The Aviator

2. The Long Climb

Script by Jean-Charles Kraehn - Art by Millien Chrys, Arnoux Erik

1920, Paris. The Great War is over, and Josef and his family move to France. To provide for their mother and siblings, Josef and his younger brother Moses find work at the Caudron Brothers airplane factory in Issy-les-Moulineaux, near Paris. Still hoping to become a professional pilot, Josef chases his dream by hanging around the nearby airfield. With a German accent, however, and an apprentice’s meager wage, he is a long way from achieving his ambitions. But when he discovers the dubious activities of the gang his brother Moses has become involved with, he sees the means to realize his goal—whatever the consequences might be…