COMMANDO RECENT ISSUES

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

Updated: 6th September 2018

 

 

 

 

5151

FUELLED BY FIRE!

August 23rd 2018

5152 (554)

DUEL OF ACES

August 23rd 2018

5153

THE RED DEVIL

August 23rd 2018

5154 (2842)

CARRIER PILOT

August 23rd 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Somewhere in a barren range of hills in the desert, two pilots had just been shot down. One was British, the other Italian. Both were aces, two of the finest fliers ever to grace the skies of North Africa. Each was determined to get the other. Many times, they had dueled in the air. And now, on the ground, the fight was still going on!

Somewhere in a barren range of hills in the desert, two pilots had just been shot down. One was British, the other Italian. Both were aces, two of the finest fliers ever to grace the skies of North Africa. Each was determined to get the other. Many times, they had dueled in the air. And now, on the ground, the fight was still going on!

Hiding in the Thick snow, the Red Devil is watching. In the battle-torn, bomb-shelled carcass of Stalingrad, she stalks her prey. Her sights aimed and her finger taut, she pulls the trigger…

For some jet pilots, take-offs and landings on an aircraft carrier were a tad frightening to say the least. It was like that for rookie Garry Carter, operating off the coast of Vietnam, and it didn’t help that superior types like senator’s son, Scott Bradley, boasted that he found it all very easy. But once up there in the danger-filled skies, thundering towards a target in his bombed-up A7 Corsair, Garry soon proved himself a force to be reckoned with!

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: DCT Staff

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Carlos Pino

Art:: Amador

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Graeme Neil Reid

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5147

WALKING THE LINE

August 8th 2018

5148 (552)

THE FIGHTING PHANTOM

August 8th 2018

5149

COURSE FOR FREEDOM

August 8th 2018

5150 (2834)

SURE-SHOT SAM

August 8th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

Bailing out of his Stirling Mk. III bomber over Nazi-occupied France, Flight Lieutenant Alan Freeman know his wits would only get him so far. But, lucky for him, the French Resistance were ready to lend a hand and get him back to Blighty. However, not everything was rosy in the Resistance, and there was talk of a traitor in their midst. Would Alan make the journey to Spain in one piece? Or would those helping him turn him over to the Gestapo?

Bert Graham is 50. Serving as a major in the army, he’s nearly as fit and tough as he was way back in the war when he was a sergeant. He has some really great stories, but none match the one when he and his mates were stranded behind enemy lines – and Bert took his orders from a ghost!

When Jurgen Schwer joined the Luftwaffe in the Second World War, he had no idea that he would become a prisoner of war in the barren Nevada Desert, or even still – a fugitive on the run in Mexico and Columbia! It seemed that the only way Jurgen could get back to Europe and his family was to help pilot a rogue mission to destroy the Panama Canal. Only then could he begin to plot his… Course for Freedom

Private Sam Smith was a bit of a misfit. Nobody in his infantry company pushing up through Italy in 1944 knew quite what to make of him – but nobody could say that he wasn’t a crack shot with his beloved Lee Enfield rifle! And when some petty crooks tried to frame him, they soon discovered – like the Germans – that it wasn’t safe to fool… Sure-Shot Sam

 

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: A Carney Allan

Author: George Low

Author: Burden

Pencils: Morhain & Rezzonico

Art: Cecil T Rigby

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Vila

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5143

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY

July 26th 2018

5144 (487/1388)

HEROES’ HILL

July 26th 2018

5145

NAZI GOLD!

July 26th 2018

5146 (2831)

THE NELSON SPIRIT

July 26th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the parched deserts of North Africa, water is of the most precious resource and, for the Allied and Axis who fought there, it was the difference between life and death. That’s why LRDG Captain Tommy Butler and Afrika Korps Hauptmann Arn Renner were willing to fight to the bitter end to claim an oasis – that is, until a third party entered the fray and Butler and Renner were forced to turn from enemies to allies. But just how long would their alliance last?

It wasn’t much of a hill… it didn’t look important but it was a natural observation point that looked out over the Dutch countryside for miles around. And it would make history in its own little way. Lieutenant Sandy Sanderson’s orders were to take the hill in any way possible to cover the oncoming Allied offensive. But something strange was happening… for here, standing shoulder to shoulder, British and German soldiers would fight a common enemy in World War II..

