29 June 2014

BOOK REVIEW: The Devil's Pilot (Wunderwaffen #1)

The Devil's Pilot (Wunderwaffen #1)The Devil's Pilot (Wunderwaffen #1) by Richard D. Nolane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In the summer of 1946 the war still rages in Europe after the surprise failure of the Normandy landings. Strange, revolutionary jets nicknamed WUNDERWAFFEN now defend Germany and the Allies race to halt what has become an aerial slaughter.
Hauptmann Walter Murnau, a talented pilot and man of honour, is personally decorated by Hitler and dubbed “The Devil’s Pilot”, instantly becoming a propaganda icon for the Nazi regime. In a future where the bad is about to get worse, “The Devil’s Pilot” will learn that hell is never that far away...

The first in a series, this fun WW2 alternate history graphic novel is an easy read and the artwork is top notch. It's cool seeing some of the experimental prototype aircraft from WW2 Germany come to life as well as some rather notorious characters of the day. A little of the dialogue seemed a bit unusual and didn't seem to flow all that well to me, but I read the English edition that is translated from the original French so maybe that's the reason. This said, it's still really easy to read through, and the images help tremendously to follow the action.

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Lippisch P.13a
Image courtesy of Luft '46

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