Take the action home with you – the collected edition of Battle Action Vol 2. is available for pre-order today! Garth Ennis (Preacher, The Boys) returns to Battle Action and brings a roster of writers and artists to help him resurrect characters from the classic UK comics Battle and Action. From air ace Johnny Red to the daring Nina Petrova, and from lethal British agent Dredger to the louche Major Eazy.
In total this collection includes 12 action-packed stories from some of the most popular writers in modern comics; John Wagner (Judge Dredd), Torunn Grønbekk (Thor, Star Wars), Rob Williams (Suicide Squad) and Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy), and features art by some of the most in-demand comic artists including Chris Burnham (Doom Patrol, Batman) and John Higgins (Watchmen, Dreadnoughts). This collection brings you blazing Battle Action on every page!
The collected edition features the return of fan favourite World War Two flying ace ‘Johnny Red’ as well as the return of Battle Picture Weekly’s co-creator John Wagner to ‘HMS Nightshade’, the series he co-created with artist Mike Western in 1979, which tells the story of a Royal Navy warship protecting Allied shipping from the U-Boat menace. Other stories include ‘Crazy Keller’, ‘D-Day Dawson’, ‘Dredger’, ‘Major Eazy’, ‘Hellman of Hammer Force’, and ‘Nina Patrova and The Angels of Death’.
Battle Picture Weekly was where the revolution in British comics began. Created in 1975 by writers and editors Pat Mills and John Wagner, it introduced new grittiness into comics with its cast of anti-heroes and misfits. Its bombast and energy sparked a sea-change in what comics could do, leading to Mills’ creation of the controversial Action and the globally influential 2000 AD.
This new Battle Action collection celebrates the merging of this landmark title with its controversial stablemate, Action, a combination that took the two comics to even greater heights. Now, more than forty years after the original, the cream of British comics talent bring these classic characters back to life.
Battle Action Vol .2 will be released on the 27th February 2024. Pre-order today from the Treasury of British Comics webshop here.