Peter J. Tomasi Light Brigade

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Light Brigade

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There's a war in heaven and Earth is the battleground in this original supernatural action adventure/horror story set during World War II.

This epic tale revolves around a ragtag squad of U.S. soldiers that must recover the mysterious Sword of God, a heavenly artifact coveted by angels and demons, before the descendants of fallen angels disguised as Nazis. If they aren't successful, the world will be destroyed. It's a good thing they've got a mysterious, immortal Roman Centurion fighting on their side to even the odds.

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Peter J. Tomasi is a New York Times best-selling author known for his current work on Superman and previous projects Batman and Robin, Superman/Wonder Woman, Batman - Detective Comics, and Batman Arkham Knight, along with other commercially successful books including Green Lantern Corps, Brightest Day, Emerald Warriors, and Nightwing. Over the course of his career with DC Comics—more than two decades of hit books—Peter served as a group editor ushering in new eras for Batman, Green Lantern, and JSA along with special projects like Kingdom Come. Peter also is the author of the creator owned books Light Brigade (Dark Horse) with artist Peter Snejbjerg, The Mighty (Dark Horse) with Keith Champagne and artists Peter Snejbjerg and Chris Samnee, and the critically acclaimed horror/drama series House of Penance (Dark Horse) with artist Ian Bertram.

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Starred Review. This collected edition of a four-issue 2004 miniseries may be the best mainstream comic of the year, an outstanding achievement at all levels. The German troops who overrun an isolated pocket of U.S. soldiers during the winter of 1944–1945 are worse than Nazis; they're the descendants of fallen angels who now see a chance to steal the sword of God. The surviving Americans, led by an immortal Roman centurion in disguise, must fight these supernatural, almost-indestructable foes. The premise is reminiscent of Garth Ennis's gonzo Preacher, but Tomasi takes it seriously and makes the struggle emotionally resonant. His heroes are convincingly uncertain but persistent; the villains are monstrous but not altogether unsympathetic. Even the coldly smiling leader of the evil hoard gets to display his simple yearning to soar into pure light. What really makes the story work, however, is Snejbjerg's art, complemented by Bjarne Hansen's sensitive coloring. Exterior scenes use quiet, open space, snowy landscapes or winter shadows in a forest. When the action contracts into hyperviolent battle scenes, the effect is jolting. The stunning art and the extreme story fit together perfectly to tell a tale that probably couldn't have been told at all outside the comics medium.
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