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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Blasco... no, not that one.

Blasco is a credit that has appeared in a number of Commando reprints in the 21st century... but the artist is not the famous Jesus Blasco or his brothers. In fact there might have been two Blascos who have worked for Commando as there was an early—1964—issue, which is long before a run of strips that began in 1979. Blasco drew a new issue roughly every two months until 1990—a total of 58 issues.

I believe this is Jamie Blasco Romero, although he would have already have been 50 when he started working for Commando. The earlier strip may be someone else but I don't have any scans from this issue.

While I'm thinking about Blascos, does anyone know anything about Leopoldo Blasco, who drew a strip for Roy of the Rovers and, perhaps, elsewhere?

 
 
Flaming Skies (Commando 102, Jan 1964)

Private Schultz's War (Commando 1350, Sep 1979)
Jungle Magic (Commando 1369, Nov 1979)
Breakout! (Commando 1386, Jan 1980)
Paratrooper (Commando 1402, Mar 1980)
Game of Bluff (Commando 1414, May 1980)
A Soldier's Duty (Commando 1430, Jul 1980)
Fire in the Forest (Commando 1440, Aug 1980)
The Long Way Back (Commando 1458, Oct 1980)
Ghost Rider (Commando 1474, Dec 1980)
Act of Courage (Commando 1482, Jan 1981)
Desert Ordeal (Commando 1501, Apr 1981)
The Snow Wolves (Commando 1513, May 1981)
Death Before Dishonour (Commando 1533, Aug 1981)
On Target! (Commando 1544, Sep 1981)
Castle in the Jungle (Commando 1560, Nov 1981)
Danger in the Jungle (Commando 1574, Jan 1982)
Renegade Sergeant (Commando 1591, Mar 1982)
The Two Deserters (Commando 1607, May 1982)
Some Kind of Hero (Commando 1616, Jun 1982)
Winners Losers (Commando 1634, Aug 1982)
Count-Down to Danger (Commando 1705, May 1983)
Stop the Panzers! (Commando 1720, Jul 1983)
Hour of Reckoning (Commando 1743, Oct 1983)
The Spoils of War (Commando 1759, Dec 1983)
Secret Enemy (Commando 1776, Feb 1984)
Law of the Jungle (Commando 1790, Apr 1984)
The Strongpoint (Commando 1807, Jun 1984)
Lionheart (Commando 1823, Aug 1984)
The Aces (Commando 1842, Oct 1984)
Mission Accomplished (Commando 1861, Jan 1985)
The Last Raiders (Commando 1882, Mar 1985)
Death in the Jungle (Commando 1901, Jun 1985)
Hunted! (Commando 1928, Sep 1985)
When Luck Runs Out (Commando 1949, Dec 1985)
The Fighting Coward (Commando 1965, Feb 1986)
Shadow of the Vulture (Commando 1983, Apr 1986)
Take Your Chance! (Commando 2000, Jun 1986)
The Deadly Boats (Commando 2015, Aug 1986)
A Date With Death (Commando 2031, Oct 1986)
A Test of Nerves (Commando 2048, Dec 1986)
Operation Poison (Commando 2065, Feb 1987)
Very Important Prisoner (Commando 2080, Apr 1987)
Honour of the Regiment (Commando 2097, Jun 1987)
Destroyer Squadron (Commando 2113, Aug 1987)
Death from the Sky (Commando 2129, Oct 1987)
Lucky Pilot! (Commando 2146, Dec 1987)
Win or Lose (Commando 2165, Mar 1988)
Special Strike Force (Commando 2175, Apr 1988)
The Final Target (Commando 2190, Jun 1988)
Right on Target (Commando 2213, Sep 1988)
Down in the Desert (Commando 2225, Oct 1988)
Target—China! (Commando 2245, Jan 1989)
War in the Wilds (Commando 2261, Mar 1989)
Greedy for Glory (Commando 2277, May 1989)
Circus at War (Commando 2303, Aug 1989)
The Final Showdown (Commando 2322, Oct 1989)
Renegade Squad (Commando 2350, Feb 1990)
The Lost Cross (Commando 2374, May 1990)

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