nov 27, 2013

    All in all, Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #1 is another enjoyable outing from these esteemed gents, and one that promises more good things to come. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    GreyMouser Dec 3, 2013

    swastikas glorified on the cover?? fuck this! a crying shame considering the MignolaVerse is my favorite thing in comics & i was looking forward to this despite the $3.50 overprice and retro WW2 BS. Even worse, considering the advertised cover (w/o swazis)was an excellent piece of art which seemed to make statement about how they were not needed to have the same impact. dark horse & mignola get a big "FUCK YOU" from me this month.

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