The Merchant of VeniceBook - 1995
In this volume, Charley Bourne and his comrades are in support trenches behind the lines as the terrible Battle of the Somme rages on. Torrential rain turns the battlefields into a dangerously muddy swamp. Meanwhile, in the German trenches, Bavarian soldiers are replaced by an elite fighting force known as 'The Judgement Troopers' led by Colonel Zeiss. Then Charley falls asleep during sentry duty the night the Germans mount a raid on the British lines ...
Published by Egmont UK, who look after a rich archive of classic comic materials including ROY OF THE ROVERS, BATTLE, WHIZZER AND CHIPS, MISTY and TAMMY. Further titles are being launched as part of a digital publishing programme from Egmont.
'None (have come) even close to matching the depiction of inhumanity and misery conjured up Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun's masterful Charley's War.'
Alan Moore (writer of V for Vendetta)
'Charley's War is one of the most emotionally affecting comic strips ever published.'
Dave Gibbons (Watchmen)
'Timelessly relevant and well researched, this is a comics classic'
'Moving and beautifully illustrated, Mills' horrific vision of the western front will enflame the enthusiasm of a new generation. An exciting starting point from which to build a wider understanding of the First World War.'
Dan Snow (Battlefield Britain)