Wednesday, February 8, 2017

QBP #090 - Enemy Ace Special

Quarter-Bin Podcast #90

Enemy Ace Special, DC Comics, 1990. Reprinting stories from 1965.

"Enemy Ace" and "Flaming Bait," both written by Robert Kanigher, with art by Joe Kubert.

Professor Alan takes on the first two stories ever featuring Hans van Hammer, German flying ace of World War II. Are these ground-breaking stories as good as their reputation would suggest? Listen to the episode and find out!

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  1. Your fears regarding the repetitive nature of Von Hammer's adventures are founded, and reading through the Archive (or Showcase) can seem redundant.

    But I agree with you that the quality of each story, just about every single one written by Kanigher, is SO high that taken in easily digested 8-page installments (which is how Ace stories were published for a good amount of time) they remain a treat - even after Kubert left the feature - there's no way the quality would dip with the likes of Frank Thorne, John Severin & Dan Spiegle taking on the art chores!

    Entertaining listen, as always, Alan - great job!

    1. Thank you, Mark! Yes, comics from that era are not meant to be binge-read. Thank you for the info, and the kind words!