Garth Ennis and Keith Burns’ “Out of the Blue” out next March

Out of the Blue by Garth Ennis and Keith Burns
Image: Aftershock

Out next March from US publisher Aftershock Comics is a new war story, Out of the Blue, a superb-looking tale that is sure to appeal to fans of Battle, Commando, “Johnny Red” and other war comics.

Writer Garth Ennis (Jimmy’s Bastards, A Walk Through Hell, Preacher, The Boys) and artist Keith Burns (War Stories) re-unite after the success of their series Johnny Red published by Titan Comics, presenting another tale of World War Two aerial combat- featuring skies black with flak and enemy fighters, nail-biting low-level action, and the dark humor of men whose lives can be snatched away at any second… Out of the Blue.

If the cover and pages teased so far of the new book are anything to go by, it’s going to be spectacular… here’s the intel.

OUT OF THE BLUE

Writer: Garth Ennis
Artist: Keith Burns
Colours: Jason Wordie
Letters: Rob Steen
Cover: Keith Burns
$19.99 / 72 pages / Colour/ On sale March 2019 – available from all good bookshops, including Amazon

A WAR IS A DIFFICULT THING TO KILL

World War Two is almost over, but no one seems to have told the Germans – as Royal Air Force pilot Jamie McKenzie finds out when he’s assigned to deadly shipping strikes along the enemy coast.

Flying the Mosquito fighter-bomber against heavily armed targets is dangerous enough at the best of times, but after incurring the wrath of his vengeful commanding officer, Jamie is assigned the most unpopular navigator in the unit – not to mention the least reliable aircraft. Worse still, the commander’s sights are firmly set on Jamie’s beautiful young wife, Beth…

Out of the Blue by Garth Ennis and Keith BurnsOut of the Blue by Garth Ennis and Keith BurnsOut of the Blue by Garth Ennis and Keith Burns

Out of the Blue is on sale from 19th March 2019. Pre-order it here from Amazon (using this link helps support downthetubes, thank you)

• Check out Aftershock Comic’s here: aftershockcomics.com

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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