Look Alive! New Commando Comics On Sale Now

Commando Issues 5315-5318 MontageCommando Issues 5315-5318 were released last week but, somehow, the release slipped our radar! The DC Thomson war title continues to troop on with two tanks, a Catalina – and some Motor Torpedo Boats… and there are some great covers in this batch from Keith Burns, Ian Kennedy and John Ridgway.

In lockdown because of the Coronavrus Pandemic? You don’t even have to leave your house to get Commando comics. They’re available digitally through AmazonUK and Comixology, or you can order print editions direct to your door by emailing shop@dctmedia.co.uk with the issue number and title you’d like to purchase.

Commando 5315: Home of Heroes - IronhideCommando 5315: Home of Heroes – Ironhide
Story: Heath Ackley | Art: Vicente Alcazar | Cover: Keith Burns
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Alf Hubbert was a country boy with a knack for working on machines. And so, in 1917, he was thrust into a Mark IV “Male” configuration tank named “Lydia”. In the hot, noisy landship, Alf had to learn the hard way that he may be able to fix machines with ease but he couldn’t replace his friends as easily. But when he’s finally forced to choose, will he pick Lydia or his mates?

Commando 5316: Gold Collection - Secret of the SandsCommando 5316: Gold Collection – Secret of the Sands
Story: Lomas | Art: Watson | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 945 (1975)
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‘Secret of the Sands’ is a classic Commando, and make no mistake! Lieutenant Luke Cope could cope with everything and anything as he traversed the desert sands of North Africa! Or at least he could until he met bookworm Trooper, “Steinie” Wallace, who had read more books than he had sense! But when these two characters joined forces it was as if the legendary General Hannibal lived again!

Commando 5317: Action and Adventure - Catalina SunriseCommando 5317: Action and Adventure – Catalina Sunrise
Story: Brent Towns | Art: Paolo Ongaro | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Hot-headed Australian cattle-herder-turned-pilot Flight Lieutenant Bill Mitchell thought he was the best thing since sliced bread. Only that meant he was reckless and had trouble following orders. Booted out of flying Hurricanes in North Africa, Bill was returned to Australia then sent to New Guinea to fly Kittyhawks, then Beaufighters until his disregard of orders got so bad that the only squadron that would have him was flying Catalinas. Let’s just say, Bill was less than pleased!

Commando 5318: Silver Collection - Rescue!Commando 5318: Silver Collection – Rescue!
Story: Staff | Art: Salmeron | Cover: John Ridgway
Originally Commando No. 1517 (1981)
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Two Motor Torpedo Boats had skippers whose friendly rivalry was less than friendly at the best of times! Like chalk and cheese, Lieutenant Dave Hopkirk was easy-going while Lieutenant George Stone was strictly business by the book. But when someone was needed to rescue some blokes from a castle in Greece — these men were the ones for the job! If they could work together for five minutes that is…

COMMANDO COMICS LINKS

• In lockdown because of the Coronavrus Pandemic? You don’t even have to leave your house to get Commando comics. They’re available digitally through AmazonUK and Comixology, or you can order print editions direct to your door by emailing shop@dctmedia.co.uk with the issue number and title you’d like to purchase.

• Official Commando Comics Site: www.commandocomics.com

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

FULL COVER GALLERY

Commando 5315: Home of Heroes - Ironhide - Full Cover

Commando 5316: Gold Collection - Secret of the Sands Full Cover

Commando 5317: Action and Adventure - Catalina Sunrise Full Cover

Commando 5318: Silver Collection - Rescue! Full Cover by John Ridgway

• In lockdown because of the Coronavrus Pandemic? You don’t even have to leave your house to get Commando comics. They’re available digitally through AmazonUK and Comixology, or you can order print editions direct to your door by emailing shop@dctmedia.co.uk with the issue number and title you’d like to purchase.

• Official Commando Comics Site: www.commandocomics.com

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

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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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