Tuesday, February 09, 2010
It's Commando week again!
D.C. Thomson publish four issues of pocket-sized comic Commando twice a month, and this is the week that a new batch hits the shops. Look out for these titles on Thursday.
Commando No 4267: DESERT VENGEANCE
A British mobile canteen. You’d expect it to supply troops with sugar, chocolate, sandwiches or, being British, gallons of tea. You wouldn’t expect it to be the chosen transport of a pair of Aussies bent on vengeance for the murder of their mates.
But strange things happen in war, and the story of this mobile canteen is one of the strangest.
Story: Mike Knowles inside artwork and cover: Carlos Pino
Commando No 4268: Nightmare In The Forest
The Eastern Front, 1944. After a skirmish with some Russians, Sergeant Kurt Sturm’s squad had taken the enemy survivors prisoner, leading them away through an apparently deserted forest.
However, German and Russian alike soon discovered that an even more dangerous enemy lurked among the trees…
They would have to set aside their differences and work together to survive the NIGHTMARE IN THE FOREST
Story: Ferg Handley Inside artwork: Olivera Cover: Nicholas Forder
Commando No 4269: VAMPIRE HUNT
Trapped in an enemy stronghold, SAS corporal Mike King cursed at the RAF Vampire jets flashing overhead. To him there were bloodsuckers in more ways than one — he blamed them for the death of three of his mates.
And now, as their rockets crashed around him, it looked like the Vampires were about to add Mike to their tally!
Story: Ian Clark Inside artwork: Denis McLoughlin
(Originally No 2552 from 1992)
Commando No 4270: TOO LATE FOR GLORY?
The war was over but Jimmy Fisher’s Thunderbolt pilots were still dying in battle… All because of a few Japanese pilots who fought on in a fanatical hunt for glory. Jimmy could be a fanatic too, though — as these Japs were about to find out!
Story: Ian Clark Inside artwork José Maria Jorge Cover: Ian Kennedy
If you want to see how these two artists’ work has changed over the years, have a look back to No 4266 Battle Over Britain which José Maria Jorge completed in 2009. Then compare Ian Kennedy’s cover for this book with No 4260, again completed in 2009. Spot the differences? No, neither can anyone else!
Thanks to Commando editor Calum Laird at D.C. Thomson for the above info and cover images. To subscribe to Commando visit: http://www.commandomag.com