New Commando comics offer tales of diamond thieves – and a singer turned soldier!

New Commando comics – Issues 5491 to 5494 – are incoming from DC Thomson Media this week, on sale in newsagents tomorrow, but available digitally now.

Covering conflicts from across the globe from Norwegian Commandos in the icy tundra, a singer turned soldier in the Burmese Jungle, a coward in Siberia and thieves during the Invasion of Holland… What a bunch!

Commando 5491: Home of Heroes: Frozen Fallout
Story: Hailey Austin | Art: Jaume Forns | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Commando 5491: Home of Heroes: Frozen Fallout - Cover By Neil Roberts

When a tough group of Norwegian Commandos’ mission goes awry in the tundra, only one man can save the day – except that man happens be Lars Ratvik, who is the most useless soldier in the squad! But when the chips were down and everything laid on his shoulders, he had to take charge and complete the mission or face the fallout!

Issue 5491 is written by Hailey Austin, her fifth Commando, as she teams up again with the veteran artist Jaume Forns.And that’s not even mentioning the ice-cool cover by Neil Roberts.

Commando 5492: Gold Collection: At Dawn You Die
Story: Kenner | Art: CT Rigby | Cover: Chaco
Originally Commando No. 111 (1964)
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Commando 5492: Gold Collection: At Dawn You Die - Cover by Chaco

Issue 5492 is a reprint of a story on its first outing since 1964. In this gold era Commando, John Hadley is a peacetime singing star turned soldier. But when John is sent to the jungles of Burma to join a small battle-hardened squad that had survived the invasion, things go wrong from the start! And you can imagine what a fighting fool John had to become, before the squad would accept him…

A classic Commando from the 1960s, penned by Kenner, features a traditional storyline of a man trying to prove himself to his compatriots while being deep in the combat zone.

Commando 5493: Action and Adventure: Comrade Coward
Story: Heath Ackley | Art: Khato | Cover: Mark Harris
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Commando 5493: Action and Adventure: Comrade Coward - Cover by Mark Harris

Yegor Dobrynin was not afraid of anything, even standing up to his corrupt superiors. But when they decided that he should disappear to Siberia and be branded a coward, Yegor’s hatred burned hot enough to warm him as he plotted his revenge! Can Yegor survive the war in order to get even? Well, you’ll have to read to find out!

With Heath Ackley on script duty, alongside Khato on interiors, and with a Mark Harris cover — don’t miss it.

Commando 5494: Silver Collection: Dead Man’s Diamonds
Story: McDevitt | Art: Ruiz | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1696 (1983)
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Commando 5494: Silver Collection: Dead Man’s Diamonds - Cover by Ian Kennedy

What would you do with a handful of contraband diamonds? Pilot Peter Lawrie and Dutch army officer Bart van Hanegen asked themselves that question – and it didn’t take long to answer it. With Holland being overrun, they chose to keep the gems… now all that had to do was survive the German invasion and their own guilty consciences!

A rip-roaring yarn from McDevitt, alongside masterful art from Ruiz, and topped off with a cover from legend, Ian Kennedy, this Commando is a steal!

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

Did you know the Commando office was once contacted by Midlands Police? The editorial team revealed recently that they were investigating a serial burglar – and needed to know when Commando was first published, as the burglar’s spree had started with a box of of the comics he kept stored in his attic as a memento!

• The official 2022 Commando Calendar is available to 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 5491: Home of Heroes: Frozen Fallout - Cover By Neil Roberts
  • Commando 5492: Gold Collection: At Dawn You Die - Cover by Chaco
  • Commando 5493: Action and Adventure: Comrade Coward - Cover by Mark Harris
  • Commando 5494: Silver Collection: Dead Man’s Diamonds - Cover by Ian Kennedy

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

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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