Battle Hymn 1 (January 2005)


I wonder if Moore took this to Marvel and pitched it as a “Captain America is a tool” limited series. It’s too soon to really tell anything about the comic (always a good sign on a four issue limited, a wasteful first issue) but Jeremy Haun’s artwork is fantastic so it’s relatively painless.

Moore concentrates on how lousy the American government treats its citizens and its soldiers, whereas the British come off as civilized. I wonder if he’ll keep it up, given he’s doing a World War II comic. It’s not often one finds a World War II story where the emphasis isn’t on a bunch of people saving the world from bad guys.

Oh, wait, I forgot the other Marvel connection. It’s basically about the world discovering the sea-people, so it’s a Namor story.

Summing up–lovely artwork, lousy pacing. The issue takes about three minutes to read.

CREDITS

… The Awful Roar of Its Many Waters; writer, B. Clay Moore; penciller, Jeremy Haun; inker, Ande Parks; colorist, Dave Bryant; publisher, Image Comics.

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