New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

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New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby Space Commander » 17 Feb 2009 10:24

As many of you know, before :AFLogo: Action Force came along, the Battle Action Force comic was called... Battle!

According to this month's Previews catalogue, Titan Publishing are offering a softcover graphic novel entitled The Best of Battle, collecting some of Battle's most influential stories from the pre-Action Force days.

There are 288 pages featuring the brilliant work of Pat Mills, John Wagner, Joe Colquhoun, and of course the genius of 2000AD; Carlos Ezquerra.

As Previews is an American publication, it's priced in dollars; $14.95.

Just thought I'd inform my fellow comic-strip fans...

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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby tintinlostsnowy » 17 Feb 2009 11:38

It has been on my wish list on amazon for the last 6 or 8 months but it doesn't mention a release date, It just has a pre order button (it now says june 2009 after you brought this to my attention :-) )

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Best-%2522Battl ... 040&sr=8-4
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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby Chopper » 17 Feb 2009 11:59

Awesome, what strips will be used? I'm hoping Panzer G-man, The Bootneck boy....

So much good stuff.

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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby SteveD » 17 Feb 2009 12:04

Been looking over my old BAF's in last few days (hence the "win some sheep" advert) and they are really good - event the non AF stuff. I even love seeing the old adverts for Transformers, Weetabix, etc. Very nostalgic!
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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby Space Commander » 19 Feb 2009 17:03

Chopper wrote:Awesome, what strips will be used? I'm hoping Panzer G-man, The Bootneck boy....

So much good stuff.

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Me am back! Yes, the technical problems of the last few days have been solved... or have they? :lol:

The book will include examples of Johnny Red, Rat Pack, Charlie's War, and Major Eazy!

Enjoy!

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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby The Baron » 19 Feb 2009 17:14

I'd be surprised if it includes Charley and Johnny. Charley's War is being reprinted in it's entirety and rumours are that Johnny Red is to follow.
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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby tintinlostsnowy » 19 Feb 2009 22:09

The Baron wrote:I'd be surprised if it includes Charley and Johnny. Charley's War is being reprinted in it's entirety and rumours are that Johnny Red is to follow.
It may have the story's from the special issues which I don't think are in the reprints as it would detract from the story line.
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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby Chopper » 19 Feb 2009 23:19

tintinlostsnowy wrote:
The Baron wrote:I'd be surprised if it includes Charley and Johnny. Charley's War is being reprinted in it's entirety and rumours are that Johnny Red is to follow.
It may have the story's from the special issues which I don't think are in the reprints as it would detract from the story line.


Yeah there were a few single stories in the Annuals and Holiday specials. I'd love to get hold of the Charley's War hardbacks. That was truly an awesome strip. Johnny Red was also great stuff. I'd also have to say I enjoyed those stories more than AF, which as you guys can well imagine is saying something.

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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby The Baron » 20 Feb 2009 00:01

I am putting together a scanning group to tackle the c2c Battle collection

http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Battlec2c.html

Chopper, have you seen these sites?

http://www.falconsquadron.co.uk/
http://www.bestofbattle.co.uk/
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Re: New book, "The Best of Battle", (pre-Action Force).

Postby Chopper » 20 Feb 2009 00:29

The Baron wrote:I am putting together a scanning group to tackle the c2c Battle collection

http://www.bloodforthebaron.com/Battlec2c.html

Chopper, have you seen these sites?

http://www.falconsquadron.co.uk/
http://www.bestofbattle.co.uk/


Yup, been trying NOT to read at work ;) I had near all the Battle mags. Had a huge selection of Commando comics too. Why did I ever think I was going to grow up?

I've got a few annuals if you need them scanned? Those and holiday specials are all I have left :-( Also have 82/83 Action annuals as well as various other spin off's from Fleetway. Scouts, Dr Who, Starlord, Blakes 7.... etc, etc.

Attack, Falcon Squadron... Hmmm there's a cool name for the AF Air Force. Falcon Squadron.

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