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    Default Sledgehammer 44: The Lightning War

    The title was announced in Hellmail. Coming later this year, a three-issue story by Mike Mignola and John Arcudi with Laurence Campbell on art duties.

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    All over this! I liked the first Sledgehammer 44 a lot.

    I'm really only beginning to dip my toes in the the Mignola-verse, but it's great so far!

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    I'm excited, though I haven't read the first series yet. What if the story goes out of 1944? Sledgehammer 45 just doesn't have the same ring to it

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    I think it will always be Sledgehammer 44. I feel like it's more of a reference to the year the armour made its debut, than to the year the story takes place. It could get pretty weird otherwise when we get to Sledgehammer 2008...

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    So glad we're getting more, I loved the first series.

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    I hope we'll be getting a lot more. It really is a fascinating idea.

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    I'm glad we're getting more sledgehammer but kinda sad Latour isn't returning for it.
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    I'm kind of torn. I loved Jason Latour, and I wish they'd kept the same artist on the series, because its always that much more fun to have a continuing artist. But Laurence Campbell is also great, so I can't but be excited for what he's got in store for us.

    I really hope Jason Latour will be back in the Mignolaverse soon. I really enjoy his stuff. And he really clicked with that World War II stuff.

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    Losing Latour is a bummer as I really enjoyed his cartooned look. It kind of reminded me of Tintin.

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    If anyone's interested, here's the wiki article on a World War II tactic by the Germans called "Blitzkrieg" (translation: Lightning War), which is where the English word "blitz" comes from.
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    Losing Latour is a bummer as I really enjoyed his cartooned look. It kind of reminded me of Tintin.
    Yeah, his work felt very European to me (and I love Tintin). I know some people didn't like his noses, but I absolutely loved them. His style is fantastic.
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    I wish Latour had stuck at it as well - it still feels a bit off when the main series jumps artists, so I was hoping the Sledgehammer line would just stick with the one. Give it its own distinctive look. Laurence Campbell is fantastic, so no complaints there, but I would still prefer the consistency of having one artist take ownership.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middenway View Post
    If anyone's interested, here's the wiki article on a World War II tactic by the Germans called "Blitzkrieg" (translation: Lightning War), which is where the English word "blitz" comes from.
    Yeah, his work felt very European to me (and I love Tintin). I know some people didn't like his noses, but I absolutely loved them. His style is fantastic.
    The distinct noses were pretty cool, it made the whole book have a very unique feel

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    I hope the change in art styles doesn't affect the tone of the book too much for me. Latour's work was key to that in the first two-parter. Campbell's is a much more refined, realistic style. The armor should look pretty cool though, I'm thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middenway View Post
    If anyone's interested, here's the wiki article on a World War II tactic by the Germans called "Blitzkrieg" (translation: Lightning War), which is where the English word "blitz" comes from.
    unfortunately the solicitations sent out yesterday misspell it 'lightening' - embarrassing, unless it is really is a story about a war involving bleach

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    How else are you supposed to get bloodstains out of your uniform after a war?

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