Name: Mark Jarvis
It was written in the late 1970's for weekly UK comic 'Battle'. The main draw is the art - Joe Colquhoun was the stand-out genius artist of the time. Its really, really beautiful stuff.
He went on to draw THE war strip of the era - Charleys War - a WW1 story written by Pat Mills (Marshal Law) that blows Jacques Tardi out of the water.
Anyway, Johnny Red comes highly recomended - and the best bit is, becuase it was written as a 3 or 4 page weekly serial for boys, you only have to read the fiest 11-12 pages to get hooked and know you are going to love it :)
@ jackietam yes the Dredd Case Files are reprints of all the Dredd stories from the beginning. Like most series JD tooktime to hit its stride - I'd suggest Mega city Masters is the best way in to Dredd for a 'newb' - the Case Files are for when you get hooked.
Anyway Ron thanks so much for covering this.
Loving Scalped, Sweet Tooth , Unknown Soldier, Locke & Key, Jack Staff, Daytripper.
But the best comic right now ? If you'd read last weeks landmark issue #1700, you'd know it was...
Ok a view from England.
The best war comic (nay the best comic) series written in the UK in the last 50 years is (probably) 'Charleys War' by Pat Mills and Joe Colquhoun. I suspect Garth Ennis for one would agree.
I could say may more but check out here if you are interested :-
A series of hardback reprints by Titan are available.
"This summer I actually took a vacation. It was my first one in years."
Ron, you get paid to read comic books. Your whole life is a holiday.
nb. read '3 Story' a while ago & enjoyed it so I'll definitly give this a go too.
Kev Walker is a long-time 2000AD artist, which probably partly explains his ignorance of / disinterest in Marvel characters.
I'm sure he could give you chapter and verse on Dredd, ABC Warriors etc...