Thursday, December 12, 2019

Commando 5287-5290

Brand new issues of Commando — out today! And this week's crop includes the revival of Union Jack Jackson from the pages of Warlord and Victor, drawn by the likes of Carlos Cruz, Francisco Fuentes Man and Jordi Franch. For newcomers, Jack Jackson is a Royal Marine whose ship, Attacker, is destroyed by a Japanese airstrike. Jackson makes it to a remote Pacific island where he teams up with US Marines, painting a Union Jack on his helmet to remind himself and others that "Once a Royal Marine, always a Royal Marine."

5287: Union Jack Jackson

Union Jack Jackson is back in his first adventure since 1991! Storming an island, going head-to-head with a Japanese sniper and saving his mates from a prisoner of war camp is all in a day’s work for Union Jack because…
    “A Royal Marine never gives up!”
    Reviving a classic character, the issue re-tells his origin in a no-holds-barred action adventure as UJJ joins the US army, with some twists along the way!

Story: Georgia Standen Battle
Art: Paolo Ongaro
Cover: Tom Foster

5288: Call It Quits

There’s nothing like a Commando with two RAF pilots who hate each other’s guts — and Call It Quits has it in spades! Like chalk and cheese, Mike Boyd is a hothead show-off while Ian Harper is cool as a cucumber and by the book. What’s more, Mike has sworn to prove he’s a better pilot then Ian, but after writing off a Spitfire and getting branded as a menace, will the headstrong pilot ever be able to ‘Call It Quits’ with his rival?

Story: Staff
Art: Amador
Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 782 (1973).

5289: The Wombat and The Tiger

Brent Towns writes a fist-pumping action romp in The Wombat and The Tiger. As one outdated and one new Royal Australian Navy destroyer finds themselves outclassed and outgunned by a Japanese behemoth warship on the prowl in the shipping lanes outside Port Darwin, can the fiery Aussie crews work together to take down the devil from the Far East? Read it to find out!

Story: Brent Towns
Art: Morhain & Defeo
Cover: Keith Burns
5290: Destination Siberia

When it’s cold, it’s freezing in Issue 5290 Destination Siberia! And you couldn’t get a frostier reception from the likes of evil NKVD Major Henkel — former SS Captain and member of the ruthless gang of murderers called ‘Henkel’s Hangmen’. Somehow, the scab of a man has wormed his way into the position of commandant of a Soviet labour camp where a specific German prisoner is being held. But two British men and two Americans were going to save that German and get revenge on Henkel to boot!

Story: Alan Hebden
Art: Denis McLoughlin
Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 2814 (1994).

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