Fall in love again with A Very British Affair – pre-order the collection of Britain’s very finest romance comics

12th October 2022

Rebellion is proud to present the finest romance comics in British history in one spectacular volume!

Curated by Eisner-nominated historian and artist David Roach, A Very British Affair charts the stratospheric rise of romance comics in postwar Britain with a selection of the greatest romance comics ever printed in the UK. Featuring an eclectic mix of artists from Spain, Italy, and the UK, this collection unearths the sensual art and emotional writing which delighted generations of comics readers.

Featuring over 50 comics stories – many of which have never been reprinted before – this lavish book is a stunning tribute to the often uncredited creators who crafted an industry of love. Roach shines a spotlight on the Spanish and Italian artists who dominated romance, as well as the genre's forgotten female contributors, like Jenny Butterworth, Pat Tourett and Diane Gabbott.

Featuring art by comics icons like Shirley Bellwood (Misty), Jordi Badía Romero (Creepy) and Enrique Badía Romero (AXA), Mike Hubbard (Jane), Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd), John M. Burns (Modesty Blaise), Purita Campos (Patty’s World), Jesus Blaco (Steel Claw), Pepe Gonzalez (Vampirella) Jesus Redondo (Kitty Pryde) and Blas Gallego (Black Beth), this is an unmissable collection for lovers of comics and love.

Out in February 2023, A Very British Affair comes in a standard hardcover and a webshop exclusive slipcase edition, which comes with:

  • An exclusive and signed illustrated frontispiece by David Roach
  • A front cover featuring Angel Badia Camps's original Serenade cover with its original dressing, and back cover by Jordi Longarón
  • Numbered endpapers 
  • Two 307mm x 231mm prints of classic romance covers from Serenade – one by Ángel Badia Camps, one by Jordi Longarón (posted flat, not folded)
  • A stunning graphic slipcase with Diane Gabbot art

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