Ramsey’s Raiders return in pre-Christmas Commando comic release!

Four new Commandos make for a pre-Christmas treat this week, stories that include an all-new Ramsey’s Raiders from Ferg Handley and Carlos Pino.

Heroes find themselves under siege and villains under fire, as luck keeps life and limb together in another four stonking adventures…

Commando comics Issues 5499 to 5502 from DC Thomson Media are on sale in UK newsagents this Thursday, and available digitally now.

Commando 5499: Home of Heroes: Ramsey’s Raiders: The Castle
Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Carlos Pino | Cover: Ian Kennedy
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Commando 5499: Home of Heroes: Ramsey’s Raiders: The Castle

The Raiders are back for another adventure — and this time under siege! Teamed up with a hot-headed Commando unit and holed up in a gothic castle, the rag-tag team of heroes are outgunned and outnumbered by wave after wave of enemy soldiers. However, the real problem may come from the enemy within… and only some cool, calm and collected teamwork might be able to save the mission!

Another rollicking adventure from Ferg Handley with lively interiors from Carlos Pino and another striking cover from veteran artist Ian Kennedy.

Commando 5500: Gold Collection – Hong Kong Hooky
Story: Newark | Art: J Fuente | Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 245 (1967)
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Commando 5500: Gold Collection - Hong Kong Hooky

For our five-thousand-five-hundredth issue, Commando visits Hong Kong, as Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander “Hooky” Jackson defends invasion with a paltry group of military scruffs, fresh from the glass-house and ready for a fight! But as one man’s deviousness might hand the region over to the Japanese, can Hooky turn him around and continue to fight the good fight?

An action-packed Commando classic from Newark with dynamic artwork from J Fuente and one of the most iconic Commando covers from Ken Barr.

Commando 5501: Action and Adventure – Knock of the Gestapo
Story: Colin Maxwell | Art: Vicente Alcazar | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Commando 5501: Action and Adventure - Knock of the Gestapo - cover by Neil Roberts

A sinister tale of three devious SS officials with a taste for the finer things in life. As these Nazi rats arrange to escape the sinking ship that is the Third Reich, an unexpected visitor comes knocking. What could connect these three guilty parties? And will they pay for their crimes against the Reich or the people they oppress?

An intriguing and ominous story from Colin Maxwell with dramatic artwork from Vicente Alcazar and an arresting cover from Neil Roberts.

Commando 5502: Silver Collection – Who Needs Luck?
Story: Staff | Art: Jose Maria Jorge | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1757 (1983)
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Commando 5502: Silver Collection - Who Needs Luck? - cover by Ian Kennedy

Pilot Officer Sid Carter flies the renowned Beaufighter on raids over the jungle — a job requiring courage and skill. But Carter lacks faith in himself and insists that luck is all that keeps him and his fellow airborne heroes together — and he’ll need more of it if he’s going to survive this war!

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The official 2022 Commando Calendar is available to order direct from the DC Thomson Media web shop

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 available to order here on Amazon (Using this Affiliate Link helps support downthetubes, thank you)

The book showcases Ian’s fantastic array of work for not only DC Thomson Media but also his own personal collection. The high spec 160-page art book includes both never before seen and classic covers, as well as illustrations from the DC Thomson archives, featuring titles as diverse as Lucky Charm and Buddy

Set out chronologically, the book showcases Ian’s career at the famous Scottish publishing house, from his early days working on ‘Red-Skull Branson’ and ‘Commando Jim’ to his most recent covers and commissions for Commando

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

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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. Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Explorer (previously known as Star Trek 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.



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