(Report originally posted by Richard Sheaf) Two of Carlton’s Commando collections currently available have now been produced in alternative covers by Ian Kennedy. Fetaured here are the two Anzacs at War and the True Brit covers…
There’s also a new title from Carlton in the offing next Summer entitled Rumble in the Jungle and described as featuring the 12 best jungle fighting episodes of Commando ever.
“Stories set in the jungles of Malay and Burma are, like all other Commando comics, packed with action and adventure,” Carlton announces via Amazon.co.uk. “But there is something about these plots that really get the writers in top gear and they pull out all the stops. Who couldn’t get enthusiastic about ambushes, impenetrable undergrowth, mysterious caves, deep river gorges flooded by monsoons, samurai swords, slithering snakes, fiendish fevers, strange cries in the night, menacing idols, dangerous insects and animals added to the usual threats from bullets and bombs?
Featuring such stories as “Jungle Madness”, “Grudge Fight”, “The Black Pagoda”, “Halt – or Die!”, “Danger Everywhere!” and “Jungle Sniper”, this carefully selected anthology will transport you into a world of sweat, swamps…where our ever invincible allied heroes battle bravely and honourably to victory.”
We’ve edited out the blatant racism from the book description, and we suspect Amazon or Carlton will too once they have a better look at it…
• Rumble in the Jungle on amazon.co.uk (May 2008 release)
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.
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