Review: Buck Danny Volume 7 Missing in Action
Tom Hanks is one of the most iconic actors of recent memory, who fits a type of actor, who rarely get celebrated, the character actor. Very few including Hanks com to mind other than Samuel L Jackson and Luis Guzman. All these actors blend right into heir character without any expectation for fanfare, yet that is where their star quality lies, in the life they give their characters. One of Hanks’ most memorable characters just so happens to exist in real life, Charlie Wilson.
The movie, Charlie Wilson’s War was about a sly politician who took a special interest in the war in Afghanistan, one that would have an adverse effect. The full force of that effect would not bee seen for years what was used as a weapon became the biggest reason no one has been successful against the insurgents for years to come. Much of what makes it difficult to fight in that country, is the terrain. The seventh volume of Buck Danny goes undercover in Afghanistan to rescue an agent lost behind enemy lines.
We catchup with our heroes, back stateside, as they enjoy being back home and keeping up their flight qualifications. They get pulled into the base commander’s office to take on a n undercover mission, one that would test their skills and their humanity. Tumb becomes embedded in another part of the country, not knowing the very person the crew was looking for was right beside him all along. By book’s end, Buck uncovers secret double agent and the CIA agent is recovered.
Overall, both a fun and fast paced installment to this underrated series about fighter pilots. The story by Francis Bergese is action packed and entertaining. The art by Bergese is joy to look at. Altogether, so far, the best book in the series, as Bergese shows his expertise as both the artist and writer of this book.
Story: Francis Bergese Art: Francis Bergese
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy