New Commando comics deliver a triple bill of Ian Kennedy covers

New Commando comics deliver a triple bill of Ian Kennedy covers

Brand-new Commando (Issues 5303 – 5306) are on sale this Thursday from DC Thomson Media in all good newsagents and via digital platforms, featuring a triple bill of Ian Kennedy covers, alongside a supersized Neil Roberts offering, plus an all-new story from former editor Calum Laird.

Commando 5303: Home of Heroes - Stan’s WarCommando 5303: Home of Heroes – Stan’s War
Story: Calum Laird | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Former Commander Editor Calum Laird returns for his first credited, rip-roaring Commando yarn! Stanislaw Kowalski was fighting when the Nazis invaded his Polish homeland. Determined to get back into the fight, he joined the British Army only to be caught up in training. Luckily for the Polish fighting fury, Churchill ordered the formation of a new fearsome unit we know as the Commandos! Now if only Stan could keep his temper in check!

Commando 5304 - Gold Collection: Action Stations!Commando 5304 – Gold Collection: Action Stations!
Story: RA Montague | Art: AC Kennedy | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 676 (1972)
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Everybody’s favourite two Kennedy’s join force in issue 5304 ‘Action Stations!’ With Ian Kennedy’s dark yet vibrant cover encompassing Cam Kennedy’s stunning interiors of RA Montague’s naval narrative. Sub-Lieutenant Ned Black was fresh to the Corvette named Nimbus, but the North Atlantic ocean during World War Two was no place for greenhorns and weaklings as the roving wolf packs of U-boats where about to teach him!

Commando 5305 - Action and Adventure: SupertankCommando 5305 – Action and Adventure: Supertank
Story: Iain McLaughlin | Art: Khato| Cover: Neil Roberts
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They said the Landkreuzer P.1000 Ratte was never built, it was just blueprints, not even a prototype. But British tankies, Lieutenant Joseph “Bull” Bulloch, Sergeant Matt Evans and Trooper Euan McIntosh knew better! For they hadn’t just seen it, they had been inside it — and driven the monster tank into battle!

Commando 5306 - Silver Collection: The Unknown EnemyCommando 5306 – Silver Collection: The Unknown Enemy
Story: Staff | Art: Philpott | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1496 (1981)
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Lieutenant Tom Gifford was tasked with aiding and protecting Colonel Vincent Vardon, a commander vital to the war effort. But when they’re driving through war-torn Italy a sudden rockslide strands them in enemy territory, Tom knows he’s in trouble! Then when a friendly half-track of America troops turn up, Tom thinks his luck as finally turned — or at least he did before he realises there’s something fishy going on…

COMMANDO COMICS LINKS

The Art of Ian Kennedy - Cover• 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)

• The Commando Comics Calendar is on sale here from AmazonUK (Affiliate Link)

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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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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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