Giant Guns and a Fighting Jazzman – all part of the Commando experience!

The full cover by Ian Kennedy for Commando 5214 - Silver Collection: Hunt that Gun!

The full cover by Ian Kennedy for Commando 5214 – Silver Collection: Hunt that Gun!

Commando Issues 5211-5214 are out this Thursday and on sale in all good newsagents and across various digital platforms from DC Thomson Media.

This time out, we’ve got bicycles in Dunkirk, gigantic railway guns in France, fighting jazzman in Italy and the dramatic finale of WAR ACROSS EUROPE trilogy…

Don’t forget, too, that the launch of The Art of Ian Kennedy draws ever closer… have you ordered your copy yet?

Commando 5211: Home of Heroes: WAR ACROSS EUROPE: Revenge!Commando 5211: Home of Heroes: WAR ACROSS EUROPE: Revenge!
Story: Iain McLaughlin | Art: Morhain & Defeo | Cover: Neil Roberts

The third and final issue of the WAR ACROSS EUROPE mini series is here and vengeance is nigh!

In this instalment, Stefan comes face to face with his arch-nemesis, Kriminaldirektor Hans Keller, a vile gestapo agent and the person who killed his best friend.

With the help of French Resistance member, Maria, Stefan will have his revenge!

Commando 5212: Gold Collection: None So BraveCommando 5212: Gold Collection: None So Brave
Story: Eric Hebden | Art: CT Rigby | Cover: Penalva
Originally Commando No. 630 (1972)

Get ready to get jazzed up, cool cats – if you can dig it, daddy-o! Eric Hebden’s jazz musician, Nicky Quinn, could really blow a trumpet, but when it came to the war he wanted to jive straight outta there, man! But Quinn and his jazz band are about to meet their match in Sergeant Major Jake Bradley, who’s as tone deaf as he is determined to make those jazzmen into soldiers!

Commando 5213: Action and Adventure: Battle Blisters

Commando 5213: Action and Adventure: Battle Blisters
Story: George Low | Art: Jaume Forns | Cover: Graeme Neil Reid

Graeme Neil Reid bursts into the scene with another vibrant cover! This time, he bringing George Low’s “Lanky Larry” to life as he heads towards Dunkirk on his unusual transport!

This slapstick comedy will have you falling off your seat, but first – on your bike, sunshine!

Commando 5214: Silver Collection: Hunt that Gun!Commando 5214: Silver Collection: Hunt that Gun!
Story: Alan Hemus | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2719 (1993)

How do you stop a psychotic Nazi hell-bent on destroying the British with his gigantic gun? Well, you’ve got to find it first! Ian Kennedy really lends credence to the K5 railway gun’s sheer size and stature with a stupendous wrap-around cover, which really attests to the magnitude of the evil weapon in Alan Hemus’ story!

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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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.

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