COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

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

Updated: 15th October 2020

5371

FIVE LITTLE SOLDIER BOYS

1st October  2020

5372 (279/959)

McGINTY’S MOB

1st October  2020

5373

FACE OF 1000 HEROES

1st October  2020

5374 (1582)

CONVOY PATROL

1st October  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Five soldiers seek refuge from a storm, looking for a place safe and warm.

 

Four lay down to rest that night, none are ready for fight.

 

Three wake to find another gone. Will any of them survive till dawn?

 

Hookey Holland was six foot four, with a steel hook for a left hand. But his right hand had the strength of two.

Busty Brown had been a First World War bugler – but could also put a bullet through a stag’s eye at 400 yards.

Lindbour was nearly fifty, and a German. But what that man could do with explosives was uncanny.

Amil Singh was a six foot muscular Sikh who could break a Nazi neck fifty yards away with his iron throwing quoits.

 

These four were only some of the British Army rejects sent to Sergeant Mike McGinty in the Pioneer Corps. They looked a hopeless lot, but McGinty swapped their shovels for guns and formed his new fighting outfit – McGinty’s Mob!

In the year 2104, regular military forces are obsolete. Instead, Iron Wind Corporation has created an enhanced army of super soldiers known as N-Unit.

 

Engineered to be faster, stronger and braver than normal fighters, N-Unit is a clone army. Together they are unstoppable – that is, until one member goes rogue…

Fairey Swordfish flew and fought from many dangerous places during the war, but the most risky of all were the tiny aircraft carriers converted from merchant ships.

 

That’s where Lieutenant Paul Drayton of the Fleet Air Arm found himself, and as if the Focke-Wulf Kondors and the weather weren’t enough to contend with, he was also faced with fellow pilots who were busy fighting among themselves.

Author: Colin Maxwell

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: RA Montague

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Victor de la Fuente

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Camona

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Segrelles

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5367

FEAR THE JACKAL!

17th September  2020

5368 (174/811)

TAIL-END CHARLIE

17th September  2020

5369

FLIGHT TO FREEDOM

17th September  2020

5370 (1576)

BRAVERY!

17th September  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

After seeing his entire unit decimated by the Germans, Aussie Sergeant Mick Hutchings won’t let anything stand between him and escaping Greece – not even Lieutenant Alan Robertson. He doesn’t have to worry for long, though, as a Jerry bomb does the final convincing and Mick drags the injured Tommy officer away with him.

 

But when the pair wash up on the shores of Yugoslavia their problems are only just beginning as they come face to face with the legendary Jackal!

First in – last out! That was Ted Carson all over! While he could stand on his feet and hold a gun, this Aussie Major asked favours of no man. When the massive Japanese guns on Kublai were threatening the Allied fleet, Ted’s mob got the job of silencing them. But HQ insisted on a British officer, an explosives expert, going along. From all Ted had learned about “Pommies”, he reckoned he needed a British officer like he needed a hole in the head!

 

And at the start it seemed he wasn’t far wrong…

Pilots Thomas Wintrell and Matthew Maddock are defending Malta, blasting the enemy from the sky, grabbing a quick cuppa and doing it all over again. The ceaseless bombing is taking its toll but when the operatic Fattorini captures the pair, they’ll do anything to get back in the air, taking their new Russian chum along for the ride!

 

It’s not all sunshine but it’s certainly a jolly… Flight To Freedom.

You’re either brave or you’re not – that’s what most people think. But for generations a golden goblet had been handed down from father to son in the Vaubois family, and with it went the legend that whomever drank from the vessel would suddenly discover a courage he never knew he had.

 

Now, in the Second World War, that legend was to be put to the test…

Author: Jim & David Turner

Author: W. Spence

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: C.G. Walker

Art: Klacik & Muller

Art: Martin

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: C.T. Rigby

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5363

DAGGERS DRAWN

3rd September  2020

5364 (161/779)

BORN BRAVE

3rd September  2020

5365

THE RATS’ NEST

3rd September  2020

5366 (1569)

THE SECRET HEROES

3rd September  2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Stuck in the freezing Highlands on a training mission. Royal Marines Commando Corporal Moxley hates Reservists. In fact, he and his cronies hate just about everyone. But things quickly turn for Moxley as the troop unexpectedly clash with arms dealers near an abandoned airfield on the Atlantic coast.

 

There are no radios, no phone signal and no ammunition… but ‘rubber dagger’ Reservists Mike Hall and Dan Gwynn might just be resourceful enough to save the day!

Sergeant George Ward, British dispatch rider, was roaring back to his base in France after a routine delivery job and looking forward to bacon and eggs.

 

Ahead of him the road swung round a long, fast curve and into a dark forest – and what happened when George raced into that wood was to give him nightmares for months to come.

Hot off the back of the D-Day landings, the Special Raiding Force are back! And this time Colonel Radcliffe goes to Jimmy Ramsey with a personal request – to rescue his niece, an SOE operative trapped behind German lines.

 

It may be off the record, but Jimmy is determined to prise Marie from the clutches of the Nazi rats – beating them out of France while they’re at it!

Family loyalties are often stranger than any other ties. That’s why Olaf Milang couldn’t believe what he was told by resistance workers when he returned home to his native Norway on a secret mission.

 

And even when he was taken to his hometown, he found it hard to accept that his own brother was acting the traitor and wearing the uniform of the Nazi-controlled police!

Author: Russell Sheath

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: Bill Fear

Art: Khato

Art: Frollo

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Ruiz

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5359

WAR CRIME

August 20th 2020

5360 (138/715)

TRAIL OF A HERO

August 20th 2020

5361

CURSE OF THE CONDOR

August 20th 2020

5362 (1557)

NOWHERE TO HIDE

August 20th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Since he first stepped onto the beach at East Falkland, Marine Kurt Silverton wanted nothing more than to find and impress his cousin, Steven. Steven was the toughest lad in school, nothing phased him! But when Kurt finds him, he’s a shell of his former self.

