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Charley's War: A Boy Soldier in the Great War Hardcover – 8 Aug 2014

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books; Reprint edition (8 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1781169144
  • ISBN-13: 978-1781169148
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 2.4 x 26.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 293,935 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

Darkly spectacular...poignant and intelligently anti-war. Los Angeles Times

"The best war comic that I have ever read. It is full of action and war adventure that had my heart racing." --How To Love Comics

"It is the greatest fictional First World War work... brilliant... Titan Books have reprinted the Pat Mills stories in ten handsome hardback volumes and they are to be applauded... a story that reminds me to think and feel. Pure brilliance." ----Forbidden Planet International

Darkly spectacular...poignant and intelligently anti-war. --Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Pat Mills has written countless comics stories, including Judge Dredd, Slaine and A.B.C. Warriors, as well as Charley's War. He also created Marshal Law. Joe Colquhoun worked on many titles in his career, but is best known for work on Johnny Red and Charley's War.


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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rémy on 8 Aug. 2014
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This omnibus collects strip 1 to 86 in chronological order so instead of a 'best of' perhaps we can expect that Titan is going to publish the complete saga in this form.
This book also contains:
Neil Emery's A Chronology of Charley's War from Titan Deluxe collection volume 1
Steve White's The Evolution of the Tank from Titan Deluxe collection volume 2
Stephen Oldman's Joe Colquhoun In Conversation from Titan Deluxe collection volume 3
All Pat Mills commentaries for these 86 strips

Although reduced in size, the quality of reproduction is enhanced from the latest Titan Deluxe edition with deeper blacks and better resolution, mostly because Titan has had the opportunity this time to used Joe Colquhoun original art.

For many strips of Titan Deluxe collection volume one and two, dialogues and captions have had to be redone by Titan (see the comment to this review for a more complete and accurate origin of these changes), in a none type-writer style which is nicer. On the cons side, re-done balloons hide more art than the ones used in Battle. Note that sometimes dialogues or captions have been slightly changed. Also bold police is used in the revised version to accentuate some part of dialogues or captions.
Starting from volume 3 some pages of the series have been published in color in Battle Weekly, and printed in murky shades of grey in the previous collection. Here, they are printed in pure clean B&W (except the opening page of strip 12 although the printing texture has been smoothed). Note that the French edition has re-coloured versions of these pages.
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Ron on 7 Aug. 2014
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Dear Readers, If you are expecting a brand new Charley's War story then think again. I have all 10 hardcovers of the Charley's War series and when I saw this I automatic thought it was a brand new story but to my disappointed it was just the same comic strip as the first couple of volumes that are already out. Though if this is your first time reading Charley's War then you will not be disappointed as it is a great read that describes in real life what life was like in the trenches and going over the top to certain death. This book will save you from buying the 10 hardcovers that you can get as well as this book covers the first 4 volumes. But if you have read the 10 comics then don't expect a brand new story as I thought it was going to Dunkirk next but unfortunately it was just a re-print of the volumes being put into one book.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Swales on 8 Feb. 2015
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great stories as i remembered them from my childhood. This book is excellent value for money too.
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2 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Antony P Ireland on 26 Dec. 2014
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Disappointment comes in many forms, this form comes in the soft covered, not hard as specified, regurgitated Charleys War: a boy soldier.
I already own hardcovers vols1-10 and on seeing 'A boy soldier' thought, great more complete Charley's War stories only to find on receiving the book its just stories from the volumes i own.....what a con!
We want Charley's War in it entirety,give us vol11 onwards until we have all the stories.......in the same size vols and hardcover not the semi-solid paperback "tosh" that seems to be getting passed off as hardcover.
Apparently I have to give this one star not zero as I wanted.
From Tony a disgruntled Charley's War since the late 70's
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4 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jacques COULARDEAU on 10 Aug. 2014
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Beware, readers, this is not an omnibus edition of the ten volumes of Charley's war. It is only the omnibus edition of the first three volumes plus three chapters of the fourth volume. In a way that is good because it only covers the Battle of the Somme, Charley's severe wound and his evacuation back to Great Blighty Britain for treatment and convalescence, which means getting back on his feet to go back to the trenches. But do not hope you will have the whole story.

In a way that's good because it "deprives" you of the continuation of the war through the Russian campaign, or rather the colonial imperialistic British, American and Japanese, the French and the Italians getting out as soon as they arrived, campaign against the Bolsheviks in Russia. But the main defects, shortcomings and faults of the complete series are there for you to see and "enjoy" particularly the slicing up of the story and events that destroy any suspense; the exclusion of any real political considerations on the allies' side; the allies look more like a syndicate of bad boys than anything else; and the jingoistic British approach of events.

It goes as far as Charley preventing his younger under age brother to enlist in the armed forces for the war but Charley had done just the same, that is to say he had cheated a few months on his age to go through. His brother is just trying to do the same and Charley is just a party pooper: do what I tell you to do, not what I do. Hypocritical hypocrisy. Redundant repetition of concepts, . . . , on purpose of course.

I would advise you to get to my full review of the ten volumes plus the introductory remarks at [...
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