MOTHER RUSSIA #2

“No Worse Enemy”
Writer and Artist: Jeff McComsky

Svetlana does not trust the ‘fucking Nazi’ that saved her. Major Otto Steiner is quite calm and asks if she shoots him that she would take care of the dog. She is a good dog and not a very committed National Socialist. The hordes of the undead are about to break into the bunker so she puts aside her hatred and lets him lead her to a more safe place. He notices the boy crying and comes to the conclusion that he is hungry. Unfortunately he has no food. Svetlana has a can of pork and beans she found on the boy. So they have a nice meal.

During the meal Otto narrates what happened. They were getting strange directives from HQ. Burn the dead and don’t eat the meal rations. General Von Paulus is called back to Berlin and they never hear from him again. Soon zombies start to appear. Later the whole Soviet army comes up. The commander loses his head so Steiner shoots him and takes command. The battalion fights into the city and soon only him and the dog Brunhilde are left. Svetlana offers to share the food she has in the tower. But first they must fight their way through the zombie hordes. Luckily Steiner has plenty of firepower.

So the second issue introduces us to Otto Steiner. He is a man who takes charge and very ruthless. In addition to shooting his commander we get a scene where he also shoots his surviving men over some disagreement. Still he cares a lot about his dog and it is hinted that he was a father. Plus he also saved Svetlana and the boy although he gives credit to Brunhilde and he saved Brunhilde. A short look into how the zombie outbreak developed but we are still left in the dark of the big picture just as the characters are. Sets up a big action packed conclusion next issue.

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