Latest Commando Comics stories span the globe

The latest issues of Commando from DC Thomson Media span the globe, featuring stories from the Balkans, Pacific Theatre, Malta, and mainland Europe. Here’s the intel on Issues 5367 – 5370, on sale this week.

Commando 5367: Home of Heroes: Fear The Jackal!

Commando 5367: Home of Heroes: Fear The Jackal!
Story: Jim & David Turner| Art: Klacik and Muller | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Greece has fallen, and an unlikely pair of survivors find themselves washed up on the shores of Yugoslavia. But Aussie Sergeant Hutchings and British Lieutenant Robertson must put aside their differences and help a notorious partisan band if they ever want to make it home from the mountains. The hills may be crawling with Italians – but The Jackal is gradually picking them off!

Commando 5368: Gold Collection: Tail-End Charlie

Commando 5368: Gold Collection: Tail-End Charlie
Story: Spence| Art: Martin | Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 174 (1965)
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Aussie Major Ted Carson has heard a lot about ‘Pommies’, so isn’t best pleased when he’s made to team up with the British in an attempt to wipe out the Japanese guns on the island of Kublai.

With a disastrous start to the mission to save the Allied Fleet, it looks like all may be lost, until both teams realise the other will do anything it takes to take out their common enemy.

Commando 5369: Action and Adventure: Flight to Freedom

Commando 5369: Action and Adventure: Flight to Freedom
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Morhain and Defeo | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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The Siege of Malta sees British pilots Maddock and Wintrell in an endless cycle of dogfights and dodgy landings to hold the Axis powers at bay. But when the pair are rescued from disaster by the intriguing Italian Captain Fattorini, they are determined to escape their captivity and rejoin the fray. They don’t know why the Russian is there, but they’re happy to have him along.

This light-hearted but pacey adventure from Andrew Knighton captures the intensity of the fighting around Malta, with a fiery cover from veteran artist Ian Kennedy and exceptional interiors by Morhain and Defeo.

Commando 5370: Silver Collection: Bravery!

Commando 5370: Silver Collection: Bravery!
Story: CG Walker| Art: CT Rigby | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1576 (1982)
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With an elaborate story from CG Walker that spans Medieval France to World War Two, a mysterious family goblet is rumoured to grant enormous courage to any who drink from it.

As World War Two begins, brothers Claude and Georges Vaubois have differing mindsets to war, and while Claude bravely presses the Nazis from the air, his brother finds himself alone and in exile in his home country, hiding from any who might see him.

That is, until the fateful day their father is captured and only the words of a good friend and a drink from a strange cup can convince Georges to move past his fears…


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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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