Giant bugs on the prowl in latest Commando comics!

Commando 5477: Action and Adventure - Bug Attack - cover by Neil Roberts

Brand new Commando comics, issues 5475 – 5478 are on sale this week, in UK newsagents and various digital platforms. Writer Colin Maxwell is back with a new submarine adventure, set during World War Two, and Ferg Handley delivers a SF war story, “Bug Attack” featuring an absolutely brilliant cover by Neil Roberts and the return of Dan Barnfield on art.

Dan’s a relative newcomer to the title, his first story, “Die Glocke”, published earlier this year, bringing a very distinctive look to his pages. This Commando may well bug you if you miss it!

Commando 5475: Home of Heroes – The Tygrys
Story: Colin Maxwell | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Commando 5475: Home of Heroes - The Tygrys - cover by Ian Kennedy

Colin Maxwell lends his pen to Commando with a tale of the daring escape of a Polish Sub and its crew! During the Nazi invasion of Poland, the ORP Tygrys was told to stay put while the other more modern submarines were sent out to defend Poland. This didn’t sit well with the Tygrys, and it set out to stalk its prey!

This excellent Commando is brought to life with interiors from duo Morhain and Defeo, and topped off with another classic cover by Ian Kennedy!

Commando 5476: Gold Collection – Lair of the Leopards
Story: RA Montague | Art: Amador | Cover: Mackay
Originally Commando No. 426 (1969)
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Commando 5476: Gold Collection - Lair of the Leopards - cover by Mackay

Squadron Leader Roddy Duffield had an axe to grind. A nasty group of Nazi called the Black Leopards had killed his mate, levelled their airfield and Roddy was out for revenge — whatever the cost! Well, Roddy paid the price for his bloodthirst when he was accused of cracking up and reassigned to a photo-recce outfit. Now how was Roddy supposed to get even if he could only shoot photos and not bullets?!

There’s never a dull moment with this 1960s Commando masterfully crafted by RA Montague and marvellously illustrated by Amador and Mackay!

Commando 5477: Action and Adventure – Bug Attack
Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Dan Barnfield | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Commando 5477: Action and Adventure - Bug Attack - art by Dan Barnfield
Commando 5477: Action and Adventure – Bug Attack – art by Dan Barnfield

And now for something a little different — GIANT BUGS! In this sci-fi meets war comic penned by veteran writer Ferg Handley, a fracking operation in Colorado goes wrong — very wrong indeed — when gargantuan insects come crawling out of the cracks and wreak havoc by swarming over everything in their path! Only Commandos in mech-suits can hope to exterminate these mega-creepy crawlies and save the planet!

Commando artist Dan Barnfield tackles this off the wall adventure and Neil Roberts doesn’t disappoint with his bug-tastic cover!

Commando 5478: Silver Collection - Desert Showdown - cover by Ian Kennedy

Commando 5478: Silver Collection – Desert Showdown
Story: CG Walker | Art: Fleming | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1730 (1983)
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The men who went behind the lines to raid Rommel’s communications and supply routes in the desert were a hard bunch of no-nonsense fighters. Lieutenant Julian Eastwood’s mob were no different, except that three of them had dark secrets in their murky pasts. But not one of those three suspected the terrible fate that was waiting out there for them in the wilderness of sand and rock!

A romp straight out of the 1980s from the mind of the master writer, CG Walker, and stunning artwork from Fleming and the legend Ian Kennedy!

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Commando Comics 2022 Calendar - cover by Ian Kennedy

• The official 2022 Commando Calendar is available to order direct from the DC Thomson Media web shop, featuring the cover of Commando 5293 by Ian Kennedy

• The Art of Ian Kennedy is available to order here on Amazon (Using this Affiliate Link helps support downthetubes, thank you)

The book showcases Ian’s fantastic array of work for not only DC Thomson Media but also his own personal collection. The high spec 160-page art book includes both never before seen and classic covers, as well as illustrations from the DC Thomson archives, featuring titles as diverse as Lucky Charm and Buddy

Set out chronologically, the book showcases Ian’s career at the famous Scottish publishing house, from his early days working on ‘Red-Skull Branson’ and ‘Commando Jim’ to his most recent covers and commissions for Commando

• The Art of Ian Kennedy is also available to order from DC Thomson direct

Commando issues 5475 – 5478 – Full Cover Gallery

  • Commando 5475: Home of Heroes - The Tygrys - cover by Ian Kennedy
  • Commando 5476: Gold Collection - Lair of the Leopards - cover by Mackay
  • Commando 5477: Action and Adventure - Bug Attack - cover by Neil Roberts
  • Commando 5478: Silver Collection - Desert Showdown - cover by Ian Kennedy

• Commando Comics is online at www.commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | FacebookTwitter | Commando Comics on AmazonUK

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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  1. Bug Attack looks bizarre! Will definitely be buying that one!

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