COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

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

Updated: 14th October 2021

RECENT ISSUES WITH RELEASE DATES

5475

THE TYGRYS

30th September 2021

5476 (426/1207)

LAIR OF THE LEOPARDS

30th September 2021

5477

BUG ATTACK

30th September 2021

5478 (1730)

DESERT SHOWDOWN

30th September 2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The ORP Tygrys, or Tiger, was a Polish submarine outclassed by Poland’s modern subs, but its Commander Leopold Swirski, was proud of the ship and his crew. Then September 1st 1939 came, the Tiger bared its teeth and growled at the invading Nazi hordes. The sub fought tooth and nail to protect its homeland but took too much damage. Licking its wounds, the Tiger and its crew were forced to dock at a neutral port where the vessel was seized and declawed by the authorities.

Well that wasn’t going to stop them – as you can’t change a tiger’s stripes!

When you piloted a fast photo-recce Spitfire, you had no guns to get you out of trouble – only your own flying ability and the speed of that wonderful aircraft.

 

And among the most daring of these super pilots was Squadron Leader Roddy Duffield, who had the cool cheek to stick the nose of his unarmed Spitfire into the Lair of the Leopards and press the button of his camera gun with devasting effect.

When a fracking operation in rural Colorado unleashes a hoard of giant, killer bugs, the US military are ready to nuke the suckers out of the area – until they discover a group of research students are trapped in the epicentre.

 

Now, it’s a race against time and mech-suits versus mega-insects, as humanity’s elite forces battle it out to rescue the civilians before the region gets lit up like the fourth of July!

The men who went behind the lines to raid Rommel’s communications and supply routes in the desert were a hard bunch of no-nonsense fighters.

 

Lieutenant Julian Eastwood’s mob were no different, except that three of them had dark secrets in their murky pasts. But not one of those three suspected to terrible fate that was waiting out there for them in the wilderness of sand and rock.

Author: Colin Maxwell

Author: R A Montague

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: C.G. Walker

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Amador

Art: Dan Barnfield

Art: Peter Arthur Fleming

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Mackay

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5471

ALT FOR NORGE!

16th September 2021

5472 (425/1215)

ONE MAN MISSION

16th September 2021

5473

DIVERGENT EMPIRES

16th September 2021

5474 (1728)

THE WARBIRDS

16th September 2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Commandos James McKay and Jack Ambrose were ice-cold under pressure, almost nothing could crack their cool determination and highly-trained nerves. But they never expected a frosty reception from none other than the Norwegian Resistance! All is not what it seems, however, as the pair make a discovery that could shatter even the thickest of glaciers!

Can they keep their tempers – or will they be put on ice?

They made a strange team Corporal Matt Brady of the British Army and German S.S. private Franz Zimmer. A few days before, these two would have been at each other’s throat, but now they were fighting side by side, caught up in a savage war against one man … Obersturmfuhrer Schenk of the S.S., a killer who had mercy for no one.

 

But he wasn’t likely to get any mercy from the two new comrades either…

A friendship forged in battle, Corporals Christopher Green and Ryu Fujiwara met through the haze of bullets and smoke as both their nations faced the Germans during the Siege of Tsingtao. Theirs was a kinship that lasted the rest of the war and well into the decades to come.

 

For Green and Fujiwara, Japan and Britain were not so different. That is until the Anglo-Japanese alliance and the world was thrown into another war in which these nations and men found themselves no longer allies – but enemies!

Even an air ace fighter pilot can swear never again to take a human life. It is an easy vow to keep in peacetime, but what happens when war breaks out once more? With an enemy invasion threatening the lives of family and friends it takes a lot of courage to stand up for such beliefs –

 

but would he have it?

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: Dominic Teague

Author: C.G. Walker

Art: Khato

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Alberto Saichann

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

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5467

SURVIVE LENINGRAD!

2nd September 2021

5468 (424/1211)

“1 WAS A NAZI GENERAL”

2nd September 2021

5469

THE RED BERET

2nd September 2021

5470 (1717)

FLYING HIGH

2nd September 2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Leningrad, 1941. The city was under siege, chewing up lives and spitting out the bones. Away from the safety of the medical centres and among the frenzy on the front lines was military surgeon Doctor Sergei Zaitsev. A doctor with a mission, he was determined to heal Leningrad and fight against the festering horde of Nazis infecting his city.

