COMMANDO 1999

(POCKET HOMEPAGE)

All the Commando titles for 1999  (3203 – 3298)

 

The price of Commando increased to 70p in October.

 

The year saw the last original title by Gordon Livingstone 3293 ‘Sweeney’s Island’ released December.

Gordon’s first title for Commando was 4 ‘Mercy for None’ released July 1961.

In a period spanning 39 years, Gordon did the interior art for over 360 original issues and over 60 covers.

 

I think the most mysterious cover this year was 3282 ‘Deadly Contact’. The cover is in the style of Tubaro, with faces on the rear cover in the style of Denis McLoughlin, (Denis never did any Commando covers), but there is a signature on the front cover in the bottom right hand corner ‘Chito’.

I only know one cover attributed to Chito, and that was 2270 ‘High Risk Raid’. Any thoughts?

 

Regular cover artists this year were:

Benet, J. Bevan, Ron Brown, Ibanez, Jose Maria Jorge, Ian Kennedy, Keith Page, Carlos Pino, John Ridgway, Tubaro.

 

Reprint cover artists:

J. Bevan, Ron Brown, Ibanez, Ian Kennedy.

 

Favourite covers:

3226 ‘Heroes Never Run’ Tubaro & 3265 ‘Bogus Bomber’ Jose Maria Jorge.

 

The first two issues each month are reprints the original issue numbers are in brackets.

JANUARY

 

3203 (1903)

3204 (1912)

3205

3206

3207

3208

3209

3210

THE FIGHTING SPIRIT

KILLERS FROM NOWHERE

THE HUNT FOR HARRY

COMBAT ENGINEERS

RUSSIAN ROULETTE

TRUST NOBODY!

BATTLE FURY

GLIDE INTO ACTION!

FEBRUARY

3211 (1914)

3212 (1922)

3213

3214

3215

3216

3217

3218

RETURN OF A HERO

FLOATING BOMB

ARMY OF THE SHADOWS

TERROR WEAPON

NED’S NEW BRAIN

KILLERS IN THE SKY

ENEMIES FROM THE PAST

BLACK SUN

MARCH

3219 (1921)

3220 (1926)

3221

3222

3223

3224

3225

3226

OPERATION PAPER-CHASE

ENEMY SPITFIRE!

MOONEY’S MONSTER

WAR OR PEACE

SERPENT ISLAND

THE MAHARAJAH’S ARMY

FIGHTING TRAWLER

HEROES NEVER RUN

APRIL

3227 (1919)

3228 (1945)

3229

3230

3231

3232

3233

3234

DESERT RAIDERS

WANTED, DEAD AND ALIVE

BARNEY’S BOAT

BEYOND THE BORDER

SCRAPYARD SOLDIERS

FLY LOW, FLY SLOW

THE LONG SWIM

TERROR TACTICS

MAY

3235 (1946)

3236 (1962)

3237

3238

3239

3240

3241

3242

THE CONVOY FIGHTS BACK

THE SPECIALISTS

DANGEROUS DISGUISES

LYNCH’S LAW

INTERNATIONAL RESCUE

WARRIOR OF THE SUN

HERO’S FOOTSTEPS

THE NAZIS HAVE LANDED

JUNE

3243 (1937)

3244 (1938)

3245

3246

3247

3248

3249

3250

DESERT OF DANGER

STAND BY… FIRE!

RUN UNTIL YOU DROP!

FLYING FOX

MEN OF HONOUR

POWDER MONKEY

STREETS OF FEAR

REBEL RAIDERS

JULY

3251 (1933)

3252 (1952)

3253

3254

3255

3256

3257

3258

HIT BACK!

RISKY BUSINESS

DOGS OF WAR

HOLD THE HIGH GROUND

KILLER INSTINCT

OUT OF THE NIGHT

THE CONDEMNED MEN

FRONT-LINE DELIVERY

AUGUST

3259 (1927)

3260 (1968)

3261

3262

3263

3264

3265

3266

THE FLYING BATTLESHIPS

THE DEFENDERS

EAGLE ON THE SHORE

BATTLING BESSIE

WRONG TARGET

A MATTER OF NERVE

BOGUS BOMBER

DANGER - MINES

SEPTEMBER

3267 (1929)

3268 (1970)

3269

3270

3271

3272

3273

3274

SECRET IN THE SNOW

THE PIRATES

FIGHTERS FROM THE SKY

ALBERT IN ACTION

A MAN ACCUSED

THE SINISTER SANDS

HONOUR OF THE LEGION

FIGHTING PHOTOGRAPHER

OCTOBER

3275 (1925)

3276 (1975)

3277

3278

3279

3280

3281

3282

THE BATTLE BEGINS

MYSTERY MAN

TIME TO FIGHT

NIGHTMARE ACTION

MISFIT MARINE

BATTLING RELIC

HUNT THE HAWK

DEADLY CONTACT

NOVEMBER

3283 (1935)

3284 (1993)

3285

3286

3287

3288

3289

3290

IN ENEMY TERRITORY

DEADLY DANGER

TIGER KILLER

DEVIL’S CHASM

MEDAL OF DISHONOUR

DARE TO DEFECT

ICEBERG BATTERY

TIN-CAN TERROR

DECEMBER

3291 (1953)

3292 (1977)

3293

3294

3295

3296

3297

3298

THE ICE MAN

THE FIGHT AGAINST FEAR

SWEENEY’S ISLAND

SNAP-SHOT

HENRY THE HERO

OPERATION SHOOTING STAR

BURIED SECRET

PROGRAMMED TO KILL

Vic Whittle 2010

© D. C. Thomson 1999