COMMANDO LATEST ISSUES

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

 

Updated: 14th December 2017

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RECLAIM THE PHANTOM

November 30th 2017

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FLY FAST – HIT HARD

November 30th 2017

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LONG WAY FROM HOME

November 30th 2017

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VIKING BREED

November 30th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Fighting in the Napoleonic Wars, it was not uncommon for ships to be at sea for months at a time, and during those long, isolated days it was easy for friendships or vendettas to form…

Under the Caribbean sun, Captain John Valentine sailed to warn British Flotilla about a heavily armed French convoy they were set to ambush. But like the heat, tensions rose among the crew and talk of mutiny was rife. Little did John know that the source of his discontent was a once trusted friend, now embittered by the snobbery of the admiralty and John’s own past betrayal.

In a rubber dinghy tossing about in the English Channel, ace R.A.F. pilot, Nick Nichols, told – for the first time – the truth about the day he shot down a British Hurricane in cold blood.

It was some story…

Writer and anarchist, Dominik Zatopek, had lofty ambitions for a free nation for Czechs and Slovaks. But in 1914, under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, the Czechs were unwillingly forced to fight in the First World War as part of the Triple Alliance.

But when Dominik is captured by the enemy, he is given the chance to join the Czech Legion and fight for a free Czechoslovakia. Soon Dominik’s role in the Great War would take him a… Long Way From Home.

A long barrier of rocks, jagged reefs below the seething sea – it was a seaman’s nightmare at any time, but now it was dark… and misty.

And hammering along at top speed was an ex-whaling ship in Norwegian hands with Nazi E-boats in hot pursuit.

Author: Dominic Teague

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Shane Filer

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Vincente Alcazar

Art: Amador

Art: Keith Page

Art: Peter Foster

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Sanfeliz

Cover: Keith Page

Cover: Jeff Bevan

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Sanfeliz

Cover: Keith Page

Cover: Jeff Bevan

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TROUBLED TIMES

November 16th 2017

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REDCAP

November 16th 2017

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HIGHER! HIGHER! HIGHER!

November 16th 2017

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JINX AND JONAH!

November 16th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

It was 1918, and in the cold dead of the night over the trenches, German troopers crawled across the muddy, blood-soaked landscape. For Feldwebel Kurt Woden and Unteroffizer Johann Aachen it was just another night raid on British Lines, but for Leutnant Erwin Horch it was his first terrifying mission…

Then, The Great War ended and for Kurt and Johann it was time to return to civilian life in Germany. But for Horch and his Freikorps things had only just begun… And troubled times lay ahead.

It was a bad day for the Nazis when a German fighter pilot shot down an Allied plane behind German lines in Italy. For in that plane, heading for prison, was a collection of the biggest crooks and cut-throats in the British Army. And the man in charge of them, Military Police Sergeant Pete Simpson, knew that if he could tame this bunch of gorillas, they would tear the Nazis to pieces.

But how do you even begin to teach such men to obey orders?

It did not always matter if your aircraft was the fastest or had the most firepower, so long as you had the highest ceiling… Thought to have been retired after the Spanish Civil War, and reaching a staggering 39,000 feet, the Junkers Ju 86P was one such plane. It dominated the skies over the North African desert in 1942, untouched by Allied planes.

But if the Nazis could reach that height then the Brits would match them in their race to go… Higher! Higher! Higher!

In the bitter Battle of the Atlantic, David Collins was thought to be a jinx.

If that was true, it was a jinx that could kill his younger brother in the deadly fight with the German U-boats.

Author: George Low

Author: Skentleberry

Author: Steve Taylor

Author: K.P. MacKenzie

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Manuel Zatarin

Art: Castro & Morhain

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Jeff Bevan

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HMS ICEBERG

November 2nd 2017

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THE DEFIANT

November 2nd 2017

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OPERATION EAGLE STRIKE

November 2nd 2017

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AIR KOMMANDO

November 2nd 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In early 1943, more than three long years into the war, both sides were desperate. Scientists everywhere were experimenting with weaponry and technology, hoping they might turn the tides of battle in their favour.

Professor David Alexander was one such man. Working at a military base off the coast of Canada in the North Atlantic, Alexander was recruiting men to help test a new prototype for something codenamed Project Habakkuk…

Glittering and gleaming, the medal lay in its splendid plush box. Not many men had ever seen – never mind won – this medal. It was the Cross of Gold, an honour only awarded to the bravest German soldiers, sailors or airmen.

And of all Germans, Kurt Ruttmeyer wanted this medal more than anything else in the world. He swore he would win it if it were the last thing he did…

By 1943, the victorious days of Operation Barbarossa were over. The Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union had stalled and the Germans were barely holding out against the cold might of the Red Army.

But the furious Nazi eagle still had a few tricks left in its arsenal before it would be defeated… its claw was primed to strike directly at the very heart of Russia.

Silently, their engines cut, the German Fieseler Storch planes swooped over the Russian airfield’s perimeter fence. Moments later, the quiet was shattered as small arms rattled and explosive charges lit up the night, destroying parked Red Air Force fighters in droves. And before the Russians even realized what was happening, the Fieselers were disappearing into the night sky.

