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General Chat => Creative Common => : pauljholden 21 May, 2020, 10:45:18 AM

: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
: pauljholden 21 May, 2020, 10:45:18 AM
Is out now, hope you're picking up a copy - 176 pages of WAR!



You can buy it from your local comic shop or from a book shop (probably online mind you, in the current situation...)

: Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
: Darren Stephens 31 May, 2020, 10:09:39 AM
Waiting for mine to arrive. Really looking forward to this one. ;)
: Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
: Mardroid 31 May, 2020, 03:44:42 PM
I'm not all that into war comics, but I'm intrigued by this. I didn't know that bi-planes were used by the British as torpedo bombers in the second world war.

I think I'll give this a shot.
: Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
: broodblik 03 June, 2020, 07:37:32 PM
A review of Stringbags, looks really good: https://downthetubes.net/?p=116876 (https://downthetubes.net/?p=116876)
: Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
: Funt Solo 21 June, 2020, 05:19:40 PM
Just finished reading it - and it's really very good indeed. It's not often a comic moves me to tears, but this one got me.

I kind of went off war comics (I used to collect Victor as a child) back in the 70s when 2000 AD came along. The jingoistic tone of many of them was a turn-off compared to the more anti-establishment thrills in the GGC.

Garth Ennis rekindled my interest by dropping the jingo and has done some amazing work providing modern war comics: see War Stories (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_Stories_(comics)), Battler Britton (https://www.amazon.com/Battler-Britton-Garth-Ennis/dp/1401213782) and Battlefields (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battlefields_(comics)).

I'd already enjoyed PJ's work with Ennis in volume 2 of Battlefields (Happy Valley) but his work in The Stringbags is next level stuff and does a great job of placing us right in the action, whether its sea-level views of capital ships or aerial dog-fights (or just bantering in the bar between missions).

Stringbags gives you three linked stories that include depictions of the famous Battle of Taranto (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Taranto), the last battle of the Bismarck (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_battle_of_the_battleship_Bismarck) and the German channel dash (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Channel_Dash) of 1942.
: Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
: broodblik 22 July, 2020, 07:32:17 PM
A nice article/preview of Stringbags with some great art by PJ:

http://www.comicon.com/2020/07/22/the-stringbags-are-you-ready-for-a-spot-of-aviation-from-garth-ennis-and-pj-holden/ (http://www.comicon.com/2020/07/22/the-stringbags-are-you-ready-for-a-spot-of-aviation-from-garth-ennis-and-pj-holden/)