on 6 February 2012
This volume continues on from "Falcon's First Flight" with Johnny "RED" Redburn up to his neck in the Horrors of the Eastern Front. This is no "Charley's War" where both the writing and art are first class, no disrespect to Mr Tully but this stip is carried by the sublime art of Joe Colquhoun.
His panels look like they have fallen out of an Osprey reference book, such is the attention to detail. The Animation of the Character's features - you can plainly see the Horror, Anger, Fear and Thousand Yard stares etched on the features of the combatants. Just one panel in particular where a German officer is trying to train his Ack-Ack guns on Falcon flight , from his expression of fear and hate to the Wounded Badge and "Order of the Frozen Feet" on his tunic - few other artists of the time could turn out a panel like that.
Joe Colquhoun's Art was wasted on the Scruffy apath that I was in the 1970's but is treasured by me now.