1066 and All That! Plus, is a Minotaur stalking Commando?

From World War Two battles in Crete, Dunkirk, and North Africa to the Battle of Hastings! All brand-new Commando Issues 5299 – 5302 are out this Thursday in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms from DC Thomson Media…

Commando 5299: Home of Heroes: Sladen’s PromiseCommando 5299: Home of Heroes – Sladen’s Promise
Story: Dominic Teague | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Keith Burns
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Sebastian Mortimer was the son of a lord. Out of spite, he joined up in World War Two as a private only to find that his long suffering butler, Anthony Sladen, was now his sergeant! Sebastian was convinced that Sladen was going to get his own back on him. Blinded by this, Sebastian failed to realise that that Sladen had a made promise that he wouldn’t break.

Commando 5300: Gold Collection - Battleground
Commando 5300: Gold Collection – Battleground
Story: Leach | Art: CT Rigby | Cover: AC Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 701 (1972)
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Lieutenant Dave Manning was eager to get into the fight, too eager in fact as he bungled one of his first pieces of action by ordering a suicidal advance. Deemed too risky to lead, Dave was kicked to the curb as an Equipment Officer and ordered to take the unfit, old and shirkers with him back to the base areas — away from the fight. Only, as luck would have it, Dave would get his chance to fight, leading his band of rejects to join up with Americans of all people!

Commando 5301: Action and Adventure - 1066
Commando 5301: Action and Adventure – 1066
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Klacik & Muller | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Commando goes medieval in issue 5301, with a story about the infamous Battle of Hastings. When Durwin saves the life of Harold Godwinson, he is rewarded with becoming his housecarl. Durwin is there when Harold swore on the bones of a saint that he would let Duke William of Normandy become king of England. Only Harold had no intention of keeping that promise and that could only lead to one thing — war!

Commando 5302: Silver Collection - Target — Crete!
Commando 5302: Silver Collection – Target — Crete!
Story: RA Montague | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1478 (1981)
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A classic Commando from the archives, the editorial team enjoyed Target — Crete! so much, they put it in The Art of Ian Kennedy book! But they weren’t satisfied, and so the Cretan yarn has returned for a reprint.

Showcasing the talents of Ian Kennedy, Gordon C Livingstone and RA Montague, Target — Crete! tackles the invasion of the small island that the mythical Minotaur was said to have lived on. But does the half-bull half-man turn up in this Commando? You’ll have to read it to find out!

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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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