One day, Rusty Gibson was a Lance Corporal in the British Army, fighting doggedly up through Italy.

 

The next day, Rusty was a general…a general in the German Army!

The Tattered red beret sat upon Major John Bell’s head. He and his crack team of paratroopers were on a suicide mission to destroy a bridge to clear the way for D-Day operations. They all knew the risks; they all knew that they might not come back – but they were brave, and their determination was like no other.

 

So why did Bell wear a tattered red beret when his men donned their helmets? As a symbol of survival and luck he hoped would take them to victory!

Aircraft are only as good as the men who fly them. So, were the crews of these Stirling bombers the right men for the job? Were they brave, calm, determined, as good aircrews ought to be… or were they really cowards, dangerous fools, deserving heavy punishment.

 

The RAF was soon going to find out – and the enemy too!

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: Gary Dobbs

Author: R.A. (Monty) Montague

Art: Muller and Klacik

Art: Aldoma Puig

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover:  Aldoma Puig

Cover: Mark Harris

Cover:  D.C.T. Staff

5463

TARGET TOMCAT

19th August 2021

5464 (415/1179)

TANK TAMER

19th August 2021

5465

TOO STUBBORN TO DIE

19th August 2021

5466 (1713)

THE ENEMY WITHIN

19th August 2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

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Adversary pilots Shane Whitman and Ghazi Khadem will stop at nothing to achieve air superiority over the other – proving once and for all who the best top gun flyer is! What started out as an arrogant competition between rivals has turned into a quest for revenge neither will stop until the other is dead.

But with both men piloting the iconic F-14 Tomcat swing-wing, this is a duel that only the swiftest will survive…

The British troops crouched low in their trenches as machine gun bullets and shells erupted all around them on that bare Italian mountain. And nearer and nearer came the massive Nazi tank that was doing all the damage. So, the word went out – “Find Sergeant Dave Taylor. He’ll fix ‘em.”

 

For Dave was the man they called Tank Tamer. And if he didn’t live up to his name now, a lot of men were going to die…

British Army Royal Horse Artillery Bombardier Billy Elder is a team master for the horses and mules that pull the 13-pounder guns on the Western Front. It’s hard work, but before long Billy befriends a tenacious mule named Broonie who goes above and beyond the call of duty in the Battle of Somme, saving countless lives through persistence alone.

Despite gas attacks, shelling and aerial artillery, it seems Broonie is too stubborn to die and inspires those around him to be the same!

In war most men know who their enemy is – the sailor in the other warship, the pilot in the other plane, the soldiers in the other trench.

 

But some men have a different kind of enemy. It’s something inside themselves, it could be a numbing fear or a blinding hatred. Whatever it is, it’s an opponent that must be fought.

Author: James Swallow

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: Haley Austin

Author: C G Walker

Art: Vincente Alcazar

Art: Jose de la Fuente

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Ruiz

Cover: Keith Burns

Cover:  Ken Barr

Cover:  Manuel Benet

Cover:  Ron Brown

5459

THE HOUNDS

5th August 2021

5460 (411/1199)

DESERT DOG-FIGHT

5th August 2021

5461

INTO THE VORTEX

5th August 2021

5462 (1709)

THE ROAR OF THE TYPHOON

5th August 2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Unarmed, unprepared, but unrelenting, six prisoners of war are separated from the rest and told that they might go free – if they survive the deadly chase against the Hounds!

These deadly Werewolf soldiers are elite warriors who would sooner pull the trigger on you than blink, delighted to be part of their Kommandants’ sadistic sport. After all, they’ve had plenty of practice and they’ve never lost a game yet…

Night had fallen like a blanket over the silent desert. In the cover of the high dunes crouched three men – two RAF pilots and a Luftwaffe pilot.

 

Only hours before they had been doing their very best to blast each other out of the sky, but now they were allies against a greater threat…

US Army nurse Nancy Lewis had a lot to contend with – the Nazis were still pounding the Allies on the Anzio beachhead and her best friend Emma Wade was MIA! What’s more. Nancy’s only ally in finding Emma was wacky Sci-Fi aficionado Duke Waverly.

 

But with Futuristic rockets hitting their shipping and someone who looked a lot like Emma showing up in Duke’s comics, maybe he was right. What if Emma was this Captain Jupiter, space hero extraordinaire, and what if she really had gone… Into the Vortex.

