Mystery, Mayhem and Action Adventure ahead in this week’s Commando releases!

Commando Issues 5359 – 5362 – on sale on Thursday from DC Thomson Media – touch down through several ages of war in a striking set, full of mystery and intrigue.

It’s great to see former Commando editor Calum Laird in the writer’s hot seat, on “Curse of the Condor“, a haunting wartime mystery. We’re told there are two spooky specials lined up from the title for Hallowe’en, too, yet to come…

Commando 5359: Home of Heroes: War Crime
Story: Dominic Teague | Art: Paolo Ongaro | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Commanddo 5359: Home of Heroes: War Crime

Kurt Silverton has landed with the British taskforce on East Falkland where his cousin, Steven, arrived earlier — but all is not well when the pair finally catch up. Amidst the chaos of conflict there are other, darker whispers around Kurt, which if true could bring the whole of the Royal Navy into disrepute! Can Kurt discover the truth before it is buried in the fog of war?

“War Crimes” features a stunning cover by Ian Kennedy and dynamic interiors from Paolo Ongaro with thrilling panoramic double-page spreads.

Commando 5360: Gold Collection: Trail of a Hero
Story: Fitzsimmons | Art: Ortiz | Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 138 (1964)
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Commando 5360: Gold Collection: Trail of a Hero

Boasting one of Ken Barr’s greatest covers — recently featured in Illustrator’s Quarterly, “Trail of a Hero” is a throwback from the Golden era of British comics. Action-packed from the very outset, this issue has everything from Chindits to stolen identities in the jungles of East Asia!

As the Luftwaffe lay bombs across the British landscape, Pinto Miller and his family are caught up in the destruction. As his fellow Roma are patched up, Pinto sets out for revenge against the Nazi onslaught, but soon finds himself in the thick of the Burmese jungle, wreaking havoc on the Japanese! Pinto’s techniques are definitely out of the ordinary, but his skills are just the ticket in this fast-paced story of heroism against the odds.

Commando 5361: Action and Adventure: Curse of the Condor
Story: Calum Laird | Art: Vicente Alcazar | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Commando 5361: Action and Adventure: Curse of the Condor

In a small Cornish village, there is a curse upon the name Jago — and all who live there know it. Any who venture out to sea with that name will be dashed against Trevelyan’s Rock, doomed to die… or so goes the tale of a curse made by a drowning man hundreds of years ago. But it’s 1944 and the time for superstition is over on this RAF Rescue Launch… until a Jago once again steps aboard!

Written by past Editor Calum Laird, and illustrated by renowned horror artist Vicente Alcazar, this supernatural Commando is full of eerie intrigue.

Commando 5362: Silver Collection: Nowhere to Hide
Story: Bernard Gregg | Art: Salmeron | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1557 (1981)
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Commando 5362: Silver Collection: Nowhere to Hide

A Silver age reprint from 1981, ‘Nowhere to Hide’ is another great cover from the master, Ian Kennedy, as Bernard Gregg’s story follows Lancaster rear gunner Jack Schofield, who is looking forward to some well-earned leave. But when he finds himself forced to bail out over occupied France, he never expects to wind up entangled in a murder investigation between the Nazis and the French Resistance! With the Mayor dead, Jack is on borrowed time to unveil the dastardly plot of the evil Krantz and Von Kluger, but there is so much more than just one man’s life at stake.

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FULL COVER GALLERY

  • Commando 5359: Home of Heroes: War Crime Full Cover
  • Commando 5360: Gold Collection: Trail of a Hero Full Cover
  • Commando 5361: Action and Adventure: Curse of the Condor Full Cover
  • Commando 5362: Silver Collection: Nowhere to Hide Full Cover

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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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