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From 1914 to 1918, Hans Von Hammer earned the nickname "The Hammer of Hell" in the bloody skies of World War I. Now it's World War II, and blood rains from the skies once again! Von Hammer, the finest pilot Germany has ever known, is now a 46-year-old man with plenty of enemies in the Nazi regime. This edition also includes a classic World War One Enemy Ace tale by creator...more
Paperback, 1st Edition, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by DC Comics
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Alejandro
What happens when you are a patriot and a honorable gentleman but in the wrong side of the war?

I was very happy to be able to get this mini-series in its original two issues in prestige format, while checking some boxes of back issues in my local comic book store. (Back in 2013)

I am doing the review using this edition to be able to give a better overall review about the whole story.

Enemy Ace, a.k.a. Hans Von Hammer, is a DC Comics' character created by Joe Kubert & Robert Kanigher, appearin...more
Checkman
Aug 27, 2011 Checkman rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Enemy Ace
I grew up in the 70's and I was a big fan of Enemy Ace. The first time I read his adventures it was the three parter trilogy where he takes on Steve Savage aka The Balloon Buster. A few years later DC reprinted a couple of his stories and I was hooked.

So when DC published the archives and Enemy Ace: War In Heaven I was interested. It took me a few years to actually get around to buying them. I'm a 43 year old man with a family, job etc. Things tend to happen that cause distractions, but I finall...more
arjuna
Thoroughly enjoyable - I'm a sucker for air war stories anyway, but this was great. Although not yet familiar with the original strip, the idea of a story that looked first at the man & pilot and secondly at the "hero" was very appealing; the further idea of transferring *that man* from a Great War to WW2 context was irresistible. Ennis handles it well - much more organically than (e.g.) the similar themes in his Dan Dare revisitation, even with the characteristic lapse into broad brush at t...more
Travis
The Enemy Ace is one of the all time great historical comic book characters. He's a german world war one ace and yet, you end up rooting for.
In this story, Von Hammer is dragged out of retirement by the Nazis to help the war effort. At first he's as happy as he ever gets, fighting for his country, but then slowly learns that there is something very wrong going on with the war effort and then finds himself caught between his personal honor and his loyalty to his country.
Very dramatic, manly and f...more
Andy
A few years ago I blind-bought The Enemy Ace Archives by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert and loved it. Initially I loved (and still love) Kubert’s art style, but grew to also love Kanigher’s simple but powerful storytelling.

Enemy Ace was an unusual title for its time (mid-1960s) in that its hero was a World War I flying ace named Hans von Hammer. That’s right; he’s fighting on the German side, but he didn’t always feel so great about it.

Garth Ennis picks up where the original left off, this time...more
Les
A good story with a sobering message about the futility and stupidity of war. While not being too familiar with the comic world, I have recently been enjoying a few good graphic novels and while browsing for these I came across Enemy Ace. An easy to read and action-packed classic comic format, with exploding B-17 bombers, zooming Messerschmitts, tough Russians and general carnage. Galloping through the pages I felt like a kid again, but it was the dialogue that kept snapping me out of it. Writte...more
Stien
war fiction with the perfect balance of adventure, excitement, cynicism, heroism and depression.
Timo
Oct 02, 2011 Timo rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Pretty damn good conclusion to Enemy Ace saga.
Matimate
It was like flesh from the sky when I discover comic Enemy Ace. I like war novels and war comic book too and this was utter jewel. The continuation of arc about German WW I. ace pilot, baron Hans von Hammer, who was nicknamed the hammer of hell and loved..no well would you love somebody who was called killing ruthless machine and had strange wolf as only friend? I would. I am. The noble pilot who was fighting for the baddies, but with principles and long forgotten chivalry.
The art is fitting fo...more
Mayank Agarwal
Nice Art, really enjoyed the drawings and the concept of the story. The Character seemed so super cool with his idelogys. The actual dialogues during dogfights went over my head ( too authentic for me)...didn't really know what was happening. Will try to get more Hans Von Hammer
Hugo Resendiz
Esta interesante, pero creo que poco veridico, creo que alguien tan insubordinado en las tropas Nazi no hubiera podido prosperar tanto, aun asi hay algunos pasajes que me gustaron y sobre todo las batallas en el aire, muy bien logradas.
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