Brand new Commando (Issues 5155-5158) are on sale now from DC Thomson in all good UK newsagents and via various digital platforms. Feel the heat of a Type 100 flamethrower in the Burmese jungle, dodge deadly foes in the English Channel, stampede away from the Sicherheitsdienst, and claim the claymore!
Commando 5155: Home of Heroes – The Pact
Story: Heath Ackley | Art and Cover: Manuel Benet
Havildar Dilawar Khan, a sergeant in the Indian Army, pushed the Type 100 flamethrower away from his face, its flames licking at him and the Japanese soldier as they fought for control.
But Dilawar had something more than survival to fight for, he had a duty to protect his unit and the pact he had made…
Commando 5156: Gold Collection – Sea-Strike
Story: R. A. Montague | Art: DS Gomez | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 560 (June 1971). Reprinted No. 1539 (September 1981)
Stan Turner of Air-sea rescue had a really dicey job, snatching ditched pilots from the hungry English Channel… sometimes under the very muzzles of the guns on the enemy coast. Then there was always the dangerous trip back to base, dodging shells and bullets as the launch leapt over the waves to bring its precious cargo safely home.
But one dark night, Stan was ordered out on a very different task. His cargo, a bunch of tough Commandos. His mission, to attempt what no other Air-sea rescue launch had ever dared.
Commando 5157: Action and Adventure – Agents at War
Story: George Low | Art: Morhain and Rezzonico | Cover: Ian Kennedy
SD Standartenfuhrer Rudi Reinstein smiled to himself, thinking he had just duped a dumb American into being a spy for the Nazi cause. But as he reached into his unusually light briefcase and found underwear in the place of his important Nazi documents, he realised it was him who had been duped!
And so the race was on to catch agents, Ben Hawkins and Doris Blythe, before they escaped Poland!
Commando 5158: Silver Collection – The Cutting Edge
Story: Roger Sanderson | Art: Olivera | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2864 (March, 1995)
THE PLACE – The Atlantic Ocean
THE TIME – 1944-45. The Second World War
THE RIVALS – Cousins. One a sailor and one an airman.
THE TARGETS – German U-Boats. As many as they could sink in their own ways
THE PRIZE – A mighty claymore which had been in the family for generations
Now follow the actions of these two men on the cutting edge of the war against U-boats!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. 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 “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.