COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

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

Updated: 27th May 2020

5331

FLIGHT FROM TOMORROW

May 14th 2020

5332 (82/543)

ZERO FEET

May 14th 2020

5333

THE MIDNIGHT MOB

May 14th 2020

5334 (1537)

TRAITOR PLANES

May 14th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In May 1940, the British Expeditionary Force were pushed west by the might of the Nazi Eagle. But they weren’t the only ones on the run…

 

Wounded, Captain Dougal McKerr must get his men back to their regiment and help the mysterious Mary and a group of children to safety. But dogging them are more than the Wehrmacht, as McKerr discovers that Mary isn’t trying to evacuate to a place – but a time!

“We’ve got two kinds of fighter pilots in this mob – the hunter’s and the hunted. The hunters fly fast, shoot first and come out on top. The hunted? Well… young Jimmy Daiken there is one of the hunted, because every time he goes up he expects the chop – and he won’t be disappointed…”

 

So said the toughest RAF squadron leader of them all. And didn’t he have to eat those words!

After losing his eye at Dunkirk, British Army gunner Jack Wright is demobbed, thanked for his service and sent home. But he won’t let a little thing like that hold him back, and, as quick as you like, he joins a new outfit called the Local Defence Volunteers.

 

Jack’s only bugbear is the lack of action, but that soon wears off for the Home Guard sergeant as local Land Army Girl Polly is cooking up trouble the “Vikings are invading”, and a Jerry falls out of the sky in a rocket plane!

“One of our kites is shooting at us!” That’s what the tail gunner of Dave Robert’s Lancaster said before he bailed out of the stricken bomber as it plunged earthwards.

 

Dave couldn’t believe what he’d heard until he and his navigator stumbled upon the truth. But by then they were going to have trouble passing on their priceless information as they were three hundred miles inside enemy territory!

Author: Adrian Tchaikovsky

Author: Kellie

Author: Stephen Walsh

Author: Bill Fear

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: K.C.G. Walker

5327

RATS IN THE RUBBLE

April 30th 2020

5328 (797/2035)

THE MAN WHO DIED TWICE

April 30th 2020

5329

BLITZKRIEG WEST

April 30th 2020

5330 (1520/2708)

INTRUDERS BEWARE!

April 30th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Berlin, 1945. The capital of Hitler’s Reich is on fire. Children are armed and take to the streets ready to destroy the communist vermin that infests the city. A Red Army squad, led by Sergeant Nikolai Kulikov, is tasked with exterminating German snipers holed up in an abandoned orphanage.

 

But, Nikolai will soon find he is leading his squad straight into the rat’s nest itself.

Two dates that are a part of history – 11th November, 1918 and 7th May, 1945.

 

On both these days a great war ended, and on both these days a man was reported killed in action – the same man!

Impossible? Just read on…

Lance Corporal Bill Lowry survived The Great War and enrolled in the Territorials for a quiet life – only to find himself on the front line, with a bunch of rookies in another pointless war!

 

Now, in 1940, with the help of an errand Polish pilot, they’re forming the rearguard of s retreat, and Bill must find it in himself to keep his lads forward-thinking if they want to survive the Nazi assault west.

The Coastal Command crews flying Mosquitos had to remain ice-cold when they attacked targets in enemy territory, for the ever-present German fighters could bounce them at any time.

 

But Phil manning’s squadron had another force to be reckoned with. A sinister ghostly monk had been seen on their home airfield and everyone was convinced that this mysterious figure had put a curse on the squadron.

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: R. A. Montague

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Ibanez

Art: Khato

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover: Keith Burns

Cover: Ian Kennedy

5323

ACROSS THE FENCE

April 16th 2020

5324 (162/783)

LONE EAGLE

April 16th 2020

5325

DINGO’S MATES

April 16th 2020

5326 (1774/2988)

TIGER IN THE SUN

April 16th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Deep in the Vietnamese jungle, pilot Jake Clancy is lost and running for his life – but Australian SAS sergeant Jack Walker and his team are moving in, ready to pluck him from the jaws of the Viet Cong.

 

The Australians’ prowess earned them the nickname the “Ghosts of the Jungle”, and it was a good thing too, as when an American General gets taken captive Jack’s team must go… Across the Fence.

“Ginger” Stubbs was a cheeky little cockney sergeant pilot whose Hurricane was brought down inside the besieged fortress of Tobruk. Any other pilot would’ve flown right out again after repairs, but not Ginger. The Desert Rats of Tobruk were in trouble, so Ginger and his hard-hitting Hurricane decided to stick around and fight – and how he fought!

 

Even when he lost his Hurricane, he stole a Messerschmitt and carried right on shooting down Nazis, a lone eagle of a pilot guarding the precious sky above Tobruk.

In 1914, Aussie Dingo Smith and his cobbers – Blue, Pete, Harry, Tugga and Puddin’ signed up with no hesitation. Dingo would do anything to protect his mates, but on the beaches of Gallipoli, among the mass devastation, something changed in Dingo.

 

As he faced the barrel of a Turkish soldier’s rifle, his blood froze. Had the bravest of them all become a coward?

In savage air battles over Burma, no Japanese pilot was more feared than Commander Nako Kagama, so strong was his belief that he was the tiger of the sun that he had a snarling, leaping tiger painted on his aircraft – his own personal symbol of success.

