Thanks to our friends over at Titan Books this weekend I’ve had the pleasure of reading all manner of World War comics.
Charley’s War: The End is the last of a 10 book collection of comic strips created by Pat Mills (ABC Warriors, Marshal Law) and illustrated by Joe Colquhoun (Battle, Johnny Red). The strip was originally published back in 1979 and ran until 1985 and mainly followed the exploits of Charley Bourne from when he enlisted with the British Army at the age of 16 until the end of the first World War.
This collection contains those last emotional and epic days. This is also the first time that these strips have been collected and include Colquhoun’s original artwork! In this collection there is a wonderful feature on the Treaty of Versailles by Steve White and strip commentary by Pat Mills himself at the end of the book. Mills does a fantastic job of writing about the horrors of the first World War and the fate of some of the characters will hit you like a punch in the gut.
You can purchase Charley’s War: The End as well as the rest of the series over at Amazon.Com.