Thursday, May 25, 2023

Commando 5647-5650

Red-hot action in outer-space, the desert and Italy! Commando issues 5647-5650 hit the shelves today, Thursday 25th May, 2023!

5647: Zero-Sum

In the distant future of the 23rd century, humankind is fighting a war for survival, locked in a struggle against a new kind of enemy — machines. Controlled by an artificial intelligence known as Zero-Sum, these war machines are dedicated to one purpose — the annihilation of the human race!
The only thing that can stop Zero-Sum is a weapon capable of defeating its impenetrable energy shielding. To find it, a group of space marines has travelled across the galaxy to an abandoned weapons facility on a hostile alien planet. But what they find there may be more dangerous than Zero Sum itself!

Issue 5647 is an out-of-this-world Commando — literally! Dominic Teague’s interstellar storyline is sent to the stars by the excellent work of Starblazer alumni Carlos Pino! Set your ray guns to stun for this issue is stunning!

Story | Dominic Teague
Art| Carlos Pino
Cover | Carlos Pino

5648: Death in the Desert

“This ain’t no Boy Scout troop. There’s just one way to get out of Portland's Pirates, and that’s feet first!” Yes, being one of Portland’s Pirates could be as good as a death sentence! And when Lieutenant Neil Andrews found himself press-ganged into that bunch of ruffians, his welcome wasn’t a happy one. But Lieutenant Neil Andrews wasn’t ready to die yet!

CG Walker is on top form in this classic Commando. With intrigue and mystery in buckets, Issue 5648 drives you through the desert, with Galindo’s artwork holding onto you by the neck the whole way! What’s more, this issue has a Jeff Bevan special on cover duty — cracking stuff indeed!

Story | CG Walker
Art | Galindo
Cover | Jeff Bevan
Originally Commando No. 962 (1975).

5649: See Naples — or Die!

When Sergeant Gennaro Ricci returned to Naples, the city had been overrun by Germans who shot first and asked questions later. Plus, his sister had been kidnapped by the German major running the whole shebang! Well, with a little help Gennaro was going to show the Nazis four days in Naples they’d never forget!

Colin Maxwell’s story is inspired by the events of the famous ‘Four Days of Naples’, with Italian artist Paolo Ongaro lending authenticity to his tale. And that’s not even mentioning Mark Eastbrook’s amazing cover artwork that catapults you into the action!

Story | Colin Maxwell
Art | Paolo Ongaro
Cover | Mark Eastbrook

5650: The Camera Never Lies

His Tommy gun spitting a deadly hail of lead, Major Sam Fowler fought a glorious action through the shell-torn battlefields of France to the retreat at Dunkirk, earning himself a Victoria Cross for his acts of bravery.
Hailed as a credit to his regiment and his country, Fowler settled down to a life as a hero. But all good things must come to an end. It was not a German bullet that brought about his downfall, however — it was a movie camera!

Issue 5450 is a Commando selected ‘By Special Request’ by Commando readers themselves — and it’s a good job they did because this issue deserves another outing. With the masters-three CG Walker, Gordon C Livingstone and Ian Kennedy gracing this issue — it’s picture perfect!

Story | CG Walker
Art | Gordon C Livingstone
Cover | Ian Kennedy
Originally Commando No. 1334 (1979).

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