Zombies stalk Commando – as British war comic goes Horror for Halloween

The full cover to the Commando Halloween Special! Issue 5277 Commandos Vs Zombies is out on 31st October

The full cover to the Commando Halloween Special! Issue 5277 Commandos Vs Zombies is out on 31st October

Releasing in time for Halloween, Commando is bringing a new menace to its pages – a Nazi zombie horde!

The fear is very real in Commando 5277, “Commandos vs Zombies“… a spine-tingling story which features a team of commandos facing off against the walking dead for real this time — no hallucinations, mistaken identities, or G-Tex simulations this time!

Commando 5277 - Cover

Commandos Leo and Lionel are best friends fighting side by side as part of an elite commando squad. But a seemingly routine raid on a Norwegian heavy water plant puts their friendship to the test when they come face to face with the only thing more dangerous than Nazis, Nazi zombies!

Commando 5277 - Sample Art

Commando 5277 - Sample Art

The creepy Commando story is written by Georgia Standen Battle, who some readers may remember as the uncanny mind behind the almost-as-eerie Commando 5229 “Shadow in the Storm!”, the first Commando by a female writer in over 30 years.

Warlord 239 Cover dated 23rd April 1979 - featuring Union Jack Jackson

Warlord 239 Cover dated 23rd April 1979 – featuring Union Jack Jackson

Battle has also been trusted with bringing classic Warlord hero ‘Union Jack Jackson’ to the pages of Commando in an upcoming adventure, so keep your eyes peeled for news on that release coming very soon.

Jack Jackson was a Royal Marine Commando, the sole survivor after a British ship is sunk by the Japanese in 1943. Rescued by the US Marines, he ended up serving with the unit who fished him out of the ocean for the duration of World War Two after, due to a misunderstanding, he accidentally signed enlistment papers and became a US Marine himself!

The creeping cadavers and desperate commandos are brought back to life in vivid detail by long time Commando artist, Vicente Alcazar, and features some of Commando’s most ambitious art including inset panels, full-page bleeds, and double-page spreads!

Owners of Heritage Comics’ release The Art of Ian Kennedy were given a sneak peek at the cover of this issue long before its release. The legendary Ian Kennedy’s finalised artwork sits on the cover of ‘Commandos vs Zombies’ in all its gory glory.

• Issue 5277 ‘Commandos vs Zombies’ will be available to buy from WHSmith stores or digitally on Comixology, Page Suite, Readly, and on Amazon Kindle from late October


The Art of Ian Kennedy - Cover• Official Commando Comics Site: www.commandocomics.com

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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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