 

He’s looking over his shoulder, whispering a dark secret to Kurt… a secret about his sergeant, his squad, and even the Royal Navy – a war crime.

To see in the dark, to sense danger with the cunning of a wild thing, to move like a hunting panther and strike with the same silent deadliness – these are the qualities you’d need to survive alone and unarmed in the enemy filled Burmese jungle at night.

 

But only one human being had them – a soldier called Sergeant Pinto. And they made him and his personally trained Force J the most feared things on two legs in the jungle.

Jago… there is a curse upon all who bear that name.

In a small Cornish village, all who know that name know it has a hoodoo upon it. Cursed by a drowning man’s words, any Jago who dares set sail on the seas off the Cornish coast, is doomed to die as he did – dashed against Trevelyan’s Rock!

 

In 1944, life for the crew of an RAF Rescue Launch was perilous at best – but it was about to get worse when a man bearing that damned name stepped on board!

He was the rear gunner of a Lancaster and was just completing his latest tour of operations. In fact this was his last trip before going on leave. But he never got that leave. Instead he found himself in France, on his own, and with the enemy approaching rapidly.

 

The situation was desperate enough – but within a few hours it was going to become ten times worse!

Author: Dominic Teague

Author: Chris Fitzsimmons

Author: Calum Laird

Author: Bernard Gregg

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Ortiz

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Luis Salmeron

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5355

BULLSEYE BRUNO

August 6th 2020

5356 (142/803)

THE WHITE FEATHER

August 6th 2020

5357

RAGING METAL

August 6th 2020

5358 (1553)

HOLD THE BRIDGE!

August 6th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Leutnant Matthias Schenk is a fanatic – exactly the kind of Nazi the Luftwaffe need behind their experimental night fighters and radar technology. But as the raids from Denmark progress, a bitter rivalry with fellow pilot, Bruno Neumann, plays on his mind.

 

Old ‘Bullseye Bruno’ never seems to hit the mark, no matter how perfect the set up. Could he be a traitor to the Reich?

No Guts!

That’s what they said about young Harry Bishop, and that’s why he was demoted to being a buckshee driver in a twenty-five pounder gun crew instead of commanding one of his own.

 

The one person left to believe in Harry was – Harry. So he pinched back a gun from the Germans and set out to ram the word “coward” down the throat of every men in the desert.

August 1942.

 

Raging metal burned hot under the scorching desert sun. But a grudge between two Aussie tank commanders boiled even hotter. Sergeant Bob Andrews hated Sergeant Simon Meredith, but when Bob’s tank was knocked for six he saw Meredith leave him high and dry – his rage exploded fivefold. The coward had abandoned Bob to die, or worse – be captured by the Jerries!

 

And Bob wasn’t a forgiving man!

HOLD THAT BRIDGE!

 

These were Captain Robert Sutton’s orders as he and his men parachuted into enemy-held territory in Algeria. It was a race against time for the Nazis were equally determined to destroy the bridge.

 

Luck went against the British paratroops. Firstly they had been forced to fight all the way, and now when it seemed they had at last achieved their objective a German tank lumbered into view!

Author: Steve Taylor

Author: Gordon Brunt

Author: Brent Towns

Author: D.C.T. Staff

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Martin

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Felix Carrion

Cover: Keith Burns

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5351

V FOR VITORIA

July 23rd 2020

5352 (128/667)

BLOOD IN THE SAND

July 23rd 2020

5353

OUTGUNNED!

July 23rd 2020

5354 (1545)

DEMOLITION SQUAD

July 23rd 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

After forming the Forlorn Hope at the Siege of Badajoz, Sam Jones and Tom Hopper of the 45th Regiment of Foot have worked their way up in Wellington’s army. But, despite initial wins, the British have been pushed west into Portugal. Determined to liberate Spain and destroy Napoleon’s empire once and for all, Wellington will attack the French from all fronts near the town of Vitoria.

 

It seems Sam and Tom must again wet their bayonets with the blood of French soldiers, but duty aside, Tom has a new reason to fight…

Follow the trail of red, he-man blood into the white heat of the man-killing Western Desert, and you’ll come across a hero… a little runt of a hero called Hank Hale, the one they all laughed at.

 

All, that is, except the Nazis he met up with in the desert. For dead men seldom smile.

Falkland Islands lad Jackie Jones ran away to sea to explore the world. But as the Great War encircled the globe, he left his merchant ship and signed up with the Royal Navy. Now, aboard HMS Glasgow, Jackie must fit in with his new crew as the illustrious German Vice Admiral Von Spee closes in with his flagship, the SMS Scharnhorst.

 

Heroic action and hard decisions saw them through the first battle, but after the Royal Navy’s first defeat in over one hundred years, Jackie’s crew are out for revenge!

The supplies dropped into the Burmese jungle were vital to the Chindits, but pilot Roy Raven found these routine operations lacking in excitement. It even seemed fairly tame playing taxi driver to a demolition’s expert sent out to destroy an enemy tunnel.

 

However, things heated up when Roy’s Dakota was shot down and he found himself in the enemy-infested jungle with his passenger crippled in the crash and the tunnel still in one piece! But even with his wings clipped he was determined to see the mission through.

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Phillip Wilding

Author: Richard Davis

Author: D.C.T. Staff

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Zata

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Alan Philpott

Cover:  Manuel Benet

Cover: Sanfeliz

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

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Vic Whittle 2020