This is a good set-up issue, and the fact that it's based on a real-life person makes it compelling. I found it to be a worthwhile starting point of what is to be a larger story.
The dialogue suggests Polish and Russian dialects without being stereo-typical. It reads naturally, and you are aware that you are in a foreign land without being distracted. The story does a good job establishing characters and their complex connection to the Soviet Union and how they came to be part of the "people's army."
The art has clean line-work with some excellent panels. Newly published artists often struggle with movement in their art, and you can see how Lovalle Davis will continue to develop and improve through future issues of White Lilly. The art looks good and works well.
Fans of Athena Voltaire will enjoy this book.