Dead Reckoning will release The Stringbags, a graphic novel about British World War II pilots by Garth Ennis and PJ Holden, next May, the company announced.  “The Stringbags” referred to the Fairey Swordfish, a biplane torpedo bomber piloted by airmen of the British Royal Navy in the early days of World War II.  The aircraft was underpowered and under-gunned and unlikely to survive combat, but its crews prevailed in important battles against Italian and German ships.  

Ennis, the creator of The Boys, is joined by longtime 2000 AD artist PJ Holden.

The  192-page, 11" x 7.25" original graphic novel will be released in hardcover on May 15, 2020 at $29.95. 

Dead Reckoning will also release a collection of 1950s Atlas Comics war stories in 2020, in June (see ‘War Comics by Kirby, Ditko, Heath, Severin, Krigstein, Maneely, Robinson, More”).