Back in stock: the definitive Charley’s War

9th August 2023

"This really is the definitive edition" - Pat Mills

Considered by many as the most important war story to appear in comics, the three volumes of Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun's incredible Charley’s War are now back in stock – and with brand new bundle options, including a limited edition original art screen print.

One of the defining masterpieces of British comics, these three beautiful volumes feature rescanned and remastered artwork – plus with original colour pages lovingly restored.

As well as the standard three-volume bundle, you can order the special bookplate edition bundle, individually numbered and signed by Pat Mills.

Two of the new bundle options include a limited edition screen print of art by the legendary Colquhoun from Charley’s War episode #230 in 1979. This scale replica reproduces a page of artwork in its original size of 400x470mm and is taken from high-resolution scans, with five layers of hand-pressed screen printing capturing the creative process of the original page to produce an artefact that is faithful both to its creator's vision and to the lost art of making comic books. This limited edition screen print is hand-numbered, and printed on archival quality acid-free Somerset satin 410gsm white paper.

Deeply affecting, unsparingly hard, and unflinchingly political, Charley’s War follows sixteen-year-old working class lad Charley Bourne who eagerly signs up to fight on the Western Front in 1916. The idealistic sixteen-year-old experiences a hellish world of trench warfare where every day is a bitter fight for survival, and Charley and his friends soon realise they have been thrust into a conflict where ordinary people are expected to throw away their lives to serve the selfish interests of those in power.