Sneak Peek: Commando’s Ramseys Raiders Volume Two

Ramsey’s Raiders Graphic Novel – Volume 2The second collection of Commando‘s Ramsey’s Raiders is on its way, and we have a sneak peek here for you of the full colour presentation of two classic stories featuring the Special Raiding Force!

The ragtag crew of mavericks commanded by the intrepid Captain Jimmy Ramsey are back in Ramsey’s Raiders Graphic Novel – Volume 2, in full graphic novel format, its original black-and-white interior artwork reborn with dazzling colour, with a cover from Ian Kennedy, taken from the cover of Commando #3874.

In addition to a strip from Ramsey’s Raiders regular Keith Page, this volume features the first of Ramsey’s Raiders stories by the alternative interior artist, the late Mike White, whose numerous British comics credits also include “Jackaroo Joe” for Valiant, his first regular strip, “Hell’s Highway” and “Kids Rule OK”, for Action, and “Roy of the Rovers”.

Ramsey’s Raiders Graphic Novel – Volume 2 - Sample Art Ramsey’s Raiders Graphic Novel – Volume 2 - Sample Art

Published since 1961 by DC Thomson Media, Commando is Britain’s longest running war comic. The graphic novel brings together the third and fourth Raiders issues: #3869 “Ramsey’s Island Raiders” and #3874 ‘The Raider’s Revenge’ reprinted with eruptions of colour by colourist, Scott Dunbar, and lettering by Grant Wood.

The 136-page collection also includes biographies about the Ramsey’s co-creator and writer, Ferg Handley, interior artists; Mike White and Keith Page, and cover artist Ian Kennedy, alongside Kennedy’s original covers.

You can also pre-order a copy from DC Thomson’s website right now

Commando #3869 ‘Ramsey’s Island Raiders’
Story: Ferg Handley| Art: Mike White | Cover: Ian Kennedy
First Published: December 2005

Commando #3874 ‘The Raider’s Revenge’
Story: Ferg Handley| Art: Keith Page | Cover: Ian Kennedy
First Published: December 2005

OMMANDO COMICS LINKS

• Official Commando Comics Site:www.commandocomics.com

• Don’t forget The Art of Ian Kennedy is available to order here on Amazon (Using this Affiliate Link helps support downthetubes, thank you)

• Read our first news story about Ramsey’s Raiders Volume Two

• You can pre-order Ramsey’s Raiders Volume Two now from the DC Thomson Web Shop for delivery in October

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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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