All-out action and sabotage aplenty in war-torn Britain – new Commando Comics out now!

Drama, drama and more action-packed drama! A tense and fast-moving set of Commando comics take on the perils of air, land, and sea in issues 5407 – 5410 from DC Thomson Media, on sale now in newsagents – and available digitally, too, for just £1.27 an issue at present.

Commando 5407: Home of Heroes - Fair Play

Commando 5407: Home of Heroes – Fair Play
Story: Steve Taylor | Art: Paolo Ongaro | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Even in warfare there are rules, but as tensions rise and ordinary men strive to become heroes, those can be thrown aside. As notions of fair play give pause for thought while at sea, one man’s disregard for these standing agreements between allies and foes alike could throw his reputation, and the survival of his colleagues, into doubt. In the choice between revenge and honour, Davie Jones’ locker is waiting regardless…

Paolo Ongaro’s dramatic artwork adds tension in this submarine drama from Steve Taylor, with a dynamic cover from Ian Kennedy.

 Commando 5408: Gold Collection - Terror Team

Commando 5408: Gold Collection – Terror Team
Story: Leach: | Art: Gonzales | Cover: Penalva 
Originally Commando No. 401 (1969)
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Tom Barton makes a bold move when he takes on another man’s identity to get into the thick of the fighting and dodge his desk job. But little does he know the back story of the identity he has assumed! With a vengeful Sergeant breathing down his neck and a constant battle against claustrophobia, Tom has an uphill battle to prove himself in this tense drama.

Leach’s story has been brought to life with stunning interiors from Gonzales and a classic Penalva cover.

Commando 5409: Action and Adventure: The Flight of the Lanky Lou

Commando 5409: Action and Adventure: The Flight of the Lanky Lou
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Ian Kennedy 
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As a new plane arrives with fresh-faced Flight Sergeant Owen Lewis, the bomber is christened after the tall and beautiful Louise, who has just dumped one of the plane’s crew in waiting. Just like her namesake, the Lanky Lou proves to be a cruel mistress, as Lewis does his best to fit in as a replacement for a well-loved team member. But with an unforgiving bomber who’s grief is still fresh, at zero feet over Germany, Owen finds himself the prime target!

Morhain and Defeo’s interiors add humour and pathos to Andrew Knighton’s fresh and thought-provoking story, with a cover by veteran artist Ian Kennedy.

Commando 5410: Silver Collection - To Catch a Spy…

Commando 5410: Silver Collection – To Catch a Spy…
Story: RA Montague | Art: Ruiz | Cover: Ian Kennedy 
Originally Commando No. 1647 (1982)
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Captain Barry West is on a mission to locate and identify a thorn in the side of the Allies — an untouchable spy known only by the codename “Leopard”. Undercover and in Britain wreaking havoc, Leopard remains elusive until Barry finds himself on the continent dodging Nazi bullets and red herrings as he closes in on a sinister trail!

RA Montague’s action-packed spy drama keeps you guessing, with solid interiors from Ruiz and a timeless cover from Ian Kennedy.

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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 ISSUES 5407 – 5410 FULL COVER GALLERY

  • Commando 5407: Home of Heroes - Fair Play Full Cover
  • Commando 5408: Gold Collection - Terror Team Full
  • Commando 5409: Action and Adventure: The Flight of the Lanky Lou Full
  • Commando 5410: Silver Collection - To Catch a Spy… Full

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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