Egmont partners with SEQUENTIAL for new ‘Charley’s War’ iPad release

Charley's War on SEQUENTIALDigital graphic novel storefront app SEQUENTIAL has released the first four parts of Charley’s War, the classic comic created by industry legends Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun and first published in Battle Picture Weekly over 30 years ago.

The Charley’s War strips have been collected together by Egmont’s Classic Comics imprint, and tell the story of Charley Bourne, a young solider in World War I. The first part is free to download on SEQUENTIAL for a limited time, with subsequent parts priced at just $2.99/£1.99 each.

Charley's War on SEQUENTIAL - Full PageRunning until the mid-1980s, the series has been described as “the greatest British comic strip ever created” and has been a major influence on many comics writers and artists. Alan Moore, creator of From Hell and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, commented that “None [have come] even close to matching the depiction of inhumanity and misery conjured up by Pat Mills’ and Joe Colquhoun’s masterful Charley’s War“.

Sarah Bates, publishing and marketing director at Egmont Publishing Group, commented: “Charley’s War is one of the biggest names in comics history and we are committed to bringing our e-comics to as many fans as possible. Egmont are delighted to be working with SEQUENTIAL to reach more comics fans; old and new.”

Egmont’s Charley’s War series is divided up into 14 parts. Four are available on SEQUENTIAL now and the next four will be released at the end of November, with the rest to follow by the early 2014 – the centenary of the outbreak of World War I.

Charley’s War joins other classic and vintage comics on SEQUENTIAL, the graphic novel storefront app for iPad, launched by digital publishers Panel Nine in May 2013. They work with the best publishers of graphic novels across the world, including Jonathan Cape, Knockabout, Myriad Editions, and Blank Slate Books, as well as a range of indie and small press publishers.

Charley's War on SEQUENTIAL - PanelAs we’ve previously reported, Panel Nine make quality graphic novels and comics available digitally via their ‘gold standard’ platform and aim to expand the market for graphic novels for adults with a superhero-free, carefully curated selection of material.

• The iPad app is available to download for free from the App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/id629759394?ls=1&mt=8

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sequential.cc and Twitter: https://twitter.com/SEQUENTIAL_app

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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