More Geoff Campion goodness. Going through my collection, I'd forgotten that initially, Battle had been printed on a better stock than the usual newsprint. The paper is white and holds ink very well. Non of the ink spread and muddiness of newsprint. The colours are quite vibrant and really give the comic a sheen that would have made it stand out amongst it's companions on the shelves in the shops. I'm assuming that this type of paper was more expensive than newsprint and after Battle had grabbed the kids attention, it was down-graded to a cheaper alternative? Interestingly enough the stock did change again back to the good stuff a couple of times during Battle's run.