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

Updated: 15th November 2018

 

 

 

 

5171

WAR BUS

November 1st 2018

5172 (1982)

STOLEN GLORY

November 1st 2018

5173

DANNY’S WAR

November 1st 2018

5174 (3698)

FRONT-LINE FEAR

November 1st 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the First World War, over one thousand London buses were used to ferry soldiers from Blighty to the front line in France. It was a long, dangerous journey, one that would take trainee bus driver Sam Porter far away from the depot in Hackney.

 

Now in the driving seat, in a big, bright red AEC Type “B” Omnibus, the next stop for Sam was the trenches.

Max Brandt emerged from World War One covered in honours. Justly so, for he had shot down the famous French air ace, Rene Dumont.

 

But two men knew he was not the victor of that dogfight. Brandt himself, and the British pilot who had really downed the Frenchman.

By late 1918, Captain Daniel ‘Danny’ Weekes had been in the trenches for longer than he could remember. He could no longer recall all the faces of the men who had served with him or died under his command. He would do anything to put a stop to the fighting.

 

But with three brothers, a sister and his father fighting their own battles, who knew if Danny’s war was ending… or just beginning?

 

Issue 1 of ‘The Weekes’ War’. Special 5 part series.

The pilots and soldiers fighting in and above the trenches, tracing their way across Franch in the First World War, knew all about fear. They faced it every day and made the best of coping with it.

 

That was never easy and if it did become too much, there was always a price to pay. Ask Bill Kane – he didn’t crack up, but somebody said he had and that led to all sorts of danger

Author: George Low

Author: K.C.G. Walker

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Robert Smith

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Carmona

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Janek Matysiak

 

 

 

 

5167

DANGEROUS INVESTIGATIONS

October 18th 2018

5168 (273)

BLACK SCHNEIDER

October 18th 2018

5169

REBEL RIDERS

October 18th 2018

5170 (2887)

SEA OF SECRETS

October 18th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Lieutenant John Weller was like a bloodhound when he was on a case. From his early years as a police detective, solving high-class robberies, to being a military policeman on the trail of a smuggling ring in the British Army – nothing could stand between him and his investigation… not even a little thing called World War Two.

 

This tenacity would take Weller right into the German invasion of France in 1940. But Weller was going to get his suspect – no matter how dangerous the investigation.

For Sergeant Bill Kane this was the last straw. Bill had run up against “Black Schneider” – Nazi Major Schneider and his mobile desert commandos – the most feared striking force in the desert. Schneider squashed Bill’s little force as carelessly as he’d have squashed a beetle under his gleaming black jackboots.

 

A solid year of bad luck had made Bill’s platoon shunned like the plague. Joining it seemed like asking for a one-way ticket to perdition. And now they faced Schneider. There was only one way for Bill to change things. Get out, then find and smash the Black Schneider.

The heroes of ‘Viva Villa’ return but not as you know them! Disguised as priests and accompanied by Sister Sofia, the Gomez brothers face one of their deadliest missions yet – working with a nun!

 

Still fighting for the revolution to free Mexico, Carlos and Hector were tasked with sneaking into a Federale-held city and recuing an American journalist from the clutches of Huerta himself!

Ay Caramba!

When Tim Elder, young and keen, his sub lieutenant’s rank badge shining new, received a posting to the Mediterranean, he found that he had joined a part of the Royal Navy that he knew nothing about. For instance, what was the secret of the grubby fishing vessel that made the Germans determined to sink her? And where were the secret passages through the danger-ridden reefs that could mean the difference between life and death?

 

If Tim were to survive, he had to learn these secrets – and learn them fast!

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Richard Davis

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Gordon G. Livingstone

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Gordon G. Livingstone

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Lopez Espi

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5163

THE LAST MEN AT DUNKIRK

October 4th 2018

5164 (262)

DEATH OF A U-BOAT

October 4th 2018

5165

DESERT RESCUE!

October 4th 2018

5166 (2373)

FIGHTING CIVVY

October 4th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Sergeant Ronnie Malloy stood alone on the French pier looking out towards the sea. The beach was deserted bar the smoking husks of discarded British trucks. The lines of men desperate to clamber aboard the ships bound for Blighty were all gone and the place was silent except for the quiet ebb of the tide.

