Lightning War

Lightning War 1
Written by Mike Mignola
John Arcudi
Illustrated by Laurence Campbell
Colored by Dave Stewart
Lettered by Clem Robins
Edited by Scott Allie
Originally Published in Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War #1–3
Internal Numbering Sledgehammer 44 #4–5
Date Published November 2013 – January 2014
Trade Paperback Sledgehammer 44 – Volume 1

Publication HistoryEdit

Sledgehammer 44: Lightning War is a three-issue miniseries scheduled to be published late 2013 with art by Laurence Campbell. It is a continuation of Sledgehammer 44.


Part OneEdit

After the classified, advanced airplane known as the Flying Wing is hijacked by the Nazis, Sledgehammer is sent on a special recovery mission that pits him against the deadly Black Flame!

Part TwoEdit

The iron soldier known as Sledgehammer is the only one who can lead a rescue mission of a kidnapped American about to spill top-secret information on the Flying Wing warplane to the Nazis and their own supersoldier — the Black Flame!

Part ThreeEdit

A battle between the Black Flame and the iron soldier known as Sledgehammer heats up as the fight over a cutting-edge American warplane explodes in the sky!



The synopsis for Part One mentions the experimental aircraft "Flying Wing"  This aircraft is referred to in B.P.R.D.: The Dead.  The scrapbook in the story shows a photo of the Black Flame on the wing of an aircraft.  The photo is labeled "photographed during experimental flight of "Flying Wing". 9/20/44"