Rule-breaking Commando Comics hit newsagents this week

Four stories breaking all the rules are on offer in the latest explosive set of Commando, on sale this week, a great mix of air and land-based action adventures.

Commando Issues 5563 – 5566 from DC Thomson Media are in shops and online from Thursday 4th August 2022.

Commando 5563: Home of Heroes – Battleaxe
Story: R Tate | Art: Alberto Saichann | Cover: Mark Harris
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Commando 5563: Home of Heroes - Battleaxe - cover by Mark Harris

The retreat from Halfaya pass in June 1941 sees Sister Darcy Jackson picking up stragglers, as she limps behind the main force in her faithful Austin K2Y Ambulance. With a lost sepoy, a charming pilot and an arrogant lieutenant aboard, when their captured German Major turns the tables on our stalwart heroes, they have to break all the rules to survive!

A high-paced and explosive fifth story from R Tate, with dynamic and detailed interiors from Alberto Saichann and an impactful cover from Mark Harris.

Commando 5564: Gold Collection – Big Trouble!
Story: R A Montague | Art: Gordon C Livingstone | Cover: Tregenza
Originally Commando No. 1284 (1979)
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Commando 5564: Gold Collection - Big Trouble! Cover by Tregenza

Johnny and his Special Forces men love nothing more than sneaking into Norway and harrying the Nazis — but when they inadvertently capture a Dornier flying boat, an unexpected challenge comes their way.

Squadron Leader Peter Trill, an expert test pilot, is sent in by the RAF to take charge of a hotch-potch crew borrowed from Coastal Command. In a clash of wills and departments, can these allies pull together to make the best use of an enemy plane?

A dynamic story from Montague is complimented by interiors from ever-popular Gordon C Livingstone with intricate cover art from Tregenza.

Commando 5565: Action and Adventure – For Honour!
Story: Andrew Knighton | Art: Khato | Cover: Neil Roberts
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Commando 5565: Action and Adventure - For Honour! - cover by Neil Roberts

Edric of Burley and The Green Men are typical mercenaries of the Plantagenet Wars — they’ll do anything for a mug of ale and an old-fashioned sparring match! But, when faced with the evil Godfrey of Tours, the fate of a small village in an English-held region of France hangs in the balance, and so Sir Thomas Mulbarton must remind the motley crew that honour is not just a romantic ideal and that a contract can have more in the balance than a simple bag of coin.

Andrew Knighton’s witty tale features characterful interiors from Khato and a heroic cover from Neil Roberts.

Commando 5566: Silver Collection – Top Cover
Story: R A Montague | Art: Nebot | Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1825 (1984)
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Commando 5566: Silver Collection - Top Cover - Cover by Ian Kennedy

Tony Norton was a formidable pilot, and in the dense jungles of South East Asia, was providing vital cover and intel for the forces on the ground. But Tony doesn’t need a plane to carry out his duties as he suddenly finds himself amongst the ground troops! As they fight the Japanese and carry out their mission, secrets are unveiled and new light is shed on Tony’s pilot colleagues.

Expressive interiors from Nebot add to the drama of a second story from R A Montague with a classic cover from Commando legend, Ian Kennedy.

Commando Comics is online at www.commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Commando Comics on AmazonUK

COMMANDO 5563 – 5566 COVER GALLERY

  • Commando 5563: Home of Heroes - Battleaxe - cover by Mark Harris - Full
  • Commando 5564: Gold Collection - Big Trouble! Cover by Tregenza - Full
  • Commando 5565: Action and Adventure - For Honour! - cover by Neil Roberts - Full
  • Commando 5566: Silver Collection - Top Cover - Cover by Ian Kennedy Full

Commando Comics is online at www.commandocomics.com | DC Thomson – Subscriptions | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | Commando Comics on AmazonUK

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. 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 “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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