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Time Travel, Tiger Tanks – and a Traitor in the ranks? New Commando comics on sale now

Here’s the inside intel on DC Thomson’s latest issues of Commando (Issues 5015-5018), on sale from today in all good newsagents and various digital platforms. This week’s bundle of Commandos will take you across the battlefields and skies of World War Two, from the Steppes of Kursk to Northern Italy and the perilous skies above the English Channel, and perhaps ... Read More »

Killer Commandos Stalk Your Newsagent This Week – and there’s flying saucers on the loose, too!

Commando 5011 - Flight of Fancy

  DC Thomson’s Commando Issues 5011 – 5014, on sale now in all good newsagents and various digital platforms, deliver a hotpot of unique wartime adventures, ranging from World War Two Home Front detectives to grizzled Yankees in the Vietnamese jungle. While “Flight of Fancy” and “Killer Commando” tackle different genres, delivering time honoured Commando themes and stories with a ... Read More »

Out Today: Air Action aplenty in new Commando Comics!

Commando No 4943 – Ice-Cold Combat

Commando issues 4943 -49446 are on sale from today in all good newsagents (25th August 2016) from DC Thomson – and the emphasis this week is on all-out air action… and we certainly get that – with a U-Boat thrown in for good measure! Here’s the intel… Commando No 4943 – Ice-Cold Combat Story: George Low Art: Manuel Benet Cover: ... Read More »

Halfpenny Dreadful Comic Publishing – punk pulp fiction from Mike Knowles

Halfpenny Dreadful Comic Issue 2

Halfpenny Dreadful Comic Publishing – the brainchild of veteran comics writer Mike Knowles – is seeking aspiring writers and artists who might enjoy producing punk pulp fiction. Mike has  been a published writer/artist for over 30-years working mainly in comics, (DC Thomson and the former Fleetway Publications). He’s also worked in TV, radio, spent three years as a gag writer and worked in ... Read More »

Don’t Panic! It’s All Change for Commando

Commando Gatefold Covers

It's all change for Commando as DC Thomson unveil the first set to feature new-style gatefold-out covers, as the title's price rises to £2 per issue. “Over the last two years we've been listening to our readers’ thoughts about Commando and working to make the comic the best we can for them,” explains Calum Laird. “We started the Gold and ... Read More »

New Commandos scale the news stands

Here’s the info on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s last remaining war comic, Commando, on sale now through high street newsagents and available digitally. Commando No 4591 – Karl Lubeck, Born SurvivorStory: Mike Knowles Art: Keith Page Cover: Keith Page Preview: www.commandocomics.com/collection/issue-4591-karl-lubeck-born-survivor Karl Lubeck joined the German Army more or less by accident. He really wanted to be a ... Read More »

Boffins and Burglars infiltrate Commando!

The latest issues of Commando are on sale now, and it’s intrguing to see how cover artist Janek Matysiak on #4464 and one of this set’s reprint issues, 4466, has changed styles with a move to digital art. Commando No 4463 – The Improbable MissionScript: Alan Hebden Art: Manuel Benet Cover: Manuel Benet Second-Lieutenant Clement Cleveley of the Army Educational ... Read More »

Convict Commandos debuts

Four new Commando issues are on sale now in newsagents, continuing our 50th year countdown from 12 to one of re-issues of the original dozen Commandos. This month sees Number 10 “Hun Bait”, written by Dan Dare writer David Motton under the pseudonym Bernard Castle, drawn by Gordon Livingstone, given a fresh airing. Also launching this month is the first ... Read More »

Commandos back in action!

Two weeks after the last batch of Commandos comes a new squad of four-action-packed stories. Make these ones last as it’ll be three weeks (yes, three weeks) before the next ones! Comparing the covers of Issues 4334 and 4332, you can see the difference in artist Janek Matysiak‘s output as he migrated from conventional pen and paper art to pure ... Read More »

Commando Goes Fornightly

If you’re looking for the first four new Commandos released for the first half of April, you’d better be quick. The next batch will be out on 22nd April as publishers DC Thomson have had their sale dates brought forward. This means four new issues of the popular, long-running pocket war comic digest will then be every fortnight until July, ... Read More »

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