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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Commando 5419-5422


Commando
goes all out with its next set of pocketbook tales in issues 5419-5422 as the heroes battle it out in North Africa, Vietnam, and the not-too-distant future — out today!


5419: Five Seconds in ‘Nam

Age nineteen and a radio operator in ‘Nam, could there be anything worse? Well, yes, you could be that and separated from your team with nothing to go by but a garbled distress call nearby. That’s the position Charles “Hoss” Nelson found himself in in 1968 and it turned out to be even more dangerous than he could imagine!

Another stunning aviation cover from Neil Roberts, with claustrophobic interiors from Muller and Klacik which perfectly compliment Heath Ackley’s writing. A rare first-person narrative, Ackley puts you right in the action, masterfully building the tension.  

Story | Heath Ackley
Art | Muller and Klacik
Cover | Neil Roberts


5420: Crackshot

“SLASHER GIBSON WAS A ‘RED-CAP’, A MILITARY POLICE SERGEANT… AND HE OF ALL PEOPLE WAS WANTED FOR MURDER!”

With an opening caption like that, who could resist not reading on?! From Golden Era Commando legends Eric Hebden and Gordon C Livingstone, this Commando ticks all the boxes for fans of the genre and British comics alike.

Story | E Hebden
Art | Gordon C Livingstone
Cover | Gordon C Livingstone
Originally Commando No. 340 (1968).


5421: Darksiders

Commando goes Cyberpunk as it dips its toe in the waters of its Sci-Fi companion title Starblazer. Set in The City, Commando CO Truman is tasked with retrieving stolen tech from the Rebels, but soon finds himself in the Dark Zone with a massive bounty on his head. Can he get his team out alive and will he unravel the mystery surrounding his mission before it’s too late?

Another fast-paced action heavy issue from R Tate, with interiors stunningly rendered by Vicente Alcazar who gives credence to the high-gloss machinery against the grime of The City. All this is topped off by a spectacular cover by Neil Roberts which pays expert tribute to the genre.

Story | R Tate
Art | Vicente Alcazar
Cover | Neil Roberts


5422: Desert Thief

Private Jim Collinwood had never stolen a thing in his life… he just wasn’t the type. But there were those who had pointed the finger at him and accused him of just that! And, at a time when he had enough to do just surviving in the desert war, proving his innocence was not going to be easy — yet prove it Jim would!

Another classic cover from Commando icon Ian Kennedy, capturing the heat of Sanderson and Fleming’s desert wastelands.  

Story | Roger Sanderson
Art | Fleming
Cover | Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1666 (1982).

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