Review: Chasing Hitler #1

As WWII draws to an end and the Allies surround Berlin, Adolf Hitler realizes that all is lost. Or is it? Two allied service men are tasked with verifying Hitler’s death. When they can’t the chase begins.

Set in the final days of World War II we get a look at Hitler and Eva Braun’s last days in the bunker in Berlin. Things do not go as we thought though as Hitler fashions an escape, faking his death and getting away.
Hot on his tail though are two allied servicemen who have been tasked with getting Hitler.
The chase is on!

This issue is quite a fast paced issue, with Hitler and his wife planning their escape after their defeat in the war – we get a look at the Generals refusing to enact Hitler’s scorched earth policy and also Hitler’s reaction to the death of Mussolini. Hitler’s plan is enacted and he gets away, but he hasn’t counted on the two soldiers with their high level clearance!
The two soldiers seem to make a good team as they make their way to Berlin, there is some of their interaction with their own forces, as well as that of the Russians. The part with the German prisoners and the Russian forces isn’t one of the noblest parts, but it does ring true!

I really enjoy the art in this story, retro and action packed the flow of the panels is really well set out, with some excellent action shots and scenes!

This looks to be an excellent mini series and I look forward to reading the rest!

CHASING HITLER is an exciting new adventure series with a new spin on a classic concept. It’s the end of World War II and Majors Alex Taylor and Conner Walsh come face to face with the Fuhrer during his attempt to fake his own death and flee the fall of Germany. Unable to get anyone to believe them, Taylor and Walsh refuse to give up, pursuing clues of Hitler’s survival across continents and meeting new allies and villains along the way. Will they bring history’s greatest criminal to justice?

CHASING HITLER was created by Hayley Nitz, a high school senior and niece of Jai Nitz, creator of EL DIABLO from SUICIDE SQUAD. The comic market demographic is aging and new voices are needed, particularly new voices which speak to modern America. The need for increased diversity in comics is real. Hayley Nitz is poised to be one of those voices.

The series comes with covers by Greg Smallwood, Mike Norton, Nathan Szerdy and Phil Hester who will be working with Jai to promote it to their followers.


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