Ramsey’s Raiders storm back into Commando in all-new story

Secret weapons in Mount Etna, saboteurs in the Napoleonic Wars, two bitter blokes in the North African desert, and Ramsey’s Raiders return, in the latest set of Commando (Issues 5579 – 5582), out this Thursday 29th September, 2022, from DC Thomson Media.

Commando 5579: Home of Heroes – Sharpshooters and Saboteurs
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art and Cover: Manuel Benet
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Commando 5579: Home of Heroes: Sharpshooters and Saboteurs - cover by Manuel Benet

Fresh from the Battle of Sorauren, Wellington’s riflemen Tom Hopper and Samuel Jones join the British forces besieging San Sebastian, while guerrilla leader Maria Vitoria finds herself relegated to washing sheets. But, Maria soon cottons on to there being a traitor in the camp! Can she get to the bottom of it before tensions between the trio rise to a fever pitch?

The readers asked for more Napoleonic war Commandos and Andrew Knighton delivers with Issue 5579 Sharpshooters and Saboteurs, working with Manuel Benet on his next hotly anticipated set in the series!

Commando 5580: Gold Collection – The Mad Major
Story: Allan Art: Aguilar Cover: R Fuente
Originally Commando No. 477 (1974)
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Commando 5580: Gold Collection: The Mad Major - cover by R Fuente

A secret formula for a weapon that could end the war? And the Nazis want to get their hands on it? AND the formula is inside the crater of Mount Etna? Only one man and his Special Air Service unit were MAD enough for this mission — Mad Major Alec Barber!

This Gold-era Commando comic features the dream team of Allan, Aguilar and R Fuente who cook up all the ingredients to Issue 5580 together into an unmissable comic!

Commando 5581: Action and Adventure – Ramsey’s Raiders – Desert Storm
Story: Ferg Handley | Art and Cover: Carlos Pino
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Commando 5581: Action and Adventure - Ramsey’s Raiders - Desert Storm - Cover by Carlos Pino

And they’re back! Ramsey’s Raiders return on another adventure in the desert! But this time Captain Jimmy Ramsey has his own Mad Major to contend with, as the raiders stumble upon a beleaguered artillery convoy. Thinking it best to lend a hand soon gets out of hand when Ramsey has more than the Afrika Korps to contend with as the commanding officer is barmier than a bag of cats! Can the Raiders get out of this one or will they fall foul of the mad major and the deadly desert storm?!

Ferg Handley’s series continues with Carlos Pino on interior artwork and cover duty, bringing a fresh coat of paint to the Ramsey’s Raiders.

Commando 5582: Silver Collection – Unwilling Heroes
Story: Anglo Art: Anglo Cover: Philpott
Originally Commando No. 1840 (1984)
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Commando 5582: Silver Collection - Unwilling Heroes

They were two men, a soldier and a pilot, who had risked their lives once to try to rescue a stranded airman from the merciless desert. Yet far from being awarded any medals they had found themselves being punished for disobeying orders. From then on they vowed never to stick their necks out again —but could that vow stand when the chips were down?

A classic Commando from the 1980s! From the brains of ‘Anglo’, who wrote and drew the interiors, and Philpott with another amazing cover — well, we’d be unwilling to miss it!

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COMMANDO 5579 – 5582 COVER GALLERY

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  • Commando 5580: Gold Collection: The Mad Major - cover by R Fuente FULL
  • Commando 5581: Action and Adventure - Ramsey’s Raiders - Desert Storm - Cover by Carlos Pino FULL
  • Commando 5582: Silver Collection - Unwilling Heroes FULL

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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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