 

Yet it was to be such a beast that would bring about his downfall… and in a very mysterious way indeed!

Author: Brent Towns

Author: Syd J. Bounds

Author: Brent Towns

Author: Cyril G. Walker

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Amador

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Ruiz

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Ian Kennedy

5319

OUT OF THE WOODS

April 2nd 2020

5320 (199/839)

THE SILVER SPITFIRE

April 2nd 2020

5321

CONCHIE!

April 2nd 2020

5322 (1511)

MAN OF MYSTERY

April 2nd 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

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THE SILVER COLLECTION

In 1915, Germany unleashed their first horrific gas attack on the war-torn landscape of Belgium. It was a devastating blow on the French and Algerian forces in Kitcheners’ wood.

 

Caught in the deadly cloud was young Canadian, Harry MacDonald, and his twin Tom. Watching his brother gasp for air, Harry fought within himself – should he help his brother or save himself?

If ever a Spitfire in the RAF was special, this one was. No camouflage paint sullied its shining wings; no observer could fail to see it as it flashed across the sky. And yet it seemed that no Nazi plane could shoot it down as it claimed victim after victim.

 

Its pilot Tom Shaw would tell no-one the secret of his success. He just patted a pocket in his flying suit and smiled,,,

They called them the Coward Brigade, those who dared object to war. Counting their white feathers, they were the conscientious objectors, but they were everything but cowards.

 

The Non-Combatant Corps faced every danger the Army did on the Western Front, with one exception – the NCC weren’t armed to defend themselves. They only had their guts and their duty.

He walked out of the empty desert one night, a man dressed in the ordinary uniform of an ordinary British corporal. But this was not an ordinary man. Strange things happened when he was around. He had powers that other men didn’t have. When he told Sergeant Dave Wilson his strange story, Dave had to believe that it was true.

 

There could be no other explanation.

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Kenneth McOwan

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Brenchley

Art: Klacik & Muller

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Enriquez

Cover:  Tom Foster

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

5315

IRONHIDE

March 19th 2020

5316 (945/2291)

SECRET OF THE SANDS

March 19th 2020

5317

CATALINA SUNRISE

March 19th 2020

5318 (1517)

RESCUE!

March 19th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

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The British were the first nation to produce the hulking metal monoliths called tanks. And this one was a beast! Her name was Lydia, but she was a male configuration Mark IV Tank, tearing through the trenches of World War One.

The driver country bumpkin, Alf Hubbert, had a lesson to learn – that tanks could be repaired but your friends couldn’t be.

 

The Scorching deserts of North Africa hold many an eerie secret in their ceaselessly shifting sands. As the winds move the dunes to and fro, whole villages vanish or are brought to the light of day again, Sometimes even whole cities are lost for hundreds of years – like the ruins that Luke Cope and his tank troop blundered into one day.

And in those ruins strange things happened…

 

Bill Mitchell has always been a stubborn soul, so when he leaves the farm to join the RAAF, his father knows better than to stand in his way.

But when a sinister Luftwaffe pilot shoots down his friend, Bill’s desire for vengeance makes him unpredictable and a danger to his crew.

To rescue a wounded British agent stranded on a Greek island in the Aegean sea – that was the mission of Motor Torpedo Boats 570 and 582. But when two Heinkel 115s suddenly appeared on the scene things began to look grim indeed for they obviously meant business.

This was only the start of a series of events that were to threaten the mission with total disaster!

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: Alan Lomas

Author: Brent Towns

Author: DCT Staff

Art: Vincente Alacazar

Art: Jim Watson

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Salmeron

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: John Ridgway

5311

TANK WIFE

March 5th 2020

5312 (489/1436)

ACES WILD

March 5th 2020

5313

IRON RESISTANCE

March 5th 2020

5314 (1719)

A MAN NEEDS LUCK

March 5th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

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“My husband was killed defending the Motherland.

I decided I wanted to personally take revenge on the fascist dogs for his death. I won’t stop until every German in Russia has tasted every ounce of my anger… sometimes I’m so angry I can’t even breathe.”

 

The driver of a T-34 tank named ‘Wife’ was no ordinary driver, she was a woman scorned and hell awaited any Nazi who stood in her tank’s path.

It was a sad day for Clive Shaw when he learned that his older brother, Mike, had been shot down in his Spitfire over France. But it also made Clive all the more determined to be a pilot and become a great ace himself – the finest fighter in the RAF!

 

It was a great day when, at last, he jammed himself into the cockpit of his own Spitfire, his thumb itching to press that deadly gun button for the first time.

Women in the French Resistance played a vital role in fighting back against their Nazi invaders. For many, the biggest role they could play was in sabotage…

 

Michelle Peel was one such woman, and with a basket full of explosives and the help of some friends she would attempt to take down a vital Nazi rail line that could help turn the tide in the liberation of France – that, or she’d die trying.

When the bullets start to fly a man needs to be very quick or very fortunate if he’s going to get out of the way. Peter Reed reckoned he was one of the fortunate ones – after all, the lucky charm he carried in his pocket had seen him safely through a lot of hard fighting in the desert with both the Foreign Legion and the British Army.

 

But now it faces its toughest test of all as Peter finds himself behind enemy lines and surrounded by itchy trigger-fingers.

Author: Georgia Standen Battle

Author: Mary Feldwick

Author: Hailey Austin

Author: Garbutt

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Felix Carrion

Cover:  Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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