Russ Braun

Battlefields 6 (May 2013)

Ennis wraps up Battlefields this issue. Not just Anna’s story, but the series in general–he puts a close on how he’s been telling these war stories. He might be able to pick it up again, but it’ll have to feel different. He jumps ahead again–Anna and Mouse are in a prison camp for ten or […]

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Battlefields 5 (March 2013)

Wow. Okay, starting at the beginning. Ennis jumps ahead five or six years, then fills the reader in on Anna and Mouse’s time since the war. Specially how Anna got out of her cliffhanger. Now they’re in a different war–training North Korean pilots to fly against the Americans–and there’s not much appreciation for either woman. […]

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Battlefields 4 (February 2013)

The war in Europe’s almost over and Ennis brings back Anna the pilot to do a story about that period. She gets shot down in the first few pages and ends up in a prison camp. Ennis keeps it all incredibly simple. The scenes are during her recovery, the only other character the medic. He’s […]

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Battlefields 9 (August 2010)

Could you be more depressing Garth Ennis? I mean, it’s really not depressing, not in the futility way the first Battlefields embraced… but it’s the first issue of this series to get me to tear up. So it’s really effective. It’s also the perfect example of why Ennis shouldn’t have done any sequels in this […]

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Battlefields 8 (July 2010)

Still a ton of art issues–I can’t be the only one who’s noticed Aviña’s colors are horrific on this issue. Luckily, Braun keeps it together, saving the strange tablet lines for the last couple pages. There’s a lot of flying battle stuff in this issue. Three double-page spreads. It shows the chaos really well, but […]

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Battlefields 7 (June 2010)

Is Braun drawing on a computer tablet here? His lines just seem completely unnatural. Of course, his art’s really loose–the size of Anna’s face isn’t constant. And Tony Aviña’s colors are atrocious here. Looks like a beginner’s guide to Photoshop coloring. The visual complaints aside, this issue starts fine. I’m a little unsure of another […]

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