in the Extra Credit section. It came from reading Hellboy: The Island. When the Ogdru Jahad are created they are lifeless even though they have been given the Fire of Heaven. When night falls, the Fire of Heaven darkens. I think this may be black flame.
Which of course makes sense as the reason that Zinco was playing with the Blackflame was to gain control of the frog people so it would seem that connection has been explored since the Island was first published and many like myself just missed it.
So Pope created an anti-vril suit to become the Black Flame. Makes total sense if he already knew the Sledgehammer 44 story / history, which we are just now reading about -- maybe Pope was inspired by Sledge's suit. Maybe there was a revenge motive even...assuming Sledge kicks Diestel's ass by the end of Lightning War issue 3. Who know's, I may be reading into the revenge motive, it's just that odd collection of Pope's which seemingly included Diestel's corpse...well, that corpse could be a result of the end of this series? It could be some twisted irony that the next Black Flame was inspired be the guy that defeated the original version in WWII.
After reading second issue--
Oh yeah, Black Flame can fly. But the Hammer can fly too. Because...why not?!
love this issue. Steel Hawk's reappearance, Usage of Mock-up planes, Good stuffs.
By the way, Third Panel from Page Nineteen seems to have a problem with Speech Balloon.
Isn't it supposed to be Pilot's Balloon?
The final issue is nearly here, so check out this Sledgehammer sketch from Jason Latour:
That's so awesome! I can't wait for this to come out.
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Multiversity's thoughts on the final issue.
Also, Laurence Campbell posted a black and white page. Check it out (obviously it's a spoiler if you haven't read it yet).
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What a fantastic story. Great art and great dialogues!
I get the feeling this isn't the last we'll see of Patrick. Or at least I really, really, really hope it's not.
I just finished book two (waiting for this weeks pull). I am digging it so far!!!! Can't wait to read how it ends!