COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

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

Updated: 15th April 2021

5423

TASSIE DEVIL

1st April  2021

5424 (419)

THE GUN

1st April  2021

5425

BROTHERS IN ARMS

1st April  2021

5426 (1669)

THE CONDOR FLIES AGAIN

1st April  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

By April 1941, the Nazis had invaded Greece and were pushing the Allies out! Evacuation was inevitable, however for one Tasmanian, no man was getting left behind.

What’s it like to be the son of a legend who fought a man-eating tiger? Well, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows for British officer Peter Trelawney, who has to prove himself twice as he tries living up to his father’s memory and face off against ‘The Gun’!

Something a little different as this Commando is set during the Wars of the Roses, marking the 550 year anniversary of the Battle of Barnet! In this 15th Century setting two brothers are on opposite sides of the battle for the English throne: one Lancastrian and the other Yorkist. Bur will either survive?

The agent codenamed “Condor” had returned home to a hero’s welcome in Berlin. But this Condor was not what he seemed! He had been replaced with a British operative whose real work as a spy was just about to begin!

Author: Brent Towns

Author: C.G. Walker

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: R.A. Montague

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Victor de la Fuente

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Philpott

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Manuel Benet

Cover:  Ron Brown

5419

FIVE SECONDS IN ‘NAM’

18th March  2021

5420 (340/1047)

CRACKSHOT

18th March  2021

5421

DARKSIDERS

18th March  2021

5422 (1666)

DESERT THIEF

18th March  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Age nineteen and a radio operator in ‘Nam, could there be anything worse? Well, yes, you could be that and separated from your team with nothing to go by but a garbled distress call nearby.

That’s the position Charles “Hoss” Nelson found himself in in 1968 and it turned out to be even more dangerous than he could imagine!

Nobody, but nobody, likes a Military Policeman. And when one has been charged with murdering a soldier in a brawl, there’s plenty of witnesses who’ll say they saw it all – whether they did or not.

 

That’s what happened to Sergeant Slasher Gibson, that’s why he was locked up in a military prison with the dregs of the Allied army. But in that prison, he met the one man who could help him. Slasher decided to clear his name – quick! The first move was to escape…

Set in the City, Commando CO Truman is tasked with retrieving stolen tech from the rebels, but soon finds himself in the Dark Zone with a massive bounty on his head.

 

Can he get his team out alive and will he unravel the mystery surrounding his mission before it’s too late?

Newly transferred to a desert reconnaissance group, Jim Collingwood was determined to prove he was good enough to serve with the experienced men around him. And on his first patrol he did just that, saving the others from an enemy ambush that could have wiped them all out.

 

But what no one in the unit knew yet was that Jim was under suspicion for having committed one of the worst crimes in the army … stealing from his own mates.

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: R. Tate

Author: Roger Sanderson

Art: Muller and Klacik

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Arthur Fleming

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5415

MISS HELLFIRE

5th March  2021

5416 (1426)

SANDS OF DEATH

5th March  2021

5417

THE GIRLS ON THE GUNS

5th March  2021

5418 (1711/1956)

THE MONSTER

5th March  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

A socialite, nurse, and driver Petra Stone wasn’t afraid of anything. Once she fixed her mind on something she put her foot straight down on the accelerator, racing ahead and leaving everyone else in her dust.

When war broke out, finally she had a real challenge and a chance to prove herself. She didn’t know what it was she wanted to prove yet, but she did know that her wheels would be hot as hellfire when she did!

Lieutenant Harry Brent was a man with a mission. He had been chosen by British Intelligence to go into the desert and convince the local tribesmen to fight alongside the British – and the bag of gold carried would act as the perfect persuader.

 

An easy task, you might think, but Harry was going to run into several shady characters on the way… and one of them had his own plans for the gold!

 

August 1942. Stalingrad. As a Panzer army headed straight towards the Stalingrad Tractor Factory with fool intent, the only thing that could stop them was the anti-aircraft batteries on the outskirts of the city. The crews were inexperienced, many of them made up of young women barely out of their teens.

 

But for the girls on the guns there was nothing to do but lower their barrels, fire point-blank at the Nazis, and take not one step back.

Was it true that this car could kill people it didn’t like? It was a hugh, powerful job, hand-built to special order, but it wasn’t just its size and speed that made folk call it “The Monster”. No there was something more to it than that.

 

If the driver was a good person, the car was as gentle as a kitten. If they were bad, this was one vehicle they should never go near!

Author: Kate Dewar

Author: Mary Feldwick

Author: Georgia Standen Battle

Author: Mary Feldwick

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Cecil T. Rigby

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: R. Franch

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ron Brown

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover:  Jeff Bevan

5411

READY FOR ANYTHING!

18th February  2021

5412 (337/1055)

BREAKING POINT

18th February  2021

5413

CANINE COMMANDO

18th February  2021

5414 (1650)

TIME FOR HEROES

18th February  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

To say paratroopers Callum Phillips and Heath Antwi didn’t like each other was an understatement. In fact, they hated each other’s guts! A bitter rivalry had formed between the two after a childish prank cost Heath a promotion and won it for Callum.

A proud paratrooper, Callum thought he was ready for anything but he wasn’t ready to end up trapped in a farmhouse with heath in the Falklands, pinned down by Argentinian snipers and an RPG! So the pair had no choice but to work together – or be ready to go down together!

