Battlefields 2 (January 2010)

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Ennis continues with the mellow. This story arc continues to be calm and genial. It’s nice–the new captain flirts with the barmaid, the command decides to let the socially graceless Masher continue with his behaviors unhindered (he farts when he gets excited).

I still don’t know how to talk about the issue because so little of conversation-worthy note occurs. It’s just a good comic. Crew has a mission get rained out, they go drinking, they have another mission, they suffer some friendly fire, they make it home all right thanks to the captain. Obviously, if the captain’s doing something amazing each issue to save them, the implication is next issue he’ll fail.

Again, I’m a little at a loss for words. The writing is strong–Ennis reins in the humor a lot (he can go wild with these types)–and the art’s excellent.

It’s not dramatic just lovely.

CREDITS

Happy Valley, Part Two: In Pomgolia; writer, Garth Ennis; artist, Paul J. Holden; colorist, Tony Aviña; letterer, Simon Bowland; editor, Joseph Rybandt; publisher, Dynamite Entertainment.

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