Charley’s War

From time to time I have used artwork from the Charley’s War comic series in the header – usually around November 11 or ANZAC Day.  A few comic-loving Cats have emailed over the years to get details of the series.

I read the original in Battle in the late 1970s and 1980s. The story ends at the beginning of WWII but the best part of the story ends in the 1930s with the protagonist Charley walking past a newspaper headline announcing Hitler as the new German Chancellor.

Later I bought the 10-volume Titan series. It is a beautiful collection, but probably a tad too fancy and expensive for regular comic readers.

Rebellion – who now own most (if not all) of the classic UK comic titles – have brought out a new three volume collection of Charley’s War and made it (a) affordable and (b) true it is comic origins – the collection looks like a comic.

It is truly a classic written by Pat Mills (the original Tharg the Mighty) and drawn by the late Joe Colquhoun.

 

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9 Responses to Charley’s War

  1. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    I cannot possibly click on any of these links you offer – look at the images above and the violence they portray! They are confronting, they make me uncomfortable, threatened and I feel violeted.

  2. woolfe

    Angus Campbell would have it burnt if he could.

  3. JohnA

    they make me uncomfortable, threatened and I feel violeted.

    Mick, does that mean you are no longer “in the pink”? 🙂

  4. EvilElvis

    Battle Action. Brilliant comic with characters and stirylines spanning several military ages. Damn my mother for throwing them all out without my knowledge in a house move when I was young, nearly had a full set. I’ll get over it. Eventually. Maybe…

  5. OneWorldGovernment

    Imagine making movies out of Charley’s War comics like Marvel have done.

  6. Splatacrobat

    Imagine making movies out of Charley’s War comics like Marvel have done.

    Charley would be played by Josh Thomas and the first half hour of the movie would be taken up with the awkward scene where he blows reveille in front of the troops…………………

    I don’t think Captain Reveille was expecting such a public display of loyalty from his troops.

  7. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From JohnA at 9:17 pm:

    ” they make me uncomfortable, threatened and I feel violeted.

    Mick, does that mean you are no longer “in the pink”? 🙂 “

    Yeah, no look Mick’s not about at the moment. We got the doctor in and he said “Mick, mate, you’re being a bit of a tulip getting the blues over this sort of thing” and he prescribed a little shock therapy.

    He’s in the other room watching some old John Wayne fillumses – The Longest Day and Sands of Iwo Jima, I think. Thanks for caring ‘n all.

  8. cohenite

    Thanks for the links; it’s time I updated my comic collection; I’ll start here.

    Incidentally, what is your opinion about the new PC Marvel with a female Thor, Squirrel Girl, Captain America squibbing it and the intrusion of islam into the Marvel Universe?

  9. Sinclair Davidson

    I’ve never really been a Marvel fan but my understanding is that these product lines haven’t really been successful or popular with the fans.

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