In next week’s War is Hell, part of Marvel’s 80th-anniversary celebration, Howard Chaykin introduces an unusual protagonist: a Luftwaffe pilot named Altbusser…
…with an affinity for jazz music, outlawed by his Nazi government.
As the tide of the war shifts in the Allies’ favor, Altbusser remains a music lover, even saving some records from a fire. He also demonstrates he doesn’t necessarily agree with the principles of the Nazis.
Altbusser reasons he fights for Nazi Germany out of patriotism.
But is that really any excuse? (Hint: no.)
The issue also features a story by Phillip Kennedy Johnson set in modern-day Afghanistan, though we don’t see that in the preview.
War is Hell #1 hits stores next Wednesday.
War is Hell #1
(W) Howard Chaykin, Phillip Kennedy Johnson (A) Howard Chaykin, More (CA) Dan Panosian
ALL-NEW WAR STORY!
In honor of Marvel’s 80th Anniversary and history with War Comics comes a brand new edition of WAR IS HELL with two fascinating and soul-crushing tales of War. “In the Mood” by Howard Chaykin takes you to the skies as the Luftwaffe and RAF battle over the English Channel for a battle tale of bitter irony and “War Glammer” by Phillip Kennedy Johnson brings you back to Earth in modern day Afghanistan with a story that will chill you to the bone.
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019