Review: The Tankies
The Tankies is the third book in Garth Ennis’ latest line of war comics, Battlefields. Sadly it’s also the weakest, being a pretty paint by numbers story by the author. Take a group of soliders from the UK, insert some male bonding, stir in a few dubious generals, and cover liberally in extreme violence. However, being Garth Ennis the story is very well told, but he’s done this before in better books (War Stories, Punisher: Born).
The one thing that elevates this book further is that it has Carlos Ezquerra on art. It’s been a good while since these two have collaborated, which is a real shame as their styles compliment each other perfectly. And Ennis gives his partner plenty of material to work from, creating a beautiful book. But its not quite enough to elevate the purely average story.