Hey, it’s the sequel to Tankies. I didn’t even realize from the cover.
Well, I’m not sure it’s exactly a sequel to Tankies, rather another adventure of that tank crew. If I remember the original correctly, the plotting’s basically the same. The issue opens and closes with a different group of characters, here it’s some Nazis. Then we get to our crew.
The majority of the issue is talk, with the Sarge (he gets a last name here–Stiles–though he might have had it in the first series) talking to an American about an off-page tank attack (the Germans from the first scene hit a column of American tanks).
We get a brief introduction to the newest member of the tank crew and a flashback catching us up on their recent activities.
Ezquerra handles Ennis’s more humorous moments, as always, beautifully.
It’s a strong start for the arc.
The Firefly and His Majesty, Part One: Welcome to the Fatherland; writer, Garth Ennis; penciller, Carlos Ezquerra; inker, Hector Ezquerra; colorist, Tony Aviña; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.