Charley takes on Hitler in latest collection of classic war comic

Charley's War Volume 8: Hitler's YouthCharley’s War: Hitler’s Youth, the eighth volume of the classic World War One comic strip by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun, first published in Battle Picture Weekly, is now on sale from Titan Books, although the official publication date is 28th October.

In this explosive new volume of never-before-collected comic strip, Charley comes face to face with a young corporal who will eventually change the face of the world as leader of the Nazi party: Adolf Hitler.

The eighth action-packed volume of Charley’s War is rich in the detailed minutiae of the terror-punctuated existence of a Tommy and is the first to benefit from the use of  original artwork from the story, kindly loaned by the Colquhoun family.

Also included in the book is a feature by Steve White about Hitler’s role in the First World War – and a commentary on the strip featured in the volume Charley’s War co-creator and script writer Pat Mills.

Charley’s War: Hitler’s Youth is available from 28th October 2011 all good bookshops.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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  1. very pleased but too soon read i do hope the nxt book is out b4 a year and i do very much hope titan will publish his whole story !! i have the comics from 84 til battle was no more ( but to have them all in a book form ))) always a great fan ….. i just hope johnny red is delt the same kindness !!

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