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

Updated: 19th March 2020

5311

TANK WIFE

March 2nd 2020

5312 (489/1436)

ACES WILD

March 2nd 2020

5313

IRON RESISTANCE

March 2nd 2020

5314 (1719)

A MAN NEEDS LUCK

March 2nd 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

“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

5307

STEALING STUKAS

February 20th 2020

5308 (680)

ENEMY IN DISGUISE

February 20th 2020

5309

RED SNOW

February 20th 2020

5310 (1505)

THE FACE OF COURAGE

February 20th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

RAF intelligence officer Ian Thompson has his eyes on the prize, and, thanks to arrogant toff Sam Westwell, he now has everything he needs to get it! If only he wasn’t being blackmailed and didn’t have an errant German artist to keep an eye on.

 

But it’s all in a day’s work when you’re… Stealing Stukas.

The Lancaster gunner gave a friendly wave to the approaching American Thunderbolt. It was great to have these powerful, heavily-armed fighters on his side, he reckoned.

 

Then his grin vanished as the Thunderbolt hurtled towards him in an attacking dive, its guns blazing. He wasn’t to know that the Thunderbolt belonged to a special force whose job was to spread terror and confusion… among the Allies!

Just outside the beleaguered city of Stalingrad, German and Russian soldiers were trapped by a blizzard on the steppes. As the bitter cold gnawed at their bones, each man wished to be away from the freezing, howling winds.

 

But the cold wasn’t the only thing out in the dark wasteland as bloody pawprints tracked through the snow.

Courage and plenty of it – that’s what a soldier needs in wartime. But in the North African desert during the Second World War, it wasn’t only regular troops who were caught up in the fighting. There were many civilians and tribesmen there too.

 

And one such tribe, with the help of some British soldiers and an archaeologist, was destined to play a big part in thwarting the Nazi advance.

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Cyril G. Walker

Author: Jason Cobley

Author: Cyril G. Walker

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

5303

STAN’S WAR

February 6th 2020

5304 (676)

ACTION STATIONS!

February 6th 2020

5305

SUPERTANK

February 6th 2020

5306 (1496)

THE UNKNOWN ENEMY

February 6th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Stanislaw Kowalski pulsed with anger. He was kicked out of his country, sent running to France before entering the British Army.

But the furious Pole was burning to get into the fight and kick the Nazis right in their crooked teeth. Not even joining the fearsome Commandos could quench his thirst for vengeance.

 

Stan’s war was only just beginning, but were the Nazis ready for the Polish fighting fury?

Attacked from below, from the surface, from the air – the corvette Nimbus had a rough time on the winter convoy in the North Atlantic.

 

Ned Black was a young sub-lieutenant on that little ship. He didn’t know he was going to finish up commander of a vitally important tanker – and a hero as well!

Weighing over a thousand tonnes, measuring one-hundred and fifteen feet long, and thirty-six feet high with the kind of artillery armament that would shame a battleship, the Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte was a warship built for land. It was the Nazis’ latest super weapon, and in the aftermath of D-Day it would decimate the Allies.

 

That is, unless three British tankies armed only with their wits can somehow stop this… Supertank.

Stranded in dangerous territory with no transport and only a corporal to help him protect a very important British colonel Lieutenant Tom Gifford knew he had a tough job on his hands.

 

But then a half-track packed with American troops hoved into view and it seemed their troubles were all over. Which is exactly what they were supposed to think… for some very sinister reasons!

Author: Calum Laird

Author: R.A. Montague

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: D.C Staff

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: A.C. Kennedy

Art: Khato

Art: F.A. Philpott

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

5299

SLADEN’S PROMISE

January 23rd 2020

5300 (701)

BATTLEGROUND

January 23rd 2020

5301

1066

January 23rd 2020

5302 (1478/2819)

TARGET - CRETE!

January 23rd 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The friendship between a butler, Anthony Sladen, and his master, Lord Jeffrey Mortimer, had stood the test of time and the length of two wars, but a deep resentment had festered because of it.

 

Mortimer’s son, Sebastian, despised Sladen. But Sladen had made a promise, one he would rather die than break.

Take a look at these warriors below. Quite a bunch aren’t they? Shirkers, deadbeats, men too old and boys too young to fight. Those were the types Lieutenant Dave Manning was ordered to take back to the base areas, away from the fighting line.

 

But Dave had other ideas about what he’d do with these men of his. He never told anyone about them – but people found out pretty quick. First to find out were the Nazis… and they didn’t like it one little bit!

Young Durwin has been given the highest honour a young man can receive – to become Housecarl for his Earl, Harold Godwinson. But with the death of king Edward and the right of succession disputed, can Durwin continue to swear fealty to a man who goes back on his word?

 

In a game of kings, bloody battles present difficult choices for a fighting man.

The island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea has its fair share of ancient legends. The most famous and terrifying of these is about the Minotaur, a creature with the body of a man and the head of a bull.

 

By the time of the Second World War such a story was laughed at – but two Englishmen on the run from German paratroopers were not at all sure there wasn’t a lot of truth in it!

Author: Dominic Teague

Author: Douglas Leach

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: R.A. Montague

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Cecil T. Rigby

Art: Klacik & Muller

Art: Gordon C Livingstone

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover: AC Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

5295

RAMREE MASSACRE

January 9th 2020

5296 (678)

THE BAYONET FIGHTERS

January 9th 2020

5297

FOG OF WAR

January 9th 2020

5298 (1477)

COWARD’S BATTLE

January 9th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Nearly one thousand men went into the mangrove swamps on Ramree Island – but how many would make it out?

 

Everything on Ramree wanted the Japanese garrison dead. British soldiers, Indian soldiers, tropical diseases, poisonous spiders, deadly pythons, and most terrifying of all, saltwater crocodiles!

When a man has served for five years in the Foreign Legion you can reckon he knows a thing or two about fighting.

 

Dirk Lassiter had come through many a savage battle, but the grimmest fight of his whole life was against a man who knew just as much as he did – another Legionnaire!

The last place Private Bill Tasker expected to find himself on his new deployment was at sea – surely that was for the Navy boys? Yet there he was on the top-secret Blackland Sands sea fort, defending the Thames Estuary from V1 bombs and E-boats.

 

But now it’s thick with fog, he’s lost his pals and a sinister German commando team is hunting him down – would it be the end of his military career?

The German troops rushed into view just as the Fairey Battle was taking off. Immediately they fired at the aircraft desperate to prevent its escape.

 

With bullets flying all around him, this would be the supreme test of the pilot’s nerve… but the man behind the controls was a self-confessed coward who had run from enemy bullets before. What would he do now?

Author: Kate Dewar

Author: Eric (Noel) Hebden

Author: James Swallow

Author: Cyril G. Walker

Art: Vicente  Alcazar

Art: R. Franch

Art: Khato

Art: Luis Salmeron

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover: Keith Burns

Cover: Mike Cox

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