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

Updated: 8th July 2021

60TH ANNIVERSARY SET

544

C-FOR-CURSED!

24th June  2021

5448

DIE – OR WALK!

24th June  2021

5449

AFTER 2045

24th June  2021

5450

THE QUARTERMASTR

24th June  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Gordon McAuliffe is the pilot of a Lockheed Hudson bomber based out of RAF Leuchars. All day, every day, he flies the same humdrum maritime patrols searching for enemy vessels. But everything changes when he finds a mysterious ring in a pictish burial site.

At first, Gordon can’t believe his luck at finding a charm to change his fortune. However, soon the crew is sure Gordon and his new trinket have put a curse on their crate! One thing’s for sure – their boring maritime patrols are about to get way more exciting!

 

Corporal Tom Gerrard of the Royal Tank Corps couldn’t forget his time in the North African desert. Along with his three mates, he had captured a swaggering and evil Nazi colonel.

 

Colonel Karl Oberth of the Tenth Panzer wouldn’t forgive the insult of being forced to carry a miserable Britischer across the desert on his back. He would make every Tommy pay for their insolence.

 

And so now, somewhere on the tumultuous, war-torn European continent, Fate had once again decided these two tank men should meet.

2081, and as World War Three ravages what remains of the flooded City of London, Neo-Commando Payne and his team are sent on a last-ditch mission to where it all began.

 

As they fight their way through Allied Forth’s machine armies, across air, land, and sea, a handful of war machines from the past become all that stands between them and total destruction!

“Ey up! This is the story of how I Captain Sean Hardgrave, became a quartermaster in the British Commandos. Gather round then, you lot, and I’ll share my tale of how I came to be who I am – about the friends I made, and the enemies too. How I didn’t mind playing dirty. And how I never retreated.

 

It all started on a beach in North Africa back in November, nineteen forth-two…”

Author: Georgia Standen Battle

Author: Calum Laird

Author: R. Tate

Author: Kate Dewar

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Manuel Benet

5443

“WE ARE THE WINTER”

10th June  2021

5444 (1/2523/4453)

WALK – OR DIE!

10th June  2021

5445

THE DISRUPTORS

10th June  2021

5446 (1686)

A FIGHTING CHANCE

10th June  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Operation Barbarossa – when the Germans betrayed their Soviet allies and invaded Russia. They had the might of the Third Reich behind them and summer on their side. But seasons change quickly in Russia…

Partisan leader Olga Goncharova was not afraid of the Germans. She stormed her enemies, cold and deadly as ice, swift as arctic winds. She would be merciless.

Corporal Tom Gerrard of the Royal Tank Corps was just an ordinary bloke, easy-going and cheerful.

 

Colonel Karl Oberth of the Tenth Panzer Division was a typical Nazi officer, brutal and unforgiving.

 

Somewhere on the limitless, scorching inferno of the Western Desert, Fate decided that their tracks should cross.

 

Behind enemy lines in Nazi Germany, agents Mary Western and Stephen Mailer must disrupt and, where possible, steal enemy technology.

 

Where any advancement could give their adversaries the edge, this group of heroes known only as “The Disruptors” must use their wits to prevent the Axis from getting the upper hand – even investigating the prototype for the dreaded Me 163!

To stay alive in war you’ve got to have an edge over your opponent, something that can swing the odds in your favour. It might be the element of surprise, or a hidden weapon, but it’s always something that puts you one jump ahead and keeps you alive. When he was taken prisoner, Lieutenant Neil Bel’s edge seemed to be his ability to navigate the desert, but what he was relying on was a piece of information which gave him a clear advantage over his captors.

 

And he wasn’t telling anyone what it was!

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Eric Castle

Author: Mike Garley

Author: Cyril G. Walker

Art: Khato

Art: Amador Garcia

Art: Muller and Klacik

Art: Carlos Cruz

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

5439

THOR’S HAMMERS

27th May  2021

5440 (407/1167)

THE LONG TREK

27th May  2021

5441

FLAK CREW

27th May  2021

5442 (1685)

HEROES ARE HUMAN

27th May  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Captain Grant Thor has seen his team through the disaster at Kasserine Pass and onto success on the beachhead at Anzio – but as the terrain changes and he finds himself pinned down in a tiny Italian village, the stalwart hero crumbles in the wake of the Nazi Panthers lying in wait.

Imprisoned and replaced by a man with more ego than sense, only Lieutenant Rick Kelly sees Thor can help them hammer through to victory in their new M18 Hellcats – that is, if he can convince the Colonel to give Thor a second chance!

His name was Mike Stone. He was a British Army sergeant who’d been stranded in the jungle with four British prisoners – deserters and trouble-makers on their way to a military prison in Rangoon.

 

Normally it would have been just a routine job – but this time their route ran through Japanese territory. And Mike knew that not one of the prisoners was likely to lift a hand to help if the going got rough…

 

For the crew of an 88mm Flak gun on the Eastern Front, life was tough. Not only did they have blistering-cold Russian winters to contend with – but also wet and muddy autumns, meagre supplies, thin watery soups, deadly Jabos attacks, brutish enemy tanks, along with the endless waves of determined Soviet soldiers.

 

What started as a push into the Red Army’s homeland, soon became a retreat back into the Fatherland, losing friends and crew members along the way. For driver turned ammunition carrier Jurgen Stark, all he could do was try to survive his time in the Flak crew.

When the German war machine rolled into France, it was the first taste of action for many British troops. Most fought bravely, but some wanted to turn and run, scared by the onslaught of bullets and bombs.

