Charley’s War

Items devoted to the Battle Picture Weekly comic strip “Charley’s War”, created by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun

Comic Creator Spotlight: “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon

As it’s a Formula 1 weekend, downthetubes contributor Richard Sheaf is marking the event on his Boys Adventure Comics Blog with a look back at an earlier era of motor-racing with this oddity – “The Champions” – a tie-in comic with Matchbox toys sponsorship of motor racing legend, John Surtees and Team Surtees, in the early 1970s, featuring art by “Skid Solo” artist John Vernon

Latest 2000AD Thrill-Cast reveals what’s in store for 2018 for Galaxy’s Greatest Comic – and Treasury collections

From Charley’s War to Halo Jones,  we’ve already revealed in two posts (here for 20000AD, here for Treasury of British Comics releases) that it’s going to be a busy year for Rebellion, with 34 new graphic novels due to be unleashed. From… Read More ›

Rebellion “Charley’s War” Definitive Collection covers revealed, out next year

Here’s some details about three bumper collections of the critically acclaimed “Charley’s War” that are in the works for next year, to be published by rights holder Rebellion. The 20000AD publisher acquired ownership of Battle Picture Weekly, where “Charley’s War”… Read More ›

“Charley’s War” co-creator Pat Mills condemns World War One apologists

Pat Mills, who co-created the seminal World War One-centred comic strip “Charley’s War” with artist Joe Colquhoun, has thanked fans still finding the strip first published in Battle, starting in 1979, in its collections – but has savaged those in… Read More ›

Pat Mills to talk Charley’s War at Birmingham Creative Networks event, strip to get “reloaded” treatment

Pat Mills is to give a talk for Birmingham’s Creative Networks next week (Thursday 25th February). Pat is a UK comic legend – described by some as the ‘Godfather of British comics’, he was an integral part of the UK comics… Read More ›

Cine Excess Gets Graphic in Brighton with Pat Mills, Jim McCarthy and Martin Barker

The ninth annual Cine Excess international Festival turns its focus on the world of graphic novels for the first time this year, with a special panel discussion on violence in comics featuring Professor Martin Barker, comic book writer and editor Pat… Read More ›

Charley’s War “Micro Site” joins DownTheTubes

  The Charley’s War web site formerly hosted as part the SevenPennyNightmare sites has a new home here on DownTheTubes. I’d like to thank Moose Harris of SevenPennyNightmare for very kindly hosted the semi-official site dedicated to the World War One comic strip created by Pat Mills and… Read More ›

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