COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

(POCKET HOMEPAGE)

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

Updated: 7th January 2021

5395

HMAS EXPENDABLE

24th December  2020

5396 (371/1127)

WAR EAGLE

24th December  2020

5397

CARDIFF BLITZ

24th December  2020

5398 (1624)

ON SILENT WINGS

24th December  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The crews of the Wombat and the Tiger are reunited once again, on a mission to uncover the truth about a new terror lurking in the Coral Sea!

 

Are they really being betrayed by their American allies – or is there more to this than meets the eye? They’ve been fooled once by radio transmissions, but now Captain Griffin has a cunning plan…

 

Major Roger Saunders, CO of the British Army unit fighting it out high in the Italian mountains against suicidal Germans, was worried. Sergeant Bill Drake, his best NCO, seemed to be going soft in the head. He’d been telling some far-fetched stories of how a savage eagle could hear his thoughts and anything he asked – even to attack their enemies.

 

It was ridiculous… but some of the enemy didn’t think so!

 

 

Cardiff 2nd January 1941.

For over ten hours, the Welsh capital was blitzed by over one hundred German bombers who were determined to turn the city to ruins.

 

On the ground and among the rubble was the Martin family. The father, Charlie, was a firefighter in the AFS and his daughter, Freda was an Air Raid Warden. While Charlie put out the flames from the incendiary bombs, Freda helped civilians get to the safety of the shelters. But the Blitz wouldn’t be the only challenge the pair would encounter that cold Cardiff night…

Looping the loop in a hugh glider packed full of troops might seem impossible, but it can be done if the pilot is good enough – and desperate enough to take the chance!

 

Sergeant Hugh Miller, the co-pilot of this glider was certainly desperate enough. His first pilot was wounded and if he didn’t do something quickly then enemy fighters would reduce his wooden aircraft to splinters. Hugh’s skill had been in question, and now that he had the safety of all those men in his hands, he was facing the toughest test of his life!

Author: Brent Towns

Author: Skentleberry

Author: Gary Dobbs

Author: RA Montague

Art: Morhain & defeo

Art: Victor de la Fuente

Art: Khato

Art: Gordon C Livingstone

Cover: Keith Roberts

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Cox

5391

DESERT VULTURES

10th December  2020

5392 (351/1087)

IRON CROSS TOMMY

10th December  2020

5393

HAND OF TYR

10th December  2020

5394 (1610)

THE COMMANDO AND THE PILOT

10th December  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

You’ve got to be as tough as a vulture if you want to survive the barren North African desert. Group Lieutenant Bernard Heaviside was exactly that! His men weren’t the tidiest bunch but they got the job done! But when Heaviside is forced to work with by-the-book Free French Army Lieutenant Gaston Verdier to take down a unit of Italians targeting Allied supply columns, the Brits has to scavenge what he can to make the mission a success! There’s only one thing for it – circle them like vultures and pick the bones clean!

Dick Clark was a fully-trained British Commando. He could put a bullet through the target every time, fight savagely with bare hands or a knife – and win! He was the kind of man who would strike fear into an enemy’s heart.

 

How then did he end up in German uniform, the toast of the Nazi top brass, a Wehrmacht hero, who’d won the Iron Cross, First Class? Only Dick knew the whole story.

It’s 1944, and as the Allies crash through France, the Germans are finally forced to retreat. But the Nazi Eagle still hangs on with iron grip, convinced they will ultimately triumph.

 

Major Slater, Captain Williams and their select team, along with the unscrupulous chaplain Edmund Prosser, must travel into the heart of Germany to pull off an outrageous heist and relieve the Nazis of an ancient artefact – destroying the Third Reich once and for all!.

 

Tom Picalli boost was that he could fly any type of plane, so it wasn’t long before he was flying Dakotas for the American Air Force.

 

But he wasn’t boasting now, as he flew over enemy-held Sicily, for Tom had never been so scared in all his life. Flak was bursting all around his aircraft and a British Commando stood beside him ready to stick a knife in him!

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Peter Newark

Author: R. Tate

Author: Roger Sanderson

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Jose de la Fuente

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Ibanez

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Lopez Espi

Cover:  Manuel Benet

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5387

A FORCE ANARCHY

26th November  2020

5388 (319/1031)

YELLOW HERO

26th November  2020

5389

CODE DROP!

