Commando Comics delivers mad Mosquito Pilots and terror in the Coventry Blitz!

Brand new Commando Comics – Issues 5383 – 5386 – are coming your way from DC Thomson Media this week, featuring Aussie pilots in World War One, danger in 1945 Berlin, mad Mosquito pilots, and a special issue commemorating 80 years since the Coventry Blitz!

Commando 5383: Home of Heroes: Coventry Blitz

Commando 5383: Home of Heroes: Coventry Blitz
Story: Jason Cobley | Art: Muller & Klacik | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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14th November, 1940, was a day that the city of Coventry in England would never forget. That night, over 500 Luftwaffe bombers raided the city, with the intention of wiping it off the map, its worst attack of the war thus far. The fires that tore through the city were out of control and the firefighters of the Auxiliary Fire Service were spread thin. But the people of Coventry are a tough bunch and they weren’t going to let a little blitz bring their spirits down!

But a rogue Jerry airman causing havoc among the fires already raging in the city was a lot to handle…

Commando 5384: Gold Collection: Mosquito Strike

Commando 5384: Gold Collection: Mosquito Strike
Story: Brunt | Art: Arias | Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 290 (1967)
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A classic Commando comic from 1967! In “Mosquito Strike”, no-one – and we mean no-one – wanted to fly as navigator with Mad Marston, a pilot who didn’t seem to care how low he flew or if he even made it back from an operation.

Only one man dared to fly with that menace — and he was going to teach Marston a lesson he wouldn’t forget!

With a masterful Ken Barr cover, amazing interiors from Arias and a gritty story by Brunt — well, don’t miss it!

Commando 5385: Action and Adventure: The Flying Emu

Commando 5385: Action and Adventure: The Flying Emu
Story: Brent Towns | Art: Morhain and Defeo | Cover: Keith Burns
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Aussie twins Ernie and Teddy Sharp were determined to do their bit in the war raging in Europe — the one they called The Great War. Both twins had their eyes set on the sky and the Australian Flying Corps, but only one of them would make it.

Bitter and resentful, Ernie was prepared to risk it all and become flightless like an emu, joining the infantry and heading for the trenches, ready to fight on the ground. But one chance meeting on the battlefield was about to change Ernie’s war forever, and this emu was about to the skies after all!

Commando 5386: Silver Collection: Danger All Around

Commando 5386: Silver Collection: Danger All Around
Story: McDevitt | Art: Philpott | Cover: Miller
Originally Commando No. 1593 (1982)
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Berlin, 1945, is about the last place you’d want to be. The city was in turmoil as the Allies attacked from all sides. The Germans were like cornered rats and there was danger all around. So not the place you’d want to visit for a day trip… especially as a British secret agent wearing a German uniform!

With stellar art from Philpott and a striking cover from Miller — you won’t want to miss this classic silver Commando!

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Commando Calendar 2021

From its very first cover in 1961, Commando has been well regarded for its stunning artwork with subjects spanning land, sea, and air! 

This collection, celebrating the first 60 years of the title, covers features a mixture of pieces curated by Commando readers themselves, combined with some of the editorial team’s own favourites. 

Included are 16 covers by some of the world’s greatest ever comic artists as well as a special double-spread of Commando’s first ever joint cover!

• Buy one calendar from the DC Thomson web shop for £7.99, two for £13.50, four for £23.50 or six for £30.00

The Art of Ian Kennedy - Cover

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The book showcases Ian’s fantastic array of work for not only DC Thomson Media but also his own personal collection.

The high spec 160-page art book includes both never before seen and classic covers, as well as illustrations from the DC Thomson archives, featuring titles as diverse as Lucky Charm and Buddy.

Set out chronologically, the book showcases Ian’s career at the famous Scottish publishing house, from his early days working on ‘Red-Skull Branson’ and ‘Commando Jim’ to his most recent covers and commissions for Commando

• The Art of Ian Kennedy is also available to order from DC Thomson direct

COMMANDO ISSUES 5383 – 5386 – FULL COVER GALLERY

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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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