Spy missions and duelling Spitfires spice up the Commando action!

Commando Issues 5339 - 5342

Brand new Commando (issues 5339 – 5342) are on sale this week from DC Thomson Media, offering a mix of World War One-set stories and all-out action. This set includes a spy drama by new writer “R Tate“, who has chosen to be a bit mysterious themselves!

If you’re having problems finding Commando in open newsagents – a problem that hopefully will soon be resolved as lockdown restrictions end next week with the opening of “non essential” shops across the UK – then don’t forget digital editions are available, or you can subscribe to the title, too.

Commando 5339: Home of Heroes – Siege of Musa Dagh
Story: R Tate | Art: Manuel Benet | Cover: Manuel Benet
Available here as a digital edition (Amazon Affiliate Link)

Commando 5339: Home of Heroes - Siege of Musa Dagh

All eyes watched World War One raged on, but in the background, there were disturbing rumours of a humanitarian crisis in the midst of the Ottoman Empire. Secret Service agent Aaron Hassan thinks he can chalk it up to a day’s work, but the barrel of a Gewehr 98 and the woman behind it soon change his mind!

In a frantic escape across Aleppo, Aaron tries to get Suzanna, Karine and the intelligence he carries to Musa Dagh, but he doesn’t recon on assassin, Omar Konevi!

With a story by new writer R Tate and art from Commando veteran Manuel Benet, this looks like an interesting story from the title.

Commando 5340: Gold Collection – Death Flies Fast
Story: Powell | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 184 (1965)
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On the ground or in the air, Powell’s heroes were a pair of fighting fools. On civvy street, Mike Tulley and Terry Stark were bitter rivals for the middleweight boxing title. Then, in wartime, as Spitfire pilots they were never done trying to outfly and outfight each other — whether or not they died in the attempt.

Classic Commando alert with Gordon C Livingstone interior art and a Ken Barr cover!

Commando 5341: Action and Adventure – Retribution!
Story: Brent Towns | Art: Klacik and Muller | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Commando’s resident writer from Down Under, Brent Towns teams up with interior artists Klacik and Muller to create an epic tale of revenge in World War One. Across the battlefields of Gallipoli and the Western Front, Aussie soldier Charlie Grubb will fight to survive — and to find and kill the man who murdered his father!

Commando 5344: Silver Collection – On Target!
Story: Staff | Art: Blasco | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1544 (1981)
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This Silver Reprint is from 1981! With a stunning cover by British comic art legend Ian Kennedy, this Commando features a soldier who couldn’t fire a rifle straight, but give him a crossbow and he could shoot a feather out of the air!

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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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  1. R. TATE might be Robbie Morrison

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