Written by Mike Costa, Art & Cover by Ken Lashley
Solicitation Info (from Previews): Welcome to a world waging a new kind of war that’s faster and more brutal than ever before. It’s fought by those who would make the innocent their targets, using computers, smart weapons and laser-guided missiles. The new enemy is hard to find – and closer to home than we think. Between us and them stand the Blackhawks, an elite force of military specialists equipped with the latest in cutting-edge hardware and vehicles. Their mission: Kill the bad guys before they kill us.
Bias: I have similar thoughts to that of Batman: The Dark Knight. What I mean is, I thought I was going to love Men of War, and as such, Blackhawks would be redundant – but I didn’t like Men of War (At. All.), so there’s the opening for Blackhawks to take it’s place. Still, some of the preview art looks more anime inspired than war comic, so I’m not sure this will be up my alley either…
What I liked: It was a fun romp of a black-ops story. Lots of action. Lots of humor. The stories behind the various nicknames, for example, were generally humorous. Honestly, it felt very much like G.I. Joe set in the DC Universe.
What I disliked: It had the level of realism of an action/adventure, which isn’t bad, but there were a few details that made me scratch my head. There was also little introduction before throwing you into the action, which made it a bit confusing to start with.
Verdict: While it was a fun story, nothing really grabbed my interest. It wasn’t bad – it just wasn’t my thing. I’m dropping this title, without malice.
As always, SPOILERS in comments, including my favorite scene, thoughts on what happened, and questions about what’s to come.