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Latest Commando titles with original issue number in brackets where applicable.

 

Updated: 23rd March 2017

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GHOST PATROL

March 9th 2017

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ZERO HOUR

March 9th 2017

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COURSE FOR ACTION!

March 9th 2017

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ZIG-ZAG-OR-DIE!

March 9th 2017

THE GOLD COLLECTION

THE HOME FOR HEROES

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

When Jim Hughes, tough British soldier, started to take incredible risks in battle – and survived – his mates didn’t know what to make of it. Enemy bullets continually missed him by inches, while other British soldiers fell. It looked like he was living a charmed life – and he was!

Jim was sure there wasn’t a bullet made that could stop him… and all because of an Indian fakir.

Joe Hartley was incredibly proud when his brother, Terry, joined the prestigious British Commandos. But Terry was taken all too soon, captured and killed by a vicious S.S. regiment. Distraught, and desperate to follow in his brother’s footsteps, Joe enlisted, Joe struggled to impress the veteran soldiers in his brigade. And, as the end of the war drew ever nearer, his opportunity to honour his brother’s memory was running out.

But in the final hours of the war, Joe Hartley would have his revenge!

Jack Yeoman’s father had been killed in action during the First World War. A well respected sailor, a monument in his village was all Jack had to keep his father’s memory alive. As the Second World War broke out, Jack felt obliged to enlist in the Navy to honour his family, despite his cautious nature.

Struggling to feel accepted by his crew, determination drove Jack forward. He may be wet behind the ears, but his father was a hero. Convinced that strong sea legs were in the family blood, Jack grit his teeth and decided to set Course for Action!

Never fly straight for more than four seconds. That was a lesson learned in the fierce dog-fights of the Spanish Civil War. It was a lesson Andy Roe was to take back with him to the R.A.F. when the Second World War broke out.

But Andy’s past misdeeds were to make it very difficult for him to put his vast flying experience to good use – until he decided to keep his mouth tight shut regarding a serious matter of mistaken identity…

Author: Alan Chalmers

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: George Low

Author: K.P. McKenzie

Cover: Lopez Espi

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Keith Page

Cover Ian Kennedy

Interior: Cortes

Interior: Carlos Pino

Interior: Keith Page

Interior: Jose Maria Jorge

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THE VILLAGE

February 23rd 2017

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HURRICANE!

February 23rd 2017

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HIDDEN NAZIS

February 23rd 2017

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JAILBREAK HEROES

February 23rd 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

By Spring, 1945, the Reich’s forces were in full retreat and Allied troops were pushing into Germany. So when Sergeant aa Matt Geary and his squadron moved into the small village of Langhirten, he wasn’t expecting much resistance. They took the village from S.S. battalion easily and they repelled the German’s counterattack with little issue. But after the S.S’s third attempt to seize back the village, Matt became suspicious. Langhirten had no strategic value and the German’s were supposed to be retreating… So what was so important about Langhirten?

What secrets were hidden in The Village.

Imagine a Russian squadron whose ancient biplanes have been swept out of the sky by speedy Me 109s. They’re thirsting for revenge. Then comes along Kirk Roland with a trainload of superfast hurricanes, ready to risk his life in teaching the Russian pilots how to hit back hard. You’d have thought they would welcome him with open arms!

But they didn’t. They hated Kirk, and his planes, from the moment he arrived.

 

In 1945, after the German surrender, Nazis guilty of heinous war crimes attempted to flee or conceal themselves in post-war Germany. Lieutenant Sam Watling’s job was to find them. But he had help. An unknown hand aided Sam in his quest for justice, unmarked envelopes and tips were left at his desk – behind them a secret informant.

Someone was helping Sam catch… Hidden Nazis.

 

Three men on the run – but running into danger instead of away from it. For when ex-Sergeant Mike Stone got the chance to escape from Polworth Military Prison in England, he decided to head back to the front line in France to seek revenge on the cowardly officer who had betrayed him.

And the honest ex-Sergeant was surprised to find how glad he was when two other jailbirds, Alf Barstow and Lefty Briggs, insisted on tagging along too…

 

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Newark

Author: George Low

Author: Alan Hebden

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover Ian Kennedy

Interior: Vicente Alcazar

Interior: Repetto

Interior: Manuel Benet

Interior: Keith Shone

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ACHTUNG, WE SURRENDER

February 9th 2017

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LEGION OF THE LOST

February 9th 2017

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BARBED WIRE BATTLERS

February 9th 2017

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GROUND STRIKE!

February 9th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In 1940, small time crook Ned Turpin claimed to be the descendant of the infamous highwayman, Dick Turpin. He, with his partner in crime, Bert Bloomer, had no intention of involving himself in the war… or at least until he was caught robbing notorious East London gangsters, the Bailey brothers.

Shipped off to France to avoid the Baileys and time behind bars, Ned and Bert found themselves on the front line in a war they wanted no part of. The advancing Germans had heard many cries on the battlefields but now they would hear the screams of… Achtung, we surrender!

