Deadly combat and a bogus Nazi general on offer in latest Commando comics!

Brand-new Commando – issues 5467 – 5470 – are out this week from DC Thomson Media, in newsagents on Thursday and from today as digital editions. This set will take you across the globe, offering action on the besieged city of Leningrad and D-Day France, to danger aboard high-flying Stirling bombers – and a phoney German General, too!

Commando 5467: Home of Heroes – Survive Leningrad!
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Muller & Klacik | Cover: Carlos Pino
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Commando 5467: Home of Heroes - Survive Leningrad! - Cover by Carlos Pino

A story of survival against all odds in the shattered city of Leningrad for the 80th anniversary of the Siege. Andrew Knighton’s tale focuses on surgeon Sergei Zaitsev who has gone rogue, shirking his duties at the main hospital to help those in need on the streets of the beleaguered city. Along the way, he picks up help from a babushka with an attitude and a shotgun — who is equally determined to help people survive Leningrad!

Rich and immersive interior artwork from collaborating duo Muller and Klacik pulls you into the atmosphere of the Siege of Leningrad, and with a dramatic cover by the master Carlos Pino, you don’t want to miss it!

Commando 5468: Gold Collection – “I Was a Nazi General!”
Story: Allan | Art and Cover: Aldoma
Originally Commando No. 424 (1969)
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Commando 5468: Gold Collection - “I Was a Nazi General!” - Cover by Aldoma

One day, Rusty Gibson was a Lance Corporal in the British Army, fighting doggedly up through Italy. The next day, Rusty was a general… a general in the German Army!

Allan weaves a classic Commando tale of mistaken identity — but on purpose — when some British Army Intelligence officers notice that little old Rusty Gibson resembles a famous Jerry General!

Rusty and General Franz Muller are both red heads and the spit of each other, so the top brass hash out a plan that lands poor Rusty in the thick of it amongst the German Army — with him unable to speak a word of the lingo! What an issue!

Commando 5469: Action and Adventure – The Red Beret
Story: Gary Dobbs | Art: Jaume Forns | Cover: Mark Harris
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Commando 5469: Action and Adventure - The Red Beret - cover by Mark Harris

Major John Bell’s were a crack team of paratroopers, on a suicide mission to destroy a bridge to clear the way for D-Day operations. They all knew the risks, they all knew that they might not come back… So why did Bell wear a tattered red beret when his men donned their helmets? As a symbol of survival and luck he hoped would take them to victory!

Cover artist Mark Harris – a recent addition to the ranks – lends his hand to a moody Commando cover with the highlight bold on the namesake of the issue!

Commando 5470: Silver Collection – Flying High!
Story: RA Montague | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Staff
Originally Commando No. 1717 (1983)
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Aircraft are only as good as the men who fly them. So, were the crews of these Stirling bombers the right men for the job? Were they brave, calm, determined, as good aircrews ought to be… or were they really cowards, dangerous fools, deserving heavy punishment? The RAF was soon going to find out — and the enemy too!

Issue 5470 is a good example of classic Commando irony, for the Stirling Bomber is known for not performing well at flying at high altitudes — but RA Montague’s title is about the spirit of the brave men piloting these machines flying high above their worries, making this well worth a read!

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Commando Comics 2022 Calendar - cover by Ian Kennedy

• The official 2022 Commando Calendar is available to pre-order direct from the DC Thomson Media web shop, featuring the cover of Commando 5293 by Ian Kennedy

• 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 5467 – 5470 – Full Cover Gallery

  • Commando 5467: Home of Heroes - Survive Leningrad! - Cover by Carlos Pino Full
  • Commando 5468: Gold Collection - “I Was a Nazi General!” - Cover by Aldoma Full
  • Commando 5469: Action and Adventure - The Red Beret - cover by Mark Harris FULL
  • Commando 5470: Silver Collection - Flying High! FULL

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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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