Battlefields, Volume 2: Dear Billy

Garth Ennis Peter Snejbjerg


Battlefields, Volume 2: Dear Billy

Battlefields, Volume 2: Dear Billy

  • Title: Battlefields, Volume 2: Dear Billy
  • Author: Garth Ennis Peter Snejbjerg
  • ISBN: 9781606900574
  • Page: 179
  • Format: Paperback



1942 In the tropical splendour of the South China sea, as the Second World War spreads across the far east, a young woman finds herself in paradise and then in hell Nurse Carrie Sutton is caught up in the Japanese invasion of Singapore, suffering horrors beyond her wildest nightmares and survives Now, she attempts to start her life anew, buoyed up by a growing frie1942 In the tropical splendour of the South China sea, as the Second World War spreads across the far east, a young woman finds herself in paradise and then in hell Nurse Carrie Sutton is caught up in the Japanese invasion of Singapore, suffering horrors beyond her wildest nightmares and survives Now, she attempts to start her life anew, buoyed up by a growing friendship with a wounded pilot, only for fate to deliver up the last thing she ever expected Carrie, at last, has a chance for revenge but should she take it In the midst of a world torn apart by war, you can fight and you can win, but you still might not get the things you truly want More incredible stories from Garth Ennis The Boys, Preacher as his Battlefields series continues exclusively from Dynamite Entertainment For this second mini series Dear Billy Garth is joined by artist Peter Snejbjerg and cover artist John Cassaday for a haunting tale of wartime in 1942


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what a horrific story of pain and suffering.Carrie was a nurse in the second world war, she was attacked and almost killed by the Japanese. she survived by some miracle and then spent the next few years treating patients like nothing happened. but inside she was rotting; the hurt, hatred and anger boiled up until it consumed herank you Garth for this wonderful story.

ABSOLUTE RATING: 3+/5 starsSTANDARDIZED RATING: <3/5 stars>

More reviews (and no fluff) on the blog surrealtalvi.wordpress/Battlefields, Volume 2: Dear Billy is a devastating story of the emotional wounds of war, as told by a young British Nurse. Her perspective on the war is brutal and also an irony that in killing young nurses captured in Asia, the Japanese ended up killing far more of their own down the line. The story is uncompromising but also beautifully written in the form of a letter from the nurse to her lover, a British officer, explaining her [...]

LISTEN! Ennis's Battlefields series, so far, are his best works, perhaps among the best trad-US comics. No-one told me, so I'm telling you.These are stories arousing intense feelings. At the centre are rounded characters with complicated relationships. The character work is thoughtful, throwing the notion of 'war stories=exclusively man stories' down flights of stairs. As with Vol. 1 (both these are self-contained), treatment of gender is even handed. This is about people.Peter Snejberg's portra [...]

Well. That was bleak. These are some punch-in-the-gut war stories. The art is pretty good--serves the story well.

My friend gave me Battlefields knowing too well that I like military stuff. Dear Billy was moving story of girl who was survivor, she survived firing squad but she could not survive herself. She was a nurse, her transport was caught by Japanese and women were raped then shot. She survived, but she was wounded body and soul. She started to work in hospital, when she met a pilot, Billy. Who was as brave as honorable. He had his own personal hell, when he was caught by Japanese and survived bayonet [...]

Volume 2 of the series is more chilling and grim. Like the previous volume it’s based during WW 2 only the theater this time around is Asia. It’s about a British nurse surviving rape & execution by the Japanese, the way it changes her life, how she copes with it & her thirst for revenge. The writing is amazing, the ending is a haunting.This volume has a new artist and his work is superior to that of the previous volume, a lot is to do with more use of color and cleaner lines, both of [...]

Didn't enjoy this quite as much as Battlefields: Night Witches, but still good. Actually, I think the problem was that I didn't like the characters very much. Of course I wasn't meant to, I suppose, flawed and ruined as they were.The colorists for this series are very good! This one was done by Bob Steen.

Two volumes into Ennis' WWII anthology "Battlefields" and it's got me pondering what people exactly mean when comics are called "grim and gritty", often derisively. Certainly, "Vol. 2, Dear Billy" contains rape, murder and wholesale slaughter, but it's also an emotionally harrowing tale of tragic ingrained misogyny and colonialism. A tale worth telling, I would say!

This touching and tragic story wasn't enjoyable, but it was good. The writing and art was beautiful, and shows you both the front lines as well as what happens with bottled up emotions when the war ends.

Well written, but not quite as enjoyable as some of Ennis's other war stories. It was an interesting take on anger and the inability to forgive, and how to deal with all of that for someone not on the front lines and what happens to that rage when the war ends.

This is among the strongest of Ennis' short, standalone works. It's predictable at times, but devastatingly effective nonetheless.

Not as good as the first offering in Battlefields, but still pretty damn good. And the art was by Snejbjerg was brilliant.

This series really pulls out the emotions in me.

<3 the Malayan Campaign,timeline,the love doomed story,and the spunky survivor nurse protaganist.


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