The Foreign Legion breeds tough men. Sergeant Steve Millar was tough – he needed to be.

He was stranded in the desert with a fortune of gold. He knew he would be attacked by Germans, Italians and marauding Arabs. And for company he had four legionnaires – killers all, with the smell of gold in their nostrils.

 

Seaman Andy Walker had been a loner all his life. From his beginnings at the orphanage to his posting in the Royal Navy, Andy struggled to be accepted…

But Andy’s isolation worsened when he was captured and put in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Once his jailers learnt he could speak their language, he was singled out and, from his fellow prisoners’ perspective, given special treatment.

It would take everything Andy had to prove he was no traitor, no Japanese pet… to prove that he was one of them. That he was a Barbed Wire Battler!

 

The Bristol Beaufighter packed an awesome punch with its arsenal of machine guns and cannons. Turned against an enemy, it was a lethal weapon of war.

But one Beaufighter pilot, Andy Shaw, knew to his cost that it could be just as deadly against a friendly target hit by mistake…

 

Author: George Low

Author: Mepham

Author: George Low

Author: Alan Hemus

Cover: Keith Page

Cover: Segrelles

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover Ian Kennedy

Interior: Keith Page

Interior: Segrelles

Interior: Morahin/Rezzonico

Interior: Terry Patrick

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OPERATION ARROWHEAD

January 26th 2017

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BLAZE OF GLORY

January 26th 2017

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TROMSO

January 26th 2017

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PIRATE PATROL

January 26th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the fourteenth century, the English bowmen were the scourge of French knights. The machine gunners of their days, the bowmen used six foot bows to fire long arrows with three inch wide arrowheads to pierce the hearts of their enemies. One such arrowhead was found six centuries later in a field in France by Private Len Mason. This chance encounter saved Len from being gunned down by the enemy.

 

Surrounded by the bodies of his squadron, Len wondered why he had survived the brutal attack. Was the arrowhead a good luck charm or was it simply a coincidence?

A squad of Commandos set out to deliver one R.A.F. Flight Lieutenant to an address in German-held Norway.

 

Mark Ritchie was his name – and desperately daring was his nature. The trick was to get him there alive…

The Tirpitz was one of the most feared battleships of the Second World War. A forty-two-hundred-ton titan of the seas, the R.A.F.’s brave and desperate attempts to destroy it became notorious. Lesser known was the story of Erik and Olav, scientists turned S.O.E. agents, and their role in the battleship’s fate.

 

Their lives inextricably linked with brutal Nazi Major Herman Klinger, see how they came to take their revenge in the barren town of… Tromso

 

Nick Barley cursed the day he had been switched from commanding a fast motor launch to take over an antiquated schooner. And never more so than now as they ran before a storm, the sails and rigging in tatters after the Luftwaffe had paid a call.

 

Up ahead lay the hostile enemy-held coast and at Nick’s elbow was the grinning, bearded pirate who had started all this trouble. And he wasn’t finished yet!

 

Author: George Low

Author: Wilkinson

Author: Colin Watson

Author: Alan Hemus

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Alvaro

Cover: Keith Page

Cover Jeff Bevan

Interior: Carlos Pino

Interior: Buyella

Interior: Keith Page

Interior: Keith Shone

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THE SENTINEL

January 12th 2017

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THE ONE THEY COULDN’T CATCH

January 12th 2017

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MOUNTAIN STRIKE

January 12th 2017

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VERY IMPORTANT PASSENGER

January 12th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Over thousands of years ago, the Tyrrhenian horde besieged the tiny island of Rhodes. Although the Rhodian warriors were outnumbered, they were not afraid, as they were led by their General Theron and his friend, Nereus. But little did Theron know, his biggest enemy slept within the confines of his own camp.

 

By 1942, Theron had become a legend – the location of his tomb a mystery that plagued archaeologist Gennaro Soccino. Conscripted into the Italian army stationed in Rhodes, Soccino became obsessed with finding the resting place of Theron and… The Sentinel.

Moto the clown paused, sweat running from his face. He was about to walk along a steel wire, fifty feet above ground, suspended between two giant pylons. This had always been the climax of his circus act.

 

But Moto wasn’t in the circus ring now. This time there would be no applause from the audience. The only sound he could expect was the harsh crackle of Schmeisser machine-pistols.

Lieutenant Alan Barkley was tasked with assembling a team to embark on a special ground mission, deep behind enemy lines in Burma. These soldiers would face gruelling conditions, putting their skills to the test, all whilst carrying a 3.7 inch calibre howitzer up treacherous mountain peaks.

 

Rookie medic, Ben Ellis, did not expect to be enlisted for this task, and his fellow soldiers questioned his capabilities. But they soon found that venturing into enemy territory with a deadly weapon in low takes courage and cunning to survive.

Ferrying a V.I.P. to England from North Africa might sound like a simple enough mission, but not when it’s a worn-out old bomber only fit for the scrapheap that you’re given to do the job.

