COMMANDO 1961 - 1963

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All the Commando titles for 1961  (1 – 14)

All the Commando titles for 1962  (15 – 50)

All the Commando titles for 1963  (51 – 98)

 

Commando launch price 1/- (5p)

 

June 1961 saw the launch of Commando with two issues per month, the first four issues were unnumbered.

By June/July 1962 there were three issues per month and from August 1962; this was increased to four issues per month.

Ken Barr did 64 of the first 98 covers illustrated below, but no interior art, his first interior was for 304 ‘Night Ace’ issued December 1967.

 

Regular cover artists were:

1961 Ken Barr.

1962 Ken Barr, Belicas, Chaco, Dimmock.

1963 Amador, Ken Barr, Chaco, Dimmock, Ferraz, James, Artur Aldoma Puig, Sanfeliz.

 

Favourite cover:

1961 2 ‘The Called him Coward’ (Ken Barr)

1962 37 ‘Kill or be Killed’ (Chaco)

1963 78 ‘The Iron Man’ (Ken Barr). This was the first issue I purchased, albeit 547 the reprint.

 

1961

JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

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1 (2523)

2 (2531)

3(2539)

4 (2547)

5 (2555)

6 (2563)

7 (2571)

8 (2579)

WALK – OR DIE!

THEY CALLED HIM COWARD!

A GUY NEEDS GUTS

MERCY FOR NONE!

HELLFIRE LANDING

THEY CAME BY NIGHT

THE SHIP THEY COULDN’T SINK

RED RUNS THE RIVER

 

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

 

 

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9 (2587)

10 (2595)

11

12

13

14

 

 

JUNGLE FURY

HUN BAIT

CLOSER THAN BROTHERS

THE DESPERATE DAYS

DEATH IN THE SUN

FLY FAST SHOOT FAST!

 

1962

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

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15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

JAP KILLER

KNIFE FOR A NAZI

THE KNIFER

LONE HERO

THE DEATH DEALERS

DARE-DEVIL D.F.C.

BLOOD RIVER

COLD STEEL

MAY

                 JUNE

                             JULY

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23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

HILL 13

GUN FURY

TAKE NO PRISONERS!

KILLERS OF THE DEEP

SCROUGE OF THE JAPS

MASSACRE IN THE SUN

SKY ACE

ISLAND OF GHOSTS

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

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31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

DEADLY DAWN

GLIDER PILOT

BORN TO KILL

DEATH MISSION

NIGHT RAIDER

THIS MAN IS DANGEROUS

KILL OR BE KILLED

DUEL IN THE DESERT

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

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39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

DIGGERS DIE HARD

LONE WOLF

BREAK-OUT!

SECRET WEAPON

SILENT PATROL

KILLER SHIP

FOG OF DOOM

PHANTOM FIGHTERS

 

 

DECEMBER

 

 

 

 

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47

48

49

50

 

 

 

 

DUEL IN THE SUN

BANZAI! BANZAI! BANZAI!

BLOOD VALLEY

CLASH OF STEEL

 

 

 

1963

 

JANUARY

FEBRUARY

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51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

DEATH HUNT

THE TIGER IS LOOSE

SEEK AND DESTROY

BEACH-HEAD!

TORPEDOES AWAY!

THE AVENGERS

TARGET FOR TONIGHT

TATTOOED HERO

MARCH

APRIL

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59

60

61

62

63

64

65

66

SKY FURY

SHOOT ON SIGHT!

MASSACRE BY MOONLIGHT

THE MAN THEY COULDN’T KILL

AMBUSH!

STRIKE FROM THE SUN

MAD SCHULTZ

TERROR PATROL

MAY

JUNE

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67

68

69

70

71 (555)

72 (539)

73

74

HOUNDS OF WAR

SPEARHEAD

CHARGE!

DESERT BLITZ

SKY DROP

SNIPER’S ISLAND

BALE OUT!

THEY SHALL NOT PASS

JULY

AUGUST

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75

76 (551)

77

78 (547)

79

80

81

82 (543)

DEATH DIVES DEEP

JINX PILOT

STRIKE IN THE DARK

THE IRON MAN

SPITFIRE ACE

TRAITOR!

PHANTOM SERGEANT

ZERO FEET

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

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83 (595)

84 (559)

85 (571)

86 (563)

87 (579)

88

89

90 (567)

SEND FOR SPITFIRES

HERO FROM HOLLYWOOD

FAST GUN

SOLO SMITH

CRASH DIVE!

ROGUE BOMBER

SPY IN BATTLE-DRESS

FIGHTING GIANT

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

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91 (575)

92

93

94 (587)

95

96

97 (583)

98 (591)

DICE WITH DEATH

BIG GUY

SUNK WITHOUT TRACE

JUMP – OR DIE!

DOUBLE-CROSS!

DESERT ACE

MOUNTAIN GUN

VALLEY OF SECRET WEAPONS

Vic Whittle 2010

© D. C. Thomson 1961/1962/1963