New Commando comics offer war in the Atlantic, Africa, and frozen fjords, too!

Brand-new Commando comics (Issues 5515 – 5518) are on sale in newsagents this Thursday – and available digitally right now. Inside you’ll find exciting action with stories set in the Battle of the Atlantic, the North African Desert, the Norwegian fjords, and alongside mercenaries in Africa.

This is another great set, with Issue 5517, “Snowbound”, featuring cover by the late Ian Kennedy, who former Commando editor Calum Laird pays tribute to here, today.

Get them before they’re gone!

Commando 5515: Home of Heroes: War of the Roses
Story: Brent Towns | Art: Paolo Ongaro | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Commando 5515: Home of Heroes: War of the Roses - cover by Neil Roberts

Captain George Rose and Kapitan Zur See Helmut Rose had only two things in common – their rank and their shared last name. In 1941, these two men were destined to meet in the middle of the Atlantic in what was to be a new kind of War of the Roses! But who would be destined to come out on top?!

Brent Towns modernises the battle of the houses of ‘Rose’ in his epic tale of cat and mouse in the Atlantic Ocean, with a more than a little help from Paolo Ongaro’s mighty interiors and a dramatic Neil Roberts cover.

Commando 5516: Gold Collection: Desert Squadron
Story: Lang | Art: AC Kennedy | Cover: Sanfeliz
Originally Commando No. 417 (1969)
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Commando 5516: Gold Collection: Desert Squadron - cover by Sanfeliz

The dusty battered Hurricanes ranged far and wide over the desert, guns seeking out Nazi target after target. Every pilot was a crack-shot, men with nerves of steel and the courage of lions.

All that was, except Pilot Officer David Groves! Hounded by his unrelenting CO who also happened to be his brother, Groves felt like the only thing he was good at was being a failure. That was until he stepped out of his aircraft and began roving the desert on foot!

This classic issue from Lang is brought to life by the masterful AC Kennedy. Its cover by the incomparable Sanfeliz makes Issue 5516 one not to miss…

Commando 5517: Action and Adventure – Snowbound
Story: Colin Maxwell | Art: Khato | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Commando 5517: Action and Adventure - Snowbound - cover by Ian Kennedy

In frozen Norway, Georg Fischer is on the run. Once part of the Nazi occupation, Georg fled from those who were once his brothers-in-arms! So, with enemies everywhere, Fischer will need more than his wits if he is to survive!

His only option is to desert, fleeing into the merciless landscape of the fjords. But with enemies everywhere and death at every corner, Fischer will need more than his wits if he is to survive.

This cracker of an issue is written by Colin Maxwell with interiors by Khato. The late Ian Kennedy’s amazing artwork graces the cover for this Commando, making this issue a stand-out.

Commando 5518: Silver Collection – Soldier of Fortune
Story: Bill Fear | Art: Fleming | Cover: Jeff Bevan
Originally Commando No. 1762 (1983)
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Commando 5518: Silver Collection - Soldier of Fortune - cover by Jeff Bevan

Mike Malone was a mercenary, keen to fight wherever the action took him. He didn’t care whom he fought for, but he trusted and respected the men he fought beside and whom he trained. And just when he needed someone else’s help and trust, he got it! And with World War Two on the horizon, he was going to need all the help he could get!

What a corker from the minds of Bill Fear, Fleming and Jeff Bevan, who come together to give you this classic adventure from 1983.

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

• The official 2022 Commando Calendar is available to order from AmazonUK (Affliiate Link)

This features various covers from Commando comic ranging from the Classic Golden Era of the comic to modern day masterpieces. Included are 17 covers by some of the world’s greatest ever comic artists as well as a special double page-spread pull-out poster. Featuring artwork by Ian Kennedy, Neil Roberts, Keith Burns, and many more.

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

Commando Comics is online at www.commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | Facebook | Twitter | 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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