Charley's War

Remembering “Charley’s War”, a comic story of the Great War

As we remember the fallen of all wars this weekend, you may be interested in finding out more about “Charley’s War”, the powerful story of the young Charley Bourne, caught up in the fervour of World War One, “the Great War”, and, subsequently, the horrors that came with it. The long-running strip was originally createdContinue reading Remembering “Charley’s War”, a comic story of the Great War

Egmont's comic archive arrives at Rebellion. Image: Rebellion

Egmont’s classic comics archive arrives at Rebellion, Roy of the Rovers collections already in the works

The surviving  bound comics volumes and comics art from the Egmont archive has arrived at new owners Rebellion‘s Oxford HQ, another step in the process of seeing some great British girls and boys comics material get back into print. 2000AD‘s owners bought Egmont’s classics comic titles first published by Fleetway Editions and characters earlier thisContinue reading Egmont’s classic comics archive arrives at Rebellion, Roy of the Rovers collections already in the works

A scene from the Russian Civil War from "Charley's War". Story by Pat Mills, art by Joe Colquhoun

Curating Charley’s War: An Interview with Titan’s collection editor Simon Ward

  Last year, I chatted to Simon Ward, who edited the tenth volume of Charley’s War for Titan Books. Some quotes from the conversation were used in an article that was published in the last issue of Comic Heroes magazine. Anyway, I thought it would be a good idea to present the full, unedited transcript ofContinue reading Curating Charley’s War: An Interview with Titan’s collection editor Simon Ward

Charley's War

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 Joe Colquhoun for Battle, but hosting issues mean we’re unsure how long the Charley’s War site, originallyContinue reading Charley’s War “Micro Site” joins DownTheTubes

Charley's War Omnibus Cover

Titan Books releases “Charley’s War” omnibus

  Titan Books is to release  Charley’s War: A Boy Soldier in the Great War, a terrific omnibus collection of Charley’s War stories on 8th August, which features all-new scans of many pages direct from original art by Joe Colquhoun. While the material has previously been published by Titan – and, indeed, has been one of their mostContinue reading Titan Books releases “Charley’s War” omnibus