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Battler Britton (Albion)

3.43  ·  Rating details ·  123 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Garth Ennis, the writer of the best-selling thought-provoking series Preacher tells a an exciting tale of World War II in this riveting new graphic novel. In October, 1942, Allied forces are on the run from the unrelenting forces of the Nazis in North Africa. Wing Commander Robert "Battler" Britton of the Royal Air Force and his squadron are dispatched to an American airst ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published May 2nd 2007 by Wildstorm (first published 2006)
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Dan Grible
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
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By a WWII enthusiast for WWII enthusiasts.

In either case, another disjointed story ridden with plot holes and lame character development.

Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Battler Britton is a top notch war comic written by Garth Ennis in fine form. Ennis is a great writer, but over the last several years he's has a bad habit of letting his vulgar, uncultured adolescent alter-ego run rampant through his writing, but not here. This is rock-solid Garth, giving us a new take on a classic British comic book character most of us Yanks have never heard of. And it's a WWII setting, so Garth is dealing with a genre he loves. Colin Wilson's art is easily some of the best I ...more
Matti Karjalainen
Garth Ennisin "Battler Britton - Hiton hieno savotta" (Egmont, 2007) tarjoaa nimekkään brittikäsikirjoittajan näkemyksen ikonisen lentäjäsankarin seikkailuista. Sotasarjakuviahan Ennis osaa kirjoittaa (siitä esimerkkinä mm. mestarilliset War Stories -albumit) ja niinpä lopputulos on tälläkin kertaa varsin viihdyttävää siipien suihketta El Alameinin yllä, olkoonkin että hahmoja on välillä hieman vaikea erottaa toisistaan.
Aug 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I like Garth Ennis' writing in general, but he sometimes loses me when he gets into his war stories. This collection, reinventing a British Airman in World War 2, is one of those times. The story's okay, and some of the characters have strong personalities, but the dogfighting sequences don't seem clear enough to me to make sense of, and that causes a lot of the story to lose its resonance. The challenge of the British and Americans working together is interesting, and does raise the stakes a bi ...more
Jul 23, 2013 rated it liked it
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A one-off series bringing back a famous British character from years gone by, Garth Ennis is writing this one to give a whole new generation a look at a character that he enjoyed growing up. I enjoy most WWII stuff, and this was no exception. Good strong characters, great art, stiff upper lip Brits and some impressive dogfights make for a fun little book here. It's a shame nothing more came of this, but it's an enjoyable stand-alone here, for War fans, and for those who like Ennis with a little ...more
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Yeah, I enjoyed this.

I'd enjoy it again, if I had it.

I do have it!

I'm going to enjoy it more now :)

In all honesty, Garth Ennis is becoming one of my favourite Comic/Graphic Novel writers. The Artwork is stunning and very accurate. The planes are correct and everything about it is top notch.

Looking back, I do tend to like a lot of violent things... I hope this doesn't mean I have a neurotic disorder :S
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
El talento y experiencia de Garth Ennis traen de vuelta a viejo héroe de las historietas británicas en una aventura que -aun siendo respetuosa- añade nueva savia a sus andanzas. El escenario de África del Norte y la complicada relación con un escuadrón estadounidense condimentan una aventura que no decepcionará a los fieles lectores.
Jan 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Fantastic storyline, not the usual cynical vile writing I've come to love from Ennis. Not just an homage to his beloved Battler stories from youth, but an honest-to-god page-turner that kept me reading long after I'd planned to stop.

The layouts were a tad confusing for a non-war-historian like myself - couldn't always tell who was who (planes, men) but I followed well enough.
Jun 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reminiscent of old European war comics, but now with necessary darkness and humor. Fitting and great art.
May 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
I mean, really, it's a Garth Ennis war comic. I'm pretty much always going to like it. But Wilson's art really helps sell it, and it's a taut, tense story. Great stuff.
James Koppert
I love Garth Ennis and have a soft spot for war comics but this left me disappointed. Oh well I picked it up for £2
Dec 06, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Hyvin suoraviivainen,kirkasotsainen ja niin Korkeajännityksen hengessä tehty uusio-Battler Britton.
Enkä minä koskaan ole pitänyt Korkeajännityksistä tai Battler Brittonista.
Apr 20, 2009 rated it really liked it
While the American + Brits WWII story is fairly standard and doesn't really step outside the genre, the art by Colin Wilson is fantastic.
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Ennis began his comic-writing career in 1989 with the series Troubled Souls. Appearing in the short-lived but critically-acclaimed British anthology Crisis and illustrated by McCrea, it told the story of a young, apolitical Protestant man caught up by fate in the violence of the Irish 'Troubles'. It spawned a sequel, For a Few Troubles More, a broad Belfast-based comedy featuring two supporting ch ...more
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