Thursday, August 05, 2010

Incoming! This week's Commando comics


Here's the latest intel on Britain's longest running adventure comic Commando from editor Calum Laird. All four issues are out today:

This August it’s 65 years since the war in the Pacific ended. In respect of this Commando will be re-issuing a series of stories originally commissioned by George Low in 1995. Two of those stories appear this week, the second pair in two weeks’ time.

To go with them are four new stories of the war in the Far East — two now and two with the next batch.

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



Commando No 4315: Heights Of Fear

Flying vital military supplies between India and China during the Second World War was not a job for the faint-hearted. The planes of the day only just had the power to climb over the mountains of “The Hump” that barred the way — and that was on a good day.
If you crashed, your chances of survival were slim and rescuers were unlikely to find you. But someone found Flying Officer Steve Long and his co-pilot Flight Sergeant Dave Trimble when they baled out. Someone and something…

Story: Alan Hebden

Art: Carlos Pino

Cover Art: Carlos Pino



Commando No 4316: Unlikely Ace

After months enduring the stifling heat and ever-present danger of the Burmese jungle, Flight-Sergeant Joe Griffin and his RAF Regiment platoon now had a to stage a fighting retreat from the advancing Japanese.
All of his lads, right down to cooks and mechanics, were determined to fight. All except one — Lieutenant Peter Clarke, the arrogant pilot of their Stinson L5 reconnaissance aircraft. He wouldn’t even pick up a rifle, let alone fire one.

Story: Ferg Handley

Art: Olivera

Cover Art: Ian Kennedy



Commando 4317: OPERATION BREAK-OUT

August, 1945 — Japan was being forced to surrender and after six long years, the Second World War was over. For many thousands it had been a bitter, hard fight on land, on sea and in the air.
For Canadian army doctor Harry Murray, this war had started when the Japs had over-run Hong Kong in 1941. That was grim enough, but then he found himself a prisoner on a small, nameless island where men could die at the whim of the enemy guards. The only hope in the end for Harry and his mates was escape…

Story: Ian Clark

Art: Gordon Livingstone

Cover Art: Ian Kennedy

Originally No 2879 from 1995



Commando 4318: THREE ANGRY MEN

August, 1945 — Japan was being forced to surrender and after six long years, the Second World War was over. For many thousands it had been a bitter, hard fight on land, on sea and in the air.
For three battle-hardened NCOs — a British infantryman, a Gurkha and a Sikh — their worst moment had come when a fanatical Japanese regiment wiped out an ambulance train, murdering their wounded relatives and friends.
Despite their differences, the three angry men united to hunt down the killers…and collect a debt of blood!

Story: Ian Clark

Art: Benet

Cover Art: Ian Kennedy

Originally No 2880 from 1995



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