Commando 5191: Home of Heroes: Viking Phantom SNIP

Viking ghosts and a man from Mars menace in new Commando comics!

Get ready for Viking ghosts, a man from Mars, Napoleonic duels, and grudges against the Germans! All this and more in brand new Commando issues 5191 – 5194, on sale in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms this Thursday, 10th January 2019!

Commando 5191: Home of Heroes: Viking PhantomCommando 5191: Home of Heroes: Viking Phantom
Story: George Low Art: Morhain & Defeo Cover: Neil Roberts

Something weird this way comes from the mind of George Low! In an ancient Scottish Broch, Fleet Air Arm Warrant Officer Rex Leigh is shivering – but is it from the cold? Or is it from what is lurking outside in the murk? Out there in the dark, German infiltrators aren’t the only thing Rex should be frightened of! All this topped off with an eerie cover from Neil Roberts… what more could a spook want?

Commando 5192: Gold Collection: Soldier from SpaceCommando 5192: Gold Collection: Soldier from Space
Story: Skentleberry Art: Cortes Cover: Penalva
Originally Commando No. 577 (August 1971)

Writer Skentleberry can always be relied on for a wacky Commando yarn, but this stellar adventure will blow your mind! Voltan comes from the year 3000AD and he’s looking for men to serve in his army – but not if Lieutenant Mike Johnson has anything to say about it! This paired with Jordi Penalva’s Flash Gordon-esque cover does more than sell this out-of-this-world issue which almost belongs in Commando’s brother comic, the much-missed Starblazer!

Commando 5193: Action and Adventure: Cold SteelCommando 5193: Action and Adventure: Cold Steel
Story: Jim and David Turner Art: Muller & Klacik Cover: Graeme Neil Reid

Graeme Neil Reid delivers again with his third-ever Commando cover!

Here’s a behind the scenes titbit: the brief for this cover was perhaps the most detailed brief in the title’s history! And what a brilliant job Reid does in bringing Jim and David Turner’s Napoleonic war story to life!

Commando 5194: Silver Collection: Grant’s GrudgeCommando 5194: Silver Collection: Grant’s Grudge
Story: Ian Clark Art: Gordon C Livingstone Cover Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2751 (April 1994).

A powerhouse of Commando contributors come together in ‘Grant’s Grudge’ with veteran writer Ian Clark teaming up with Gordon C Livingstone and Ian Kennedy! Follow Sergeant Doug Grant, who thinks the only good German is a dead one! Even when Grant’s treated by some kindly German doctors – the grudge remains. So what does he do? He punches them in the face and scarpers! Also a highlight in this Commando: a goose attack!

• Commando Comics are available to buy and request in WHSmith, Easons and all good local newsagents

• Print and digital subscriptions are available worldwide, and can be bought through the DC Thomson website 

The DC Thomson online shop offers both Commando cover prints and T-Shirts

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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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