The latest quad of Commando comics from DC Thomson Media, out this week, are bang on target, joining out-of-the-ordinary squads on land and sea in an unusual action-adventure set, featuring a story in conjunction with Merseyside RAFAC.
Commando Issues 5567-5570 are in shops and online from Thursday 18th August, 2022.
Commando 5567: Home of Heroes: Target of Vengeance
Story: Colin Maxwell | Art: Vicente Alcazar | Cover: Mark Eastbrook
They call him the Sahara Sniper, ruthlessly picking off Americans in North Africa and using dum dum bullets — deliberately designed to cause as much damage as possible and banned by the Hague Convention. As LRDG Sergeant Jeff Nicholson tracks the elusive killer, he loses his best friend and colleague in the worst way imaginable. Perhaps another theatre of war and a green American rookie can clear his mind long enough to reach his target of vengeance.
A dark, high-tension tale from Colin Maxwell with gritty interiors from Vicente Alcazar, featuring a dynamic cover from Mark Eastbrook.
Commando 5568 – Gold Collection: Jungle Drop
Story: Powell | Art: R Fuente | Cover: Ian Kennedy |
Originally Commando No. 464 (1970)
Private Jason Jones is brave and determined and has been chosen for parachute training alongside his good pal, Watty Watkins. But there is a mystery around Jason that his sergeant, Rusty Miller, is determined to uncover as they set their sights on a mission in the deep jungles of Burma. Faced with plummeting from an aeroplane into the canopy, Jason falters… but is it the drop that gives him pause, or something else?
An action-packed story with twists and turns in this classic from Powell, as well as detailed interiors from R Fuente and a classic Ian Kennedy cover.
Commando 5569 – Action and Adventure: U-boat Gold
Story: Ferg Handley* | Art: Jaume Forns | Cover: Neil Roberts
*Based on an original story idea by 1128 Crosby Squadron, Merseyside, RAFAC
The fishing boat Serenity sets out from Trinidad in the autumn of 1944, never to return to the paradisical waters of home. Taken hostage, the brave and stalwart crew find themselves mixed up with errant Kriegsmarine and Royal Navy sailors — set on retrieving their hidden stolen gold and escaping to Venezuela! In a fight to the finish, liberty is everything. But the cost of freedom could be worth its weight in U-boat gold!
Inspired by an original story idea by the Cadets and Staff at 1128 Crosby Squadron, Merseyside Wing, RAFAC, this high-adventure tale is scripted by Ferg Handley, with action-packed interiors by Jaume Forns and an exciting cover from Neil Roberts.
Commando 5570 – Silver Collection: The Special Squad
Story: Staff | Art: Carrion | Cover: Jeff Bevan
Originally Commando No. 1822 (1984)
The Special Squad is everything you’d expect from the elite British Forces of World War Two — tough, capable and ready for anything. But this team has something extra special in their new recruit, Mark Butcher. He’s got a knack for photography that’s so good, he’s saved lives, from a whole family to an officer and his squad!
An eagle-eyed classic adventure from the staff at Commando, with dynamic interiors from Carrion and a painterly cover from Jeff Bevan.
COMMANDO 5567 – 5570 COVER GALLERY
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.