26th November  2020

5390 (1609)

THE JETS FROM NOWHERE

26th November  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

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M17’s top-secret overseas field team are back to take down pirates and mercenaries operating in the Caspian Sea. Moving illegal tech and weaponry, the mercs don’t care who gets hurt – even the Sarovians they’re working with.

 

But what if the people on A-Force are just as expendable?

 

Not many men can say they’ve faced a firing squad and lived. Jim Tulley is one who could. But he preferred to forget the day he’d stood up against a wall looking down British rifle barrels. Anyway he was too busy fighting the war as the Allies pushed into Europe.

 

Too busy, that was, until a man from his past – who’d been in that firing squad – turned up. And he wasn’t the type to keep his mouth shut…

Warring siblings Penny and Oliver have parted ways and are soon on opposite sides of the world, doing their bit for the war effort. As Oliver lays waste to Vichy forces in Madagascar with the Commandos, Penny retrieves vital intelligence for the Allies in Normandy.

 

But their fates are inextricably stitched together at the culmination of the war on D-Day… and bound by the hatred of a single Nazi – the untouchable Von Luck!

The Heinkel 162 jet fighter swept in low over the RAF airstrip, strafing the parked Typhoons and anything that moved. By the time the British had recovered, the enemy machines had disappeared.

 

Patrols were sent out, a German airfield was bombed, but still the jets survived. They had to have a base somewhere, and it had to be found – for these new planes were almost invincible in the air!

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Frost

Author: Hailey Austin

Author: R A Montague

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Bielsa

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5383

COVENTRY BLITZ

12th November  2020

5384 (290/983)

MOSQUITO STRIKE

12th November  2020

5385

THE FLYING EMU

12th November  2020

5386 (1593)

DANGER ALL ROUND

12th November  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

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The night of 14th November 1940, was one the industrial city of Coventry would never forget. Over 5000 German bombers darkened the already inky night sky above the city before Coventry became an inferno – their bombs obliterating factories and homes alike.

 

Among the fiery streets Charlie Briggs of the Auxiliary Fire Service fought to put out the blazes tearing through his city. But soon, the fire wouldn’t be Charlie’s only worry as a diabolical downed Jerry pilot set his sights on escape – whatever the cost and in spite of whoever gets in his way!

 

Mad Marston was a menace to everyone.

He handled his Mosquito like a reckless fool. He didn’t care what damage he did to his plane or his crew.

 

Then came the day his own brother went down in flames, and everyone knew who was to blame… Mad Marston himself!

Estranged twins Teddy and Ernie Sharp followed their own paths in the Great War. Teddy took to the skies while Ernie trained hard with the Australian Imperial Force, determined to make his mark. Then a chance meeting on the Western Front and Teddy’s untimely death changed Ernie’s life forever, as he abandoned the AIF and took his brother’s wings in the Australian Flying Corps.

 

But his natural talent in the air would only take him so far under the sinister gaze of the German Imperial Black Hawks!

In April 1945, Berlin was the most dangerous city in the world. Surrounded by enemy forces, and under non-stop shelling, it was the last place anyone would want to be.

 

But Captain John Lester was ordered to go into Berlin – and in the wrong uniform too!

Author: Jason Cobley

Author: Gordon Brunt

Author: Brent Towns

Author: Malcolm McDevitt

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Arias

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Alan Philpott

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover:  Miller

5379

COMMANDOS Vs ZOMBIES 2

29th October  2020

5380 (281/971)

BLACK SQUADRON

29th October  2020

5381

OPERATION SILVER BULLETS

29th October  2020

5382 (1642)

CASTLE OF DARKNESS

29th October  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

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Sergeant Leo Manktelow 1s a haunted man – haunted by the death of his best friend, Lionel Stone, and the things he saw on his last mission in Norway. The guilt he felt at leaving his closest friend behind gnawed away at him and wouldn’t die.

 

But now Leo is going back to Norway and something he left in the past hasn’t stayed dead.

 

Pinned on a board in every Luftwaffe airfield in Germany was a “Wanted Man” notice:

 

“Wanted for the murder of Major von Dorn – the British pilot who flies a Spitfire bearing the insignia of the red mailed fist.”

 

Adolf Hitler himself would shake the hand of the Nazi pilot who shot down that RAF flier, No reward would be too high for him, no honour too great.

 

Is it any wonder that the Luftwaffe took off and hunted young Pilot Officer Jack Turner down like a pack of wolves on the trail of a wounded deer?

Follow the trail of bodies to Chateau Epouvantail and you’re sure of a big surprise.

