COMMANDO LATEST ISSUES

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

 

Updated: 18th May 2017

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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

THE SILVER COLLECTION

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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GHOST PATROL

March 9th 2017

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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

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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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