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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Commando 5191-5194

Get ready for Viking ghosts, a man from Mars, Napoleonic duels, and grudges against the Germans! All this and more in brand new Commando issues 5191–5194 — out today!

5191: Viking Phantom

Something weird this way comes from the mind of George Low! In an ancient Scottish Broch, Fleet Air Arm Warrant Officer Rex Leigh is shivering – but is it from the cold? Or is it from what is lurking outside in the murk? Out there in the dark, German infiltrators aren’t the only thing Rex should be frightened of! All this topped off with an eerie cover from Neil Roberts… what more could a spook want? 

Story: George Low
Art: Morhain & Defeo
Cover: Neil Roberts

5192: Soldier from Space

Writer Skentleberry can always be relied on for a wacky Commando yarn, but this stellar adventure will blow your mind! Voltan comes from the year 3000 AD and he’s looking for men to serve in his army – but not if Lieutenant Mike Johnson has anything to say about it! This paired with Jordi Penalva’s Flash Gordon-esque cover does more than sell this out-of-this-world issue which almost belongs in Commando’s brother comic, Starblazer!

Story: Skentleberry
Art: Cortes
Cover: Penalva
Originally Commando No. 577 (August 1971).

5193: Cold Steel

Graeme Neil Reid delivers again with his third-ever Commando cover! Here’s a Commando behind the scenes titbit: the brief for this cover was perhaps the most detailed brief in Commando history! And what a brilliant job Reid does in bringing Jim and David Turner’s Napoleonic war story to life!

Story: Jim and David Turner
Art: Muller & Klacik
Cover: Graeme Neil Reid

5194: Grant’s Grudge

A powerhouse of Commando contributors come together in ‘Grant’s Grudge’ with veteran writer Ian Clark teaming up with Gordon C Livingstone and Ian Kennedy! Follow Sergeant Doug Grant, who thinks the only good German is a dead one! Even when Grant’s treated by some kindly German doctors – the grudge remains. So what does he do? He punches them in the face and scarpers! Also a highlight in this Commando: a goose attack!

Story: Ian Clark
Art: Gordon C Livingstone
Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2751 (April 1994).

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