DC Comics have come up trumps and discovered that the 'oldies' are goodies.
Wing Commander Robert Hereward 'Battler' Britton first appeared in 1956 in the 'Sun' comic before transferring to 'Knockout' in 1960.
'Battler' Britton was the creation of writer Mike Butterworth and artist Geoff Campion and the exploits of England's fighting ace of land, sea and air went on to be recorded in Air Ace Picture Library and Battle Picture Library.
Now the Wildstorm imprint of DC Comics is to bring 'Battler' Britton back to life with a five part mini-series written by Greg Ennis and artist Colin Wilson.
The series will see 'Battler' Britton in the North Africa campaign where he is transferred to an American airstrip for a joint assault against Hitler's war machine prior to Alamein.
The writers state that 'Battler' Britton will have to put up with the threats and assaults - and that's from the Yanks.
This sounds like old times - all I can say is bring it on.
The first issue is out on 9th July 2009 and I can't wait for the return of an old hero.