Here’s the intel on the latest issues of DC Thomson’s war comic Commando (Issues 5263 – 5266) available on Thursday from all good newsagents and as digital editions.
The releases include the second new Lord Peter Flint adventure, a Cam Kennedy and Ian Kennedy reprint, a mysterious tale of monsters and Operation Torch, and the Rocket Express shenanigans on motorcycles!
Commando 5263: Home of Heroes – Codename Warlord: Ship of Fools
Story: Iain McLaughlin | Art and Cover: Manuel Benet
Get ready for the second return of “Codename Warlord” in Commando, plucked from the pages of Warlord comic. This time, intrepid Lord Peter Flint is going deep undercover – disguising himself with a beard and a German accent!
Pretending to be a prominent German shipbuilder, Britain’s top agent comes face to face with the biggest battleship he’s ever seen – the ‘Fuhrer’ Class megaship. Can Flint stop fanatical fools turning the tide of the war?
Commando 5264: Gold Collection – Hurri to the Rescue
Story: McOwan | Art: Cam Kennedy | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 750 (1973).
One Kennedy is great – but two is even better! The illustrious duo of Cam Kennedy and Ian Kennedy grace issue 5264 Hurri to the Rescue. McOwan’s script about an RAF hating solider named Jake Conroy who, once stranded on a Pacific Island, is forced to partner with two pilots, is masterfully brought to life by Cam Kennedy in one of his later issues of Commando. All this topped off with a stunning Ian Kennedy cover, doing what Kennedy does best — dazzling us with aircraft!
Commando 5265: Action and Adventure – Monsters in the Fog
Story: Dominic Teague | Art: Vicente Alcazar | Cover: Neil Roberts
There’s something weird going on in the Tunisian desert! A whole platoon is missing – and the only shell-shocked survivor is talking about monster attacks. Then a whole town appears overnight, the lake drains and a mysterious thick fog clouds the area. The shapes moving through the smog are not what they seem – but they’ll kill you none the less!
Commando 5266: Silver Collection – The Outriders
Story: Ian Clark | Art: Ibanez | Cover: Dalger
Originally Commando No. 2885 (1995)
Trouble on wheels in The Outriders! Featuring motorbikes, the Transport Corps, and the Sicilian Mafia!
When the no-good Nick Bertini disappeared after a mob hit, Danny Mitchell and Mo Brookes assumed the conman had gone on ‘holiday’ to see relatives in Sicily, little did the pair expect to see him in Italy, in a cushy job in the US army!
Bertini’s re-emergence could only spell one this for the two – TROUBLE! But they only joined the army to ride motorbikes!
COMMANDO COMICS LINKS
• Official Commando Comics Site:www.commandocomics.com
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