 

And it doesn’t help when your Very Important Passenger panics at the first sign of an enemy aircraft… or when he pulls out a revolver and points it at your head!

Author: Steve Coombs

Author: Powell

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: K.P. MacKenzie

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover Terry Patrick

Interior: Morahin

Interior: Sostres

Interior: Jaume Forns

Interior: Terry Patrick

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SUCKER PUNCH

December 29th 2016

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FLYING PHANTOM

December 29th 2016

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YURI’S REVENGE

December 29th 2016

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EVERYTHING UNDER CONTROL

December 29th 2016

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Captured by S.S. men for desertion and sentenced to firing squad by his own countrymen, German naval officer, Franz Beuten, was saved by British Special Service operatives, Lieutenant Tom Dell, Sergeant Mark Lyle and Corporal Roger Crown, on duty deep behind enemy lines.

After Germany’s surrender the S.A.S. troop was tasked with tracking down Nazi war criminals. An unlikely alliance was formed between Franz and the S.A.S. boys.

 

Together they made sure they dealt the Nazis a deadly Sucker Punch.

Tom Hardy, ex-Spitfire ace and Dave Rogers, Radar operator, were a night-fighter team. They flew in a Beaufighter, but they never got results. Sometimes the radar broke down, once it caught fire. They even found themselves chasing friendly planes.

 

Then something new was added to the team. On their night flights it was always with them, an unearthly presence glowing with an eerie green light, like a being from another world – and it turned Tom and Dave into real night-fighter aces.

Yuri Murayev, former member of Russia’s elite Spetznaz shock forces, had proven himself time and again to be a thorn in the side of media mogul and would-be dictator, Anatoly Speck.

But when Speck kidnaps British S.A.S. agent Douglas Trent, Yuri knows it is time to take the fight directly to the enemy and put an end to Speck’s deadly conspiracies and political intrigues for once and for all.

 

He has been hunted, beaten and framed – now it is time for Yuri’s Revenge.

Jim Farrow’s war as a navigator had got off to quite a start. Before he’d even qualified, he’d dragged an injured pilot out of his seat and landed the aircraft himself.

When he was transferred to a Hampden squadron, someone told him that if the same thing happened again, he didn’t stand a chance of getting the pilot away from the controls – for the Hampden cockpit was only three feet across. “Flying coffins,” they called them.

 

Then one day it happened…

Author: George Low

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Stephen Walsh

Author: R.A. Montague

Cover: Rezzonico

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover Ian Kennedy

Interior: Rezzonico

Interior: Quesada

Interior: Manuel Benet

Interior: Jose Maria Jorge

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FLYING BLIND

December 15th 2016

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THE STOLEN LANC

December 15th 2016

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STRANGE ENCOUNTER

December 15th 2016

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THE CAIRO SECRET

December 15th 2016

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Sergeant Owain Howell was too headstrong for the R.A.F. Charged with insubordination, he found himself consigned to the ground crew, servicing the planes he had once hoped to fly. Travelling with his crew to Africa, he was shot down and stranded in Italy. Squadron Leader Leonard Brinkley, on the other hand, was a cool and experienced pilot. However, after a raid went disastrously wrong, Leonard found himself a Prisoner of War; unable to see, and unable to escape.

 

Together, they embarked on an audacious plan to rescue their teammates and return to Britain. But escaping the enemy is no mean feat when you’re Flying Blind.

Tom Cornish flew Spitfires and had lightning reactions to match. His brother, Mike, flew a Lancaster bomber, and was as safe and steady as a rock. Too bad that Tom had a nasty habit of referring to “flying tramcars” and “lumbering Lancs”, or saying fighter pilots needed twice the skill and courage of bomber crews. To him bombing was about as risky as delivering milk.

 

Mike was so made that he invited Tom aboard the Lanc for one of those “milk runs”.

Cadogan Strange thought he’d heard the last of the arrogant Major von Hunsdorff after Russian troops had thwarted the Major’s attempt to flee across the Pamirs to the Turkish Front. But a Prisoner of War camp could not hold Hunsdorff for long, and his escape brought these two foes face to face once again.

 

Desperate to use Afghanistan’s forces against the British, Hunsdorff defies orders from Berlin and leads his men towards Herat in an effort to seize power. With a score to settle and peace to maintain, it is up to respected veteran Cadogan Strange and his newfound ally, Lieutenant Frank Gibson, to stop the rogue German troops from reaching their target – before it’s too late!

A vast city, teeming with millions of people of all nationalities. Here in Cairo were spies, informers, saboteurs, as well as crooks, thieves, and assassins.

 

Here many a dangerous plot was hatched, here much money could be made, and quickly. Here too, sudden death lay waiting…

Author: Alan Hebden

Author: David Boutland

Author: Alan Hebden

Author: Lomas

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover Ian Kennedy

Interior: Morhain

Interior: Domingo

Interior: Morahin & Rezzonico

Interior: Gordon Livingstone

© D. C. Thomson & Co Ltd

Vic Whittle 2017