Commando Cover Prelims – Convict Commandos

The Commando team, as well as managing to publish 104 issues of the comic each year, have been using the official Commando Comics Facebook page to give some behind the scenes info on their titles. This includes some of the preliminary sketches for their covers.

One of Commando’s current recurring sets of characters are the Convict Commandos, written by Alan Hebden and illustrated by Manuel Benet who does both the internal B&W line art and the colour cover art for the series. Here we have two of Benet’s cover prelims, for Issue 4583 Dungeon Of Doom and Issue 4565 The Killing Cage, which show just what tight spots the Convict Commandos manage to get themselves into.

Issue 4583 Dungeon Of Doom
The four-man special force known as the Convict Commandos were in dangerous territory. They had entered neutral Spain illegally and were now deep within a castle which bristled with all sorts of perils – from Nazi interrogators to axe-wielding maniacs. This time even they had got in too deep!
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Issue 4565 The Killing Cage
It was a straightforward assassination mission for the men of the Convict Commandos; the sort of job they had been sprung from jail to do without breaking a sweat. But this time they were up against an adversary who had a lot of experience of attempts on his life. He would make things very hot indeed for Major Guy Tenby’s men…using a flamethrower!
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