Johnny Red #1

Johnny Red #1

Writer: Garth Ennis Artist: Keith Page Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: November 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.3Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Legendary British fighter ace, Johnny "Red" Redburn, returns once more as the commander of the Falcons, a Russian fighter squadron battling the Nazis in the skies over Stalingrad. But dogfighting Messerschmitts is about to become the least of his troubles when the NVKD, the notorious Soviet secret police, come calling!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - John Wallace Nov 3, 2015

    I'm like Tony Iverson, the millionaire owner of the Hurricane. I want to know more about the history of the aircraft, but more than that, I want to know what happened to Johnny and his Falcons over Russia. Bravo Mr Ennis and Mr Burns. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Graphic Policy - Karcossa Oct 30, 2015

    At the end of the day, whether you love it as much as I did (and I hope you do) is a question that only you can answer. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Nov 10, 2015

    I have to admit, I loved this issue - it's unique, tackling a largely-unknown (to Americans) corner of the war. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Nov 5, 2015

    Garth Ennis does an excellent job providing the back-story I needed to know to fully enjoy the comic. By the time he segues to WWII Stalingrad I was totally brought up to speed on the role of the Hawker Hurricane in WWII and how a British flyer could end up in Russia. This was an immediate add to my pull list and is highly recommended for any fan of war comics. Ask your comic shop to get you a copy of this debut and add it to your pull so you don't miss future issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Nov 8, 2015

    Admittedly, I am inferring quite a bit about Johnny Reds direction, but Im confident in the abilities of the creators. Ennis is a deceptively smart writer, and the team of Burns and Worde are greatcollaborators. Johnny Red #1 is a promising revival. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Justin Wood Nov 4, 2015

    I'll say it again; Titan is lucky to have a book that is this good. It's one of the best first issues I've read from Ennis since ‘The Boys', and definitely should have a place in the pull of anyone with a soft-spot for history. Go buy it. I'll just be waiting here for Ennis to finally figure out how to disappoint me. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Anghus Houvouras Nov 2, 2015

    Strongly recommended for fans of the genre and anyone looking for an introduction to the world of combat comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Hughes Oct 28, 2015

    Honestly, I have never been a big fan of the Commando series, but it easy to see the quality of the art in this book. I am a little disappointed in the writing, having high expectations for anything that Ennis writes. Still, this is only the first issue, so things may speed up. Titan Comics are trying hard to make an impact in the comic book market, with quality books such as Scarlett Couture and the recent Assassin's Creed licensed book; Johnny Red can only add to their diverse product range. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Zac Kandell Nov 3, 2015

    The problem with trying to put out a verdict on this issue is that there are two different pieces that feel very different. The World War II story is interesting and makes me want to read the next issue. The rest of it, setting up that story, is such a bumpy road that the issue overall just isn't all that good. So, I have to come down on it pretty split; it's not an issue that's all that good, but where it ends leads to me wanting to read more and see where it's going in the next few issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Briton Nov 13, 2015

    Great stuff. As an original Johnny Red reader in 'Battle', this revival feels right. It takes a while to set up the story, but even this is well done and intersting. We don't see much of Johhny in this this first issue, but the raw energy of the action is still there.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Aug 28, 2016

    Has to get the setup out of the way but as soon as we go to WWII it gets very engaging, so I'm hyped for the next issue.

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