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Aces High
Aces High

Aces High

The 10 Best Air Ace Picture Library Comic Books Ever!


656 Pages, 7 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $29.95 (US $29.95)

Publication Date: April 2010

ISBN 9781853757037

Rights: US

Prion (Apr 2010)

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Pilots who soared and swooped through the sky, cannons and machine guns blazing—the best battles of the Air Ace Picture Library, which ran from 1960–1970, are collected here.

First launched in 1958, the War Picture Library produced numerous battle stories, but perhaps their most popular were those featuring the adventures of the warriors of the air. The flyers were seen as the glamour boys of World War II—they handled the most sophisticated and technically advanced combat machines ever invented—and there was almost limitless scope to develop stories based around their exploits. The machines they flew—including fighters such as Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitts, Mustangs, and Zeros—were lovingly recreated by the finest artists. The 10 stories featured in this exciting collection include tales of a flak-blasted night sky over Germany and a twisting and turning Typhoon with a Focke-Wulf in its sights. The included images are reproduced 25 percent larger than in their original published form.

Author Biography

Steve Holland is the author of more than a dozen books relating to comics and pulp culture, including Sci-Fi Art and The Trials of Hank Janson, nominated for the Silver Dagger Award by the Crime Writers Association.