Battle Classics – Competition Winners


The winners of copies of Titan Books new British comic collection, Garth Ennis Presents Battle Classics were John Hammond and Paul Eldridge. Congratulations to them both and our thanks to Titan for the prizes.

You’ll be pleased to hear that Battle was many entrants’ favourite comic in our competition, with The Victor a close second.

For Battle Classics, New York Times bestselling writer Garth Ennis, writer of The Boys, Preacher and Battlefields, selects his favourite stories from the seminal 1970s British boys comic Battle. Included for the very first time is the complete HMS Nightshade, and the full story of The General Dies At Dawn. With insights and introductions by Ennis himself, these war comic rarities are not to be missed.

Garth Ennis presents Battle Classics is on sale now from all good bookshops, or buy it from

Read our full review of Battle Classics here

The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek Magazine) and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of "Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies" for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.

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