Thursday, June 23, 2022

Commando 5551-5554

Air, land and sea dramas, duels and death-defiance in the next four splendid issues of Commando!
Issues 5551-5554 are in shops and online from Thursday 23rd June, 2022.

5551: Thunderfish!

Commander Ralph Hunter and Lieutenant Jimmy Hart are some of the few survivors of the sinking of the USS Pike. Now they’re assigned to a new Tambor Class submarine and have the opportunity to strike back against the enemy. But with Hunter quaking in his boots and rumours of cowardice abound, can Hart hold the loyalty of the crew long enough to even the score?

A tense underwater adventure in the Pacific from Brent Towns with expressive interiors from Khato and a clean-cut cover from Mark Harris.

Story | Brent Towns
Art| Khato
Cover | Mark Harris

5552: The Sword Shall Decide

Sergeant Bill Bradley has his work cut out for him when the Nazis come spoiling for a fight in the heat of the desert. But the enemy has the upper hand, as their informants are perfectly placed to lead the good-natured sergeant astray. There’s only one way to settle this kind of honour dispute — by the sword!

Secrets, lies and desert spies feature in this heated drama from Welsh, with Aguilar’s distinctive interior artwork and a classic Penalva cover.

Story | Welsh
Art | Aguilar
Cover | Penalva
Originally Commando No. 452 (1970)

5553: Bazooka Billy

The life of a spotter pilot is hardly glitz and glamour, and all Billy Joyner wants to do is take a pop at the enemy before he’s reported back and they’ve moved on. His Grasshopper might not have a radio, but those bazookas look pretty neat and pack a powerful punch to boot!

An action-packed adventure from Ferg Handley, with dynamic interiors from Paolo Ongaro and another exciting cover from Mark Harris.

Story | Ferg Handley
Art | Paolo Ongaro
Cover | Mark Harris

5554: Hard to Kill!

First, it was the jungles of Burma, then a term in Korea. Now, Fred Gates is stationed in Malaya and knows these jungles like the back of his hand. But the pace of war and tactics have changed and Fred will have to learn to adapt — and trust — if he wants to continue being so hard to kill!

An unusual cold-war story from Mike Knowles, featuring earlier interior and cover artwork from well-loved veteran Commando artist Manuel Benet.

Story | Mike Knowles
Art | Manuel Benet
Cover | Manuel Benet
Originally Commando No. 2704 (1993).

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