The writing is so smart in this book. With other comics like Atomic Robo and Hellboy already addressing the strong and invulnerable giant working with regular soldiers angle (and doing a bang-up job), Sledgehammer 44 takes a different approach. Here the book focuses on the soldiers and telling a small story about one mission. It’s not quite Band of Brothers, but it’s definitely not a superhero story.
Jason Latour’s art works equally well depicting regular soldiers doing (mostly) regular soldiering and the more fantastical elements with giant robot suits. The colors, by Dave Stewart, are perfect. Seriously, perfect. The colors are primarily muted greys, greens, and sepias, and every single page is better because of them. This art team elevates an already awesome story, and the results are worth seeing.
There is something special about a comic book that does absolutely everything right. Here, the art is phenomenal, the script is marvelous, and the premise is incredible. I cannot recommend this one enough. Run, don’t walk, to your local comic shop.
Five Panzer-Killers out of Five