Commando Presents… The Gurkha Files is available digitally on Kindle and comiXology from today, Wednesday 25th January.
Kafar hunu bhanda marnu ramro – “It is better to die than be a coward.” is the motto of the Gurkhas who fought with the Allies. This collection of four classic Commando issues honours those brave warriors with tales of their valour and unquestionable heroism, focusing on the prowess of these daring fighting men.
Renowned for their bravery and bold fighting, the Gurkhas fought in both World Wars and were an integral part of the Allied victory. Commando, “The Home of Heroes”, has featured these proud warriors in numerous stories over the decades. This special edition collects four of the very best, selecting vintage issues from the 1960s and ‘70s, as well as more modern adventures from the ‘90s and beyond.
Marvel at masterful artwork from celebrated comic legends Ian Kennedy, Phil Gascoine, Manuel Benet, and Gordon C Livingstone, and immerse yourself in gritty stories from veterans like Alan Hemus and Major Eric Hebden as they reel you into the action!
Also included in this digital edition is a cover gallery, featuring the original artwork for each issue.
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.