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Johnny Red: Falcons' First Flight

4.21  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
When pilot Johnny Redburn is discharged from the RAF for striking an officer, he is forced to join the Merchant Navy. But a German sneak attack forces Redburn back into the air — in a stolen Hurricane! Redburn aims for Russia, planning to save his plane and career, but on landing, meets the “Falcon Squadron” of the 5th Soviet Air Brigade, who are under German attack! ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Titan Books (first published July 6th 2010)
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Sep 11, 2013 Ensley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics, war-comics
This is the first volume in a 3 volume collection of the recurring series "Johnny Red" from the 1970's British war comic Battle Action. The story follows the eponymous hero, Johnny Red, a disgraced WWII RAF pilot who finds redemption and recognition as a pilot in and later the commander of a Soviet fighter-bomber squadron. This review will stand for all three volumes of Titan's collections, which are beautifully bound in cloth hardcover, and include introductions by Garth Ennis in each book.

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Jun 04, 2011 John Kirk rated it liked it
I read this strip in Battle when I was young, although I came in "halfway through", so it's interesting to see how it all started. Taken on its own merits, it works fine, although the continuity is a bit shaky at the start, which implies that the writer was making it up as he went along rather than planning it in advance.

The format of this book is very similar to the "Charley's War" reprints. This book is almost entirely comics, whereas "Charley's War" is about 2/3 comic and 1/3 commentary, so i
Mar 05, 2011 Craig rated it really liked it
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Not as good as Charley's War in as far as the story goes but excellent artwork.
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