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OUT OF THE BLUE Volume 1

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Highly Recommended. By Garth Ennis. Art by Keith Burns. "...skies black with flak and enemy fighters, nail-biting low-level action, and the dark humor of men whose lives can be snatched away at any second." Wonderfully dramatic artwork really brings this home. Really, really enjoyed the authenticity of the aerial battles between planes and ships, daytime and night strikes—Burns is a highly recognized aviation artist--he’s the real deal--who just recently began doing comics. Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie is assigned to deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast.  Flying the heavily armed, two-person Mosquito fighter-bomber against heavily armed targets is dangerous enough...

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"...skies black with flak and enemy fighters, nail-biting low-level action, and the dark humor of men whose lives can be snatched away at any second." Wonderfully dramatic artwork really brings this home. Really, really enjoyed the authenticity of the aerial battles between planes and ships, daytime and night strikes—Burns is a highly recognized aviation artist--he’s the real deal--who just recently began doing comics. Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie is assigned to deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast.  Flying the heavily armed, two-person Mosquito fighter-bomber against heavily armed targets is dangerous enough...

...but after incurring the wrath of his commanding officer, Jamie is assigned the most unpopular navigator and the least reliable aircraft. Worse still, the commander's sights are firmly set on Jamie's beautiful young wife, Beth.

Writer Garth Ennis (A Walk Through Hell, Preacher, The Boys) and artist Keith Burns (War Stories) reunite after the success of their series Johnny Red, presenting another tale of World War Two aerial combat.

Keith Burns has worked with a who’s who of writers for publishers like Dynamite, Avatar, Image, and Arcana, but he almost didn’t make the break into comics. Living in the far reaches of the UK with no Internet access, he almost missed his chance. But he was already a recognized aviation artist and a member of GAVA (Guild of Aviation Artists), the premier society for the promotion of aviation art. Keith’s paintings of World War II era planes regularly appear at their events and at the Flying Legends shows in England. He even did some stop animation shorts for the Imperial War Museum.  This work has won him numerous awards in the world of aviation art.

An amazing and talented artist. We'll be on the lookout for future collections of his and Ennis' fine work. Johnny Red has yet to be collected in a graphic album, but will be hopefully very soon.

Burns: “My favorite artists would be Eduardo Risso for his story-telling (my main pursuit in comics), Cam Kennedy for movement, tech and everything. Pino Dell’Orco and Graham Coton for the most beautiful painted covers. Then there’s aviation artists – Michael Turner, Frank Wooton, Robert Taylor, Mark Postlethwaite and a recent discovery for me— the marine artist Norman Wilkinson. I wouldn’t claim to be anywhere near any of these in class.”

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Item Code OUTB01H
Publisher Aftershock
Publish Date 2019
ISBN 9781949028133
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 9x11
# Pages 72pg
Color Full Color
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