[Charley’s War: 2 June – 1 August 1916] – (Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun)
I was a big reader of war comics as a child but I read “Warlord” and not “Battle” where Charley’s war was first published. I am also a big fan of Pat Mills as he penned some of my all time favorite comic strips such as Ro-busters and ABC warriors. I decided to buy this hardback version of Charley’s war as Amazon.co.uk was selling them very cheaply. I particularly enjoyed the extras in the book with interviews, timelines, real history and background stories. The artwork is very faithful to the old comic book originals and as such fairly low tech but it fits the subject matter so well. The story is engaging and very though provoking especially as Pat Mills went through huge amounts of research to keep it authentic. I would even go as far as saying the book is moving in a way few comic strips can hope to achieve. Highly recommended. (ISBN-13: 978-1840236279). 8/10.
[Charley’s War: 17 October 1916 – 21 February 1917 (Hardcover)] – (Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun)
Collects episodes 60-83 – The best book yet in the series. Truly riveting stuff that is hard to put down. Its not often a comic book moves me but this one did. Excellent art, story and great extras too. [ISBN-13: 978-1845762704] 9/10
[Charley’s War: 1 August – 17 October 1916 (Hardcover)] – (Pat Mills, Joe Colquhoun)
Collects episodes 30-59. Absolutely fantastic well written world war 1 story based around trench warfare. The artwork is top rate and the stories are much deeper than anything you expect from a comic. Extras are great too [ISBN-13: 978-1840239294] 9/10