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Battler Britton Paperback – 22 Jun 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books Ltd (22 Jun. 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845765605
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845765606
  • Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.6 x 25.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,096,569 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Garth Ennis is the award-winning writer of Hellblazer, Hitman, Punisher, Preacher, Pride and Joy and War Stories. He is much in demand for his hard-edged, wickedly humorous style. Colin Wilson illustrated Rogue Trooper for 2000AD, and shot to international stardom when he was hand-picked by legendary artist Moebius to draw his Young Blueberry Western series. His US work includes Point Blank.

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By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 4 Jun. 2007
Format: Paperback
Back in the 1960's and 1970's war stories were a staple feature of british comics. Tales of derring do of plucky brits versus evil nazis filled comics that an entire generation grew up.

the further we've gotten away from world war two, the more these stories have fallen by the wayside. A few great characters have gone into limbo as a result. But here, one is revived for a five issue comic story. Robert 'Battler' Britton is a raf wing commander, and veteran of the battle of britain, and here he takes his raf squadron to join with an american squadron in north africa. Lots of culture clash ensues, as the experienced brits and the plucky americans have to learn to work together to fight the common foe.

Whilst it's a title that all ages can read, it also manages not to pull any punches in it's depiction of the horrors of warfare and the effect it has on people. This is an excellent character based story that climaxes with the two main characters stranded in the desert together and uncovering an enemy plot, and things are brought to a head in a gripping air battle sequence.

If you grew up on this kind of comic, you will love this. And if you didn't, you will get hooked. A wonderfully entertaining read
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Battler Britton, he's up there with Alf Tupper, Charley Bourne, Johnny Red and Cadman the fighting Coward. Just saying the name envokes Marathon Bars, Dr Who and Sarah Jane and Jim Fixing it. Those Halcyon days of Biffing the Boche, Hammering the Hun and Giving Nazi Rascals a 'Damn Sound Thrashing' and home for tea and medals.
The Art Work is first rate and Mr Ennis god bless him writes with a balance of "Tally-Ho" and "blast this for a game of soldiers". I have yet to find something Mr Ennis has written I dislike, perhaps he has a shopping list or some love poetry somewhere? but at this moment from Dan Dare, The Preacher, The Boys and his Homage to Commando Books he's scoring a bucket full of Five Stars.
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Having enjoyed some of Garth Ennis' other work and being keen on WW2 aircraft, I was keen to buy this when it was published.

I was unaware of the original Battler Britton, but that did not matter and in no way hinder my enjoyment of the story. Of course, those who remember the original character may feel differently.

It's a good book, very nice art, good story and dialogue.

My only criticism, not that it is a criticism, is that there is little more to it than a typical Commando comic, save the artwork is in colour. For some that is a big issue, but if you enjoyed this then you can get more of much the same four times a month from Commando for a fraction of the price.
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