Commando and British Comics Swap-Meet - September 2019

Commando and British Comics Swap-Meet announces special guests

The next Commando and British Comics Swap-Meet is just six weeks away, taking place in Watford, Hertfordshire, on Saturday 28th September 2019. The event will see thousands of Commando comics assembled under one roof – and some special appearances by some British comic creators, including former 2000AD artist Mike Dorey, writer Alan Hebden and, hopefully, former Tharg Steve MacManusContinue reading Commando and British Comics Swap-Meet announces special guests

Commando Issue 4843 - "Peterloo!" SNIP

Side by Side: Comics Tellings of Peterloo

Back in 2015, DC Thomson published Commando Issue 4843, titled “Peterloo!”, written by Ferg Handley with cover and internal art by Carlos Pino, one of several marking the 200th anniversary of Waterloo, but which also recounted the horror of massacre at St. Peter’s Field, Manchester on 16th August 1819. But it’s not the only recent telling of the terrible events in comicsContinue reading Side by Side: Comics Tellings of Peterloo

Battle Picture Library - Various Issues

New Fleetway Picture Library collections announced, past publishing secrets revealed

Artist Carlos Pino has unearthed a fascinating letter from longtime Fleetway editor Ted Bensberg, dating the end of originated strips for the original runs of titles such as War and Battle Picture Library – just as further details emerge about Book Palace Books next Fleetway Picture Library Classics titles. The comics had the same format as DCContinue reading New Fleetway Picture Library collections announced, past publishing secrets revealed

"Ragtime Soldier" by Pat Mills with art by Gary Welsh and Phil Vaughan

First Look: “Ragtime Soldier”, a new World War One comic from Pat Mills

Pat Mills, creator of 2000AD and co-creator and writer of the classic World War One strip “Charley’s War” for Battle, has revealed the first page of his new anti-war story, “Ragtime Soldier“, featuring art by Gary Welsh and Phil Vaughan. The story is the lead strip in an upcoming anthology, part of a Heritage LotteryContinue reading First Look: “Ragtime Soldier”, a new World War One comic from Pat Mills

Commando Comics Calendar 2020 - Cover

Commando Comics Calendar 2020 On Sale Now

The new Commando Comics Calendar 2020 is on sale now, featuring great art by Ian Kennedy utilising some of his stunning cover art for the long-running war comic, all chosen by readers. Commando Comics has brought its readers thrilling tales of heroism, valour and camaraderie since 1961. Still published today, with over 5200 amazing issuesContinue reading Commando Comics Calendar 2020 On Sale Now