Commando Issues 5327 – 5330 mark VE Day 75th Anniversary and more

Commando Issues 5327 – 5330 are on sale now in print and digital editions from DC Thomson Media, which include VE Day 75th Anniversary specials and Battle of France 80th Anniversary issue.

Commando 5327: Home of Heroes: Rats in the Rubble

Commando 5327: Home of Heroes: Rats in the Rubble
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Klacik & Muller | Cover: Neil Roberts

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The first of Commando’s VE Day 75th Anniversary specials “Rats in the Rubble”, with story by Andrew Knighton, is topped off with a fiery Neil Roberts cover, emblematic of the chaos of the final days of the Second World War – and eventual Allied Victory in Europe.

When the Red Army entered Berlin in 1945, what awaited them there were desperate men and hastily armed teens fighting to protect their city. Snipers, Volkssturm, and Hitler Youth scurried over the rubble of their city as the end of the war loomed over them like a rat exterminator.

Sergeant Nikolai Kulikov hated Germans for what they had done to his proud country – and now he was paying them back with interest! But, as he entered a derelict orphanage to remove a threat to the Soviet advance, he would soon question who the real rats in the city were.

Commando 5328: Gold Collection: The Man Who Died Twice

Commando 5328: Gold Collection: The Man Who Died Twice
Story: Eric Hebden | Art: Ibanez | Cover: Penalva
Originally Commando No. 797 (1973)

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The second of VE 75th Anniversary specials is ‘The Man Who Died Twice’, a classic tale with a twist — as was writer Eric Hebden’s speciality.

When your father has pride of place on The Great War memorial in your village, you know it’s going to be hard to measure up, but Hugh Nesbitt was determined to try! However, as World War Two drew towards its conclusion, he knew he would never live up to his father’s memory. Time and time again Nesbitt proved he was a coward, but could a coward become a war hero – or would there be victory in Europe and an end to the war before he found his courage?

Commando 5329: Action and Adventure: Blitzkrieg West

Commando 5329: Action and Adventure: Blitzkrieg West
Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Khato | Cover: Keith Burns

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It’s been 80 years since May 1940, when the Germans put an end to the so-called Phoney War – changing the course of World War Two forever. The Allied armies were caught flat-footed, and crushed under the tyres of the German’s “Thunder and Lightning” tactics known to them as the Blitzkrieg!

To commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of France, Ferg Handley delivers “Blitzkrieg West”, to give readers the chance to experience the panic and disorganisation from the perspective of a World War One veteran, Lance Corporal Bill Lowry.

While the Germans thundered triumphantly west across France and towards victory, Lowry is forced to retreat with a bunch of rookies who barely know which end of the gun to aim with.

Commando 5330: Silver Collection: Intruders Beware

Commando 5330: Silver Collection: Intruders Beware
Story: RA Montague | Art: Jose Maria Jorge | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1520 (1981)

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“Intruders Beware” is a classic supernatural Commando from RA Montague which asks you; what happens when some RAF bods upset a ghostly monk in Scotland? Fires, jinxed aircraft and pilots with hoodoos — that’s what!

With amazing interior art from fan favourite Jose Maria Jorge doing what he did best – illustrating beautiful aerial aircraft action – and a few ghouls thrown in for good measure, all is not what it seems on the airfield, and this is one mystery you’ll have to read to read to believe!

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• Official Commando Comics Site: www.commandocomics.com

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FULL COVER GALLERY

  • Commando 5327: Home of Heroes: Rats in the Rubble Full
  • Commando 5329: Action and Adventure: Blitzkrieg West
  • Commando 5329: Action and Adventure: Blitzkrieg West Full
  • Commando 5330: Silver Collection: Intruders Beware Full

• 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

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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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