Armed with four twenty-millimetre cannon and eight rockets, the Hawker Typhoon was a formidable opponent. Between tangling with FW 190s in the air and making low-level strafing runs against heavily armed enemy shipping and ground targets, their pilots saw plenty of action.

 

And the men who flew them had to be good indeed – for one mistake could mean death!

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: C.G. Walker

Author: Stephen Walsh

Author: Malcolm McDevitt

Art: Muller and Klacik

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Sanfeliz

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Alan Philpott

5455

DARE TO DIE

22nd July 2021

5456 (189/827)

DESERT FIGHTER

22nd July 2021

5457

DIE GLOCKE

22nd July 2021

5458 (1697)

RATSO AND THE SERGEANT

22nd July 2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

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THE SILVER COLLECTION

The motto of the Special Air Service is “Who Dares Wins” and Private Paul Milton and Derek Connor were as daring as the come. Two red-blooded SAS men, highly skilled and expertly trained, they had guts to spare! Especially when an SAS raid on a lonely airstrip in the middle of the desert goes terribly wrong and their jeep is left behind.

With only their wits to rely on, they do the last thing the Nazis expect – go back to ransack the place they had just raided!

The Germans had heard plenty about the Eighth Army. They’d heard plenty about the French Foreign legion too, those rough, devil-may-care adventurers of the desert. Then Captain Dick Bryson of the Eighth Army and Colonel Duclos of the Foreign Legion shook hands in a desert fort in the middle of nowhere and decided to join forces.

 

Wham! The Nazis were soon wondering what had hit them!

Late 1944 – the end of the war is on the horizon and two best friends, paratroopers Paul Dunne and Thomas Holt, must work together on what will be their last top-secret mission. With years of fighting experience under their belts, the operation was supposed to be simple: parachute into Poland to beat the Russians to acquire Wunderwaffe – top-secret German weapon technology.

 

But things quickly go awry, and the duo must play a bigger part in history than they ever imagined as they come face to face with… Die Glocke.

Called “Ratso” by everybody, Private John Ratsey more than lived up to his nickname. He was lazy and work-shy, and not averse to a little bit of petty theft if he was sure he could get away with it.

 

If he was such a disreputable character, why then was Sergeant Jamie Taylor trying to ensure that no harm came to him as their tank unit valiantly attempted to halt the German advance?

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Spence

Author: Dan Barnfield

Author: Roger Sanderson

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Buylla

Art: Dan Barnfield

Art: Carmona

Cover: Mark Harris

Cover:  Ken Barr

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Jeff Bevan

60TH ANNIVERSARY

5451 (26)

KILLERS FROM THE DEEP

8th July 2021

5452 (40)

LONE WOLF

8th July 2021

5453 (43)

SILENT PATROL

8th July 2021

5454 (56)

THE AVENGERS

8th July 2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the quiet depths of the ocean there lurks an X-craft, the Navy’s midget submarine. From it, sinister figures in black swim silently upwards. In each strong right hand, a dagger gleams evilly in the cold, green light.

The frogmen are on their way… Nazi blood is due to be spilled!

 

 

In the quiet depths of the ocean there lurks an X-craft, the Navy’s midget submarine. From it, sinister figures in black swim silently upwards. In each strong right hand, a dagger gleams evilly in the cold, green light.

The frogmen are on their way… Nazi blood is due to be spilled!

 

 

At first… every man in the platoon idolised the big Canadian corporal, Steve Lacroix. They envied the strength in his big shoulders, his ice-cold nerve, his fantastic shooting.

 

But soon there were ugly whispers, rumours that big Steve loved his deadly work with gun and knife too much; that like his namesake, the cruel Canadian timber wolf, he would one day turn on those who fought by his side…

They hated each other like poison, Sergeant Dan Cunliffe of the 8th Army, and big Carlo, the trigger-happy Italian freedom fighter. Trouble was, they had a job to do – a job that was vital to the whole Allied invasion of Italy. Their own quarrel would have to wait.

 

But they did have one thing in common – a burning hatred for all things German… which was tough on the Nazis!

Author: W. Spence

Author: W. Spence

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Henderson

Art: Ros

Art: Ros

Art: Medrano

Art: Cueto

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover:  Graeme Neil Reid

Cover:  Staz Johnson

© D. C. Thomson & Co Ltd.

Vic Whittle 2021