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Battle of the Somme Re-Visited in “For Valour”, a new comic by Stephen Mooney and Eoin Coveney 

For Valour - Tommy Chambers Story - SNIP

An exciting comics project jointly produced by Monaghan County Museum, Armagh County Museum and Craigavon Museum Services recently saw the creation of For Valour, a comic created by Stephen Mooney and featuring interior art by Eoin Coveney that focused on the story of three lives touched by one of the worst battles of World War One. The project – available to download ... Read More »

In Praise Of: Commando artists Ian Kennedy and Carlos Pino

The full cover of Ian Kennedy's cover for Commando 1425, complete with Commando "dagger"

An Appreciation by former Commando editor Calum Laird There’s nothing like an anniversary – say, Commando’s 5000th issue, for example – to start your mind scrolling back through the years to days gone by. Nothing, except perhaps the combination of an anniversary, a couple of pints of Mòr and lunch in The Phoenix (103 Nethergate, Dundee) with an ex-colleague. So, a couple ... Read More »

Commando: Still Fully Loaded After 5000 Issues

Commando Logo SNIP

In 2011 DC Thomson’s war digest title Commando celebrated its 50th anniversary, a remarkable achievement only surpassed on the newsstands at the time by The Dandy and The Beano. While other titles were being cancelled or their publication schedules scaled back, in 2012 DC Thomson actually increased the number of Commando issues with, for the first time, over 100 issues ... Read More »

5000 Not Out: DC Thomson’s Commando comic celebrates a landmark issue next week

Commando 5000 – Zero Hour

DC Thomson’s Commando comic celebrates its 5000th issue next week with an all-new story from writer Ferg Handley with strip art from long-standing artist on the title, Carlos Pino and – who else? – a cover from Ian Kennedy, whose memorable work is surely one of the best-known aspects of the long-running title. “It’s only fitting that the man who has painted ... Read More »

Hidden Nazis, Deadly Secrets Uncovered – in the new Commando comics

Commando 4997 – Hidden Nazis

Here’s the latest intel on the new DC Thomson Commando releases (Issues 4995 – 4998), on sale now in all good newsagents and available on various digital platforms… Commando 4995 – The Village Story: Ferg Handley Art: Vicente Alcazar Cover: Janek Matysiak By spring, 1945, the Reich’s forces were in full retreat and Allied troops were pushing into Germany. So ... Read More »

King Kong, wartime Beanos and banned Oz comics – quite a selection in latest ComPal comic auction!

Mighty World of Marvel 1 (1972) - with Hulk T-Shirt Transfer free gift

The latest Compalcomics online auction has just launched and offers a fantastic selection of wartime Beanos, pre-war Mickey Mouse Weeklies and copies of Glasgow / Northern Looking Glass, considered the world’s first “comic”, published in Glasgow in 1825. Plus, there’s the chance to get your hands on some rare underground comics, including a copy of the infamous Oz “Schoolkids” magazine that saw ... Read More »

Front Line Thieves and Lost Legionnaires – new Commando comics on sale this week

Commando 4992 – Legion of the Lost

Here’s the intel on this week’s Commando comics releases from DC Thomson (Issues 4991 – 4994), on sale in all good newsagents from Thursday 9th February 2017 and various digital platforms… We note the title is heading rapidly toward its landmark 5000th issue – a massive achievement! Commando 4991 – Achtung, We Surrender Originally Commando No. 311 (February 1968) Story: ... Read More »

Something For the Weekend: Titan Comics Rolls Out Five New Titles, including new era for Doctor Who titles

It’s a busy week for Titan Comics with five, fantastic new launches​: Walter Hill‘s new Hard Case Crime series (and the inspiration behind the upcoming neo-noir movie starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver), The Assignment #1; Khaal​ #1 – Titan’s new violent space opera; Sherlock: The Blind Banker #1; and two Doctor Who titles – Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor Year Three ... Read More »

New Commandos out this week, readers survey launched

Commando 4982 – Very Important Passenger

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 4983 – 4986), on sale from Thursday 12th January 2017 in all good newsagents in the UK and via various digital platforms – plus news of a readers survey running via the title’s official web site, which will help shape the war comic’s future. Commando 4983 – The Sentinel Story: ... Read More »

Flying Phantoms and Nazis on the Run! Latest Commando Comics on Sale Now

Commando - 4982 – Everything Under Control

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s war comic Commando (Issues 4979 – 4982), on sale now in all good newsagents across the UK and also available on various digital platforms. Commando 4979 – Sucker Punch Story: George Low Art: Vila Cover: Ian Kennedy Captured by the SS for desertion and sentenced to firing squad by his ... Read More »

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