 

The Nazis there are bigger than average, stronger than most. They can see the sweat drip down your face in the dark; hear your heartbeat from a mile away, And when you’re close enough to see what big teeth they have, then it’s too late for you, my friend…

Every old castle is supposed to be haunted by ghosts, and the Castle Karlovic in Czechoslovakia was no exception. The British special service agents sent there during the Second World War weren’t concerned with ghosts though. They were trying to rescue a scientist from the clutches of the Nazis!

 

But what they could never have guessed was that the ghosts would turn out to be on their side!

Author: Georgia Standen Battle

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Kek-W

Author: Mary Feldwick

Art: Vincente Alcazar

Art: Gordon C Livingstone

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Peter Fleming

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Tom Foster

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5375

FOUR HORSEMEN

15th October  2020

5376 (211/879)

TOP BOMBER

15th October  2020

5377

THIRD TIME LUCKY

15th October  2020

5378 (1586)

COWARDS ALWAYS RUN

15th October  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

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Gene Danvers has exchanged his busted M8 armour and crew for something a little different in the small town of Hostau, Czechoslovakia.

 

Thousands of Lipizzaner horses have been hoarded by the Nazis and now he must mount a rescue! With the help of a defecting Cossack, a German infantryman and a British POW, he and his steed Caesar have to race ahead of the SS and the Red Army. If he can stay in the saddle that is!

 

“You will join Flying Officer Harker’s crew”

 

Any airman who heard these words would go pale, as if he’d just heard his death sentence pronounced. For there was some strange hoodoo on Peter Harker. Few of his crew ever came back in one place. And everyone knew whose fault it was…

They tried to bomb it with P-47 Thunderbolts – twice! But still the vital supply tunnel in mountainous Northern Italy remaining standing. Surrounded by deadly accurate German anti-aircraft guns, the tunnel was almost untouchable.

 

That was until downed Thunderbolt pilot Captain Jack Harks, along with an SOE agent and the local Italian Resistance, turned their sights on it. Well, third time lucky as they say!

War had washed over the French village of Rethcourt like tides. The locals had learned to live with them and to look forward to the peace which followed in their wake. But for three Frenchmen in particular, peace seemed destined never to come. Their secret war raged on as they fought with the memory of their cowardly flight from the battlefield in the First World War.

 

Years passed and time did not lessen their guilt, but another war was on the way and with it a second chance to show their courage – or deepen their shame!

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Chris Fitzsimmons

Author: JP Bridson

Author: Cyril G Walker

Art: Khato

Art: Medrano

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Felix Carrion

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Buccheri

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5371

FIVE LITTLE SOLDIER BOYS

1st October  2020

5372 (279/959)

McGINTY’S MOB

1st October  2020

5373

FACE OF 1000 HEROES

1st October  2020

5374 (1582)

CONVOY PATROL

1st October  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

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Five soldiers seek refuge from a storm, looking for a place safe and warm.

 

Four lay down to rest that night, none are ready for fight.

 

Three wake to find another gone. Will any of them survive till dawn?

 

Hookey Holland was six foot four, with a steel hook for a left hand. But his right hand had the strength of two.

Busty Brown had been a First World War bugler – but could also put a bullet through a stag’s eye at 400 yards.

Lindbour was nearly fifty, and a German. But what that man could do with explosives was uncanny.

Amil Singh was a six foot muscular Sikh who could break a Nazi neck fifty yards away with his iron throwing quoits.

 

These four were only some of the British Army rejects sent to Sergeant Mike McGinty in the Pioneer Corps. They looked a hopeless lot, but McGinty swapped their shovels for guns and formed his new fighting outfit – McGinty’s Mob!

In the year 2104, regular military forces are obsolete. Instead, Iron Wind Corporation has created an enhanced army of super soldiers known as N-Unit.

 

Engineered to be faster, stronger and braver than normal fighters, N-Unit is a clone army. Together they are unstoppable – that is, until one member goes rogue…

Fairey Swordfish flew and fought from many dangerous places during the war, but the most risky of all were the tiny aircraft carriers converted from merchant ships.

 

That’s where Lieutenant Paul Drayton of the Fleet Air Arm found himself, and as if the Focke-Wulf Kondors and the weather weren’t enough to contend with, he was also faced with fellow pilots who were busy fighting among themselves.

Author: Colin Maxwell

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: RA Montague

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Victor de la Fuente

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Camona

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Segrelles

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

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