Brand new Commando (Issues 5363-5366) are on sale this week from DC Thomson Media. Here’s the full intel…
Commando 5363: Home of Heroes: Daggers Drawn
Story: Russell Sheath | Art: Khato | Cover: Neil Roberts
From writer and ex-serviceman Russell Sheath comes a modern-era Commando with classic themes. Daggers Drawn follows a group of Royal Marine Commandos on a routine training exercise in the Scottish Highlands that goes horribly wrong when they interrupt an illegal arms-deal.
Now, unarmed and stranded in an unforgiving terrain, two rookies must do what they can to make it out alive and stop the deal!
Commando 5364: Gold Collection: Born Brave
Story: Eric Hebden | Art: Frollo | Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 161 (1965)
In Captain Eric Hebden’s classic Commando from the 1960s, British dispatch rider Sergeant George Ward was roaring back to his base in France after a routine delivery job when the road swung into a dark forest — and what happened when George raced into that wood was to give him nightmares for months to come!
Commando 5365: Action and Adventure: Ramsey’s Raiders: The Rats’ Nest
Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Carlos Pino | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Ramsey’s Raiders return yet again – this time for a less than above board mission in a SS-infested village in France. The elite Special Raiding Force are out to rescue the trapped SOE agent, who also happens to be a relative of their commanding officer — and to make matters worse, their secret rescue mission is hot off the back of D-Day and the Allies are ready to blast the Nazis out!
Commando 5366: Silver Collection: The Secret Heroes
Story: Bill Fear | Ar: |Ruiz | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1569 (1981)
Family loyalties are often stronger than any other ties in Commando. That’s why, in The Secret Heroes, Olaf Milang couldn’t believe what he was told by the Resistance when he returned home to his native Norway on a secret mission.
Was his own brother really acting the traitor and wearing the uniform of the Nazi-controlled police?! Find out is this fantastic silver-era reprint!
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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.