Charley's War

Charley's War

2 June 1916-1 August 1916

Book - 2004
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From UK comics writer Pat Mills (Marshal Law, Slaine) and artist Joe Colquhoun (Johnny Red) comes piece of British comics history. In 1916, Charley Bourne lies about his age to enlist and fight on the battlefields of France. But thoughts of glory and patriotism are swept aside by the bloody artillery barrage of horror.
Publisher: London : Titan Books, 2004
ISBN: 9781840236279
1840236272
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Mills 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,ill., map
Additional Contributors: Colquhoun, Joe

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elliottcampbell
Jun 15, 2016

I recall reading this strip occasionally when I was a child in the 1980s. However, the war comic magazine it appeared in, 'Battle', only appeared infrequently in my local bookshops and newsagents. Now I get to read the strips in their totality in this collection, of which this is the first volume. As an adult, I can appreciate the anti-war themes better and recognize just how brave it was to present war in its grim realities in such a way in such a context. The art is amazingly detailed and the accompanying articles, including a strip commentary by the writer, Pat Mills, are also excellent.

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Apr 15, 2015

justindeng thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 28

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