Issue Four of the comics-driven bookazine, Battling Britons, is out now, and it’s a massive 160-page Future War special, crammed with reviews and features.
Published by writer Justin Marriott, designed by Bill Cunningham, highlights of this latest edition of the war comics-driven title include commentary on 2000AD’s “The VCs”, “Rogue Trooper”, and Bill Savage, and a look at time travel in British comics, and air ace stories with a supernatural theme. Plus, the art of the late, great Carlos Ezquerra comes under the searchlight, and DC Thomson’s Starblazer is the focus of a special review section.
If you’re a fan of war comics and want to see what your British counterparts were reading in days and years gone by, then make your way over to Amazon and order up the latest in this comprehensive review zine series.
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. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 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.