War Comics.

Discussion in 'Books, Films, TV, Radio' started by von Poop, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    A friend of mine is in good progress for a new comic dealing - what else, if I post it here- the Desert War. The author is the Swiss comic artist Franz Zumstein; after the project was "sleeping" for a god time it is now developped further and will hopefully be published soon!
     

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  2. Owen

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    Kuno,
    That artwork is bloody brilliant.
    Let us know more about that comic .
     
  3. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  4. Owen

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  5. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    Exactly; that's his webiste. The story is his phantasy but embedded in the historical background.
     
  6. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    I am more and more impressed about Zumstein's work:
     

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  7. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

    I am more and more impressed about Zumstein's work:

    Excellent talent. Thank you.
     
  8. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Fantastic thread especially like the German ones.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  9. Heimbrent

    Heimbrent Well-Known Member

    What about Bill Mauldin's Willie & Joe?
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  10. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  11. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

    The comic will be published in November at 'Delcourt' in French Language. Zumstein sais, that he is already working on the second volume...
     

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  12. cash_13

    cash_13 Senior Member

    Gott im Himmel spitfeur.......ach no;)


    Brilliant comics! I still have my battle collection of comics from number one back in the mid seventies 74 or 75 If I remember rightly

    Can you remember all the characters

    D Day Dawson ( dont remember much

    Lofty's one man Luftwaffe escaped from a pow camp and nicked a plane to escape then some how joined the luftwaffe

    The Bootneck boy Danny Budd I think little blond kid who wanted to be like his dad...

    Rat Pack squad of blokes blowing things up with Turk and a little weasel bloke

    Major Easy cool dude with a charoot in his mouth all the time

    Johny Red ( flew with the Russians after being on a camship )

    :D
     
  13. bofors

    bofors Senior Member

    Hi all

    I enjoyed reading Biggles books and the Commando series as well .
    Learnt a lot about the wars and also about different countries
    Also it is good for kids to read
    Still have Biggles books but lost comics, pity

    regards

    Robert
     
  14. urqh

    urqh Senior Member

    victor was undoubtedly without peer..I have most of the xmas annuals still..But dont forget the valliant..hornet..hotspur..tiger..lion..all containing regular ww2 story lines..Thursday and Saturday mornings were special to me and my brother..stuff todays computer games.
     
  15. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Like Adam and others, I too was brought up with Battle, Commando and Victor which were well thumbed and swapped at school.:D

    Brings back boyhood memories.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  16. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    yes agree

    commando comics
    they still keep churning out almost accurate stories as well as a few far fetched
    the drawings are excellent and not very pc
     
  17. Kuno

    Kuno Very Senior Member

  18. Gage

    Gage The Battle of Barking Creek MOD

  19. wtid45

    wtid45 Very Senior Member

    victor was undoubtedly without peer..I have most of the xmas annuals still..But dont forget the valliant..hornet..hotspur..tiger..lion..all containing regular ww2 story lines..Thursday and Saturday mornings were special to me and my brother..stuff todays computer games.
    I dunno two doses of nostalgia in one day im off to lie in a dark room:)
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Just found this book surfing Amazon:

    The Complete Maus: Amazon.co.uk: Art Spiegelman: Books

    Combined for the first time here are Maus I: A Survivor's Tale and Maus II - the complete story of Vladek Spiegelman and his wife, living and surviving in Hitler's Europe. By addressing the horror of the Holocaust through cartoons, the author captures the everyday reality of fear and is able to explore the guilt, relief and extraordinary sensation of survival - and how the children of survivors are in their own way affected by the trials of their parents. A contemporary classic of immeasurable significance.
     

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