COMMANDO LATEST ISSUES

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

 

Updated: 15th June 2017

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JUSTICE SERVED!

June 1st 2017

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GLORY HUNTER

June 1st 2017

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THE CASTLE!

June 1st 2017

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TO BE A PILOT…

June 1st 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Corporal Mike Lowry is the only surviving member of his squad. He watched as his friends were gunned down by the Nazis while trying to surrender. He was wounded, nursed back to health by an elderly French villager who knows the horror of war all too well. Now, Mike trains as a Commando, hell bent on revenge – any German will do, but Mike prays that fate will lead him back to SS Lieutenant Hans Hueter, the man who massacred his friends.

But, that wasn’t the first time violent acts were committed on that sacred ground – what other mysteries lie within the ruins there?

 

Sam Blake was fed up. He’d come from Canada to join the R.A.F. to fight Nazis as a fully qualified pilot, only to find he had to learn to fly all over again, the official way. Then they kicked him out of a fighter squadron. “Too reckless and irresponsible,” they said. “Give him a bomber. He can’t pull any wild stunts in that.”

But Sam saw this as a chance for real glory. He flew his bomber as if it were a sprightly Spitfire and even turned on Nazi fighters, What a guy!

 

Flanked by forests and a vast lake, Castle Falcone stood isolated, the prisoners inside eager for their release. The Third Reich was on its knees but an S.S. squadron was heading to Castle Falcone – their orders to liquidate the prisoners.

No one would have ever expected an unlikely alliance of Germans, Americans and Italians would band together to protect… The Castle.

To be a pilot… that’s all Jan Solecik wanted. Trouble was, he’d been thrown off pilot training courses and was now stuck in the Polish Army, fighting alongside British troops in the North African desert.

As he looked up at the aircraft which fought in the sky above him, not even he could imagine the strange series of events which would one day put him in the pilot’s seat again.

Author: George Low

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: K.P. MacKenzie

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: David Alexander

Cover Ian Kennedy

Art: Rezzonico

Art: Auraleon

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Gordon Livingstone

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TANK COMMANDER

May 18th 2017

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SEA ACE

May 18th 2017

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CAUGHT IN CROSSFIRE!

May 18th 2017

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TROUBLE TROOPER

May 18th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The Allies were in crisis. A massive German blitzkrieg offensive pushed the British forces into a desperate retreat. In the chaos, a Matilda tank crew, led by Sergeant Jack Taylor, was hit hard… Jack was the only survivor. Marooned in a small village, he began to cover the Allied retreat to Dunkirk. That’s when Sergeant Jack Taylor was pushed to the edge.

Jack had to make a drastic decision… Protect the lives of his new crew – or get revenge for the deaths of his old one…

Fog in the English Channel; visibility zero! Desperate Germans and equally desperate Britishers all searching frantically for one small rubber dinghy.

Who finds it?                      Why is it so important?

 

In Berlin, 1944, Japanese army Captain Isamu Nagata secretly yearns for peace as he tries to mourn the loss of his younger brother, shot down by British soldiers in Burma. But, Nagata does not have time to grieve as he accidentally kills a German looter, leading to an all-out manhunt against him.

Now, on the run from his supposed German allies, Nagata will do whatever it takes to escape. Surrender, for him, is never an option.

Trooper Bill Bourne had the annoying habit of wandering off without telling anybody – and that often got him into trouble. Now, as his long-suffering sergeant set off to fetch him back from his latest jaunt, it seemed that the Trouble Trooper had landed in deeper bother than usual as shots sounded ahead.

But concern turned to disbelief when the sergeant finally found Bill – trading bullets with French soldiers!

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Brunt

Author: George Low

Author: C.G. Walker

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Gordon \Livingstone

Cover: David Alexander

Cover Alan Burrows

Art: Vila

Art: Gordon Livingstone

Art: Rodriguez/Morahin

Art: Keith Shone

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HUNT AND HARASS

May 4th 2017

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THE LONER!

