Spiders, jets, avengers, and rebels! All this in brand new Commando issues 5207 – 5210 out this Thursday and available in all good newsagents and via various digital platforms.
Plus, we’re treated to the debut of new Commando cover artist Keith Burns (as reported here) – and the second part of the War Across Europe trilogy!
Commando 5207: Home of Heroes: WAR ACROSS EUROPE: Resist!
Story | Iain McLaughlin | Art | Morhain & Defeo | Cover | Neil Roberts
The second instalment of Commando’s one-off, three-part series WAR ACROSS EUROPE! After fleeing their homeland after its invasion, Stefan and Grigor join the French Resistance to take the fight back to the Nazis!
With strong iconography of the Free French Forces symbol superimposed over the French flag, Neil Roberts really captures the spirit of the French rebels fighting to reclaim their homeland!
Commando 5208: Gold Collection: Jet Blitz
Story | McOwan | Art | Gordon C Livingstone | Cover | James |
Originally Commando No. 243 (1967). Reprinted No. 907 (1975)
An exciting aviation adventure brought to life by the incomparable Gordon C Livingstone! A tale of cowardice and blackmail from McOwan, which is so exciting it keeps the audience —and the Hawker Tempest pilot protagonists — collectively on the edge of their seats!
Commando 5209: Action and Adventure: American Avenger
Story | Ferg Handley | Art | Paolo Ongaro | Cover | Keith Burns |
Commando is very, very, very happy to introduce the newest artist to join the squadron, Keith Burns! And what a way to start – with the cover for ‘American Avenger’!
“There’s so much energy and atmosphere packed into the cover of Ferg Handley’s Pacific war story, we could stare at it for hours,” a spokesperson commented. “Burns is well know for his wealth of experience and prowess painting aviation covers, so when the Commando Team met him at Military Odyssey in 2018, they couldn’t wait to have Burns join to Commando ranks!”
Commando 5210: Silver Collection: Shadow of the Spider
Story | CG Walker | Art | CT Rigby | Cover | Alan Burrows |
Originally Commando No. 2952 (1996)
Along came a spider in this Commando issue! We hope you aren’t afraid of creepy crawlies as there’s a big hairy boy on Alan Burrows eye-bulging cover!
What’s more, CG Walker’s plot catches you in its web, and weaves a mystery which traps the reader like a fly! But we’ll keep the story secret for now – we wouldn’t want to string anyone along!
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.