Brand new Commando – Issues 5187 – 5190 – are on sale now in all good newsagents from DC Thomson, featuring icy escapes in the Russian wilderness, furious fights alongside the Red Devils, night-vision missions in the Iraqi desert – and disastrous Luftwaffe raids over London!
Commando 5187: Home of Heroes – Ice-Cold Commando
Story: George Low | Art: Jaume Forns | Cover: Graeme Neil Reid
Graeme Neil Reid returns for his second ever Commando cover! Fronting Jaume Forns’ icy interiors to ‘Ice-Cold Commando’, Reid’s cover leaps into action with Commando Lieutenant Ron Lamont’s escape across the frozen Russian wasteland. Get your woollies on, troops, it’s time to go skiing!
Commando 5188: Gold Collection – Strike at Sundown
Story: Clegg | Art and Cover: Segrelles
Originally Commando No. 286 (July 1967).
Get ready for ‘Strike at Sundown’s first airing since 1967! Never before reprinted, writer Clegg’s father and son Red Devil duo tackle the Wehrmacht in the Mediterranean in Segrelles’ artwork. What’s more, this Commando also boasts a striking cover from Segrelles with a hero who looks a little like Mickey Rooney!
Commando 5189: Action and Adventure – Flight into Darkness
Story: Kris Roberts | Art and Cover: Manuel Benet
Manuel Benet does it again with yet another stunning cover – and this time in NIGHT VISION! But this is no toy soldier, as Kris Roberts returns to Commando with a yarn set amidst the dramatic backdrop of the Gulf War with a daring SAS raid and rescue!
Commando 5190: Silver Collection – Jinx Raid
Story: Burden | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2893 (October 1995).
Lady Luck is not on the side of the Luftwaffe as Burden writes of an ill-fated bombing raid over London in ‘Jinx Raid’! In this issue, we’re extremely lucky to have explosive interiors by Gordon C Livingstone, all topped off with a fiery wrap-around cover by Ian Kennedy – unfortunately, the Luftwaffe crews are less than thrilled by it.
• Don’t forget the new Ramsey’s Raiders collection – in full colour – is on sale now! Read Jeremy Briggs review here
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• Commando Comics are available to buy and request in WHSmith, Easons and all good local newsagents
• Print and digital subscriptions are available worldwide, and can be bought through the DC Thomson website
• The DC Thomson online shop offers both Commando cover prints and T-Shirts – https://www.dcthomsonshop.co.uk/our-brands/commando.html?cat=1178
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.