The most popular British war comic of all time is back in time to commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Britain!
Running from 1975 to 1988, Battle wasn’t just a war comic – it was the vanguard of a comics revolution! Created by Pat Mills and John Wagner, it featured an array of tough, no-nonsense characters and was the home of acclaimed strips such as Charley’s War, Johnny Red, HMS Nightshade, Fighting Mann, Darkie’s Mob, and many more!
The new Battle special, marking 80 years since the Battle of Britain, is out on 16th September with all-new stories from some of the best talent in comics, including Garth Ennis, Alex De Campi, Dan Abnett and many more!
Alongside the standard newsstand edition, a special edition – available exclusively from the Treasury of British Comics and 2000 AD webshops – comes with a wraparound cover by acclaimed aviation artist Keith Burns!
In this special, creators pay tribute to Battle‘s lasting influence as well as to those who have fought in wars across the globe. Legendary writer Garth Ennis (Preacher) and Keith Burns send the Rat Pack on one more mission, Rob Williams (Judge Dredd) and PJ Holden (The Stringbags) take to the icy seas in Destroyer.
Alan Grant (Batman) and Davide Fabbri (Star Wars) tell a story of The Few in Battle of Britain, Alan Hebden (Major Eazy) revives his classic character El Mestizo with artist Brett McKee, while Alex De Campi (Madi) and Glenn Fabry (Sláine) head into the jungles of Vietnam in Bravo, Black Lion.
And there’s so much more hard-hitting action from Kek-W (The Fall of Deadworld), Staz Johnson(Rogue Trooper), Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy), Jimmy Broxton (Vampirella), Karl Stock (The Vigilant), Simon Coleby (Jaegir), Peter Briggs (Hellboy), Eoin Marron (James Bond), Lew Stringer (Combat Colin), and Tom Paterson (Dennis the Menace)!