Why am I writing to you about a comic called Battlefields?
It's not just because of my deep and lasting love for the work of Garth Ennis, creator of Preacher, among many other excellent comics.
It's because The Night Witches , a three-part miniseries, is the story of an all-female fighter pilot squadron in the Soviet Union during World War II. And yes, it's based on a true story.
These women were given substandard planes and flew only at night, and faced horrible treatment from their own side...