World War One tales and weird romps in the desert – it’s all happening in Commando!

Brand new Commando  – Issues 5319 – 5322 are on sale this Thursday, offering plenty of action and adventure, including two World War One forays, one very unusual, a stint in a Spitfire, and a weird romp in the North African desert!

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 5319: Home of Heroes - Out of the WoodsCommando 5319: Home of Heroes – Out of the Woods
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Klacik & Muller | Cover: Tom Foster
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Canadian twins Tom and Harry McDonald were as different as they come — Tom a burly lumberjack and Harry a weedy schoolteacher — but Tom would always look after his brother no matter what. As World War One broke out, they both volunteered to do their bit. Harry struggled to fit into the fighting life but Tom thrived.

Then, in 1915, when the Germans unleashed their first horrific gas attack, Harry found himself in Kitcheners’ Wood among the men choking on the deadly fumes. Tom came to find Harry but he too began to gag on the gas as the Germans surrounded him. Tom had always had Harry’s back – but would Harry have Tom’s now that he needed him?

Commando 5320: Gold Collection - The Silver SpitfireCommando 5320: Gold Collection – The Silver Spitfire
Story: McOwan | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 199 (1966)
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A classic Commando from 1966, ‘The Silver Spitfire’ has it all — a vibrant cover by Ken Barr, stunning interiors by Gordon C Livingstone, and a gripping plot by Ken McOwan which spans the jungles of Burma, the island of Malta, and the skies over Italy before heading back to the Far East again — all in just the one Commando!

And that’s not even mentioning that the Spitfire’s pilot carries with him a special talisman and the weight of a prophecy all about him and his silver Spitfire!

Commando 5321: Action and Adventure - Conchie!Commando 5321: Action and Adventure – Conchie!
Story: Iain McLaughlin | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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The second Commando in this set about The Great War, Issue 5321 ‘Conchie!’ is one of, if not the only, Commando about a part of that war often overlooked and looked down on. Conscientious objectors in the First World War were brave men who chose not to fight.

Berated and the source of contempt, the conchies were courageous enough to stand up for their own beliefs — but that didn’t mean they didn’t do their part. Men like Will Miller joined the Non-Combatant Corps who were on the front line but unarmed when they came face-to-face with the enemy!

Commando 5322: Silver Collection: Man of MysteryCommando 5322: Silver Collection: Man of Mystery
Story: Brenchley | Art: Enriquez | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1511 (1981)
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Get ready for a Commando that will blow your socks off! Writer Brenchley weaves a tale of intrigue in the North African desert the like of which is seldom seen in a Commando. When Sergeant Dave Wilson’s squadron is wiped out, he and Corporal Neil Rudkin are forced to wonder the desert to get back to their camp. Then things get really weird as a man who calls himself Corporal Kenneth Kane approaches them in the middle of nowhere. Only, when they get back, Dave soon discovers that Kenneth Kane is dead and has been for some time. Then who was that Man of Mystery?

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 5319: Home of Heroes - Out of the Woods - Full Cover

Commando 5320: Gold Collection - The Silver Spitfire - Full Cover

Commando 5321: Action and Adventure - Conchie! - Full Cover

Commando 5322: Silver Collection: Man of Mystery - Full Cover• 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

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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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