Battle Picture Library: Let 'em Have It Perfect Paperback – 6 Oct 2008
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About the Author
Steve Holland is the author of over 1,000 articles and a dozen books relating to comics and pulp culture, including The Trials of Hank Janson, nominated for the Silver Dagger Award by the Crime Writers Association. His latest book, The War Libraries Index charts the extraordinary history of Fleetway;s war picture libraries.
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Top Customer Reviews
Editor Steve Holland has picked a particularly fine bunch of stories, with scripts by a team of writers and editors who in most cases had direct experience of the conflict they were writing about. The stories are just as gripping and engaging some forty plus years on as they were when the were first published and again as with the previous collection the heroes and protagonists are frequently men trying to come to terms with their own personal demons as much as they are fighting the enemy.
These are stories therefore with real resonance which coupled with some really superb and atmospheric artwork plunges the reader right into the seat of the action.
The stories themselves are by and large from the first three years of the comics run spanning 1961 - 1963 and again, there are no credits published, which is a pity, however I'll reprise a list of the contents with the appropriate name checks:
Fort Blood - Battle No.22 - Art:Jose Ortiz - Script:Unknown
Killer At Large - Battle No.7 - Art:Jose Bielsa - Script:Donne Avenell
The Fire Eaters - Battle No.96 - Art:Gino D'Antonio - Script:H.K. Bulmer
No Higher Stakes - Battle No.89 - Art:Jorge Macabich - Script:E.C. Tubb
Ten Seconds to Zero - Battle No.38 - Art:Jose Ortiz - Script:Unknown
The Flame and the Fury - Battle No.33 - Art:Aurelio Bevla - Script:Unknown
Death and Glory - Battle No.27 - Art: Gino D'Antonio - Script:Unknown
The Island of Guilt - Battle No.4 - Art:Renzo Calegari - Script:Donne Avenell
The Quick and the Dead - Battle No.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Older story's are so much better than the newer versions.The story's are 'grittier' and the good guy doesn't always win.Published on 26 Jan. 2013 by Linda Malcolm
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