May 4th 2017

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THE ELEFANT

May 4th 2017

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TIME-WARP WARRIOR

May 4th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Allied artillery and bombers were pounding the heart of Hitler’s Reich in late March, 1945, pushing back the last despairing defenders in a fight to the finish. As if not bad enough, freelance fighting patrols were operating behind enemy lines. One of these, a three-man Special Air Service patrol, was about to acquire a very unexpected recruit who would help them strike a very telling blow to the Nazi cause.

An all-new adventure featuring Tom’s team from “Sucker Punch” (Commando No. 4979)!

French pilot Jacques Ledoux was a loner. He fought the war in the air by his own rules, even when it brought bitter criticism from the British pilots he flew with.

And when the ugly rumours began to circulate that he was a “Nazi spy”, Jacques just gritted his teeth and fought on as before. If only they knew what he had suffered at the hands of the Nazis.

 

1943, on the battlefields of the Steppes of Kursk, the largest tank battle in all history occurred. More than 6,000 tanks were involved in the deadly skirmish with over 1,000 tanks taken victim. Oberfeldwebel Heinz Schmitt and his crew were there.

After Heinz’s Panzer Mark IV tank was destroyed, it was replaced with a Ferdinand tank destroyer. But the Ferdinand had a major flaw. It had no forward machine gun, which made them vulnerable to magnetic mines. To fix the problem a new tank destroyer was built – same as the Ferdinand but better. This was… The Elefant

His name was Cam, and he was from another world, a future world. Back he travelled, through time, faster than light, till he arrived on earth.

His journey was to save the people of this planet from total destruction.

Author: George Low

Author: Feldwick

Author: Colin Watson

Author: Mike Knowles

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: David Alexander

Cover Ian Kennedy

Art: Muller

Art: Sostres

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: C.T. Rigby

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FLIGHT OF FANCY

April 20th 2017

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LAUNCH THE WILDCATS!

April 20th 2017

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THE HILL

April 20th 2017

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KILLER COMMANDO

April 20th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

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Little green men from Mars? Time travel? Flying saucers? To Private Rodger Brown these were objects of fiction – like something from the pages of a comic book.

But in 1944, in a field somewhere in Germany, Rodger got the shock of his life when he saw something that looked like it was from out of this world!

He went to school in Germany, and was brought up among the Nazis. His name was Braun, but he spelt it Brown.

He had enough cheek to join the Fleet Air Arm, and when he won his pilot’s wings he felt he was one of the lads. Then, one day, after he had crash-landed on a carrier, a word from the past was spat at him… “NAZ1!” And he was back at the beginning again.

 

January 1968, Vietnam. While the country celebrated the New Year, the Communist North launched a relentless and unyielding Tet Offensive against the South, ignoring the unofficial ceasefire.

It was bad timing for four rookie Americans to arrive at their first posting in ‘Nam. Among them was Private Harry Vance, a youngster unsure why America was involved in the conflict at all. But Harry would soon learn what it meant to fight in the Vietnam war.

Every Commando… almost every soldier come to that… is trained to kill. And in Britain’s fight for survival in the 1940s, these highly-trained experts were doing their best to save countless lives and free Europe from cruel Nazi domination.

Ernest Hallow, civilian policeman, knew all this as well as the next man, but now there had been a murder on his patch – one Commando had turned out to be a rogue killer who didn’t care what side his victims were on. So that made it Ernie’s business… a slow, thoughtful 50-year-old detective pitted against a 25-year-old killing machine.

 

Author: George Low

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Mike Knowles

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Gordon Livingstone

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover Ian Kennedy

Art: Rezzonico & Vila

Art: Gordon Livingstone

Art: Morahin

Art: C.T. Rigby

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FLIGHT OF FANCY

April 20th 2017

5012 (332)

LAUNCH THE WILDCATS!

