New D-Day Commando comics crackle with firepower to mark 80th anniversary

Commando D-Day special Issues 5755 – 5758 are on sale in newsagents and online from Thursday 6th June, 2024, All four revolve around the events of D-Day, commemorating the stories of those who valiantly stormed the beaches, flew above them, or parachuted inland – a special 80th Anniversary set.

Commando D-Day special Issues 5755 - 5758

There are two all-new stories, both with stunning interior art in this set. “D-Day Pilot” by Ferg Handley is a story of heroism in the skies over the D-Day beaches, featuring fantastic art by Esteve Polls and a stunning Normandy cover by Keith Burns.

Dominic Teague’s “Operation Dummy!” is inspired by the true events of Operation Titanic, one of many diversion attempts by the Allies to confuse the Nazis before the D-Day! This issue features artwork from two relative newcomers to CommandoAlejandro García Mangana providing jaw dropping interiors , and Alejandro Perez Mesa on cover duty.

Commando 5755: Home of Heroes – D-Day Pilot
Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Esteve Polls | Cover: Keith Burns

Commando 5755: Home of Heroes - D-Day Pilot
Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Esteve Polls | Cover: Keith Burns

1944, D-Day. While the men valiantly stormed the Normandy beaches, above them RAF Tempests took the fight to the skies. Among them, was pilot Ryan Casey whose cocky attitude could put a lot of men in danger!

Commando 5756: Gold Collection – Operation Bulldog
Story: Allan | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Penalva
First Published 1969 as Issue 413

Commando 5756: Gold Collection - Operation Bulldog
Story: Allan | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Penalva
First Published 1969 as Issue 413
Commando 5756: Gold Collection - Operation Bulldog Story: Allan | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Penalva First Published 1969 as Issue 413

As the Allies poured men and equipment onto the Normandy beaches on D-Day, in an attempt to smash their way into Hitler’s Europe, many weird and secret weapons were used in action for the very first time. Yet none of these secret weapons were anything like that of Private “Knuckles” MacNeil… the hero who stormed ashore with the strangest fighting companion ever — a bulldog.

This well-loved and remembered classic Commando features not one but two of man’s best friends! Yes, it’s the British bulldog versus the German Dachshund!

Commando 5757: Action and Adventure – Operation Dummy!
Story: Dominic Teague | Art: Alejandro García Mangana | Cover: Alejandro Perez Mesa

Commando 5757: Action and Adventure - Operation Dummy!
Story: Dominic Teague | Art: Alejandro García Mangana | Cover: Alejandro Perez Mesa
Commando 5757: Action and Adventure - Operation Dummy! Story: Dominic Teague | Art: Alejandro García Mangana | Cover: Alejandro Perez Mesa

The German soldiers looked up with terror in their hearts as hundreds upon hundreds of parachutes filled the sky. Finally, the Allied invasion of Occupied France had begun… or had it?

Yes, there were hundreds of parachutes but only a few of them contained real, flesh‑and‑blood British soldiers, the others were paradummies designed to fool the Germans on the ground. For the real invasion hadn’t started yet — and this misdirection was vital to keep the Nazis off the beaches!

Commando 5758: Silver Collection – D-Day Drop
Story: Gentry | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Fernando
First Published 1970 as Issue 511

Commando 5758: Silver Collection - D-Day Drop
Story: Gentry | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Fernando
First Published 1970 as Issue 511
Commando 5758: Silver Collection - D-Day Drop Story: Gentry | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Fernando First Published 1970 as Issue 511

Private Steve Shields was really looking for a fight. Cheated out of his opportunity to hammer German boxer Horst Hartmann into the canvas by the outbreak of war, Steve had been trailing the Nazi ever since.

Now, deep behind enemy lines, he was squaring up to his old enemy — not with a gun, but with bare, clenched fists.

The second of Commando’s D-Day reprints features a bold cover by Fernando.

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Commando Issues 5755 – 5758 Cover Gallery

  • Commando 5755: Home of Heroes - D-Day Pilot Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Esteve Polls | Cover: Keith Burns
  • Commando 5756: Gold Collection - Operation Bulldog Story: Allan | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Penalva First Published 1969 as Issue 413
  • Commando 5757: Action and Adventure - Operation Dummy! Story: Dominic Teague | Art: Alejandro García Mangana | Cover: Alejandro Perez Mesa
  • Commando 5758: Silver Collection - D-Day Drop Story: Gentry | Art: V Fuente | Cover: Fernando First Published 1970 as Issue 511

• Commando Comics is online at commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | FacebookTwitter | YouTube | Commando Comics on AmazonUK | Commando Comics on Magzter | Pocket MagsDirect



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