History ComicBook / EnemyAce

29th Aug '17 10:35:22 PM Lanes17B
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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: In "Enemy Ace: War in Heaven- Book 2," shortly after being shot down, and parachuting into [[TheHolocaust the Dachau concentration camp,]] Von Hammer gives a speech to the men in the airfield telling them to stop fighting and to stop supporting the Nazi regime. When Engels, an ardent Nazi, points a gun at him and is about to shoot after Von Hammer calls Hitler a "piece of excrement," Von Hammer's wingman [[LudicrousGibbs kills Engels]] with [[MoreDakka a burst of the quadruple 30mm cannons ]] of an Me-262 fighter jet, while "testing" the firing mechanism that he thought wasn't loaded.
9th Aug '17 3:48:23 PM moloch
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* DefectorFromDecadence: Von Hammer becomes this at the end of ''War in Heaven''. When he discovers the truth about the death camps, he immediately leads his men in surrendering to the Allies, although he does destroy the prototype jets first. See MyCountryRightOrWrong below for more details. Special note; Ennis has von Hammer surrender to none other than Comicbook/SgtRock.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Von Hammer becomes this at the end of ''War in Heaven''. When he discovers the truth about the death camps, he immediately leads his men in surrendering to the Allies, although he does destroy the prototype jets first. See MyCountryRightOrWrong below for more details. Special note; Ennis has (And of course, who else would von Hammer surrender to none to? None other than Comicbook/SgtRock.Comicbook/SgtRock).
14th Jul '17 3:01:18 PM Lanes17B
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* LudicrousGibs: When Von Hammer shoots down a Russian bomber above Leningrad in book one of ''War in Heaven'' a crew member climbs out, and rather than parachuting down, decides to disable Von Hamme' plane by jumping into the propeller, which results in blood, guts, severed limbs, and head flying every which way.




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* ZergRush: After being shot down over Leningrad, Von Hammer makes his way to friendly lines, a panzer crewman shoots a [[ChildSoldier child with a grenade,]] dozens of Red Army soldiers swarm the tank.
9th Jun '17 6:58:12 PM Kalaong
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* DefectorFromDecadence: Von Hammer becomes this at the end of ''War of Heaven''. When he discovers the truth about the death camps, he immediately leads his men in surrendering to the Allies, although he does destroy the prototype jets first. See MyCountryRightOrWrong below for more details.

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* DefectorFromDecadence: Von Hammer becomes this at the end of ''War of in Heaven''. When he discovers the truth about the death camps, he immediately leads his men in surrendering to the Allies, although he does destroy the prototype jets first. See MyCountryRightOrWrong below for more details. Special note; Ennis has von Hammer surrender to none other than Comicbook/SgtRock.


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-->'''Von Hammer''': (salutes) ''Oberst Hans von Hammer, Jagverband Ninety-Nine.''\\
'''Comicbook/SgtRock''': ''Rock. Easy Co. You boys ready to come on in?''\\
'''Von Hammer''': ([[VaporTrail drops match, setting fire to his last jets]]) ''I am surrendering the officers and enlisted men of my unit into your custody, Sergeant. But that is all.''\\
'''Sgt. Rock''': ''Still fightin', Colonel?''\\
'''Von Hammer''': ''No. My war is over, Sergeant. I am no longer your enemy.''
5th Jun '16 10:47:08 PM moloch
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Created by RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert in 1965, it was inspired by tales of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. The character first appeared in ''Our Army at War'' #151 (February, 1965). The feature was groundbreaking in its portrayal of an "enemy" soldier as the sympathetic protagonist of a war comic. The stories typically drew a contrast between Von Hammer, a gentleman and "knight of the sky", and the horrors of a war that increasingly had no place for such chivalry.

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Created by RobertKanigher Creator/RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert in 1965, it was inspired by tales of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. The character first appeared in ''Our Army at War'' #151 (February, 1965). The feature was groundbreaking in its portrayal of an "enemy" soldier as the sympathetic protagonist of a war comic. The stories typically drew a contrast between Von Hammer, a gentleman and "knight of the sky", and the horrors of a war that increasingly had no place for such chivalry.
5th Jun '16 12:59:22 PM moloch
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Created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert in 1965, it was inspired by tales of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. The character first appeared in ''Our Army at War'' #151 (February, 1965). The feature was groundbreaking in its portrayal of an "enemy" soldier as the sympathetic protagonist of a war comic. The stories typically drew a contrast between Von Hammer, a gentleman and "knight of the sky", and the horrors of a war that increasingly had no place for such chivalry.

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Created by Robert Kanigher RobertKanigher and Joe Kubert in 1965, it was inspired by tales of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. The character first appeared in ''Our Army at War'' #151 (February, 1965). The feature was groundbreaking in its portrayal of an "enemy" soldier as the sympathetic protagonist of a war comic. The stories typically drew a contrast between Von Hammer, a gentleman and "knight of the sky", and the horrors of a war that increasingly had no place for such chivalry.
31st May '16 1:36:22 AM narm00
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Created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert in 1965, it was inspired by tales of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. The character first appeared in ''Our Army at War'' #151 (February, 1965). The feature was groundbreaking in its portrayal of an "enemy" soldier as the sympathetic protagonist of a war comic. The stories typically drew a contrast between Von Hammer, a gentleman and "knight of the sky" and the horrors of a war that increasingly had no place for such chivalry.

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Created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert in 1965, it was inspired by tales of Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron. The character first appeared in ''Our Army at War'' #151 (February, 1965). The feature was groundbreaking in its portrayal of an "enemy" soldier as the sympathetic protagonist of a war comic. The stories typically drew a contrast between Von Hammer, a gentleman and "knight of the sky" sky", and the horrors of a war that increasingly had no place for such chivalry.



