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Into Battle! The Art of British War Comics

September 30, 2023 - April 30, 2024

This new exhibition, a collaboration between Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum and Oxford-based Rebellion publishing offers you a chance to explore the history of British war comics through the archives of classic comic titles such as War Picture Library and Battle Action.

Featuring original comic artwork on public display for the first time, discover the story of war comics decade by decade. From satirical comic strips and patriotic illustrated story papers of 19th Century and early 20th Century, to the revolutionary comics of the 1970s, which presented much more gritty, authentic and emotionally-charged stories.

Drawing on Rebellion’s extensive archives, the exhibition features artwork from the very best of British comics – taking in spectacular covers and action-packed panels from the War Picture Library, Battle Picture Weekly and Battle Action.

Alongside much to capture the interest and imagination of adult comic book fans, the exhibition offers younger visitors the chance to discover how comics are made and have a go at creating comics themselves.


September 30, 2023
April 30
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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
01993 810210
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Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum
Park Street, Woodstock Oxfordshire OX20 1SN United Kingdom + Google Map
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*Supported by The Visitor Economy Renaissance Programme grant funding, secured by OxLEP Business