Packed with lovingly-restored classics and brand new high-octane stories, the Treasury of British Comics Annual 2024 is a festive treat for fans of the best of British comics.
Collected together in a gorgeous hardcover, the Treasury of British Comics Annual not only features stunning early work by industry greats such as Brian Bolland (Batman: The Killing Joke), Dave Gibbons (Watchmen) and Steve Dillon (Preacher) but also gems like ‘Moon Madness’ by Alf Wallace and artist Brian Lewis, Leo Baxendale's Grimly Feendish and Ken Reid on Frankie Stein, as well as new comics such as the comics head-to-head The Spider vs The Leopard from Lime Street by Simon Furman (Transformers), David Roach (Anderson, Psi Division) and Mike Collins (Doctor Who), fantasy questing in Black Beth by Alec Worley (Durham Red) and DaNi (Coffin Bound) and the gory action of Gustav of the Bearmacht by Kek-W (The Order) and Staz Johnson (Dark Legacies).
Available only from comic book stores and the Treasury of British Comics webshop, the Treasury of British Comics Annual 2024 comes in a retail edition with cover by Henry Flint (Judge Dredd) and webshop exclusive edition featuring a cover by David Roach.
The team behind the Treasury of British Comics imprint have dived deep into the archives of IPC, one of the world’s biggest publishers of comic books, to select slick and exciting stories from such legendary British comic book titles as Lion, Starlord, Misty, Action, Wham!, Scream!, Smash!, Battle and Valiant!
Featuring the best of British talent including Brian Bolland (Batman: The Killing Joke), Joe Colquhoun (Charley’s War), Steve Dillon (Preacher), Pat Mills (Nemesis the Warlock), Leo Baxendale (Bash Street Kids) and many more, the Treasury of British Comics Annual will bring the magic back to this great British tradition with a veritable newsagents’ shelf full of classic stories from annuals, specials and titles of the past, lovingly restored and reprinted comics will sit alongside three brand new strips.
Famed Transformers writer Simon Furman pits two of Britain’s greatest characters – The Leopard from Lime Street and The Spider – against each other. Artists David Roach and Mike Collins (Doctor Who) bring to life the titanic head-to-head between the feline powers of young Billy Farmer against the inventive but ruthless master criminal and anti-hero!
There is the thunderous return of the wandering warrior, Black Beth, as writer Alec Worley (Durham Red) once again teams up with breakout artist DaNi (Coffin Bound) to deliver another tale of Beth’s quest to punish evildoers, with stunning pages evoking the work of master artist Sergio Toppi but with a dynamic, gothic edge and startling colour.
And, on the Eastern Front in the dying days of World War Two, Sergeant Holstein and his battle-hardened unit of men (and one mighty beast) face off against cutthroat Cossacks in Gustav of the Bearmacht by Kek-W (The Order) and Staz Johnson (Dark Legacies).
With something for all ages, the Treasury of British Comics Annual 2024 is the perfect Christmas gift for fans of classic British comics and a perfect introduction to a world of action and adventure for the next generation.