"Battle" Comic

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  1. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Me too
    Victor and Roy of the Rovers on a Saturday morning
    Battle on a Thursday and a few in between
    Only last week I found a Battle 1982 annual at my mothers and finished it cover to cover before leaving
  2. Charley's war was that the one set in WW1 ?

    Also does anyone remember the other war comic around the late 70's early 80's "Warlord"
  3. the_boy_syrup

    the_boy_syrup LE Book Reviewer

    Charley's war was WW1

    Warlord was another favorite it become part of Victor around 1985?

    IIRC it was unusual in it showed stories from a German point of veiw
  4. Union Jack Jackson, Lord Peter Flint and Falken! Now thats taking me back a few years! They even had a German hero who flew JU 52's in Stalangrad! (Can't remember the name) Top boy hood memory material before graduating to playboy, Fiesta and Knave :lol:
  5. The German luftwaffe pilot and his JU52, "Iron Annie"

    Site worth checking here linky
  6. Dito! I got the very first one and every other one til early teens all gone now tho - I still have the cap badge book that came with one of the first editions IIRC. Always wanted to go on fleabay and and buy a load. My folks should have know I was dyslexic when I used to read cnuts when reading krauts.... sadley, I got into the Playboy etc too, only worse - German Uber porn round JHQ as a pad brat :twisted:
  7. Charley's war was the gonads, wish I had kept the annuals now :roll:

    Check out the stuff on BBC website they had a very interesting series on Battle ect. BBC 4

    Apparently Charley's war was a idea linked to the girl's comic's trend of more realistic downbeat storylines! 8O

    "Battle was started in 1976, and it was here that Mills was first able to convey the true horrors of combat. He plunged young readers into the trenches of WWI as seen through the eyes, and the letters to and from home, of a boy much like themselves: an underage, working-class Cockney recruit named Charley Bourne. Grounded in research and brilliantly illustrated by Joe Colquhoun, Charley's War was unprecedented in deglamourising and humanising the war genre and heralded further changes and controversies to come as comics continued to change with the times. "