April 20th 2017

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THE HILL

April 20th 2017

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KILLER COMMANDO

April 20th 2017

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GHOST SHIP

April 6th 2017

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OPERATION CASTAWAY

April 6th 2017

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PATROL BOAT PRISONERS

April 6th 2017

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TREASURE HUNT!

April 6th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Deep in the South Atlantic an eerie vessel stalked Allied and Axis vessels alike. From out of the ghostly mist this phantom craft attacked then vanished as swiftly as it had appeared… as if it was not of this world.

HMS Sheridan was on its final journey before being scuttled when it heard the familiar boom of cannon fire in the thick gloom of the night. They picked up the only survivors of an attack – Germans, shaken badly by their dreadful encounter with the… GHOST SHIP

Put General “Fireball” Flynn at the head of a squad of U.S. Marines, and they’d charge a Japanese force ten times their size. Flynn knew only one way to fight – head on every time! So, stranded, alone on a Pacific island, with a force of Japanese soldiers hunting him down, Flynn drew his pistol for a wild, war-whooping charge.

Then he looked round, his jaw dropped, his shoulders sagged. This time there wouldn’t be a squad of U.S. Marines behind him…

 

Autumn, 1944, and America was out for blood. In the waters of the Western Pacific, three U.S. navy patrol torpedo boats were on the lookout for enemy vessels when they spotted a Yaeyama minelayer.

The Japanese ship was decimated. Scanning the destruction, Lieutenant Mark Murdoch noticed two lone survivors who were soon to become… Patrol Boat Prisoners.

Three captains – British, French and German – made up the strange team that had to recover a hoard of Nazi loot before the Russians occupied the sector in which it had been lost.

It was a tough task, which wasn’t helped when a fourth captain joined the hunt – with his own reasons for reaching the treasure first.

 

Author: Jim & David Turner

Author: Lester

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Roger Sanderson

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Gordon Livingstone

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover Ian Kennedy

Art: Keith Page

Art: Gordon Livingstone

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Keith Shone

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AMERICAN EAGLES

March 23rd 2017

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TROUBLE SQUADRON

March 23rd 2017

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URBAN GUNNERS

March 23rd 2017

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GO DOWN FIGHTING!

March 23rd 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

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By 1940, the United States still hadn’t entered the Second World War but many volunteer pilots. Like Lieutenant Eddie ‘Mac’ MacDonald, ventured across the Atlantic to join up. These brave men and their formations were known as Eagle Squadrons. Following the events of Pearl Harbor, America was catapulted into battle. With some action already under his belt, Mac thought his experience was invaluable to fresh American squadrons – until he met Major Art Langley, a man with a low opinion of the Brits.

Now Mac had to prove he was no limey puppet – he was an American Eagle.

Squadron leader Scotty Wilson was the only surviving pilot of a whole squadron. One by one the Luftwaffe had shot down his friends and as each one died, Scotty became that much more bitter.

 

Here in Trouble Squadron the strange story of how he made both Nazis and his own new squadron suffer is told for the first time.

American Private Brad Lynch excelled as a gunner, enjoying his role in an anti-tank platoon based in the German countryside. Calm and composed, Lynch hit his targets with ease.

But when the platoon received orders to aid infantrymen in the nearby town of Aachen, Lynch lost his cool. Witnessing his friends fail to German snipers, he began to fear for his life. Tormented by nightmares and the claustrophobia of a small town, where the enemy lurks around every corner, now was the time for Private Lynch to run – or fight!

The British motor launch was doomed, pounded by an Italian MAS boat and now also coming under fire from approaching German E-boats.

For Lieutenant Norman Ryan it was a bitter moment, but he and his crew would fight on to the end. After all, where there’s life, there’s hope…

Author: Steven Taylor

Author: Boothby

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Ian Clark

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover Jeff Bevan

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Auraleon

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Peter Foster

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Vic Whittle 2017