COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

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

Updated: 23rd July 2020

5347

FLYING FEVER

July 9th 2020

5348 (1128)

SPITFIRE SPIRIT

July 9th 2020

5349

THE REJECTS

July 9th 2020

5350 (1230)

CARDS OF FATE

July 9th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Bristol Blenheim pilot Nick Macklin was a fine flyer, so good that when tensions ramped up and the Nazis turned their sights on the invasion of Britain, he got the transfer of his dreams to fly Hurricanes. But the relentless fighting left his squadron sleepless, strung out and falling apart at the seams.

 

Only the well-grounded WAAF Sergeant Alice Simons could see the way forward – and now that the Luftwaffe ace ‘The Lion’ has Nick in his sights, he’ll need to address his flying fever… or die!

Major Kurt Krantz was a Luftwaffe ace, one of Germany’s top fighter pilots. The leader of the famous “Black Eagles” squadron had no equal – except for one man. That man was Harry “Handlebar” Hanley of the RAF, the only pilot to ever hold his own against Krantz.

 

Then one day Harry found himself alone against six Black Eagles. They blasted the Spitfire full of holes, and Krantz was sure his enemy would trouble him no more. But he was going to find out that the Spitfire Spirit doesn’t die so easily...

All manner of men took to the perilous skies in 1940, determined to defend the British Isles from Goering’s fearsome aircraft armada. Different nationalities: British, Polish, Czech, French, and even Irish pilots like Michael O’Connor, banded together and lunged headfirst at the mass of Luftwaffe bombers and fighters – Axis pilots who were equally determined to crush the Allies under their boots.

 

But not every flyer fit neatly into the RAF – and outcasts like Michael were placed in a special kind of squadron. These men called themselves… The Rejects.

Six ordinary playing cards and six ordinary pilots, Each man was sent one card – and from that moment he was as good as dead!

 

What was the terrifying power of darkness that cut this Hurricane squadron to pieces during those few weeks of the Battle of Britain.

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Cyril G. Walker

Author: Jim & David Turner

Author: Cyril G. Walker

Art: Klacik & Muller

Art: Medrano

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover: Phillips

Cover:  Carlos Pino

Cover: Phillips

5343

THE LONE WOLF

June 25th 2020

5344 (304/1003)

NIGHT ACE

June 25th 2020

5345

CHURCHILL’S COMMANDOS

June 25th 2020

5346 (1542)

FIND THE TREASURE

June 25th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE SILVER COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE GOLD COLLECTION

U-1215’s Kommandant Josef Jewinski knew there was a traitor in his crew – a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

 

Diving deeper into the Atlantic, the water and paranoia threatened to crush Josef. He had heard the word “mutiny” whispered by men sworn to his command. Now there is blood on his hands, but can he find the spy before the jaws of the sea wolf snap shut on his neck?

Have you ever dreamed that you’re falling, falling, whirling round and round, never going to stop? Terrifying isn’t it?

That’s how Nick Kirby felt every time he went in a plane. You see, Nick suffered from vertigo – an uncontrollable fear of heights.

 

Oh, there’s another thing about Nick. He joined the RAF as a pilot. You see, he wanted to become a fighter ace – and that meant flying at over 30,000 feet!

“Enterprises must be prepared, with specially-trained troops of the hunter class, who can develop a reign of terror down those coasts…”

 

Eighty years ago, after the disaster at Dunkirk, Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the formation of a special raiding unit with a brand-new breed of soldier. These brave and highly-trained men would come to be known as the British Commandos – a name that would strike terror in the hearts of every Nazi on the Atlantic Wall!

Why were tow German soldiers and a British commando skiing together down a valley in the Austrian Alps?

 

The answer lay buried in the heart of one of those mountains – a king’s ransom in jewellery, known as the Kellenburg Collection. It had already caused the deaths of two men, and it was going to kill another one before the day was out!

Author: Kate Dewar

Author: Newark

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: Bernard Gregg

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Ken Barr

Art: Khato

Art: Enriquez

Cover:  Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ken Barr

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

5339

SIEGE OF MUSA DAGH

June 11th 2020

5340 (184/883)

DEATH FLIES FAST

June 11th 2020

5341

RETRIBUTION!

June 11th 2020

5342 (1544)

ON TARGET!

June 11th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE SILVER COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE GOLD COLLECTION

Suzanna and Karine are providing precisely the right motivation for Secret Service agent Aaron Hassan to rethink his priorities – the barrel of a Gewehr 98. Escaping with the Armenian partisans is certainly more appealing than the alternatives…

 

With an Ottoman assassin breathing down his neck and the gendarmes closing in, Aaron must get his new friends to the resistance at Musa Dagh… but he really is a terrible agent.

On the ground or in the air, they were a pair of fighting fools. On civvy street, Mike Tulley and Terry Stark were bitter rivals for the middle-weight boxing title.

 

Then, in wartime, as Spitfire pilots they were never done trying to outfly and outfight each other – whether or not they died in the attempt.

Charlie Grubb’s father is found dead – murdered in his own factory. The main suspect has fled, joining the Australian Imperial Force to avoid justice. But if he thinks he can get away that easily, he’s a fool.

 

Charlie will do anything to avenge his father, even if it means tracking the dog to the beaches of Gallipoli and Messines Ridge!

Born with two left feet – that was most people’s opinion on Private Rick Jackson, a young soldier in the army. He was clumsy, he couldn’t even put his equipment on without causing a commotion, and to cap it all off he couldn’t fire his rifle straight!

 

But Rick wasn’t as hopeless as he seemed. Something turned him into a force to be reckoned with. That something was a medieval crossbow. With that in his hands he was on target every time, and caused the Germans quite a few problems.

Author: R. Tate

Author: D.C.T. Staff

Author: Brent Towns

Author: Powell

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Jamie Blasco

Art: Muller & Klacik

Art: Gordon C. Livingstone

Cover:  Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover:  Neil Roberts

Cover: Ken Barr

5335

DURAND’S DUNKIRK

May 28th 2020

5336 (774/2003)

THE CIRCUS WENT TO WAR

May 28th 2020

5337

DODGER’S DUNKIRK

May 28th 2020

5338 (1913)

PROVED IN BATTLE

May 28th 2020

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

May 1940, The French battled like demons to protect their homeland from the raiding Nazi armies.

 

Fighting a desperate defence, they only hoped to hold the Germans back long enough for the evacuation of their allies. For, had it not been for the fighting spirit of men like Regis Durand, the British evacuation at Dunkirk may have never happened.

On a lone sortie over France, RAF pilot Frank Selby ran into trouble in the shape of two marauding Messerschmitts. Soon he had to bail out – and fast! He landed safely, stood up, dusted himself off – and looked around to see a fully grown lion bounding towards him.

 

This was the moment Frank got into the weirdest war anyone ever fought!

The Allied armies were caught napping in May 1940. Flat-footed, the British Expeditionary Force fought hard to defend what little they could hold on to. Among them was a firebrand named Tom “Dodger” Dodge with a chip on his shoulder the size of an iceberg.

 

He wasn’t about to retreat to Dunkirk for anyone – not even the Jerries!

They were just another bunch of soldiers retreating towards Dunkirk as the Germans poured into France.

 

For most, this was the first time they had seen any action. The question was – would they crack or would they be proved in battle?

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Eric Hebden

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Mick Anglo

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Ibanez

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Mick Anglo

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover:  Keith Burns

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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

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