Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Commando comics out today

The latest batch of Commando comics have invaded newsagents across the land. Editor Calum Laird provides the intelligence report...

Commando 4311: THE BUGLER

The plaintive notes of the Last Post sounded eerily over a lonely clearing in the Malayan jungle as Colour-Sergeant Jimmy Morrison mourned the loss of an old friend.
They had fought and suffered together for many years in the steamy, dangerous heat of the tropics — but not always on the same side!

Story: Ian Clark

Art: Ibanez

Cover: Ibanez

Originally No 2720 from 1993


Like the famous Musketeers of old, the four young German pilots, fresh from training, believed in the motto, “All for One and One for All!”
It stood them in good stead in their early combat patrols, while their Focke -Wulf Fw190s were still the scourge of the skies. But they were to need their light-hearted comradeship even more in the dark days that lay ahead for the German Luftwaffe.

Story Ian Clark

Art: José Maria Jorge

Cover Art: José Maria Jorge

Originally No 2713 from 1993

Commando 4313: MERCY MISSION?

The First World War, Mesopotamia, and First Lieutenant Paul Wardle is a doctor in the Royal Army Medical Corps. He has vowed only to save lives — never to take them — even during vicious conflict.
When he and his wounded patients are stranded on a grounded hospital ship, taken over by a ruthless German Naval commander with a grudge, the situation looks increasingly desperate. For the sake of the wounded, Paul will have to fight for their survival. Can he stick to the principles he values so highly…?

Story: Ferg Handley

Art: Vila

Cover Art: Nicholas Forder

Commando 4314:

The North African Desert is a hostile environment at the best of times, pushing men and machines to their limits — and beyond. As a place to fight a modern mechanised war it has to be one of the worst imaginable.
Yet Major Orde Gatwin, his band of oddbods and a motley collection of experimental machinery were there and had to do just that. Would they be strong enough to survive when they were TESTED TO DESTRUCTION

Story: Alan Hebden

Art: Benet

Cover Art: Benet

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