Thursday, September 30, 2021

Commando 5475-5478

Brand new Commando issues are out today! And above we have a fantastic cover by Ian Kennedy, who celebrated his birthday a few days ago. Happy Birthday, Ian! He is still turning out new covers (see 'The Tygrys' below) and is the star of a short (25mins) film made by Phillip Vaughan that can be found on YouTube.

5475: The Tygrys

Colin Maxwell lends his pen to Commando with a tale of the daring escape of a Polish Sub and its crew! During the Nazi invasion of Poland, the ORP Tygrys was told to stay put while the other more modern submarines were sent out to defend Poland. This didn’t sit well with the Tygrys, and it set out to stalk its prey!

This excellent Commando is brought to life with interiors from duo Morhain and Defeo, and topped off with another classic cover by Ian Kennedy!

Story | Colin Maxwell
Art | Morhain & Defeo
Cover | Ian Kennedy

5476: Lair of the Leopards

Squadron Leader Roddy Duffield had an axe to grind. A nasty group of Nazi called the Black Leopards had killed his mate, levelled their airfield and Roddy was out for revenge — whatever the cost! Well, Roddy paid the price for his bloodthirst when he was accused of cracking up and reassigned to a photo-recce outfit. Now how was Roddy supposed to get even if he could only shoot photos and not bullets?!

There’s never a dull moment with this 1960s Commando masterfully crafted by RA Montague and marvellously illustrated by Amador and Mackay!

Story | RA Montague
Art | Amador
Cover | Mackay
Originally Commando No. 426 (1969).

5477: Bug Attack

And now for something a little different — GIANT BUGS! In this sci-fi meets war comic penned by veteran writer Ferg Handley, a fracking operation in Colorado goes wrong — very wrong indeed — when gargantuan insects come crawling out of the cracks and wreak havoc by swarming over everything in their path! Only Commandos in mech-suits can hope to exterminate these mega-creepy crawlies and save the planet!

Commando artist Dan Barnfield tackles this off the wall adventure and Neil Roberts doesn’t disappoint with his bug-tastic cover! This Commando is sure to bug you if you miss it!

Story | Ferg Handley
Art |Dan Barnfield
Cover | Neil Roberts

5478: Desert Showdown

The men who went behind the lines to raid Rommel’s communications and supply routes in the desert were a hard bunch of no-nonsense fighters. Lieutenant Julian Eastwood’s mob were no different, except that three of them had dark secrets in their murky pasts. But not one of those three suspected the terrible fate that was waiting out there for them in the wilderness of sand and rock!

A romp straight out of the 1980s from the mind of the master writer, CG Walker, and stunning artwork from Fleming and the legend Ian Kennedy!

Story | CG Walker
Art | Fleming
Cover | Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1730 (1983).

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