 

In the distance, Ronnie watched the armada of little ships, chock-full of men, sail away to Britain, leaving him behind. He had been abandoned… one of the last men in Dunkirk.

To the tough rowdies of the whaling fleets from Greenland to the South Pole, he was just ‘Big Olaf’. Star harpoon-gunner of them all, the ship that had Olaf aboard broke records for whales caught and bonuses paid. Six feet four inches of blonde Norwegian with eyes as icy green as the seas he roved, and muscles to suit his tough trade.

 

He sailed along with British skipper, Danny Parker, and here was a fighting twosome to make the Nazi raiders think twice about their takeover bid for the Antarctic – and whalers.

Lieutenant Guy Lewis was desperate for action. Fresh out of officer’s training, he was bored of playing squash in Cairo to pass the time.

 

Then Guy got the news he had been waiting for – a posting in the North African desert with one of the most notorious Allied regiments – the Long Range Desert Group!

Bill Carpenter was a civilian, a top salesman for farming machinery who wanted nothing to do with the war. But no-one had told the Germans that, and he found himself caught up in the retreat to Dunkirk.

 

Civvy or not, Bill was forced to fight to survive. And if the Jerries had known how good he was going to be, they would have left him alone!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Jim & David Turner

Author: Mike Knowles

Art: Muller

Art: Gordon G. Livingstone

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Gordon G. Livingstone

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5159

TARGET: CHURCHILL

September 20th 2018

5160 (305)

BOGUS YANKS

September 20th 2018

5161

DANGER ON THE ROCKS

September 20th 2018

5162 (2872)

CLIP HIS WINGS!

September 20th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In 1605, Guy Fawkes and his co-conspirators crept into the cellars under Parliament with a plot to blow up the British government.

 

More than three-hundred years later, in 1943, a group of German spies led by the fanatic Hauptmann Harald Stein had the same idea. Following Guy Fawkes’ example, their plan was to blow up Churchill and the British government. Their target: Churchill.

“Achtung! Wanted, for Top Secret mission behind enemy lines, men who can speak English with a strong American accent, expert in all types of weapons and unarmed combat. Tough, reliable, ruthless.”

That notice went round all the crack German Army units. The Nazis got their volunteers, just a handful. They dressed that handful in Yankee uniform and parachuted them behind British and American lines to sabotage the Allied advance.

 

But they didn’t reckon on a British sergeant who just hated Yanks!

After the illuminating events in ‘Danger in the Dark’, Ulysses “Danger” Doyle was delighted to hear that the head of secret intelligence office “Omega”, Basil Copper, would be joining himself and Ned Finch personally on their next mission.

 

But as Danger flew through the air on an ancient rope ladder, dangling precariously over an unexploded rocket on the back of a lorry, he contemplated how he had quite got into this mess in the first place…

Bill Thornton was a spotter pilot, working as the eyes of the artillery, and for the military planners masterminding the advance across France towards Germany in the closing stages of the war. So take away his plane, clip his wings, and he would be almost useless?

 

No, not Bill. He was looking for the first action to cross his path… and that would not be long in coming!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Powell

Author: Stephen Walsh

Author: Heptonstall

Art: Rezzonico/Morhain

Art: C T Rigby

Art: Keith Page

Art: C T Rigby

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5155

THE PACT

September 6th 2018

5156 (560/1539)

SEA-STRIKE

September 6th 2018

5157

AGENTS AT WAR

September 6th 2018

5158 (2864)

THE CUTTING EDGE

September 6th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Havildar Dilawar Khan, a sergeant in the Indian Army, pushed the Type 100 flamethrower away from his face, its flames licking at him and the Japanese soldier as they fought for control. But Dilawar had something more than survival to fight for, he had a duty to protect his unit and the pact he had made…

Stan Turner of Air-sea rescue had a really dicey job, snatching ditched pilots from the hungry English Channel… sometimes under the very muzzles of the guns on the enemy coast. Then there was always the dangerous trip back to base, dodging shells and bullets as the launch leapt over the waves to bring its precious cargo safely home. But one dark night, Stan was ordered out on a very different task. His cargo, a bunch of tough Commandos. His mission, to attempt what no other Air-sea rescue launch had ever dared.