In a secret room, several Wehrmacht Generals met, their greedy eyes wide at the thought of their Nazi gold. These selfish men had pilfered gold bullion from the National Banks of Yugoslavia and Greece during their Nazi occupation. But now a ragtag group of East London gangsters and British Army officers were going to steal it…

Schoolboy Billy Peters loved the old stories of swashbuckling pirates – and living on an island in the Caribbean, there were plenty of tales to hear. But this was 1941 and Britain was at war with Germany. There were other pirates to worry about now – the kind who sailed U-boats threatened to cripple Britain’s navies. One of these modern undersea raiders would give Billy his most exciting story ever – if he lived to tell it…

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: A Carney Allan

Author: Jim & David Turner

Author: Ian Clark

Pencils: Muller Inks: Klacik

Art: Franch

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Keith Shone

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Jordi Penalva

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Jose Maria Jorge

 

 

 

 

5139

THE FORLORN HOPE

July 12th 2018

5140 (483/1404)

SHOOTING STAR

July 12th 2018

5141

OUTFOXED!

July 12th 2018

5142 (2824)

HIGH RISK RESCUE

July 12th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The men of the 45th Regiment of Foot gripped their Brown

Bess muskets with sweaty hands, ready to storm the breaches at Badajoz. The 45th were the soldiers chosen to be the first part of the attack. Their fight would be the hardest with the most casualties. For this, they called them… The Forlorn Hope.

Rex Barton was a top British film star who had played the hero in film after film. And every time he was a tougher, harder-hitting hero. When the war broke out, he was safe in Hollywood, but a man like Rex couldn’t just sit by and watch it all happen. So, he joined the RAF as a pilot – determined to prove a film star hero could be a real-life hero when the chips were down, and the bullets lethal.

While most Germans were happy to wait out the end of the bloody conflicts of World War Two in a sleepy POW camp in rural Scotland, one man was determined to escape! His name was Gefreiter Fritz Schmitt – or at least that’s what he said he was. Schmitt knew he had to get out before wily civilian Police Sergeant Dick McKay uncovered the dark secret of what he did in Ardennes only months before…

Serving on Coastal Motor Boats during the First World War was no joke. 55 feet long, with a top speed of 40 knots, they were uncomfortable and noisy. Their torpedo-launching system was almost as dangerous for their crews as it was for their targets! But now CMB skipper, Lieutenant Frank Judge had an even more dangerous task. Sent ashore behind enemy lines, he had to rescue, at all cost, a missing naval officer – a man who knew too much!

Author: Andrew Knighton

Author: Peter Newark

Author: Colin Watson

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Manuel Benet

Art: Gordon C Livingstone

Art: Morhain

Art: Olivera

Cover: Manuel Benet

Cover: Gordon C Livingstone

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

 

 

 

 

5135

THE DARK SPITFIRE

June 28th 2018

5136 (485/1396)

ATLANTIC PATROL

June 28h 2018

5137

NEXY STOP… FREEDOM!

June 28h 2018

5138 (2752)

UNDER FIRE!

June 28h 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

It came out of nowhere, a glint of moonlight reflected in the dark night sky. The Luftwaffe pilot’s eyes frantically searched for his attacker in the murk of the evening, but it was invisible… a phantom. Then it streaked across the clouds like a bat out of Hades, its guns blazing at the Messerschmitt 109. The German cried out his final words…

Walter Bennett still had nightmares of the day when his Anson, all set to attack a surfaced U-boat, had almost collided with a Catalina flown by an overanxious Yank who had also come in for the kill. Walter had dodged the Yank – and flown straight into a hail of fire from the German guns which massacred his crew. Ever since, Walter had cursed Americans, every last one of them. So you can imagine his feelings when he was ordered to report to Iceland… to fly with and instruct American pilots!

Aggregate rocket scientist Professor Carl Epstein was forced to flee Berlin in 1935, fearing Germany would use his knowledge to rain destruction on its enemies. Epstein and his wife chose peace, settling in a sleepy Spanish town. But soon the Nazis would come for them… Now, in 1938, amidst the devastation of the Spanish Civil War, the Epsteins would have to run once more – this time with the help of the Spanish militia and their armoured battle bus!

