COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

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

Updated: 12th July 2018

 

 

 

 

5135

THE DARK SPITFIRE

June 28th 2018

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ATLANTIC PATROL

June 28h 2018

5137

NEXY STOP… FREEDOM!

June 28h 2018

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UNDER FIRE!

June 28h 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

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THE SILVER COLLECTION

It came out of nowhere, a glint of moonlight reflected in the dark night sky. The Luftwaffe pilot’s eyes frantically searched for his attacker in the murk of the evening, but it was invisible… a phantom. Then it streaked across the clouds like a bat out of Hades, its guns blazing at the Messerschmitt 109. The German cried out his final words…

Walter Bennett still had nightmares of the day when his Anson, all set to attack a surfaced U-boat, had almost collided with a Catalina flown by an overanxious Yank who had also come in for the kill. Walter had dodged the Yank – and flown straight into a hail of fire from the German guns which massacred his crew. Ever since, Walter had cursed Americans, every last one of them. So you can imagine his feelings when he was ordered to report to Iceland… to fly with and instruct American pilots!

Aggregate rocket scientist Professor Carl Epstein was forced to flee Berlin in 1935, fearing Germany would use his knowledge to rain destruction on its enemies. Epstein and his wife chose peace, settling in a sleepy Spanish town. But soon the Nazis would come for them… Now, in 1938, amidst the devastation of the Spanish Civil War, the Epsteins would have to run once more – this time with the help of the Spanish militia and their armoured battle bus!

Occupied France, 1944. Medical student Jean Valdon was under suspicion by his fellow Frenchmen of collaborating with the Germans. Jean didn’t waste time arguing. He offered his services – and skills – to the hard-pressed British Army and set out to prove himself…

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Gordon Brunt

Author: Richard Davis

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Arias

Art: Morhain

Art: Olivera

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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5131

THE PHANTOM’S REVENGE

June 14th 2018

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MIDNIGHT MENACE

June 14th 2018

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THE HOME FRONT

June 14th 2018

5134 (2760)

DEADLY CONVOY

June 14th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the summer of 1808, in the early months of the Peninsular war, five prophecies of death were given to those aboard HMS Phantom. First, in the shadow of a burning cross. Second, amongst the reaper’s spoils. Third, in the jaws of the sea. Fourth, beneath a mountain’s tears. And fifth, when the man with the burning crown dooms his ship… Captain Valentine did not care for fortunes or fate, but as his crew began to fall to each of the foretold deaths, it seemed that the crew of The Phantom had more than Napoleon’s fleet hunting them.

They called it Operation Midnight Sun. It had never been done before, but the Nazis thought they had found a new way of winning a battle – and maybe even the war. It meant turning night into day – and they were clever enough to find a way of doing even that. But it takes more than just brains to win the day against Second Lieutenant Matt Rodgers and his men.

Spies? Dead cattle? Murder? Wilhelmina Home came to Britain to volunteer as a WAAC in the First World War but she soon found herself embroiled in a plot worthy of her favourite author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Underestimated at every turn, Wilhelmina began to piece together the clues uncovering a conspiracy which could threaten the whole of Britain! A mystery was afoot on… The Home Front

Nobody could doubt the nerve and spirit of Sam Wilson. He was keen to the core, always ready to pile into the action. He was tested to the full as a hard-pressed infantryman and went on to become a well-trained Commando. He had only one weakness – he didn’t know when to count to ten before he acted. The flaw was going to cost him and his friend a lot of grief before the lesson was learned.

Author: Dominic Teague

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: Shane Filer

Author: KCG Walker

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Cecil T Rigby

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Cecil T Rigby

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Jordi Bosch Penalva

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Phil Gascoigne

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5127

LAST BOAT HOME

May 31st 2018

5128 (443/1247)

TERROR DROP

May 31st 2018

5129

DESERT DECEPTION

May 31st 2018

5130 (2753)

HOME GUARD HERO

May 31st 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The Blitzkrieg had thundered through France leaving carnage in its wake. For many men, the British Expeditionary Force’s retreat ended long before the beaches at Dunkirk. But one thing was certain: Lieutenant Jack Dodd was going to get his men home. Even as they huddled, stranded in a coastal village, with no hope of the Royal Navy finding them, Jack knew that there was one boat that would chance the Channel and sail them straight for Blighty!

