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23 October 2022

The Battle summer special that never was

An intriguing item has popped up on eBay (c/o phil-comics)  right here. It's a preliminary 'sketch' / design for what (is described on the back of the piece) as Battle summer special.

The design was certainly never used for a Battle comic summer special. I'm happy for someone to pint me towards a Battle picture library summer special (where it was used) but until then this should go down as a 'lost' piece of Battle artwork. Bids start at 99p at bidding ends at about 5pm GMT on Sunday 30th October.

Boom! Sells for £77

The art was used as a cover painting for Battle Picture Library 124.
Cover art by Pino Dell'Orco 
Interior art by Giorgio Trevisan
Script by J&S Thomas

which was then reprinted as...


  1. This artwork was used on Battle Picture Library no. 124 Run For Cover (1963) and also on War Picture Library no. 1305