Perhaps one for the Christmas list here, folks! Garth Ennis, the legendary writer behind the much-admired ‘Preacher’ series, brings back classic British character Johnny Red for Titan Comics this November.
Official press release below:
Titan Comics is thrilled to announce a brand-new Johnny Red series written by Garth Ennis (Preacher) with art by Keith Burns!
Hitting stores November 4, the explosive new series features original adventures of the fighter ace who thrilled millions and rocketed to status as a classic British comic character in the pages of legendary combat comic Battle, bringing World War II to incendiary life in the finest air warfare stories ever told! Ennis and artist Keith Burns are diving right back into the thick of the period action to present the character to a contemporary audience!
Legendary British fighter ace, Johnny ‘Red’ Redburn, returns once more as the commander of the Falcons – a Russian fighter squadron battling the Nazis in the skies over Stalingrad. But dogfighting Messerschmitts is about to become the least of his troubles when the NVKD – the notorious Soviet secret police – come calling!
“Johnny Red achieves a level of historical detail that I still find remarkable today,” said Ennis. “Johnny’s story is not just one of my favourites but a British comics classic!”
Issue #1 comes with three covers to collect: an art cover by series artist Keith Burns, and a variant art cover by Carlos Ezquerra.
And a cover by Carlos Ezquerra, you say? Consider our interest well and truly piqued!
Will you good folks be picking this bad boy up?