COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

(POCKET HOMEPAGE)

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

Updated: 10th January 2019

 

 

 

 

5187

ICE-COLD COMMANDO

December 27th 2018

5188 (286)

STRIKE AT SUNDOWN

December 27th 2018

5189

FIGHT INTO DARKNESS

December 27th 2018

5190 (2893)

JINX RAID

December 27th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Icy Lieutenant Ron Lamont’s new posting left him cold. He was bored of being a jumped-up bodyguard, babysitting a colonel in the frozen Russian wasteland. But when a hasty evacuation turns sour and leaves the cool-headed lieutenant stranded in the freezing tundra, Ron comes face to face with an old, bitter rival.

 

To say the reception he got was frosty would be an understatement. But Ron was as cold as ice in a pinch – and his old enemy was about to find out he wouldn’t freeze up under pressure!

Sundown… sunrise night or day… anytime was good enough for Corporal Tom Briscoe and the Red Devils to pitch into battle.

 

They had their own special way of dealing with everything German, from an ordinary Wehrmacht private to the toughest tanks. And every one of them preferred fixing tanks. To them it seemed about a fair match – one Red Devil versus one tank!

In the black night sky above the barren Iraqi desert, Flight Lieutenant Anthony Davenport had a choice to make as the surface-to-air missile closed in on his Chinook helicopter. He couldn’t avoid the hit, but he could choose where it struck: his side, or his co-pilot’s.

 

With the flight stick in his hand, Tony wished he had never begun this… Flight into Darkness.

One by one the Heinkel bombers of the Luftwaffe lifted into the air from their French airfield, heavily laden with bombs, setting a course to blitz London.

 

And across the Channel, the defenders waited – radar teams, air crews, anti-aircraft gunners, rescue workers. They knew these bombers could hit hard, but they were determined that it wouldn’t be easy for them!

Author: George Low

Author: Roger Clegg

Author: Kris Roberts

Author: Burden

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Segrelles

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Gordon C Livingstone

Cover: Graeme Neil Reid

Cover: Segrelles

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5183

RAID OVER HEILBRONN

December 13th 2018

5184 (280)

COWARD IN THE COCKPIT

December 13th 2018

5185

THE JUNE WINTER

December 13th 2018

5186 (2894)

MYSTERY OF THE SANDS

December 13th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Christmas, 1944.

In the skies over a cold, wintry Germany, a squadron of Avro Lancasters forged onwards towards the city of Helibronn. Their bellies were filled with bombs, ready to flatten the railway depot transporting the munitions that fuelled the Nazi war machine.

 

But among the icy clouds and streaks of hail were hidden dangers… and the raid was just beginning.

“You’re on your own, Warren. You tackle the Stukas and we’ll take care of the Focke Wulf 190s upstairs… Sergeant Pilot Jack Warren’s face went as white as chalk, and sweat gathered on his brow as he heard his flight leader’s voice crackle in the earphones. Four Stukas were bombing the convoy. Nine FWs screamed in from above. Jack’s Spitfire had the easier job, but it was the ex-airline pilot’s first action.

 

And what a job. Four Stukas against a man whose nerve had cracked – who was scared even of the power of his own plane.

The marines of 3 Commando didn’t know what would kill them first: being blown apart by a landmine, shot down by an Argentinian sniper, or freezing to death in the icy southern winter.

 

After entering a war on the other side of the world, many did not understand why Britain was fighting so hard to keep the Falkland Islands… but they would learn.

For over fifty years, a Second World War armoured car had lain buried beneath the sands of the desert – unknown and undisturbed. Then in 1995, a sandstorm uncovered it and sent Alan Brent on a quest to discover its secrets.

 

To solve this mystery of the sands, Alan had to find the answers to several vital questions… that is, if the men who knew the truth were still alive!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Wilkinson

Author: Jason Cobley

Author: KCG Walker

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Arthur Fleming

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Gual

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Buccheri

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5179

HARRIET’S WAR

November 29th 2018

5180 (1530/2875)

FATHER AND SON

November 29th 2018

5181

TOMMY’S WAR

November 29th 2018

5182 (2906)

BATTLING BONESHAKERS

November 29th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the dark, the cries of the wounded men on the front line echoed, their hoarse voices calling for the ‘angels on wheels’ to come save them. One such angel was Harriet Weekes, an ambulance driver in the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry. As the fourth and only female Weekes sibling. Harriet had joined up to do her part in the war just like her brothers.

 

Some said she was reckless. Some said she drove like a bat out of Hades. But when there were people who needed her help, she was an angel on wheels.

 

Issue 4 of ‘The Weekes’ War’. Special 5 part series

For many generations, there had been a Count von Regenskirch in the German Army. This duty had passed from father to son – but then, during the First World War, the Count was killed and his small son disappeared.

