COMMANDO LATEST ISSUES

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

 

Updated: 19th October 2017

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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

THE SILVER COLLECTION

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

THE SILVER COLLECTION

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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LUCKY OR JINXED?

September 7th 2017

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STEEDS OF STEEL

September 7th 2017

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FATHERLAND

September 7th 2017

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SAFETY FIRST

September 7th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

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Sergeant Ned Jenkins is one of the R.A.F.’s best Lancaster tail gunners – but no-one wants to fly with him.

It seems that wherever Ned goes there’s trouble, yet somehow he always manages to get out without a scratch on him. But in a time when superstition ruled the morale of the fighters, what the other crewmen serving with Ned really want to know is if he is… Lucky or Jinxed?

Stifling desert heat, low-flying Messerschmitts, craftily-hidden mines: Second Lieutenant Neil Hamilton knew he had to face all these as an armoured car commander.

But when he added in a private feud between himself and a fellow officer, he began to wonder how he’d find time to fight the Jerries

Fearing the Nazi’s grip on Germany in the 1930s, Lisa Fischer’s mother had no choice but to take her children and run away from her fanatical German diplomat husband. But in her escape she only managed to save her daughter.

Then, ten years later, in 1943, Lisa ‘Fisher’ joined the British Army. Specially trained as a spy, she was chosen to infiltrate German intelligence in the Channel Islands. But things got complicated when her S.S. father and brother were commissioned to uncover the spy…

R.A.F. officers, Johnny Lees and Nat Rankin, were both skilled fighter pilots. Put either of them in the cockpit of a Hurricane and they could handle whatever the Luftwaffe threw their way.

But in an unarmed fishing boat, with a German fighter homing in with all guns blazing, their chances of survival were drastically reduced!

Author: George Low

Author: C.G. Walker

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Rezzonico

Art: Bielsa

Art: Rodriguez & Morhain

Art: Manuel Benet

Cover: Bryn Houghton

Cover: Sanfelix

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Manuel Benet

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THE BATTLE TO BRITAIN

August 24th 2017

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TROUBLE HUNTER

August 24th 2017

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THE BLOOD OF THE VIKINGS

August 24th 2017

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GRENADE!

August 24th 2017

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

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Charlie Dayton was no soldier… but that didn’t mean he didn’t know how to fight. Living in New York in 1941, Charlie was hot-tempered and ready to join the war. The only problem was America wasn’t. But that didn’t stop Charlie from hopping on the next cargo ship to England – prepared to help out in any way he could.

But Charlie was only half-way across the Atlantic when the war caught up with him and so began… The Battle to Britain.

What was it that turned Corporal Harry Cotton, a quiet, efficient R.A.F. mechanic, into a fighting, double-fisted terror? What gave Harry the courage to face the scorching desert wastes and fight the bloodthirsty Nazi soldiers who waited there for the unwary?

The answer lay out there somewhere on the burning desert sands…

During the construction of the Atlantic Wall in 1942, the sounds of rolling waves and the voices of German-accented French were interrupted by the dull thud of a spade hitting something ancient. It was a rare discovery, a Viking burial, the body remarkably preserved in clay.

Thorvold Ulfson was a large, strong Viking warrior with unsurpassable skill with a blade. Although he was loyal to his clan, he had an unshakeable feeling that he didn’t belong. Then the death of his father would lead Thorvold to question whether what flowed in his veins was truly… The Blood of the Vikings.

The Mills Number 36 was the standard British infantry grenade of World War Two. Its operation was simple. The pin was pulled and the grenade thrown to explode seconds later and be forgotten about… or at least, that was the idea.

But one particular grenade would never be forgotten by the men whose paths it crossed – a grenade that seemed to have a mind of its own!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Orme

Author: Shane Filer

Author: Alan Hebden

Art: Vincente Alcazar

Art: Gordon Livingstone

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Denis McLoughlin

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Gordon Livingstone

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Jeff Bevan

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LIFEBOAT HEROES!

August 10th 2017

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WINGS OF WAR

August 10th 2017

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THE SNIPER

August 10th 2017

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SEWER RAT

August 10th 2017

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The courageous exploits of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution during the Second World War are often overlooked. However, without these brave volunteers, many pilots, sailors and even army men would have perished in the waters around Britain.

The crew of The Remarkable were among these R.N.L.I. volunteers. Rob Bishop, Andy Price and Ian Kirkwood weren’t in it for the glory, but they would prove that they were no weekend warriors!

From the moment Jack Mitchell joined the R.A.F. and began his flying training as a pilot, he was a marked man. He was pointed out to strangers; his mates used to whisper about him; his every move was watched. And when his pilot’s wings were eventually pinned to his chest, even the R.A.F. expected great things from Jack.

Why, why, why did he have so much to live up to?    And did he?

Sergeant David Woking perched in his sniper’s nest. He peered through his sights as an S.S. officer’s Totenkopft glinted in the dappled sunlight. His finger tensed and the Nazi tasted lead. Despite David’s immense skill as a marksman, his arrogant C.O. Major George Smith and his crony, Lieutenant Digby Clark, had a low opinion of David and snipers in general.

But in the face of some mysterious deaths, they would soon come to fear…

From out of nowhere he struck, swift and deadly assassinating officers, stealing supplies, blowing up ammo dumps…then slipping into the shadows like a phantom.

The Japanese launched a full-scale manhunt, but could find no trace of this elusive saboteur. Yet he wasn’t far away at all… right under their feet in fact!

Author: Colin Watson

Author: Chris Fitzsimmons

Author: Colin Watson

Author: Mike Knowles

Art: Keith Page

Art: Repetto

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Keith Shone

Cover: Keith Page

Cover: Sanfeliz

Cover: David Alexander

Cover: Alan Burrows

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SAVED IN TIME!

July 27th 2017

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HOODOO MISSION

July 27th 2017

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THE REPORTERS!

July 27th 2017

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SQUADRON PRIDE

July 27th 2017

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It was a warm, sunny day in 1944 when, out of the blue, a mysterious bolt of lightning struck paratrooper Frankie Walsh. His C.O. called it a freak accident, but it triggered a domino effect of even stranger events… events that were to send Frankie spiraling through time itself!

Take a look at this list: dispatch-rider’s motorcycle, German staff car, Matilda Tank, Panzer Mark IV. It takes a lot of training, plus plenty practice, to become a really top driver of even one of that lot. No man could handle them all like an ace.

No man? Wait a minute, you haven’t heard of ‘Wheels’ Riley…

In 1936, when Spain erupted into a vicious civil war, the world watched through their magnifying glasses. With Hitler and Mussolini supporting the Nationalists and Stalin supporting the Republicans – the war seemed like a practice for the cataclysmic events that were to follow.

British reporters, Pete Beckford and Owen Carver were sent in to report on the tense situation. But soon the reporters found themselves deep within the thick of it…

Young Sergeant Pilots, Stewart Wright and Tommy Miller, did not think much of their new squadron – and even less of their squadron leader. But flying their outdated Brewster Buffalo aircraft into battle against efficient Japanese Zero fighters, they discovered just how wrong they were when the chips were down.

They had found pride in their squadron.

Author: Alan Hebden

Author: Mary Feldwick

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Morhain/Rodriguez

Art: Jose Bielsa

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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