Exclusive Preview: Commando Calendar 2023 pre-orders open

The Commando Calendar 2023, out on 1st August 2022, is available to pre-order now, either direct from publisher DC Thomson Media, or your preferred book retailer – and we’ve got an exclusive look at this year’s courtesy of the team on the long running title.

Commando Calendar 2023 - Cover by Keith Burns
Commando Calendar 2023 – Cover by Keith Burns

Since its first issue in 1961, Commando has brought its readers thrilling tales of heroism, valour and comradery. Still in print today, with eight issues published every four weeks, Commando is the longest-running British war comic ever.

From its debut, Commando has been well regarded for its stunning artwork with subjects spanning land, sea and air and this collection of covers features a mixture of pieces curated by Commando‘s designer, Grant Wood, focusing on aviation covers from the modern era of the title.

  • Art by Neil Roberts, first used as the cover of Commando 5491
  • Art by Mark Harris, first used as the cover of Commando 5539
  • Art by Keith Burns, first used as the cover of Commando 5463
  • There are plenty more great artworks featured!

Featured are 16 covers from some of the world’s greatest ever comic artists, including Neil Roberts, Carlos Pino, Keith Burns and, of course, the much-missed master, Ian Kennedy – as well as a special pull-out poster, “Escape from Java“, the cover of Commando 5511, by Keith Burns.

"Escape from Java", the cover of Commando 5511, by Keith Burns
“Escape from Java”, the cover of Commando 5511, by Keith Burns

This is a great-looking edition of the Commando calendar, so dion’t miss out if you’re a fan of the comic – or aviation art.

Colourful and full of charm, don’t miss out, either, on the official Oor Wullie Calendar 2023, containing fantastic work from artist Dudley D. Watkins, featuring Scotland’s most famous family. Plus, enjoy all the charm and laughs at Glebe Street with The Broons Calendar, too!

Pre-order the Commando Calendar 2023 here from the DC Thomson web shop | ISBN 978-1845359195

Buy one calendar for £7.99, two for £13.50, four for £23.50 or six for £30.00 – saving over 35%

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “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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