To celebrate the launch of Egmont’s new Classic Comics website, they’re giving away digital editions of Part One of Charley’s War and Volume 1 of Roy of the Rovers for free for a limited time on the iTunes store for iPad.
In Charley’s War: Part One 2nd – 15th June 1915, we meet Charley Bourne for the first time, who’s sacked from his job in London and decides to join the war effort.
Charley is quickly revelaed as a typical ‘Tommy’ unlike most other British comic war ‘heroes’ – neither overly intelligent or especially strong. Rushed to the Western Front, he soon finds himself in the thick of things.
After proving himself with a daring attempt to rescue a Tommy runner, Charley is chosen to take part in a night raid on the German trenches.
In Roy of the Rovers: Volume 1, it’s the start of the 1976-77 season and the Melchester Rovers are on great form! However, player manager Roy Race feels the pressure when a supermarket offers £30,000 to the first player to score 50 goals in the season.
Can Roy show the world – and journalist Eric Eddleston – that he’s playing for the team and not himself? Meanwhile, new signing Roger Dixon just can’t wait to get onto the field.
• Egmont’s Classic Comics site: http://classiccomics.egmont.co.uk
Roy of the Rovers and Charley's War © 2013 Egmont UK
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.