 

But that child was not dead. Grown to manhood, he now stood proudly in military uniform. But it was the wrong uniform, the wrong country, and he was now fighting against Germany. What strange twist of fate had caused this mystery?

November 11th, 1918. Armistice.

The war was over… or so most thought, but some still held to the regime of battle, and kept a tight hold of their prisoners.

 

All the Weekes family wanted was to be together again, but Tommy lay far away on the other side of the shrapnel filled fields on N0 Man’s Land. It was all or nothing, and the Weekes family would do anything to get Tommy back!

 

Issue 5 of ‘The Weekes’ War’. Special 5 part series.

They were “wood-and-wire wonders”, these early aircraft of World War One – hard enough to fly, let alone fight in! To make things worse for the pilots of the newly formed Royal Flying Corps, the enemy were quick enough to perfect a gun that fired successfully through the propeller arc of their Fokker Eindeckers.

 

Men like Gus Mathieson had their work cut out to survive – even using their puny pistols until a British gun could be developed to counter the “Fokker Scourge”.

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: KCG Walker

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: KP MacKenzie

Art: Khato

Art: Carmona

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Gordon C Livingstone

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5175

MICHAEL’S WAR

November 15th 2018

5176 (1592)

FLAMES OF WAR

November 15th 2018

5177

BILLY’S WAR

November 15th 2018

5178 (3257)

THE CONDEMNED MEN

November 15th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

While his family fought on land and the sea, Lieutenant Michael Weekes took to the sky in his Armstrong Whitworth FK8, sweeping over German archies in the lead up to the Saint-Mihiel offensive. Reconnaissance and fighter, Michael’s plane did more than its fair share of shooting.

 

But after crash-landing behind enemy lines, armed with only his Webley revolver and wits, Michael Weekes came face to face with a front of a different kind…

 

Issue 2 of ‘The Weekes’ War’. Special 5 part series

A line on a map separated British and German colonies in East Africa, but that meant nothing to Tom Denning and Hans Block. They had always been friends as boys, but when war came in 1914, they were put on opposite sides. It made them enemies.

 

And then they were both posted to France to experience the horrors of trench warfare at first hand. There their friendship would face its toughest test ever in the flames of war…

Lieutenant Billy Weekes wanted desperately to see some action aboard the British Destroyer HMS Meadfoot. He had two brothers in the trenches, one in the skies, and a sister on the front line as an ambulance driver. They would all have amazing stories about their war experiences, but Billy… all he had to talk about was the weather reports.

 

That is, until a U-boat went rogue after ignoring the order to return to port, and the HMS Meadfoot was tasked with bringing it in.

 

Issue 3 of ‘The Weekes’ War’. Special 5 part series.

The chances of survival were poor for the officers and men in action in the trenches during the First World War. They all knew it, and courageously got on with the dangerous job at hand.

 

One British officer found this harder than most, though. He was as brave as the next man, but he had a secret he knew he must try to keep to himself – a secret so frightening it will chill your blood…

Author: Richard Davis

Author: Ian Clark

Author: Heath Ackley

Author: Sean Blair

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Ibanez

Art: Klacik & Defeo

Art: Olivera

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ibanez

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5171

WAR BUS

November 1st 2018

5172 (1982)

STOLEN GLORY

November 1st 2018

5173

DANNY’S WAR

November 1st 2018

5174 (3698)

FRONT-LINE FEAR

November 1st 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the First World War, over one thousand London buses were used to ferry soldiers from Blighty to the front line in France. It was a long, dangerous journey, one that would take trainee bus driver Sam Porter far away from the depot in Hackney.

 

Now in the driving seat, in a big, bright red AEC Type “B” Omnibus, the next stop for Sam was the trenches.

Max Brandt emerged from World War One covered in honours. Justly so, for he had shot down the famous French air ace, Rene Dumont.

 

But two men knew he was not the victor of that dogfight. Brandt himself, and the British pilot who had really downed the Frenchman.

By late 1918, Captain Daniel ‘Danny’ Weekes had been in the trenches for longer than he could remember. He could no longer recall all the faces of the men who had served with him or died under his command. He would do anything to put a stop to the fighting.

 

But with three brothers, a sister and his father fighting their own battles, who knew if Danny’s war was ending… or just beginning?

 

Issue 1 of ‘The Weekes’ War’. Special 5 part series.

The pilots and soldiers fighting in and above the trenches, tracing their way across Franch in the First World War, knew all about fear. They faced it every day and made the best of coping with it.

 

That was never easy and if it did become too much, there was always a price to pay. Ask Bill Kane – he didn’t crack up, but somebody said he had and that led to all sorts of danger

Author: George Low

Author: K.C.G. Walker

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Robert Smith

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Carmona

Art: Morhain & Defeo

Art: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Janek Matysiak

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Vic Whittle 2019