New Commando comics focus on World War One for latest adventures

New issues of DC Thomson’s Commando (5171 – 5174) are on sale from Thursday in all good newsagents. This time out, it’s time to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice with an exclusive CORGI Old Bill Bus competition, and the first issue of the brand new series “The Weekes’ War” starting in Issue 5173, which will enjoy a five-issue run.

Commando 5171: Home of Heroes: War BusCommando 5171: Home of Heroes: War Bus
Story George Low Art Manuel Benet Cover Manuel Benet

In World War One, over one thousand London buses were used to ferry soldiers from Blighty to the front line in France. It was a long, dangerous journey, one that would take trainee bus driver Sam Porter far away from the depot in Hackney. 
Now in the driving seat, in a big, bright red AEC Type “B” Omnibus, the next stop for Sam was the trenches!

Commando 5172: Gold Collection: Stolen GloryCommando 5172: Gold Collection: Stolen Glory
Story CG Walker Art Carmona Cover Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1592 (March 1982)

Max Brandt emerged from World War One covered in honours. Justly so, for he had shot down the famous French air ace, Rene Dumont.

But two men knew he was not the victor of that dogfight. Brandt himself, and the British pilot who had really downed the Frenchman.

Commando 5173: Danny’s WarCommando 5173: Action and Adventure: Danny’s War
Story Iain McLaughlin Art Defeo & Morhain Cover Ian Kennedy

By late 1918, Captain Daniel ‘Danny’ Weekes had been in the trenches for longer than he could remember. He could no longer recall all the faces of the men who had served with him or died under his command. He would do anything to put a stop to the fighting.

But with three brothers, a sister and his father fighting their own battles, who knew if Danny’s war was ending… or just beginning?

Issue 1 in the special five-part series: ‘The Weekes’ War’ – see news story

Commando 5174: Silver Collection: Front-Line FearCommando 5174: Silver Collection: Front-Line Fear
Story Robert Smith Art Janek Matysiak Cover Janek Matysiak
Originally Commando No. 3698 (February 2004).

The pilots and soldiers fighting in and above the trenches, tracing their way across France in  World War One, knew all about fear. They faced it every day and made the best of coping with it.

That was never easy and if it did become too much, there was always a price to pay. Ask Bill Kane – he didn’t crack up, but somebody said he had and that led to all sorts of danger…

• Commando Comics are available to buy and request in WHSmith and all good local newsagents

• Print and digital subscriptions are available worldwide, and can be bought through the DC Thomson website 

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