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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Commando 5199-5202

The longest-running British war comic reaches its 5200th issue as Commando releases brand new issues 5199 – 5202! Check out the mysteries of Pyu city ruins in Burma, monuments to a minotaur in Crete, Aussie redemption in the jungle, and a prankster in the British Army!

5199: Labyrinth

Move over, Indiana jones! Writer Dominic Teague’s Lieutenant Ned Morris is here to discover ancient artefacts and save the day from the Japanese! But something slithers in the dark in Burma! Defeo and Morhain’s art will make you cry – “Snakes! Why did it have to be snakes?!”

Story: Dominic Teague
Art: Morhain & Defeo
Cover: Janek Matysiak

5200: Sky Blitz

Sky Blitz is our 5200th issue – and what an issue it is! Don’t be fooled by the dramatic cover by Scholler because inside lies a zany Eric Hebden plot! Based in the real Palace of Minos at Knossos, Captain Colbert fends off the relentless attacks from German paratroopers during the Battle of Crete. But the palace holds a secret – and it isn’t just Greek partisans.

Story: E Hebden
Art: Sostres
Cover: Scholler
Originally Commando No. 152 (February 1965).

5201: Jungle Redemption

From the writer of 2018’s best-selling Commando issue ‘Flak Run’, comes another ripper of a comic! In this issue, Brent Towns’ Sergeant Ted Jones is deep down in the jungle of a remote Indian Ocean island! But when his mission to destroy a Japanese airstrip goes pear-shaped, Ted has to leave his cobbers behind! Strewth! Now he’s determined to go back for them at any cost!

Story: Brent Towns
Art: Khato
Cover: Neil Roberts

5202: The Joker

What a cover! And what a Commando! Private Bob Dyson isn’t called “The Joker” for nothing! But Dyson and his by the book Company Sergeant Major, Alec Collins, get off to a bad start when the private’s mischievous streak strikes! Highlights includes changing the CSM’s cap badge to a sheriff’s badge and a dummy grenade!

Story: Burden
Art: Gordon C Livingstone
Cover: Dalger
Originally Commando No. 2775 (July 1994).

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