In later years, Von Hammer would occasionally turn up here and there, including at least one TimeTravel adventure in which he met the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Other stories showed that Von Hammer survived the war. In the pulp-flavored 1920s-set ''Guns of the Dragon'' miniseries, von Hammer teamed up with an odd assortment of DC characters to fight the immortal VandalSavage. In Creator/GarthEnnis' 2001 ''Enemy Ace: War In Heaven'', we see von Hammer in an even more morally conflicted state, as he serves in the Luftwaffe during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. And the 1989 graphic novel ''Enemy Ace: War Idyll'' shows von Hammer dying in 1969, after a final interview with an American [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam veteran]].

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In later years, Von Hammer would occasionally turn up here and there, including at least one TimeTravel adventure in which he met the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Other stories showed that Von Hammer survived the war. In the pulp-flavored 1920s-set ''Guns of the Dragon'' miniseries, von Hammer teamed up with an odd assortment of DC characters to fight the immortal VandalSavage.ComicBook/VandalSavage. In Creator/GarthEnnis' 2001 ''Enemy Ace: War In Heaven'', we see von Hammer in an even more morally conflicted state, as he serves in the Luftwaffe during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. And the 1989 graphic novel ''Enemy Ace: War Idyll'' shows von Hammer dying in 1969, after a final interview with an American [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam veteran]].



* TheAestheticsOfTechnology: Von Hammer noted this in ''War In Heaven''.
-->Look at that ridiculous contraption. Is that the future? Everything sacrificed for speed, no matter how she flies or handles? No thought to grace? The man who designed those Spitfires, he stared at a summer sky and dreamed of eagles… The man who designed ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_163_Komet that]]'' thought “Toad.”



* TheAestheticsOfTechnology: Von Hammer noted this in ''War In Heaven''.
-->Look at that ridiculous contraption. Is that the future? Everything sacrificed for speed, no matter how she flies or handles? No thought to grace? The man who designed those Spitfires, he stared at a summer sky and dreamed of eagles… The man who designed ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_163_Komet that]]'' thought “Toad.”



* ByronicHero: Von Hammer, fits the archetype rather closely, as a charismatic nobleman who hates war, but is very good at it, his ideals often at odds with those of his country (true when fighting for UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany in World War I, and even more so in ''War in Heaven'', where he's fighting for UsefulNotes/NaziGermany). And he's always ''extremely'' broody.

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* ByronicHero: Von Hammer, Hammer fits the archetype rather closely, closely as a charismatic nobleman who hates war, but is very good at it, his ideals often at odds with those of his country (true when fighting for UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany in World War I, and even more so in ''War in Heaven'', where he's fighting for UsefulNotes/NaziGermany). And he's always ''extremely'' broody.



* TitleDrop: A ''damned'' good one in ''War In Heaven''.
-->What is it that we do, exactly? Every day, the Americans and ourselves, we climb as high and as far as our machines will take us. To the very limits of human achievement. To the gates of heaven itself. And we try to kill each other. We stain the sky, Peter. We fight a war in heaven.



* TitleDrop: A ''damned'' good one in ''War In Heaven''.
-->What is it that we do, exactly? Every day, the Americans and ourselves, we climb as high and as far as our machines will take us. To the very limits of human achievement. To the gates of heaven itself. And we try to kill each other. We stain the sky, Peter. We fight a war in heaven.
* TooDumbToLive: St. George, a costumed British ace who thinks he's the reincarnation of St. George, and wears medieval armor even in his plane.



* TooDumbToLive: St. George, a costumed British ace who thinks he's the reincarnation of St. George, and wears medieval armor even in his plane.
* TranslationConvention: ''War in Heaven'' uses an unusual variant. Not only is all the German characters' dialogue is written in English, but it's also translated into ''specific'' dialects that a person of the same rank and social class might have in England.

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* TooDumbToLive: St. George, a costumed British ace who thinks he's the reincarnation of St. George, and wears medieval armor even in his plane.
* TranslationConvention: ''War in Heaven'' uses an unusual variant. Not only is all the German characters' dialogue is written in English, but it's also translated into ''specific'' dialects that a person of the same rank and social class might have in England.
17th Aug '15 6:36:51 AM Temmere
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* ItHasBeenAnHonor: Enemy pilots will frequently salute Von Hammer as they fall to their deaths.
13th Jul '15 8:55:05 PM Kalaong
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-->Look at that ridiculous contraption. Is that the future? Everything sacrificed for speed, no matter how she flies or handles? No thought to grace? The man who designed Spitfires, he stared at a summer skies and dreamed of eagles… The man who designed (fighter jets) thought “Toad.”

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-->Look at that ridiculous contraption. Is that the future? Everything sacrificed for speed, no matter how she flies or handles? No thought to grace? The man who designed those Spitfires, he stared at a summer skies sky and dreamed of eagles… The man who designed (fighter jets) ''[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messerschmitt_Me_163_Komet that]]'' thought “Toad.”
4th Feb '15 6:56:14 PM Kalaong
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* TheAestheticsOfTechnology: Von Hammer noted this in ''War In Heaven''.
-->Look at that ridiculous contraption. Is that the future? Everything sacrificed for speed, no matter how she flies or handles? No thought to grace? The man who designed Spitfires, he stared at a summer skies and dreamed of eagles… The man who designed (fighter jets) thought “Toad.”


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* TitleDrop: A ''damned'' good one in ''War In Heaven''.
-->What is it that we do, exactly? Every day, the Americans and ourselves, we climb as high and as far as our machines will take us. To the very limits of human achievement. To the gates of heaven itself. And we try to kill each other. We stain the sky, Peter. We fight a war in heaven.
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