The Stringbags #1
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The Stringbags #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: P. J. Holden Publisher: Dead Reckoning Release Date: June 24, 2020 Cover Price: $29.95 Critic Reviews: 2
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Writer Garth Ennis and artist PJ Holden present The Stringbags, based on the true story of the Royal Navy's Swordfish crews in early World War II. A biplane torpedo bomber in an age of monoplanes, the Fairey Swordfish was underpowered and under-gunned; an obsolete museum piece, an embarrassment. Its crews fully expected to be shot from the skies. Instead, they flew the ancient "Stringbag" into legend. From their triumphs against the Italian Fleet at Taranto and the mighty German battleship Bismarck in the Atlantic, to the deadly challenge of the Channel Dash in the bleak winter waters of their homeland. They lived as they flew, more

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jul 18, 2020

    Overall, a book that is very much a throwback to the war movies of yesteryear, which gives these unsung heroes their proper day in the sun. The story by Ennis is funny, relatable, action-packed, and well developed. The art by the creative team is simply breathtaking. Altogether, a story that will make you want to go watch movies like Midway, to remember the heroism of those who fought despite the odds. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Jul 15, 2020

    I thought The Stringbags was a great read. It's hard to call any war story 'fun' but I did enjoy this very much. Any war comic by Garth Ennis is worth the read and if PJ Holden is along for the ride, the pair are going to deliver something that's truly enjoyable. Read Full Review

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