Right into the heart of the gestapo HQ they had come – six Polish deserters led by an English officer. Their mission was to capture a Gestapo official – alive. But for Lieutenant Ron Barclay there was another quest – he was trying to find his father, who had vanished in Poland when the Nazis attacked. Now only a single door separated Ron from the Gestapo chief. Ron kicked it open – and got the shock of his life.

Hauptmann Fritz Friedel hated the desert with its relentless sun and oceans of coarse sand. The German captain thought his career was over when he was assigned a post on the remotest part of the German line, but then he heard music echoing in the desert wasteland. Following the eerie melody, Friedel discovered a pair of Swiss cousins excavating ruins on the battlefields of North Africa. But who were these archaeologists really?

Officially they were called Forward Air Controllers, but air pirates was nearer the mark. What else would you call pilots who sneaked about all over the Vietnamese jungle tops, ambushing the enemy from the air then withdrawing before they had time to retaliate? Roy Armour was one of these men. He flew with a secret unit based in Laos. There, the dangers he faced got even worse when he landed!

Author: Richard Davis

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: George Low

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Victor de la Fuente

Art: Morhain

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Jordi Bosch Penalva

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Jose Maria Jorge

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5123

WOLF WARRIORS

May 17th 2018

5124 (460/1295)

UNDER THE WIRE

May 17th 2018

5125

E-BOAT STRIKE!

May 17th 2018

5126 (2791)

HOME GUARD HERO

May 17th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The Convict Commandos are back and in trouble again! Jelly Jakes, Titch Mooney, Dr Jane Mallory, Smiler Dawson and Major Guy Tenby are in the thick of it once more – this time in Nazi Germany itself! In a headlong retreat behind their own borders, the Germans were desperate to halt the American advance and destroy the Ludendorff Bridge at all costs. But with a pinch of mind control, and some dabbling in mind-altering procedures, the Convict Commandos would face up to their strongest foe yet… The Wolf Warriors.

After jerry shelled their trench on the Italian Front, Lieutenant Pete Smith and his batman, Tich Nimmo, were buried alive in their dugout. Above them, the British defences took a hiding, swarmed by the advancing German infantry. Pete and Tich only had one choice: to dig their way out and retreat to the British lines – but what they saw on their journey made it imperative that they get back. Whatever the Nazis were up to, Pete knew it must have something to do with a leaked German mission code-named Downgrade…

Adriatic Sea. 1943. Lieutenant Ron Logan and his SBS unit were speeding along, hoping not to run into anyone else foolish enough to be out on such a miserable night. But they weren’t alone. Before they could disappear into the fog, a MAS boat spotted them and the SBS men fought bitterly to shake off their Italian harassers. Then it came… A deadly E-boat ready to strike!

First they called them the Local Defence Volunteers, but then they became the Home Guard. But the name didn’t matter to the thousands of volunteers aged between sixteen and sixty-five who enrolled in 1940 to help Britain face the Nazi menace. Men like veteran First World War marksman Alec Fraser and his squad. Based on a tiny Scottish island, they would take on all comers… and even pit their wits against a killer U-boat and her tough crew!

Author: Alan Hebden

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: George Low

Author: Burden

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Matias Alonso

Art: Jeff Anderson

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Jordi Bosch Penalva

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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5119

THE WREN AND THE EAGLE

May 3rd 2018

5120 (447/1267)

DAY OF DANGER

May 3rd 2018

5121

MUTINY ISLAND

May 3rd 2018

5122 (2776)

MURDER IN THE CLOUDS

May 3rd 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

For the Marshal family, the navy was in their blood. Roderick Marshall was a Rear Admiral; his son Norman was a Lieutenant… so it was only natural when his daughter signed up for the WRNS. Judith wanted to do her part for her country and fight against Germans in whatever way she could. But, one day in 1944, Judith would undergo her most dangerous mission: delivering a message to HMS Forward and dodging Do 217 shells as she sped to the coast.

The Luftwaffe ground crews standing around the German drome gazed upwards in amazement. There, above them, a Royal Air Force Mosquito was circling, undercarriage and flaps down, preparing to make a landing. It looked like a crafty trick of some kind – but no! The Mosquito touched down and rolled to a standstill. The pilot got out…

Haruki Murakami, of the Imperial Navy Air Service, and Josh Croydon, of the Royal New Zealand Air Force, dueled in the bright blue skies above the Pacific Ocean. The war was nearing its end, but Haruki’s Mitsubishi Zero Type 0 model 52 and Josh’s Vought F4U Corsair fought on like clashing eagles – until a crash sent them careering towards a small island. They were mortal enemies in the sky, but now stranded on a remote Pacific island teeming with ruthless pirates, they would have to learn to work together if they were to survive.