Eyes glazed by the desert sun, half-demented by thirst, the German Captain thought his last hours had come. Lost in the desert without transport, there was no hope for him or his men. Then… was it a mirage? No it was real – the robed figure striding over the dunes, face hidden in the shadow of his hood. A pair of gleaming eyes studied the Germans for a long time, then the man turned and beckoned to the troops to follow him.

 

The Captain croaked an order and followed by his men, stumbled after the strange figure.

Polish Sergeant Jakub Leszczuk is one of the last men defending Lwow in 1939, but as the Russian tanks roll in, his unit rescues a small puppy called Rebus from a collapsed building.

 

It isn’t long before Rebus becomes far more than a lucky mascot for the escaping soldiers! As they retrain for the parachute regiments in Britain, Rebus’s desire to please and talent for tricks finds him with Leszczuk behind enemy lines in Italy before prepping the ground for D-Day, as this pair of underdogs help turn the tide on the Nazis war machine!

It takes all kinds of men to win a war – the daring devil-may-care types and the quieter, steadier types who make up the solid backbone of any successful army.

 

Captain Mike Palmer was one of the steady types. He didn’t waste lives in needless heroics but he always got the job done. And when the chips were really down, Mike showed he was more than a match for any of the death-or-glory mob.

Author: Russell Sheath

Author: Lester

Author: Colin Maxwell

Author: Parker

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Segrelles

Art: Khato

Art: Carmona

Cover: Keith Burns

Cover: Segrelles

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5407

FAIR PLAY

4th February  2021

5408 (401/1159)

TERROR TEAM

4th February  2021

5409

THE FLIGHT OF THE LANKY LOU

4th February  2021

5410 (1647)

TO CATCH A SPY…

4th February  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

“Prize rules” – the set of maritime laws which require a ship’s crew to send a boarding party to inspect any suspicious merchant vessels. If the merchant ship was found to be carrying cargo bound for the enemy, then the submarine was permitted to sink the vessel – after the merchant crew had been put into a place of safety.

Two submarine commanders had very different opinions on this “ fair play” during the Second World War. One man was bound by these rules and followed them to the letter – the other didn’t and he was about to learn the consequences!

To Barton was desperate to get into action, but the Army wouldn’t let him fight. They wanted him to do an office job, not get mixed up with the Nazis. Well, Tom wasn’t having that. Somehow, he would get into the thick of it. So he took another man’s place!

 

But Tom wasn’t to know what kind of man he had chosen to impersonate – and he had stepped right into the shoes of a coward!

Newly-qualified Flight Sergeant Owen Lewis was delivered to his new base inside the very plane he was about to serve in. The Lancaster was a beauty, and the crew welcomed Lewis with open arms – all except their bomb aimer, Burston, who had a chip on his shoulder bigger than the bombs he dropped over Germany.

 

Lewis soon found his work cut out for him as he battled to fit in and defend the Lanky Lou from the Luftwaffe’s fighters. But, with a major mission before them, it was going to be a very turbulent flight!

To catch an enemy agent operating in Britain and known only by the codename “Leopard” – that was the task facing Captain Barry West, and he hadn’t had much success. Until now that is, for in Nazi-occupied France the agent’s cover was about to be blown and his true identity revealed.

 

But one problem still remained – the Germans were determined not to let anyone get the information back to Blighty!

Author: Steve Taylor

Author: Leach

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: R.A. Montague

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Gonzalez

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Ruiz

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Jordie Penalva

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5403

A FOOLS ERRAND

21st January  2021

5404 (398/1151)

SKY RAIDERS

21st January  2021

5405

THE FORGOTTEN HERO

21st January  2021

5406 (1646)

HEART OF A LION

21st January  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Lieutenant Stanley Harvey wasn’t the most experienced officer plodding around the Egyptian desert in 1942. And his young age didn’t really inspire confidence in the rank and file either.

So, when Harvey was sent on a useless little task with scruffy Privates Kenny Cheam and Sidney Kerr, he felt like he was being fobbed off. But little did Harvey know that this particular fool’s errand was about to turn into the most important mission of his war.

Only the bravest of the brave and the toughest of the tough served in the Glider Pilot Regiment.

 

Every then, was Captain Paul Preston one of this band of heroes? Hadn’t he once saved his own skin by leaving his men to die, surrounded by Nazis? One of his new men meant to find out the truth – the whole truth.

When Kieran Hale receives a mysterious wreath at his grandfather’s funeral, signed only “M” he is desperate to find who sent it. His investigation soon uncovers more about his grandfather’s tour of duty in the Falklands, as he meets old Commandos and unexpected comrades in arms, each with their own extraordinary story of bravery.

 

From expansive minefields to the hillside trenches and the savage slopes of Mount Tumbledown, it seems William Hale’s heroism has never truly been forgotten!

It was a crazy sight – an old Frenchman defying an enemy tank, his shotgun against its cannon and machine guns. Yet his courage did not earn him scorn but the respect and admiration of the German tank commander.

 

Another Frenchman was also a brave fighter, but his courage did not come from any inner strength. No, it came from a lucky coin he always carried in his pocket.

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: RA Montague

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: K. C. G. Walker

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Victor de la Fuente

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Carrion

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Jordie Penalva

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Jeff Bevan

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