War at Sea, in the Air and on Land! Get ready for an action-packed set of Commando comics

Air, land and sea dramas, duels and death-defiance in the next four splendid issues of Commando from DC Thomson Media. Issues 5551 – 5554 are in shops and online from Thursday 23rd June 2022.

Commando 5551: Home of Heroes – Thunderfish!
Story: Brent Towns | Art: Khato | Cover: Mark Harris
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Commando 5551: Home of Heroes - Thunderfish! - cover by Mark Harris

Commander Ralph Hunter and Lieutenant Jimmy Hart are some of the few survivors of the sinking of the USS Pike. Now they’re assigned to a new Tambor Class submarine and have the opportunity to strike back against the enemy.

But with Hunter quaking in his boots and rumours of cowardice abound, can Hart hold the loyalty of the crew long enough to even the score in this tense underwater adventure in the Pacific?

Commando 5552: Gold Collection – The Sword Shall Decide
Story: Welsh | Art: Aguilar | Cover: Penalva
Originally Commando No. 452 (1970)
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Commando 5552: Gold Collection - The Sword Shall Decide - cover by Penalva

Secrets, lies and desert spies feature in this heated drama.

Sergeant Bill Bradley has his work cut out for him when the Nazis come spoiling for a fight in the heat of the desert.

But the enemy has the upper hand, as their informants are perfectly placed to lead the good-natured sergeant astray. There’s only one way to settle this kind of honour dispute — by the sword!

Commando 5553: Action and Adventure – Bazooka Billy
Story: Ferg Handley | Art: Paolo Ongaro | Cover: Mark Harris
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Commando 5553: Action and Adventure - Bazooka Billy - cover by Mark Harris

The life of a spotter pilot is hardly glitz and glamour, and all Billy Joyner wants to do is take a pop at the enemy before he’s reported back and they’ve moved on.

But in this action-packed adventure, we discover his Grasshopper might not have a radio, but those bazookas look pretty neat and pack a powerful punch to boot!

Commando 5554: Silver Collection: Hard to Kill!
Story: Mike Knowles | Art and Cover: Manuel Benet
Originally Commando No. 2704 (1993)
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Commando 5554: Silver Collection: Hard to Kill! cover by Manuel Benet

First, it was the jungles of Burma, then a term in Korea. Now, Fred Gates is stationed in Malaya, and knows these jungles like the back of his hand.

But the pace of war and tactics have changed and Fred will have to learn to adapt, and trust, if he wants to continue being so hard to kill in this unusual Cold War story!

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

Commando 5551 – 5554: Cover Gallery

  • Commando 5551: Home of Heroes - Thunderfish! - cover by Mark Harris Full
  • Commando 5552: Gold Collection - The Sword Shall Decide - cover by Penalva FULL
  • Commando 5553: Action and Adventure - Bazooka Billy - cover by Mark Harris Full
  • Commando 5554: Silver Collection: Hard to Kill! cover by Manuel Benet FULL

If you’re a longtime Commando fan, you may also be interested in the new Commando Classic Covers Collection, a huge selection of gifts including canvases, prints, tote bags, mugs, pencil tins and clocks. The range features 13 iconic covers and is curated by Commando Designer Grant WoodCheck the range out on the DC Thomson web shop

• 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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