Thursday, March 02, 2023

Commando 5623-5626

Commando celebrates International Women’s Day for the fourth year running. To mark it, Commando issues 5623-5626 are all yet again written by women! They go on sale today, Thursday 2nd March 2023!

5623: The Shape-shifter

There's something strange going on in the woods during the Battle of France — and it’s not just the speed of the German Blitzkrieg! For 1940 was about to get a visitor from 3023, a time when there was no such thing as war! Sounds ideal? Well, not to some people as someone has come from the future to the past to bring war back with them! The only thing stopping them? A hapless private named Ron Cope!

Writer Georgia Standen Battle weaves Sci-Fi together with war in her latest Commando comic where she once again works with the masterful artist Vicente Alcazar. Plus, Neil Roberts wields his magic on cover duties with a homage to Ian Kennedy’s cover for Commando #981 ‘The Haunted Woods’!

Story | Georgia Standen Battle
Art| Vicente Alcazar
Cover | Neil Roberts

5624: A Soldier’s Honour

As the German half-track hurtled towards the two men, Captain Peter Brookes grabbed the startled German officer and hauled him to safety. But why did the driver want to kill his own countryman?! It was a mystery that had started in France, continued in North Africa, and was now back in Europe again. Five years after it had begun, Peter was at last finding all the answers!

Mary Feldwick was likely Commando’s first female writer, and she struck gold with her exceptional stories. With art from Enriquez and an outstanding cover by Ian Kennedy — this is a classic Commando!

Story | Feldwick
Art | Enriquez
Cover | Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1383 (1980).

5625: Foul Play

In the smoking ruins of his latest mission, SAS Major Elliot Slater finds an invitation to an exclusive party with a shady host. But with the SS, secret agents, and free-flowing champagne, what could possibly go wrong? Slater’s new recruit, Lady Margaret Green was about to find out!

A Bond-like story from R Tate with everything a good spy comic needs all brought to life by the impeccable artwork of Manuel Benet!

Story | R Tate
Art | Manuel Benet
Cover | Manuel Benet

5626: Man of Honour

According to legend, a knight would aid Toulours whenever the village was in trouble. But when the peaceful village was invaded by German troops with motorcycles, machine guns, and mortars — surely there was nothing the ghost of an ancient knight could do against this sort of enemy? Or was there...

We come to our second reprint written by Mary Feldwick for Commando’s International Women’s Day celebrations — and what a story! With art from the indomitable CT Rigby and an amazing cover from Ian Kennedy, you don’t want to miss this!

Story | Feldwick
Art | CT Rigby
Cover | Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1453 (1980).

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