Son of Hitler Will Leave You Speechless in the Best Way Possible

first_img“The never-before-told tale of Adolf Hitler’s secret child and how this son was the key to ending World War II is now revealed in this audacious graphic novel based upon one of history’s most intriguing rumors. In 1944 Occupied France a rogue British agent reveals to a young baker’s assistant the true identity of his father, thus recruiting him for a dangerous mission that will end the greatest threat of World War II. Out of respect to the innocent and the dead all the names in this story have been changed… Except for one.”SON OF HITLER (W): Anthony Del Col & Geoff Moore (A): Jeff McComsey (L): Jeff McClelland & Shawn Aldridge (CA): Jeff McComseyThere’s nothing like a good rumor or conspiracy theory to bring everyone together. The history of WW2 is pretty straightforward. However, there are some rumors and conspiracy’s that always shine through the light of day. One that still holds up today, one that I was even taught in history class, was the possibility of the evilest man in history fathering an illegitimate son with a young French girl. It hasn’t been proven and still a rumor. Yet it’s an interesting thought that comes to mind. Son of Hitler gives a new light to this particular rumor that plants the seeds of corruption, betrayal, heartache, anger and, most importantly, family ties.There are very few times where I’m completely lost for words on what to write for a comic or graphic novel. There are also very few comics that arrest me and stop me in my tracks, thinking back to how unbelievable the story is. Son of Hitler left me utterly speechless upon reading it.via Image ComicsAnthony Del Col & Geoff Moore knows how to tell a masterful story, full of emotion and depth. There’s something remarkable about this story that builds off the back of a rumor but makes that story stand on its own two feet. Once you’re started, you’re completely enthralled with the mystery of who Hitler’s child might be. You’re also swept up in whats going to happen if he meets him and how, as the war looms to end, is going to play out. Del Col & Moore write an incredibly driven mystery based on the pure drive of violence and anger.Del Col & Moore crafts a narrative of uncertainty, of secrecy, but also an enigma that will keep you page-turning. They achieve this by the overall story but laces it with a cast of characters that have a scope of intensity and richness to them. The two main characters of absolute opposites. But they work together for a greater cause, but slowly knowing that it can all fall apart. Cora Brown is a stoic yet bewitching woman apart of Special Operations. Cora hides in plain sight and trying to do the impossible. She’s level-headed, plans out her actions, disciplined and analytic.via Image ComicsOn the opposite spectrum, there’s Pierre Moreau, the apprentice of a baker. He is the definition of anger issues. He’s hostile, blood-thirsty, impulsive and a bit savage. He’s had a hard and distressing childhood that you can understand why he is the way he is. These are just two of the essential characters carry this story. You can’t help but be awe-struck by how they’re written. It’s a marvel how Del Col & Moore create characters that are not only unnerving and unsettled but also irresistibly compelling.Jeff McComsey is an absolute all-star when it comes to creating the art for Son of Hitler. McComsey gives this the look and feel of something historical, etches in history for all to finally see. McComsey’s style is almost as if you’re reading someone’s sketchbook left behind in the war. It fits perfectly with the moody blues that lace the panel. It breeds the feeling of sadness, despair and a tad bit of hopelessness. From Del Col & Moore’s script, McComsey manifests sorrow with an ample amount of violence that comes is enough to knock you out as well. The blood in his art is so vivid without seeing red. The faces of the characters in anger, disbelief, bewilderment, and savagery are on full display. It’s intense. You know what you’re looking at. It stays in your mind and stomach as you ingest the story as well as his art.via Image ComicsJeff McClelland & Shawn Aldridge dominate the pages with their lettering, and this is definitely in a good way. Del Col & Moore’s script is heavy with dialogue that’s necessary to build the story. McClelland and Aldridge maneuver the placement in the way where the art and the lettering can make all the difference to where your eyes travel from panel to panel. One thing I have to mention is their sound effect placements in the comic. They might look a little bit cheesy. However, they are something that makes the world of difference when looking into reading. Son of Hitler come full with sound effects that you can almost hear yourself. I can only imagine how noisy WWII might have been. McClelland and Aldridge bring that to the page. They leave readers to hear every gunshot, ever open door, every punch and more.Son of Hitler will leave you speechless. With a killer script and sketchbook-like art with moody colors, Son of Hitler will have you second-guessing the rumors. This OGN will leave you in as much speculation and mystery as history knows about the matter. Son of Hitler is available now for pre-order and will be available on Comixology May 30th. Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img

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