Thursday, May 06, 2010

May Commandos blaze into battle


The first four Commando issues for May are in the shops from today. (Another four will be out in two weeks time.) Here's the intel from editor Calum Laird...


This month sees the start of the VE-Day stories. Issues 4291 and 4292 are brand new, 4293 and 4294 were originally commissioned as part of a seven-part series for the 50th anniversary and get a fresh outing here. The rest of the series will follow this month and next.

Ian Kennedy’s covers grace three of the books, two with extra portraits on the back cover.

Janek Matysiak makes a welcome return as a cover artist with a new technique for his artwork. He has retrained to create his images totally digitally. We like it and were interested to hear the reaction to it.

Commando stalwart Gordon Livingstone’s artwork appears in Slogger’s War — we’re sure his fans will be delighted by that.


Commando 4291: FIGHT FOR THE EAGLE

Private Pete Curtiz was proud to be British — joining up to serve his country during World War II. Thanks to his surname though he was ordered to join a Polish unit. He was to fight for the Polish Eagle alongside men he had nothing in common with.
These tough veterans resented his presence and, in turn, Pete developed a bad attitude towards them.
They would have to set aside their differences and work as a team to survive. But could they?

Story: Ferg Handley

Inside art: Vila

Cover Art: Ian Kennedy



Commando No 4292: TO THE LAST MAN

In May 1945, even after the surrender of Germany, occupying Allied forces were in danger, forced to keep a constant vigil for marauding Nazis. They were the much-feared Werewolves — brutal, renegade, die-hards.
So a British Commando unit was given one final mission…to hunt down this enemy who would fight TO THE LAST MAN

Story: Ferg Handley

Inside art: Morahin

Cover Art: Janek Matysiak


Commando 4293: I WANT TO FIGHT!


From the first day of war in 1939, the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the countries opposed to Hitler’s Germany knew that it would be a long, bloody struggle before the Nazis were toppled to defeat.
They couldn’t know then that the day of victory would come in May, 1945. For Jean Duval, a French soldier who saw his unit crumble under the full force of the Nazi blitzkrieg in France in 1940, it would a bitter, hard war…

Story: Ian Clark

Inside art: Gordon Livingstone

Cover Art: Ian Kennedy



Commando 4294: SLOGGER’S WAR

From the first day of war in 1939, the soldiers, sailors and airmen of the countries opposed to Hitler’s Germany knew that it would be a long, bloody struggle before the Nazis were toppled to defeat.
They couldn’t know then that the day of victory would come in May, 1945. Tom “Slogger” Morgan, a British Commando, was to find that facing the enemy called for a certain kind of courage — but this was not the only kind of bravery needed in the battle for survival!

Story: Ian Clark

Inside art: Benet

Cover Art: Ian Kennedy

Official Commando website: http://www.commandomag.com/

No comments:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...