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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ruiz

The last of our mystery Commando artists for this week is Ruiz, who first contributed in 1978. He produced 67 issues before departing in 1990, usually at the rate of five or six issues a year. The examples below are from 1980 (The Blades of War) and 1987 (And Now... Strike Back!).

Update - 18 October 2014: Thanks to Jose we can put a name to the artist: Alejandro Martinez Ruiz, son of Luis Martinez Mira, who was a regular on Air Ace Picture Library. Ruiz was born in 1961, so began his career on Commando at the age of 17. He also drew romances, possibly for Star Love Stories, which was a long-running Thomson romance pocket library. Nowadays he is a painter and illustrator, contributing to the Spanish Air Museum.

 

 
STRIPOGRAPHY
Prepare for Action (Commando 1234, Jun 1978)
Into Battle (Commando 1238, Jul 1978)
The Fighter (Commando 1262, Oct 1978)
Deadly Cargo (Commando 1285, Jan 1979)
A Time of Terror (Commando 1300, Mar 1979)
Tempest! (Commando 1316, May 1979)
Hunting Trouble (Commando 1333, Jul 1979)
Ten Years After (Commando 1348, Sep 1979)
Barmy's Private Army (Commando 1359, Oct 1979)
Death-Ray (Commando 1378, Dec 1979)
The Blades of War (Commando 1400, Mar 1980)
Last Man Out (Commando 1421, Jun 1980)
Witch Doctor (Commando 1439, Aug 1980)
Crossed Swords (Commando 1457, Oct 1980)
Boy's War (Commando 1472, Dec 1980)
Always a Prisoner (Commando 1502, Apr 1981)
U-Boat Menace (Commando 1519, Jun 1981)
The Hollow Island (Commando 1535, Aug 1981)
Behind Enemy Lines (Commando 1552, Oct 1981)
The Secret Heroes (Commando 1569, Dec 1981)
Code of Honour (Commando 1590, Mar 1982)
In the Enemy Camp (Commando 1606, May 1982)
Combined Operation (Commando 1617, Jun 1982)
Guerilla War (Commando 1633, Aug 1982)
To Catch a Spy (Commando 1647, Oct 1982)
Drive into Danger (Commando 1663, Dec 1982)
The Fiord Fighters (Commando 1678, Feb 1983)
Dead Man's Diamonds (Commando 1696, Apr 1983)
The Enemy Within (Commando 1713, Jun 1983)
Flying Circus (Commando 1736, Sep 1983)
Pop's Army (Commando 1752, Nov 1983)
Tiger in the Sun (Commando 1774, Feb 1984)
Flames of Fear (Commando 1792, Apr 1984)
Bridge of Fate (Commando 1810, Jun 1984)
Cook-House Heroes (Commando 1826, Aug 1984)
Firing Zone (Commando 1839, Oct 1984)
Escape from France (Commando 1856, Dec 1984)
Heroes and Cowards (Commando 1885, Apr 1985)
Keep Running! (Commando 1898, May 1985)
Man with a Million Secrets (Commando 1920, Aug 1985)
Desert of Danger (Commando 1937, Oct 1985)
Risky Business (Commando 1952, Dec 1985)
The Fight Against Fear (Commando 1977, Mar 1986)
Deadly Danger! (Commando 1993, May 1986)
Sam's Secret War (Commando 2009, Jul 1986)
High Treason (Commando 2021, Sep 1986)
Here We Go Again! (Commando 2039, Nov 1986)
The Tigers Are Coming (Commando 2057, Jan 1987)
Team Spirit (Commando 2079, Apr 1987)
With All Guns Blazing! (Commando 2093, Jun 1987)
And Now... Strike Back! (Commando 2106, Jul 1987)
The Army at Sea (Commando 2121, Sep 1987)
"Attacking Now!" (Commando 2137, Nov 1987)
Air War, Ground War (Commando 2153, Jan 1988)
Rupert the Terrible (Commando 2174, Apr 1988)
A Desperate Time (Commando 2189, Jun 1988)
One Raid Too Many (Commando 2208, Aug 1988)
Red Army Raiders (Commando 2221, Oct 1988)
Cargo of Fear (Commando 2241, Dec 1988)
The Last Big Gun (Commando 2256, Feb 1989)
Top-Secret Cargo (Commando 2273, Apr 1989)
His Worship Goes to War (Commando 2296, Jul 1989)
Left to Die! (Commando 2318, Oct 1989)
Sergeant Sinclair's War (Commando 2335, Dec 1989)
Jumbo and the Tracker (Commando 2361, Mar 1990)
Andy's Army (Commando 2405, Sep 1990)
Operation Dragon (Commando 2425, Nov 1990)

1 comment:

dementeddad said...

Great article Steve, it is helping me to fill in a lot of gaps in my monster spreadsheet as I have now got 1850 covers and 1758 internal art credits thanks to this adding to what I had before.