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Battler Britton

War Picture Library

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Two stories of soaring combat as the master of Euro comics, Hugo Pratt, meets the classic comic book air ace who's as skilled a fighter on land as he is in his Spitfire!

Reprinted in graphic novel form for the first time, these two fast-paced Battler Britton stories from 1960 - Wagons of Gold and Rockets of Revenge - are drawn by the legendary artist behind Corto Maltese

In this thrilling collection, Britton helps resistance fighters smuggle gold from Nazi occupied Yugoslavia, before escorting a ballistics expert on his mission to analyse an unexploded V2 rocket in Poland!

Hugo Pratt’s influence on comic art can still be felt today, he was one of the 20th century’s greatest artists. In 1967 he created the internationally popular comic book character, Corto Maltese, but he had already been working in comics for 20 years before then. In 1959 he moved to London where he worked for Fleetway on their War Picture Library line of comics. He won countless awards for his work before he died in 1995.

Val Holding served in World War II in the Parachute Regiment and then worked at Gamages department store in London as a store detective before writing many War Picture Library comics for Fleetway. He also wrote Paddy Payne, a fighter ace story for Lion. In 1961 he became Managing Editor of Juvenile Publications at Fleetway, and he established Martspress with Leonard Matthews in the 1968.

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