Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Cape:1969 by Joe Hill - Book Review

I enjoy reading comics of all types, so I jumped at the chance to review The Cape: 1969 by Joe Hill and Jason Ciaramella. I was unfamiliar with the subject, and I think that affected my view of the story.  The Cape: 1969 takes place in Vietnam during the War.  Captain Chase and his helicopter crew are shot down, and all but Chase are killed by the Vietcong.  Over the course of four issues, a battle of wills ensues between Chase and the man in charge of the VC.  During the course of this battle, Chase comes in contact with a local witch doctor, who bestows some type of flying ability on him.  Apparently this story serves as a prequel to the ongoing series The Cape.  Overall, I thought this was just an okay story.  Maybe if I was familiar with the regular series I would have enjoyed it more.  I would definitely recommend reading The Cape first, as this story might have more meaning and emotional impact.

I received a complimentary copy of the story from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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