The daring exploits of Erich Hartmann’s Air Kommando had begun with a bang!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: C.G. Walker

Author: George Low

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Rezzonico

Art: Carlos Pino

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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THE CREW

October 19th 2017

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SPY TRAP

October 19th 2017

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WINGS OF WOE

October 19th 2017

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DEAD MEN’S REVENGE

October 19th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

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Lieutenant Frank Temple yearned for his own command. He had already served four years aboard the frigate H.M.S. Eagleton, so he was delighted when he was assigned a boat in the Mediterranean sector. Frank had been branded a maverick because of his outlandish opinions on maritime warfare, but now armed with his new Fairmile ‘C’ Motor Gun Launch, he was ready to make waves and shake up the navy.

Frank was going to make some changes – whether crew liked it or not!

Lieutenant Phil Searle was used to danger. Ever since the beginning of the Second World War, he’d been called upon to use his skill to render dangerous bombs and mines harmless. Most types he could handle now with his eyes shut. It took a lot to startle Phil.

Yet he nearly died of shock when the Top Brass asked him to parachute into Germany… to defuse a British bomb buried deep in the walls of a dreaded Nazi prison!

Piloting a Heinkel He 111, Leutnant Jurgen Loden was only as good as his crew: cheerful dorsal gunner and radio operator, Willi Klein; quiet ventral turret gunner, Franz Weiss; boisterous side fuselage gunner, Otto Schwabel, and outspoken navigator and bomb-aimer, Martin Lutz.

Jurgen wanted nothing more than to live up to his brother’s reputation as a skilled fighter pilot in the First World War. But, with little word after his brother’s emigration to America, and growing doubts about the morality of the Nazi regime, Jurgen’s enthusiasm soon turned to woe.

Racked with pain and half conscious, the corporal wasn’t sure if he was dreaming or not as four British soldiers drifted through the dawn mist straight into a ferocious artillery barrage… to re-emerge unscathed.

Blinking again, he saw their deathly faces peering down at him and listened in horror as they began their chilling tale, a tale of… Dead Men’s Revenge.

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Ken Gentry

Author: George Low

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Vincente Alcazar

Art: Jose Bielsa

Art: Rezzonico

Art: Ibanez

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ibanez

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TARGET: ARMAGEDDON

October 5th 2017

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THE FIGHTING FEW

October 5th 2017

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FENSHIRE SILVER

October 5th 2017

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TIME TO PAY!

October 5th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

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After six long years of struggle, Germany finally surrendered in 1945. But for U-Boat Kriegsmarine Kapitan Heinrich Kessler, this was a cowardly betrayal of everything he believed in. He hid his submarine in South America, vowing never to surrender it to the enemy. Then, twenty years later, Kessler had had enough. Germany was split in two. America and British culture was dominating. It was time to act.

So Kessler called his crew to arms and sailed his submarine straight for Cuba…

Squadron Leader Connor was a man who couldn’t be trusted. Every time he and his men flew into battle, he pulled some stupid stunt that cost a young pilot’s life. But what could his men do? The top brass would never believe the stories of Connor’s stupidity.

So Flying Officer Gavin Roberts took the law into his own hands…

Private Harry Clark was a respected member of the Fenshire Regiment. Although he was a member of the elite class, he turned down a commission in order to serve among the ranks of the ordinary men, and his best mate, Joe Reagan. Their platoon leader, Lieutenant Adrian Seacombe, on the other hand, cared about one thing and one thing only… his ancestor’s Fenshire silver.

So when Harry and Joe lost the silver in France during the Phoney War, Seacombe knew he had to get it back… by any means necessary.

Captain Mario Celini’s unit had been treated like dirt by the Germans, even though they were the so-called friends of the Italians. Lives had been lost, others put at risk.

But Mario and his men were not the type to forget – or forgive. And, with the help of a British officer on special duties, they were going to make the Nazis – especially one S.S. officer – pay his debt in full when the time was right!

Author: Iain McLoughlin

Author: Maitland

Author: George Low

Author: K.P. MacKenzie

Art: Rodriguez & Morhain

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Keith Page

Art: C.T. Rigby

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Keith Page

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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FALSLEY ACCUSED!

September 21st 2017

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DANGEROUS DAWN

September 21st 2017

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JUNGLE HEAT

September 21st 2017

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ESCAPE LINE

September 21st 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

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During the chaos of the Dunkirk retreat, units were scattered under fire from German aircraft. Many soldiers were left alone, separated from their squadrons. Some took this opportunity to scavenge valuables.

So, when Private Bill Wilson wandered alone into a ruined French village with a bag of looted treasure, Sergeant Thomson did not believe Bill’s story. How could Bill change Thomson’s mind and prove his innocence?

Look at a map of the South Pacific. Between Australia and New Guinea, you’ll find the Coral Sea. It was here in the Second World War that some of the fiercest and bloodiest naval fighting took place.

Yet, of all the heroes these battles threw up, and there were many, none could compare with Petty Officer Gordon Laker – the man who had lost his submarine.

R.A.A.F. pilots Dave Keating and Roger Smith hated each other to distraction, often putting their petty squabbles before their duty and their crew.

But when their Catalina crashes into the jungle of Japanese occupied Papua New Guinea, the survivors radio for help. Two days, they are told. Two days until back-up will arrive. Two days to survive the tropical heat, poisonous wildlife, booby traps, the merciless Japanese Corporal Tikeaki who hunts them… and each other.

The way to safety for the fighting men trying to escape the Nazis lay over the Pyrenees.

But for one group there was an added danger – they couldn’t be sure that their mountain guide… the man their lives depended on… wasn’t a traitor in the pay of the enemy!

Author: Jaume Forns

Author: Lester

Author: Colin Wilson

Author: Alan Hemus

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Gonzalez

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Ricardo Garijo

Cover: David Alexander

Cover: Lopez Espi

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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