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Review: Buck Danny Vol. 8 Black Cobra

The 1980s were the heyday of action movies. The decade brought movie fans the many film adventures of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Steven Siegal, Jean Claude Van Damme, and Sylvester Stallone. They made a genre into a multimillion dollar industry, one that would generate imitators and classics all their own. One of those movies that became a franchise without much staging as they do now, was Iron Eagle.

For those uninitiated, the movie revolves around “A young pilot plans a rescue mission when his father, an Air Force Colonel, is shot down over enemy territory and captured.”. The movie, although having a shaky unrealistic plot, had some of the best aerial dogfights I have ever seen in films. They rarely make movies like those anymore, as much of the narrative being told are about drones. In the eighth volume of Buck Danny, we find our crew on a mission to rescue while posing as Russian pilots.

We catch up with our intrepid crew as new mission is a t their feet, as a stealth fighter has gone missing over enemy territory and America doesn’t want them to know its our aircraft. Without much notice Buck and his crew are called into action, as they soon learn the mission and how they will enter the airspace, flying Russian Migs. The crew eventually embark on a night mission, one that will get them closer to retrieving any trace that the Americans were there and hopefully the pilot. By book’s end, a last-minute betrayal leaves the crew at wits end, but quick thinking by Buck saves the crew and the pilot.

Overall, an excellent book where Francis Bergese has only improved on his storytelling and his art.The story by Bergese is fun, layered and will have the readers glued to the pages. The art by Bergese has him improving on his lightning, as he has definitely made a turn for the better. Altogether, a book which will have the reader digging for their Blu Ray of Top Gun.

Story: Francis Bergese Art: Francis Bergese
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.8 Overall: 9.75 Recommendation: Buy