Danger in the desert and a coin conundrum just part of new Commando comics mix

Brand new Commando (Issues 5403 – 5406) are out this Thursday from DC Thomson Media – available from all good newsagents, and digitally via AmazonUK, for example, too. Mysteries abound in this set — with strange desert doings, a coin conundrum in France, a suspicious Captain in a glider, and a Falkland’s War enigma in four parts!

Commando 5403: Home of Heroes - A Fool’s Errand

Commando 5403: Home of Heroes – A Fool’s Errand
Story: Heath Ackley | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Heath Ackley lays out a tale to tantalise, when the inexperienced Lieutenant Stanley Harvey, along with scruffy Privates Kenny Cheam and Sidney Kerr, stumble on something unexpected in the Egyptian desert!

For this trio, what started as a fool’s errand was about to turn into their most important mission of the desert war!

Commando 5404: Gold Collection: Sky Raiders

Commando 5404: Gold Collection: Sky Raiders
Story: RA Montague | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Penalva
Originally Commando No. 398 (1969)
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Only the bravest of the brave and the toughest of the tough served in the Glider Pilot Regiment. Why then, was Captain Paul Preston included as one of this band of heroes? Hadn’t he once saved his own skin by leaving his men to die, surrounded by Nazis?

Well, one of his new men meant to find out the truth — the whole truth to this mystery — whether Preston wanted him to or not! Find out more in this classic Commando story…

Commando 5405: Action and Adventure: The Forgotten Hero

Commando 5405: Action and Adventure: The Forgotten Hero
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Vicente Alcazar | Cover: Neil Roberts
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The year is 2021, and the young Kieran Hale notices a cryptic wreath laid at his grandfather’s funeral, signed only “M”. What follows is his desperate attempt to find who “M” might be!

Prolific Commando writer Andrew Knighton takes inspiration from the legendary Japanese film Rashomon, where the same story is told by different people – with very different perspectives!

Only this Commando isn’t set in Japan — rather on Mount Tumbledown during the Falkland’s war!

Commando 5406: Silver Collection: Heart of a Lion

Commando 5406: Silver Collection: Heart of a Lion
Story: CG Walker | Art: Carrion | Cover: Jeff Bevan
Originally Commando No. 1646 (1982)
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Bravery was all over France during World War Two. One Frenchman in particular, Albert Toussaint, had it in spades! But his courage did not come from any inner strength, rather it was all thanks to a very special but mysterious coin he kept in his pocket!

Like in most unusual Commandos, all is not what it seems with Albert’s coin — something British Private Ray Coliston was going to find out!

• Commando Comics is online at www.commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | FacebookTwitter | Commando Comics on AmazonUK

The Art of Ian Kennedy - Cover

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

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 ISSUES 5403 – 5406 FULL COVER GALLERY

  • Commando 5403: Home of Heroes - A Fool’s Errand Full
  • Commando 5404: Gold Collection: Sky Raiders Full
  • Commando 5405: Action and Adventure: The Forgotten Hero Full
  • Commando 5406: Silver Collection: Heart of a Lion Full

• Commando Comics is online at www.commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | FacebookTwitter | Commando Comics on AmazonUK

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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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