Latest Commando adventures span land, air, sea – and history!

With four new issues out this week, Commando travels through some of the major ages of war on land, air, and sea. Issues 5351 – 5354 from DC Thomson Media are on sale now as digital editions and in all good newsagents tomorrow.

Commando 5351 - Home of Heroes: V for Vitoria

Commando 5351 – Home of Heroes: V for Vitoria
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art and Cover: Manuel Benet
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First featured in Commando 5139, “The Forlorn Hope”, Sam Jones and Tom Hopper of the 45th Regiment of Foot are back! Wellington intends to meet Napoleon’s forces near the town of Vitoria, but when Tom and Captain Haythorn find themselves captured by French forces, Sam finds he has a great deal to learn about the local camp followers – and manners – if he wants to rescue his friends. Featuring Manuel Benet’s exquisitely detailed interiors and cover art, bringing the Napoleonic era to life.

Commando 5352 - Gold Collection: Blood in the Sand

Commando 5352 – Gold Collection: Blood in the Sand
Story: Wilding | Art: Zata | Cover: Sanfeliz
Originally Commando No. 128 (1964)
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Hank Hale may be small, out of his depth on parade, and unable to salute properly, but there aren’t many as fierce a fighter as he is! When White Fox troop are wiped out by the Germans in the middle of the Western Desert, he manages to rescue only one man — his sergeant. But as he fights for survival under the blazing sun, it kindles a fire so hot in Hank that the Nazis will never know what hit them! A story of bravery and ingenuity like no other, with all the hallmarks of a classic Commando.

Commando 5353 - Action and Adventure: Outgunned!

Commando 5353 – Action and Adventure: Outgunned!
Story: Richard Davis | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Keith Burns
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Jackie Jones ran away to sea from his Falkland Islands home and with the outbreak of World War One, is transferred to the Royal Navy to serve on the HMS Glasgow. Hopelessly outgunned, the HMS Good Hope is burning, taking their comrades to a watery grave. After the Royal Navy’s first defeat in over 100 years, Jackie and his shipmates are steeled for revenge — and the fight of their lives against the best of the Imperial German Navy.

Commando 5354 - Silver Collection: Demolition Squad

Commando 5354 – Silver Collection: Demolition Squad
Story: Staff | Art: Philpott: Cover | Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1545 (1981)
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Pilot Roy Raven is bored of being a taxi in the war in Burma and hopes for a little more excitement before it all ends. Well, he’s in luck! With old rival Captain Gavin Digby out to destroy a tunnel, he finds himself in the thick of things when they crash deep in the jungle. With the fate of their crew unknown, the pair must trust to local superstition and the indomitable Chindits to help them complete this vital mission.

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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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