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How Commando publisher DC Thomson pioneered wartime family drama in comics

Long before “Charley’s War” in Battle, and the latest Commando mini-series, “The Weekes’ War” Dundee-based comics publisher DC Thomson pioneered the idea of seeing war through the eyes of different members of the same family in comics – all serving simultaneously on different fronts, including a sister on the Home Front. “The Heroes of Paradise Rd.” ranContinue reading How Commando publisher DC Thomson pioneered wartime family drama in comics

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New Commando comics focus on World War One for latest adventures

New issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (5171 – 5174) are on sale from Thursday in all good newsagents. This time out, it’s time to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice with an exclusive CORGI Old Bill Bus competition, and the first issue of the brand new series “The Weekes’ War” starting in Issue 5173, whichContinue reading New Commando comics focus on World War One for latest adventures

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Sneak Peek: Commando’s new one-off World War One saga, running through November

DC Thomson, publishers of the long-running war comic Commando comic, have announced a new five-part series, ‘The Weekes’ War’, launching this week and running through November, all featuring new covers by the legendary Ian Kennedy. A special war saga depicting the end of World War One as you’ve never seen it before, the series willContinue reading Sneak Peek: Commando’s new one-off World War One saga, running through November

Sniper Elite - Resistance #3 - Variant Cover by Carlos Ezquerra SNIP

In Review: Sniper Elite – Resistance #3

Script: Keith Richardson Art: Patrick Goddard Colour: Quinton Winter Letters: Jim Campbell Regular Cover: Patrick Goddard and Quinton Winter Variant Cover: Carlos Ezquerra Publisher: Rebellion Publishing On sale in newsagents and comic shops across the UK now The Book: The concluding issue of the US-format mini-series based on the acclaimed computer game series, and the missionContinue reading In Review: Sniper Elite – Resistance #3

Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco

downthetubes contributor Colin Noble has a remarkable collection of Picture Library comics and we’ve featured his researches into just how often some classic tales – and covers have been re-used down the years. Here’s another gem, but this one by the brilliant Italian artist Pino Dell’Orco, also has some grounding in historical fact. Published backContinue reading Masters of Comic Book Art: Pino Dell’Orco