I’d like to take a moment and point you to a fantastic book that might be right down the alley of any Flying Fortress reader or fan. Wild Blue Yonder by Mike Raicht, Zach Howard and Austin Harrison. Set in a post apocalyptic world, where humanity had to take to the skies to avoid the radiation and pollution below. WBY is filled with high flying dog fights, dog bites, ax smashing and jet pack flying. Seriously if you haven’t picked up the first 2 issues yet, you need to. You’re in for quite a treat. Originally planned as a 5 issue series, the book kicked off with a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now, after getting a third reprint of issues 1 and 2, the creative team has expanded the story to 6 issues. They’re also adding a few one shots and mini-series. There’s a lot of story they want to get out to the world and I personally can’t wait to read it.
Now for the good stuff! Zach Howard’s art is dripping with grit. Makes this artist want to up his game, for sure! But with Nelson Daniel’s colors, it really makes the whole book sing. Definitely a team-up worth keeping an eye on. And for us WWII buffs there are plenty of nods to some great WWII planes. The p-38 plays a prominent role in the book, as it’s the lead character’s (A teenage pilot named Cola) fighter jet. Also shown briefly in the book is a plane in the style of the P51. And last, but not least, the giant ships these lucky few who’ve survived the wasteland below live on are known as ‘flying fortresses’, good stuff!