Commando Comics mark International Women’s Day with special issues

Commando Comics Issues 5311 – 5314 head to British newsagents and digital platforms this Thursday, and again are special issues to mark International Women’s Day.

All four issues from DC Thomson Media are written by women, showcasing Commando’s female talent to contribute to the annual event, taking place 8th March this year, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Commando began marking the event in 2018.

Commando 5311: Home of Heroes - Tank Wife

Commando 5311: Home of Heroes – Tank Wife
Story: Georgia Standen Battle | Art and Cover: Manuel Benet
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When Private Elvira Ogarkova discovered her husband had been killed by invading Nazis, she marched right up to Joseph Stalin himself and demanded to drive her own T-34 to get her revenge.

From the writer of ‘Commando Vs Zombies’ and ‘Union Jack Jackson’, ‘Tank Wife’ is inspired by the true story of Mariya Oktyabrskayain, a female tank driver in the Red Army during World War Two.

Out for vengeance, there’s nothing stopping the wrath of this Soviet widow, as she leads her T-34 into the heart of the battle!

Commando 5312: Gold Collection - Aces Wild

Commando 5312: Gold Collection – Aces Wild
Story: Mary Feldwick | Art: Jose Maria Jorge | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 489 (1970)
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Originally penned by prolific Commando writer and war comic legend Mary Feldwick in 1970, ‘Aces Wild’ is a classic RAF tale from a writer who knows how to spin a mystery!

All is not what it seems for Clive Shaw as he tries to unravel the true story behind his ace pilot brother’s death!

‘Aces Wild’ features amazing interiors from beloved artist Jose Maria Jorge, wrapped up in an amazing Ian Kennedy cover.

Commando 5313: Action and Adventure - Iron Resistance

Commando 5313: Action and Adventure – Iron Resistance
Story: Hailey Austin | Art: Jaume Forns | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Writer Hailey Austin returns for her second Commando tale. Inspired by the brave exploits of women in the French Resistance, Austin spins an ensemble story based on the true adventures of several historical women who helped to sabotage Nazi rail lines, aiding the Allied victory in the Liberation of Paris.

Commando 5314: Silver Collection - A Man Needs Luck

Commando 5314: Silver Collection – A Man Needs Luck
Story: Diana Muriel Garbutt | Art: Carrion | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1719 (1983)
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Peter Reed and Tom Evans had been friends since childhood, but when an old woman gives Peter a mysterious talisman their lives are about to be changed forever!

Is it as lucky as she claims or will the pair perish in the deserts of North Africa?

Featuring an explosive cover from Ian Kennedy, this reprint from 1983 features lively internal artwork from Carrion complementing the classic boys’ adventure writing style from one of Commando’s few female writers – Diana Muriel Garbutt.

COMMANDO COMICS LINKS

• Official Commando Comics Site: www.commandocomics.com

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FULL COVER GALLERY

Commando 5311: Home of Heroes - Tank Wife - Full Art

Commando 5312: Gold Collection - Aces Wild - Full Art

Commando 5313: Action and Adventure - Iron Resistance Full Art

Commando 5314: Silver Collection - A Man Needs Luck - Full Art

 

• Official Commando Comics Site: www.commandocomics.com

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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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