 

Such a man was Second Lieutenant Hugh Standerline. He had two fears – the fear of battle and the fear that he could not live up to the heroic exploits of his father. Little did he know that things are not always what they seem…

Author: Brent Towns

Author: Evison

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: C. G. Walker

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: V. Fuente

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Bevia

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Jordie Penalva

Cover:  Graeme Neil Reid

Cover:  Jeff Bevan

5435

A SOLDIER’S HONOUR

13th May  2021

5432 (404/1191)

DEATH PATROL

13th May  2021

5433

THE AMAZONS OF CRETE

13th May  2021

5434 (1679)

HUNTERS OF THE NIGHT

13th May  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Evacuation – again – Just like in Greece. The Battle for the island of Crete lasted just thirteen days, as Fallschirmjager rained down bringing death and destruction with them.

Aussie Corporal Ted Olsen had mates who stayed behind in Greece and it got them killed. Now he’s got a new squad and he’s determined to get them out safe. What he didn’t count on, however, was the family who risked their lives to shelter him, bringing the wrath of the Nazis down on their home. Now Ted must choose between his men and his new mates.

Lieutenant Bob Hanson woke up, instantly alert, as the strong beam of an electric torch illuminated the dark corners of the cave he was sheltering in. Then he relaxed when he saw the men at the cave mouth were kitted out in British paratrooper uniform.

 

Bob knew these men were amongst the finest, highly-trained soldiers ever to see action. But his blood would have run cold if he’d known the secret of this special groups, and what they’d be trained for…

 

1941, Crete. Men wage war on the largest of the Greek Islands leaving it in ruins. But Cretan women are strong. Forged in the same fire as the ancient Amazons who fought off armies of invaders on Crete before them, these women wouldn’t crumble but rise to meet adversity with their faces to the sun.

 

Like the Furies, sisters and goddesses of vengeance, one band of Cretan women would punish men for their crimes against Crete – with an arrow for every Nazi who dared set foot on the island!

Out of the darkness they came, to strike at the enemy before he knew what was happening. Their radar locked onto the target, the parachute flares were dropped to illuminate their victim in a blinding glare, then down went the bombs.

 

They were the long-range Catalina flying boats, painted dark grey and flown by men of the RAF Coastal Command. The Killer Cats, hunters of the night.

Author: Brent Towns

Author: Allan

Author: Ferg Handley

Author: R. A. Montague

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Cortes

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Carmona

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Lopez Espi

Cover:  Carlos Pino

Cover:  Millar

5431

LIONS IN BURMA

29th April  2021

5432 (365/1131)

BLADE OF HONOUR

29th April  2021

5433

DEAD MAN’S CHEST

29th April  2021

5434 (1678)

THE FJORD FIGHTERS

29th April  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

When a shifty British Officer is discovered in a crash in the deep Burmese jungle, Sergeant Obafemi Agbaje, of the 82nd West African Division, is honour bound to assist him.

But the Sergeant can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t quite right about the chap!

“Kafar hunu bhanda marnu ramrod” – “Better to die than live like a coward.” This is the Gurkhas’ motto, a code of conduct that was to be upheld. But it wasn’t just for them, they expected their British Officers to also adhere to that same code of courage.

 

So, why then was a Gurkha’s blade, the razor sharp kukri, poised to kill none other than a British Officer?

 

Five men found the Dead Man’s Chest, hidden in a cave on a tiny Scottish island. Their eyes were all greedy but soon one of them decided he didn’t want to share.

The fearsome fjord fighters from Norway were desperate to take the fight to their homeland! Unfortunately for their CO, Lieutenant Rolf Amundsen, his Royal Navy superior liked to do things by the book – and only by the book!

 

But Rolf wasn’t beaten, as he was specifically selected by the British Commandos to aid them on a mission that would take his Motor Torpedo Boat and his crew right back to Nazi-occupied Norway!

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Colin Maxwell

Author: Malcolm McDevitt

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Art: Khato

Art: Ruiz

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover:  Neil Reid

Cover:  Sutton

5427

CLASH AT CULLODEN

15th April  2021

5428 (372/1195)

MOUNTAIN OF DEATH

15th April  2021

5429

HORROR OF HURTGEN

15th April  2021

5430 (2827)

MISSING, BELIEVED SUNK

15th April  2021

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Murdo Conmore was quick to join the Jacobite Uprising – too quick for his father and brother Hector’s liking. Their only choice to save the family from future retribution was to even their allegiance, and so Hector was forced to take up arms against his brother.

Then when the rain fell thick at Culloden everything was at stake for Murdo and Hector Conmore. Each knew that no matter which side won, both would lose.

 

Seven men in two dinghies, braving the cold swirling seas to attack a Nazi radar station on a small Norwegian island that rises bleak and forbidden, like a mountain out of the sea.

 

And the Germans waiting for them – Germans who had been who warned of the raid by one of seven, a traitor who would earn a new name for this rocky outcrop… Mountain of Death!

There was something stirring among the pines, where the sun doesn’t ever shine, in the Hurtgen Forest in 1944.

American soldiers, ill-prepared for grim German weather, shivered the whole night through.

 

But the savage winter, cold and feverish rain, weren’t the only things they had to contend with in those dark and mysterious wood. The men felt hunted by something worse than veteran soldiers – stalked by something horrifying in the Hurtgen Forest.

Sam Burton was a young officer on a frigate of the Royal Navy. One night, his ship was sunk during an enemy attack and for about sic hours, he drifted around the Mediterranean, clinging to a piece of the wreckage.

 

Then he was picked up by a cargo vessel and twelve hours after that he was in command of it! And no-one had asked him to take on the job either – he had to fight for it!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Orme

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: R.A. Montague

Art: Khato

Art: Segrelles

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Fernando

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover:  Jeff Bevan

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Vic Whittle 2021