BATTLEFIELDS: THE GREEN FIELDS BEYOND #1
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Art by Carlos Ezquerra
Cover by Garry Leach
Size: 0 pages
As a reader of Fury MAX, I’m fully aware of Garth Ennis’ ability to write a compelling war story, but what struck me as a first time reader of of Garth Ennis’ Battlefield series, was how well he is able to tell a human story.
On the surface, Battlefields: The Green Fields Beyond’s main character, Sergeant Stiles, is faced with an external struggle – keeping his men safe during the Korean War. It’s what lies beneath, Sgt. Stiles internal conflict of living up to his new recruit’s expectations, that pulled me in.
The opening page description acts as a ‘drop zone’ for the reader before plunging them head first into this brilliant exercise of veteran writing by Ennis. Every character has a purpose and they feel real, right down to their accents.
Of course, the level of realism couldn’t be fully achieved without the art by Carlos Ezguerra. His detailed style fits perfectly with Ennis’ storytelling to a T.
I really enjoyed this and I look forward to going back and grabbing the previous adventures in trade.
Art: 5 - Excellent