Hugo Pratt is one of the greatest comics artists of all time and the first collection of his forgotten war stories from the 1950s is out this week.
Here, restored and presented in a stunning new edition, is Battle Stations – a tale of stark terror and war at sea that first appeared in War Picture Library in 1963. It follows three survivors of a Nazi naval attack as they seek their revenge on a deadly U-Boat – no matter the cost.
Brutal, bloody and grimly heroic, Battle Stations could only be the work of the maestro himself, and marks the beginning of the Treasury of British Comics’ mission to return Pratt’s magnificent UK work to print.
Originally published in War at Sea Picture Library #34 in June 1963, Battle Stations is now presented in a beautifully-designed hardcover at larger-than-originally-published size.