Occupied France, 1944. Medical student Jean Valdon was under suspicion by his fellow Frenchmen of collaborating with the Germans. Jean didn’t waste time arguing. He offered his services – and skills – to the hard-pressed British Army and set out to prove himself…

Author: Iain McLaughlin

Author: Gordon Brunt

Author: Richard Davis

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Jaume Forns

Art: Arias

Art: Morhain

Art: Olivera

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Ian Kennedy

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5131

THE PHANTOM’S REVENGE

June 14th 2018

5132 (463/1232)

MIDNIGHT MENACE

June 14th 2018

5133

THE HOME FRONT

June 14th 2018

5134 (2760)

DEADLY CONVOY

June 14th 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

In the summer of 1808, in the early months of the Peninsular war, five prophecies of death were given to those aboard HMS Phantom. First, in the shadow of a burning cross. Second, amongst the reaper’s spoils. Third, in the jaws of the sea. Fourth, beneath a mountain’s tears. And fifth, when the man with the burning crown dooms his ship… Captain Valentine did not care for fortunes or fate, but as his crew began to fall to each of the foretold deaths, it seemed that the crew of The Phantom had more than Napoleon’s fleet hunting them.

They called it Operation Midnight Sun. It had never been done before, but the Nazis thought they had found a new way of winning a battle – and maybe even the war. It meant turning night into day – and they were clever enough to find a way of doing even that. But it takes more than just brains to win the day against Second Lieutenant Matt Rodgers and his men.

Spies? Dead cattle? Murder? Wilhelmina Home came to Britain to volunteer as a WAAC in the First World War but she soon found herself embroiled in a plot worthy of her favourite author, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Underestimated at every turn, Wilhelmina began to piece together the clues uncovering a conspiracy which could threaten the whole of Britain! A mystery was afoot on… The Home Front

Nobody could doubt the nerve and spirit of Sam Wilson. He was keen to the core, always ready to pile into the action. He was tested to the full as a hard-pressed infantryman and went on to become a well-trained Commando. He had only one weakness – he didn’t know when to count to ten before he acted. The flaw was going to cost him and his friend a lot of grief before the lesson was learned.

Author: Dominic Teague

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: Shane Filer

Author: KCG Walker

Art: Vicente Alcazar

Art: Cecil T Rigby

Art: Carlos Pino

Art: Cecil T Rigby

Cover: Janek Matysiak

Cover: Jordi Bosch Penalva

Cover: Carlos Pino

Cover: Phil Gascoigne

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5127

LAST BOAT HOME

May 31st 2018

5128 (443/1247)

TERROR DROP

May 31st 2018

5129

DESERT DECEPTION

May 31st 2018

5130 (2753)

HOME GUARD HERO

May 31st 2018

THE HOME OF HEROES

THE GOLD COLLECTION

FOR ACTION AND ADVENTURE

THE SILVER COLLECTION

The Blitzkrieg had thundered through France leaving carnage in its wake. For many men, the British Expeditionary Force’s retreat ended long before the beaches at Dunkirk. But one thing was certain: Lieutenant Jack Dodd was going to get his men home. Even as they huddled, stranded in a coastal village, with no hope of the Royal Navy finding them, Jack knew that there was one boat that would chance the Channel and sail them straight for Blighty!

Right into the heart of the gestapo HQ they had come – six Polish deserters led by an English officer. Their mission was to capture a Gestapo official – alive. But for Lieutenant Ron Barclay there was another quest – he was trying to find his father, who had vanished in Poland when the Nazis attacked. Now only a single door separated Ron from the Gestapo chief. Ron kicked it open – and got the shock of his life.

Hauptmann Fritz Friedel hated the desert with its relentless sun and oceans of coarse sand. The German captain thought his career was over when he was assigned a post on the remotest part of the German line, but then he heard music echoing in the desert wasteland. Following the eerie melody, Friedel discovered a pair of Swiss cousins excavating ruins on the battlefields of North Africa. But who were these archaeologists really?

Officially they were called Forward Air Controllers, but air pirates was nearer the mark. What else would you call pilots who sneaked about all over the Vietnamese jungle tops, ambushing the enemy from the air then withdrawing before they had time to retaliate? Roy Armour was one of these men. He flew with a secret unit based in Laos. There, the dangers he faced got even worse when he landed!

Author: Richard Davis

Author: A. Carney Allan

Author: George Low

Author: Ian Clark

Art: Paolo Ongaro

Art: Victor de la Fuente

Art: Morhain

Art: Jose Maria Jorge

Cover: Neil Roberts

Cover: Jordi Bosch Penalva

Cover: Ian Kennedy

Cover: Jose Maria Jorge

© D. C. Thomson & Co Ltd.

Vic Whittle 2018