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Dreaming Eagles
by Garth Ennis and Simon Coleby


Overview - From GARTH ENNIS, the creator of the hit AMC television show PREACHER Collecting the critically-acclaimed six issue limited series in a beautiful hardcover presentation.

Dreaming Eagles tells the story of the first African-American fighter pilots to join the United States Army Air Force in WWII and whose humble beginnings in Tuskegee, Alabama propelled them into the deadly skies above Adolf Hitler's Third Reich.  Read more...


 
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Overview
From GARTH ENNIS, the creator of the hit AMC television show PREACHER Collecting the critically-acclaimed six issue limited series in a beautiful hardcover presentation.

Dreaming Eagles tells the story of the first African-American fighter pilots to join the United States Army Air Force in WWII and whose humble beginnings in Tuskegee, Alabama propelled them into the deadly skies above Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. Not only were they instrumental against the Nazi war machine, but also braved an equally great challenge, overcoming everyday bigotry amongst their fellow American soldiers as well as civilians at home. High in the heavens, they fought a battle that would change their country for all time.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781935002949
  • ISBN-10: 1935002945
  • Publisher: Aftershock Comics
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 160
  • Dimensions: 0.75 x 7.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds


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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-24
  • Reviewer: Staff

This graphic novel tells a fictionalized version of the Tuskegee Airmen, an all-black World War II fighter battalion. The all-white creative team includes writer Ennis (Preacher), and artist Coleby (2000 AD). The story begins in the 1960s when Reggie Atkinsons son, Lee, gets involved in a fight over Lees views on the burgeoning civil rights movement. Reggie tells Lee about his time as a fighter pilot, and the story cuts between Reggie and Lee on the porch and dogfighting WWII action. Several real-life characters and events pop up, courtesy of Enniss interviews with veterans. This is well-researched with clear respect for its subjects, but the framing device cuts into the momentum of the action, the dialogue is wooden, and the story fizzles. The conclusion, that the soldiers returned to racism in the country they fought for, is well-trodden ground, although war buffs will enjoy the rich details. (Oct.)

 
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