Enemy Ace Archives HC Vol 01
His name was Baron Hans von Hammer, and he was the greatest fighter pilot of World War I. But when he first appeared in 1965, he wasn't exactly the kind of war hero that comics fans were used to reading about.... Treat yourself to one of the finest war features ever with ENEMY ACE ARCHIVES Volume One. Reprints the Enemy Ace stories from OUR ARMY AT WAR #151-155, SHOWCASE #57 and 58 and STAR-SPANGLED WAR STORIES #138-142. Von Hammer - the "Enemy Ace" - piloted his red Fokker DR-1 triplane in the skies above the trenches of WWI Europe, driven more by duty and honor than bloodlust. "Enemy Ace" was the first regular feature in comics to "dare to reveal the enemy side of the war" and remains a singular achievement in comics. The brainchild of prolific writer Robert Kanigher and classic war artist Joe Kubert (who provides the introduction to this volume), Von Hammer struggled as much with his conscience as he did with his enemies. Hating war, he did his duty for his country to the best of his ability, aided by his trusted Black Wolf companion. These stories are packed with beautifully orchestrated dogfights that unfold across the pages - each one ending with Von Hammer's famous salute to his fallen foe. Seldom, if ever - especially in war comics - has the hero's character been explored in such depth. The ten stories collected in this volume are not only some of the best war stories ever, but also feature explorations of Von Hammer's background, while introducing his most famous adversary, the Hangman. 224-page hardcover.