Thursday, October 28, 2021

Commando 5483-5486

Something spooky this way comes as Commando Halloween horror specials are out today! Issues 5483-5486 are sure to send a shiver down your spine! Make sure you grab them — before they grab you!

5483: The Ghoul Squad

Feast your eyes on the first of our Halloween Commando specials! In Issue 5386 ‘The Ghoul Squad’, there’s rumours of gruesome goings-on in Transylvania of all places! So when a British squad disguised as peasants come a-knocking, you know there’s going to be hell to pay for some coffin dodgers!

A devilish delight of a story from gnarly Mike Garley for his second-ever Commando, which is brought back from the dead by the mysterious master himself, Manuel Benet. Make sure to pick up what is the first issue in a brand-new series — we hope it doesn’t drain the blood from your face while you read it!

Story | Mike Garley
Art | Manuel Benet
Cover | Manuel Benet

5484: Swamp of Terror
A creepy classic Commando crawling out from the archive dungeons… Issue 5484 ‘Swamp of Terror’ is coming your way very, very soon! And no, it’s not about a teenager’s bedroom, but a gloomy swamp in the heart of Germany — treacherous to anyone who doesn’t know the area! But luckily, Corporal Alec Tracy did — only he was going to have to employ the help of a Nazi to get through!

In this chilling Commando from 1972, the brain of Allan, pen of Galindo, and paintbrush of Penalva will be sure to haunt you if you miss it!

Story | Allan
Art | Galindo
Cover | Penalva
Originally Commando No. 617 (1972).

5485: Escape No Man’s Land

Issue 5485 is not for the faint of heart! ‘Escape No Man’s Land’ is the closest Commando has ever come to all-out horror as writer Georgia Battle tackles what terror lies in wait in the desolation in no man’s land. For no men are out there in the wastes — only monsters! A warning though, this Commando may give little children nightmares so only read if you’re brave enough!

This one-off Halloween special is from the deranged mind of Georgia Battle who teams up with the vilely-good Vicente Alcazar on interior artwork! All this topped off with another eerie and excellent cover by Staz Johnson!

Story | Georgia Standen Battle
Art | Vicente Alcazar
Cover | Staz Johnson

5486: Face the Demon!

Beware! Beware… Issue 5486 has slithered its way out of the Commando archive for a hair-raising reprint! We all have inner demons we need to face, but Clive Harrison’s demon was bigger, scarier and worse than anyone else’s – or so Clive thought! Could he bear to do his duty and stand by his mates with this horrible thing looming over him? Or would he crumble under the pressure?!

Amazing work from the deadly duo of CG Walker and CT Rigby is rounded off by a stellar cover by Ron Brown!

Story | CG Walker
Art | CT Rigby
Cover | Ron Brown
Originally Commando No. 1746 (1983).


  1. The virgin covers used as Commando column headers. Are these available in print? Do yours come from a digital mailshot?

  2. The larger images are published by Commando on their Facebook page. I then crop them and occasionally take out a title or part of a title just to neaten it up for posting.



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