Charley's War original front cover artwork (1984) by Joe Colquhoun for Battle 484, cover dated 11th August 1984. Dated "October 2nd 1918", Corporal Charley Bourne has escaped from a POW camp to join the British attack on the St Quentin canal. Under heavy enemy fire the British swam the canal with the aid of lifebelts, ropes and rafts in what has been regarded as the most daring action of the Great War.

“Charley’s War” and Space:1999 art, rare 1950 promotional Eagle offered in latest ComPal comics auction

The latest ComPal comic auction catalogue and features “Charley’s War” art, a promotional Eagle rarity and much more among some 385 lots in total, including US comics. The last ComPal auction back in May achieved some record prices with £5600 for the fourth Beano Book (1943), a record price for a non-Number One annual andContinue reading “Charley’s War” and Space:1999 art, rare 1950 promotional Eagle offered in latest ComPal comics auction

The Art of Reginald Heade

Coming Soon from Telos Publishing: The Art of Reginald Heade

On its way from Telos Publishing in October (and available to pre-order now) is The Art of Reginald Heade, written by Stephen James Walker. Reginald Heade is renowned amongst vintage paperback fans and collectors as the pre-eminent British pulp fiction cover artist of the 1940s and 1950s – considered by some as the greatest BritishContinue reading Coming Soon from Telos Publishing: The Art of Reginald Heade