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Thursday, April 02, 2020

Commando 5319 - 5322

Brand new Commando issues are out today! All the latest action and adventure, featuring two World War One forays, a stint in a Spitfire, and a weird romp in the North African desert!

You don’t even have to leave your house to get Commandos! DC Thomson are finalising one of their best print subscriptions deals yet — and you can buy the latest copies digitally through Amazon Kindle, Comixology, or directly on the DCT Shop.


5319: Out of the Woods

Canadian twins Tom and Harry McDonald were as different as they come — Tom a burly lumberjack and Harry a weedy schoolteacher — but Tom would always look after his brother no matter what. As World War One broke out, they both volunteered to do their bit. Harry struggled to fit into the fighting life but Tom thrived. Then in 1915, when the Germans unleashed their first horrific gas attack, Harry found himself in Kitcheners’ Wood among the men choking on the deadly fumes. Tom came to find Harry but he too began to gag on the gas as the Germans surrounded him. Tom had always had Harry’s back – but would Harry have Tom’s now that he needed him?

Story: Andrew Knighton
Art: Klacik & Muller
Cover: Tom Foster


5320:  The Silver Spitfire

A classic Commando from 1966, ‘The Silver Spitfire’ has it all — a vibrant cover by Ken Barr, stunning interiors by Gordon C Livingstone, and a gripping plot by Ken McOwan which spans the jungles of Burma, the island of Malta, and the skies over Italy before heading back to the Far East again — all in just the one Commando! And that’s not even mentioning that the Spitfire’s pilot carries with him a special talisman and the weight of a prophecy all about him and his silver Spitfire!

Story: McOwan
Art: Gordon C Livingstone
Cover: Ken Barr
Originally Commando No. 199 (1966).

5321: Conchie!

The second Commando in this set about The Great War, Issue 5321 ‘Conchie!’ is one of, if not the only, Commando about a part of that war often overlooked and looked down on. Conscientious objectors in the First World War were brave men who chose not to fight. Berated and the source of contempt, the conchies were courageous enough to stand up for their own beliefs — but that didn’t mean they didn’t do their part. Men like Will Miller joined the Non-Combatant Corps who were on the front line but unarmed when they came face-to-face with the enemy!

Story: Iain McLaughlin
Art: Morhain & Defeo
Cover: Ian Kennedy
 
5322: Man of Mystery

Get ready for a Commando that will blow your socks off! Writer Brenchley weaves a tale of intrigue in the North African desert the like of which is seldom seen in a Commando. When Sergeant Dave Wilson’s squadron is wiped out, he and Corporal Neil Rudkin are forced to wonder the desert to get back to their camp. Then things get really weird as a man who calls himself Corporal Kenneth Kane approaches them in the middle of nowhere. Only, when they get back, Dave soon discovers that Kenneth Kane is dead and has been for some time. Then who was that Man of Mystery?

Story: Brenchley
Art: Enriquez
Cover: Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1511 (1981).

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