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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Commando 5227-5230

Shark-infested seas, French Resistance showdowns, Battle of Britain pilots, and a Commando that’s been thirty years in the making! Brand new issues are out today!

5227: SUNKEN AVENGER

Sharks, aircraft carriers and buoyant aircraft! Jason Cobley’s SUNKEN AVENGER is a race against time for one Avenger crew as their aircraft begins its decent into the depths of the Pacific Ocean. But if that wasn’t bad enough, they’re being held hostage by a Japanese pilot who is also afloat! Will they make it back or will they all be sunk?! 

Story: Jason Cobley
Art: Jaume Forns
Cover: Ian Kennedy

5228: BEWARE THE WOLF

BEWARE THE WOLF – if you’re a Nazi that is! Working with the French Resistance, ‘Le Loup’ is otherwise known as Captain Mark Miller of the British Commandos. Captured during a raid, Miller is determined to make the Germans regret occupying France! That was until a nasty Nazi named Karl Boorgman vows to “execute one civilian every day until The Wolf gives himself up…” Dramatic stuff and an excellent read by Eric Hebden!

Story: E Hebden
Art: Huescar
Cover: Penalva
Originally Commando No. 681 (1972).


5229: SHADOW IN THE STORM!

SHADOW IN THE STORM! is a Commando of firsts! The first story about the Air Transport Auxiliary’s female pilots during World War Two brought to life by Commando’s first female writer in over 30 years! 

Dianne Garbutt and Jane Feldwick are names most Commando readers will recognise but Georgia Standen Battle is the first female writer to join their ranks since 1984. Georgia Standen Battle is no stranger to the legacy she is to become a part of:

“I was influenced by Feldwick stories, in particular her use of the supernatural or the unexplained. I really wanted to write about the inspirational and often overlooked female pilots in the ATA and their contribution to the war but with an unexpected twist like Feldwick does in her stories.”

All this with an ELECTRIC cover by Keith Burns – this isn’t an issue you’ll want to miss!

Story: Georgia Standen Battle
Art: Morhain & Defeo
Cover: Keith Burns


5230: “SQUADRON – SCRAMBLE!”

You may recognise the Ian Kennedy cover for “SQUADRON – SCRAMBLE!” from a certain art book, on sale now. Indeed, “SQUADRON – SCRAMBLE!” first came to the Commando team’s attention when it was selected to be this very reprint. The team was so enamoured with the cover, they just had to put it in The Art of Ian Kennedy book. Read the issue and you’ll see why!

Story: KP MacKenzie
Art: Jose Maria Jorge
Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2622 (1992).

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