SS Standartenfuhrer Rudi Reinstein smiled to himself, thinking he had duped a dumb American into being a spy for the Nazi cause. But as he reached into his unusually light briefcase and found underwear in the place of his important Nazi documents, he realised it was him who had been duped! And so the race was on to catch agents, Ben Hawkins and Doris Blythe, before they escaped Poland!

The Place – The Atlantic Ocean. The Time – 1944-45. The Second World War. The Rivals – Cousins, One a sailor and one an airman. The Targets – German U-Boats. As many as they could sink in their own ways. The Prize – A mighty claymore which had been in the family for generations. Now follow the actions of these two men on the cutting edge of the war against U-Boats!

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: R A Montague

Author: George Low

Author: Roger Sanderson

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: D S Gomez

Art: Morhain

Art: Olivera

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5151

FUELLED BY FIRE!

August 23rd 2018

5152 (554)

DUEL OF ACES

August 23rd 2018

5153

THE RED DEVIL

August 23rd 2018

5154 (2842)

CARRIER PILOT

August 23rd 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Somewhere in a barren range of hills in the desert, two pilots had just been shot down. One was British, the other Italian. Both were aces, two of the finest fliers ever to grace the skies of North Africa. Each was determined to get the other. Many times, they had dueled in the air. And now, on the ground, the fight was still going on!

Somewhere in a barren range of hills in the desert, two pilots had just been shot down. One was British, the other Italian. Both were aces, two of the finest fliers ever to grace the skies of North Africa. Each was determined to get the other. Many times, they had dueled in the air. And now, on the ground, the fight was still going on!

Hiding in the Thick snow, the Red Devil is watching. In the battle-torn, bomb-shelled carcass of Stalingrad, she stalks her prey. Her sights aimed and her finger taut, she pulls the trigger…

For some jet pilots, take-offs and landings on an aircraft carrier were a tad frightening to say the least. It was like that for rookie Garry Carter, operating off the coast of Vietnam, and it didn’t help that superior types like senator’s son, Scott Bradley, boasted that he found it all very easy. But once up there in the danger-filled skies, thundering towards a target in his bombed-up A7 Corsair, Garry soon proved himself a force to be reckoned with!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: DCT Staff

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Carlos Pino

Art:: Amador

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Graeme Neil Reid

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5147

WALKING THE LINE

August 8th 2018

5148 (552)

THE FIGHTING PHANTOM

August 8th 2018

5149

COURSE FOR FREEDOM

August 8th 2018

5150 (2834)

SURE-SHOT SAM

August 8th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Bailing out of his Stirling Mk. III bomber over Nazi-occupied France, Flight Lieutenant Alan Freeman know his wits would only get him so far. But, lucky for him, the French Resistance were ready to lend a hand and get him back to Blighty. However, not everything was rosy in the Resistance, and there was talk of a traitor in their midst. Would Alan make the journey to Spain in one piece? Or would those helping him turn him over to the Gestapo?

Bert Graham is 50. Serving as a major in the army, he’s nearly as fit and tough as he was way back in the war when he was a sergeant. He has some really great stories, but none match the one when he and his mates were stranded behind enemy lines – and Bert took his orders from a ghost!

When Jurgen Schwer joined the Luftwaffe in the Second World War, he had no idea that he would become a prisoner of war in the barren Nevada Desert, or even still – a fugitive on the run in Mexico and Columbia! It seemed that the only way Jurgen could get back to Europe and his family was to help pilot a rogue mission to destroy the Panama Canal. Only then could he begin to plot his… Course for Freedom

Private Sam Smith was a bit of a misfit. Nobody in his infantry company pushing up through Italy in 1944 knew quite what to make of him – but nobody could say that he wasn’t a crack shot with his beloved Lee Enfield rifle! And when some petty crooks tried to frame him, they soon discovered – like the Germans – that it wasn’t safe to fool… Sure-Shot Sam

 

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: A Carney Allan

Author: George Low

Author: Burden

Pencils: Morhain & Rezzonico

Art: Cecil T Rigby

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Vila

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

© D. C. Thomson & Co Ltd.

Vic Whittle 2018