Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I'm sexy and I know it...

Sure they were a bunch of right wing chuckleheads with appalling and despicable world views...but every now and again one of them could have a moment of clarity. This aircraft, Heinkel He 219 Uhu, is so good looking it's good enough to steal.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Flying Tigers a mini review.

Despite the misleading title and inevitable plotline coincidence, this is a story with depth, concluding with an open ended final panel. As always, those who are not from the Empire are rightfully considered with some derision. Flying Tigers is no different with both Japanese and Americans cast in the appropriate dim light. The Flying Tigers of the title are seen as nothing more than mercenaries and treated as such by the Squadron Leader, who by the way has a past that haunts him. Who would have thought that he and an American mercenary would share a past and a (possibly short) future?
Air Ace Picture Library 344 Flying Tigers well worth tracking down.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

He who hunts the Dominie, beware!

We all know what happens next. It is almost screamingly obvious. Soon that age old equation will prove itself yet again, De Havilland Dominie + Focke Wulf = one dead Nazi. Did the bad guys just drop this from the syllabus at Nazi School? Were they so caught up in master race master classes that they thought they could ditch the basics. Makes you wonder how they ever made it to the front door.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Shared understanding! Let's move forward!

Much better to move foward with, rather than without. The truth is, however, that understanding is not needed at all to do either. And given there can be two groups who share neither it all becomes so confusing. So where do you stand?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

De Havilland Dominie

Look on and enjoy! These don't often get drawn. Isn't design a wonderful thing? Of all the combinations of shapes of wings and tails and fuselages, the designers settled on this. Bless them.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Americans can do this, you can't do this.

When it comes to looking good, some people are good at it. Don't fret if you are one of the many and not one of few. As a group American's would have you believe they invented sunglasses, which they may have very well done. One thing they do very well is sensibly wear them when pursuing aerial activities. However they are susceptible to wearing their caps in a manner that chaps involved in the main activity and pursuits in velodrome are apt to adopt. Thankfully that practice is not being engaged here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Japanese as people?

This is pretty much a rarity for a war comic to portray Japanese as human beings. Even though World War Two had been over for close to 20 years racist ideas were still pretty hard to put aside. Of course judging or forgiving the past is an easy enough way to not thinking, and in its self provides an easy way to be entertained. Stories need bad guys. In this instance it's just odd seeing them not being bad.

Book Exchange Stamps

The provenace. The journey. It's here. From book exchange to book exchange. What was it traded for? Was it or this a better read? Moved through so many hands. Now caught in hands of a collector. Will there ever be a release to that grip?

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Bloody elephants.

If it isn't hard enough trying to fight a war in the jungle imagine how difficult it is having to deal with a pack of angry jungle elephants. Everyone has the right to be upset, these elephants perhaps more than most.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Are two Stinsons better than one?

This question has been bothering real men for a long time. It is spoken quietly about in bars and argued at the finest universities. Men at bus stops often seek each others' views concerning the appropriate number of Stinson Sentinels. This is something real men discuss in real time. Other men who cannot talk about this are betraying other men.
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