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Author Topic: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)  (Read 430 times)

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

https://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-68247-503-4

https://www.newsarama.com/47732-preview-garth-ennis-pj-holden-s-the-stringbags.html

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

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Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
« Reply #1 on: 31 May, 2020, 10:09:39 AM »
Waiting for mine to arrive. Really looking forward to this one. ;)
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Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
« Reply #2 on: 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.

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Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
« Reply #3 on: 03 June, 2020, 07:37:32 PM »
A review of Stringbags, looks really good: https://downthetubes.net/?p=116876
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Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
« Reply #4 on: 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, Battler Britton and Battlefields.

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, the last battle of the Bismarck and the German channel dash of 1942.
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Re: The Stringbags (by Ennis and Holden)
« Reply #5 on: 22 July, 2020, 07:32:17 PM »
Old age is the Lord’s way of telling us to step aside for something new. Death’s in case we didn’t take the hint.

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.