Convict Commandos battle Polar Bears! What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Commando No 4915 – Nemesis Of The North

Here’s the intel on the latest issues of Commando (Issues 4915-4918) from DC Thomson, on sale now in all good newsagents and assorted digital platforms (detailed below) – and good news, the Convict Commandos are back, battling both polar bears and the freezing cold in an all-new story!

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Commando No 4915 – Nemesis Of The North
Story: Alan Hebden Art: Manuel Benet Cover: Manuel Benet

Smolenskaya Ostrov, a small island in the Barents Sea, was feared by the Russians, who had given it a much more ominous name — the Island of Death. This inhospitable place was uninhabited, apart from the packs of the ferocious polar bears who roamed its barren wastes.
Now, “Jelly” Jakes, Titch Mooney and the rest of the Convict Commandos were tasked with preventing the outbreak of a deadly virus — if they could survive long enough to complete their mission.

Commando No 4916 – Duel To The Death

Commando No 4916 – Duel To The Death
Story: Tyson Art: Gordon Livingstone Cover: Sanfelix
Originally Commando No 210 (April 1966)

It was like a duel between two knights of old. Each combatant knew the look and reputation of the other. Only this time, on one side was a giant white Sunderland flying-boat and on the other, a black-hulled German submarine, the U-37. Dick Stapleton and an Aussie crew flew the “Flying Porcupine”; the merciless Nazi, Kapitan von Bloeke, commanded the U-37.

The North Sea convoy routes just weren’t big enough for both of them…

“Sanfelix’s stunning cover image perfectly encapsulates a truly thrilling sequence from this book,” notes Scott Montgomery. “Expertly drawn by veteran interior artist Gordon Livingstone, one of our heroes attempts to extinguish an engine fire on the wing of his Sunderland Flying Boat…while it is still in the air.

“As far as I’m aware, I’ve never seen anything quite as daring as that in many years as a Commando reader and, latterly, as a Commando staffer. Wonderful stuff indeed.”

Commando No 4917 – Death On The Ground

Commando No 4917 – Death On The Ground
Story: Steve Coombs Art: Morahin Cover: Janek Matysiak

In 1963, in the skies above a group of remote islands in the South Pacific, many military aircraft disappeared without trace — so many, if fact, that the area became known as the “New Guinea Triangle”.

When RAF Flight Lieutenant Jon Day, and his C.O., Squadron Leader Richard Gibson, became embroiled in the mystery, they discovered that their dangerous foe was on the ground as well as in the air.

The Englishmen would have to improvise and use their wits to survive — even if that meant using captured weapons to bat away enemy grenades!

Commando No 4918 – Eagle In The Sun

Commando No 4918 – Eagle In The Sun
Originally Commando No 2497 (August 1991)
Story: Ian Clark Art: Terry Patrick Cover: Ian Kennedy

In the air war over Russia Anton Pozetski found life dangerous and confusing. It was easy to identify the enemy — they were the Germans and they shot at you. However, it wasn’t so easy to identify your friends. For a start, the Political Commissar and the Squadron Commander were apt to stab you in the back and they regarded the R.A.F. as enemies.
Life was going to prove even more difficult for Anton when he joined an R.A.F. squadron on active service.

“All of our artists are very versatile and capable of drawing any subject,” notes Scott of this re-presented tale. “However, even after five decades, Ian Kennedy is still usually our first port of call whenever we need an aeronautical cover. So, I imagine that’s what happened back in 1991 when the then-editorial team wanted an illustration featuring a Russian Polikarpov 1-16 using its propeller to shred the tail fin of an enemy Heinkel 111 bomber.

“Featuring Ian’s usual dynamic style and sense of drama, this is yet another prime example of his legendary work.”


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John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a "freelance comics operative", working as an editor, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years. His credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel UK and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines. He also edited STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics, including Team M.O.B.I.L.E. and The Beatles Story. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare” for Tian Books. 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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