Commando Comics teases more 60th anniversary announcements at this weekend’s Thought Bubble Digital Comic Con

Commando Comics will have a presence at Thought Bubble Comic Con Digital Comic Con this weekend, and has teased some exciting news for the long-running comic – and the release of a free digital double-issue.

Thought Bubble Comic Con is an entirely virtual event this year, just like many other comics events worldwide, sideswiped by COVID-19. This year, you can watch programmed events on YouTube (unless otherwise stated), so make sure to subscribe.These include a huge range of chats with top comic creators encompassing not only major UK and US publishers, but independent comic creators, too.

As part of the event’s virtual events – presumably also to be revealed on the title’s social media channels, links below – Commando Comics has announced they will be posting Q&As, special offers, offering a free digital double-issue, and “announcing some very exciting news regarding the long-running 60th birthday”.

The Commando Issue 5255: Home of Heroes: Codename Warlord Wraparound Cover by Ian Kennedy – which was published last August

Fans of the comic will no doubt be wondering if this includes the return of more vintage characters from previously-published DC Thomson-owned comics such as Warlord.

Last year, Commando revived both secret agent Warlord himself, and Union Jack Jackson, along with “Braddock of the Bombers”, from Victor. The revivals were accompanied him a plethora of promotions – but although some Commando writers have hinted they were commissioned to write new stories featuring classic war comic characters, nothing further has been released.

(Similarly, a digital revival of the girls comic Spellbound made the briefest of appearances before being expunged, along with associated social media accounts).

Current issues of Commando

Published by DC Thomson, Commando Comics is Britain’s longest serving war comic, printing stories of action and adventure since 1961.

Still going strong, Commando prints four issues every two weeks — two all-new issues and two classic reprints from the Gold and Silver Collections.

Commando Comics appear online within the Thought Bubble Digital Comic Con in as one of several creators and publishers in the ComiXology Originals Hall

Check out the Thought Bubble Digital Comic Con Programme here | Subscribe to Thought Bubble on YouTube | NB Event times are all GMT and will remain available on the YouTube for you to enjoy after the con dates too

Check out the Thought Bubble virtual venue here, which includes a Bubbleboy Hall, Bub’s Lounge, ComiXology Originals Hall, Debuting Books Space, Gallery, Gotta Catch ‘Em All Hall, Kids Zone, Travelling Man Main Hall, Valhalla, and much more

Commando Comics is online at www.commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | Facebook | Twitter | Commando Comics on AmazonUK | Buy the Commando Calendar 2021 direct from DC Thomson

The Art of Ian Kennedy is available to order here on Amazon (Using this Affiliate Link helps support downthetubes, thank you)

The full cover for “The Art of Ian Kennedy“, sans copy © DC Thomson Media

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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