*Boys’ Adventure & War Comics: Battle Picture Weekly (to give it its full official title), the 1975 brainchild of Pat Mills, brought a new edge of darkness to the traditional gung-ho UK war comic, with anti-heroes, sympathetic villains, and somewhat more realistically portrayed violence then had previously been known in the genre. We are pleased to announce the first installment of a massive upgrade of our Battle stock, commencing with the second issue (still with free gift poster), and pausing at the end of 1977. This period includes the debuts of several series that were to make a major impact on the comics-reading public; Major Eazy, Johnny Red, El Mestizo, Joe Two-Beans, and Darkie’s Mob, and also takes in the weekly’s absorption of the venerable stablemate Valiant (although the first Valiant merger issue is not present). Over 200 new issues new to our listing – and if you’re wondering how that’s possible for a weekly over a three-year span, it should be noted that many issues have been restocked by more than one copy, sometimes in differing grades. More to come from our Big Battle Blockbuster in future updates!