High over the Channel coasts of England and France, American and British pilots diced with death every day as they took on Hitler’s Luftwaffe. But then, as well as the losses they saw with their own eyes, other Allied planes began to be mysteriously shot down and a terrible thought occurred to the airmen. Could one of their comrades be a murderer?

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Shane Filler

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Morhain

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Rezzonico

Art: Olivera

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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5115

TO WIN JUST ONCE

April 19th 2018

5116 (519)

BUFFALO PATROL

April 19th 2018

5117

THE TUNNELS OF ARRAS

April 19th 2018

5118 (2741)

IN TROUBLE AGAIN

April 19th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Defeat after defeat That was all the war seemed like to Private Jimmy Wilson. Defeat on the beaches of Gallipoli, defeat in the trenches at Ypres, and an endless daily game of tug of war – gaining, then losing ground again. A crumpled, dog-eared letter made things worse.

 

Harsh, disappointed words about the repeated ANZAC losses from his father stung Jimmy’s heart worse than any bullets could, pushing him to fight harder for his old man’s approval. As he stood, ready to attack Messines Ridge, all Jimmy wanted was… To Win Just Once.

The story of a grubby RAF mechanic who threw away his spanner and stole a Buffalo – to become a fighter ace!

 

By 1916, the Allies had taken a pounding at the battles of Verdun and the Somme. Desperate to avoid more unnecessary casualties, a decision was made to embark on one of the largest and most ambitious tunnelling works ever undertaken by the British Army in the First World War, New Zealand diggers, coal miners and quarrymen, alongside contingents from the Maori Pioneer Battalion and New Zealand Tunnelling Company were drafted in to help excavate medieval tunnels in order to sneak up to the German front line.

 

This is the story of those who dug… The Tunnels of Arras.

Charlie Potter was a bright young teacher with aspirations of being sent to the Education Corps. Although he was toffee-nosed, he was a good bloke really. But every NCO and officer whose path he crossed was glad to see the back of him. Trouble – that was Charlie, a unanimous verdict.

 

So what did the army do? They promoted him and posted him around until he found himself on a remote Scottish island, a base for a hush-hush radio establishment. Now there really would be trouble on the grandest scale yet.

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: DCT Staff

Author: Jason Colby

Author: Mike Knowles

Art: Vincente Alcazar

Art: Mira

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: CT Rigby

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Mike Dorey

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5111

A TANK CALLED TEMPEST

April 5th 2018

5112 (480)

LOW-LEVEL ACE

April 5th 2018

5113

DANGER IN THE DARK

April 5th 2018

5114 (2734)

THE WAITING GAME

April 5th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

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When an Australian, a Kiwi, a South African and an Englishman step into a tank – sparks are sure to fly! Lieutenant Ranald Booker had to write an article about cooperation between the Commonwealth nations.

But despite being confronted with fighting the Germans and Italians in North Africa, some troops were more interested in scrapping with each other. So Ranald had an idea to form a tank crew made up of a soldier from each Commonwealth country. But the question on everyone’s lips was… could they actually work together?

The other airmen in Pilot Officer Bob Tanner’s squadron reckoned Bob should have joined the Navy. Sometimes he flew his Beaufort so low over the North Sea that his crew thought they were in a submarine.

But that same crew would follow Bob anywhere and obey his every order, even when it meant fighting beside Norwegian partisans to sink a Nazi battleship and settle a score with a master spy.

After the conclusion of explosive events in ‘Danger in the Desert’, secret agent Ned Finch thought he had earned some well-deserved time off. But when he got it, he didn’t expect to be holidaying in Italian-occupied Abyssinia with the very person who he wanted to get away from in the first place – scientist, poet, long-distance runner and general pain in the neck for Ned, Ulysses ‘Danger’ Doyle.

Ned would soon learn with Danger around, life was going to be anything but quiet.

Pilot Officer Bob Barnes was bored. He’d joined the RAF hoping to be a fighter pilot, always in the thick of things. Yet, here he was, a navigator in a Catalina, searching the seemingly endless oceans for U-boats which they never seemed to find.

There was none of the action he’d craved, this was more of a waiting game. But one day the wait would be over and then it would be a different game…

Author: George Low

Author: CG Walker

Author: Stephen Walsh

Author: KP MacKenzie

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: CT Rigby

Art: Keith Page

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Union Studio

Cover: Keith Page

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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Vic Whittle 2018