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Sea Aces and Troubled Troopers make for a great Commando comic mix

Commando 5022 (The Silver Collection): Trouble Trooper

Here’s the intel on the latest issue of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 5019 – 5022) on sale now in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms. Our apologies for the delayed availability of this intel, which is brought to you only after dealing with hostile enemy action in the Barking area. Offering four singular World War Two adventures, issues ... Read More »

Ghost Ships and Wartime Castaways – new Commando comics on sale on Thursday

Commando Issue 5010: Treasure Hunt

Here’s the intel from DC Thomson on the latest issues of Commando (Issues 5007 – 5010) on sale in all good newsagents from Thursday 6th April 2017 and also available through various digital platforms. All four stories are set in different conflicts during World War Two and following very different protagonists, dealing with themes of duty and heroism, pushing the boundaries ... 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 »

Sabotage Stories and Pirate Patrols in the new Commando comics!

Commando 4989 – Tromsø

Here’s the lowdown on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (Issues 4987 – 4990). These issues are on sale from Thursday 26th January 2017 in all good newsagents and on various digital outlets. Commando 4987 – Operation Arrowhead Story: George Low Art: Carlos Pino Cover: Carlos Pino In the fourteenth century, the English bowmen were the scourge of French ... Read More »

In Like Flint… Announcing a Warlord Retrospective Marathon

Warlord Issue One - SNIP

Over on the Comics UK forum, we love to talk about comics and one of my friends has been enthusing about Fleetway Editions Battle, home to strips such as “Charley’s War” (documented here on downthetubes, a war comic title now owned by Rebellion) and “Johnny Red” – to name but two. In his musings about Battle, my friend Geoff, who knows I’m ... Read More »

Chaps With Wings In New Commando comics, On Sale Now

Commando 4901 – Full Steam Ahead

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of Commando (Issues 4899-4900) from DC Thomson, on sale now in all good newsagents and assorted digital platforms (detailed below). These titles were released on 24th March 2016. Don’t forget downthetubes has an exclusive discount on a subscription to Commando comic, simply by ordering through the DC Thomson Online Shop using our special discount code. Follow this dedicated ... Read More »

Cam Kennedy Commando comic Classic Resurfaces!

Commando No 4885 – The Black Eagle

Four classic Commandos get the re-issue treatment this week from DC Thomson, including one story drawn by Cam Kennedy, gift-wrapped in a cover from (no relation) Ian Kennedy. These four issues are on sale in all good newsagents and available via numerous digital platforms from today, Thursday 28th January 2016. Don’t forget downthetubes has an exclusive discount on a subscription to Commando comic, simply by ... Read More »

Comic Creator Spotlight: The Art of Ron Smith, Part Three. The Hotspur Mark II 1970 to 1980

Hotspur Issue 856: King Cobra

My first article regarding the work of Ron Smith acted as a introduction, to remind us how great this veteran artist, now retired, has been over the course of his career. The second article demonstrates how I am beginning to review Ron’s career in greater depth with a fairly complete listing of Ron’s work for The Hotspur from its relaunch in 1959 ... Read More »

New Commandos Roll In, but Editor Calum Laird Rolls Out…

Commando No 4867 – Five Mile Snipers

Here’s the low down on the latest issues of the DC Thomson war comic Commando (Issues 4867-4870) – on sale tomorrow, Thursday 3rd December 2015. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish Calum Laird, the editor of Commando, the very best of luck in all his future endeavours, as he moves on from DC Thomson to pastures new (and undecided) this ... Read More »

Eagles of Battle back in latest Commando titles

Commando No 4841 – Prisoner At War

Here’s the low down on the latest issues of Commando on sale now in all good newsagents and available digitally in various formats. If you enjoy Commando, do check out our exclusive discounted subscription offer! Commando No 4839 – Eagles of the Crimea Story: Ferg Handley Art: Keith Page Cover: Keith Page Preview: In the mid-19th Century, Adam Carrick, ... Read More »

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