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Monday, October 12, 2009

Four more Commando issues out now

Thanks to Callum Laird at D.C. Thomson, here's the details of the four issues of the war comic digest Commando that are in the shops now...

Commando No 4235: Desert Despatches

Thought you’d heard the last of Fred ‘Ferret’ McGlone, Harry Hornby and Digby Bolton? They were the Trident newspaper’s finest war reporters in a bygone era. But Ferret still has a few tall tales to tell — and they’re all true, of course…
Like the time the intrepid newsmen went to cover the war in the Sudan, and Digby had swapped his sketch pad and pencils for a new-fangled movie camera.
Get ready to read their DESERT DESPATCHES

Story: Norman Adams
Art: Keith Page

Commando No 4236: Need to Know

A crack British unit was on a secret mission in German-occupied Greece. This operation was top secret, NTK − Need To Know. Then disaster struck. The officer in charge was killed and the only other person who knew their objective lost his memory in the same attack.
With the enemy on their trail, the team had to complete their vital task, and fast. If only they could work out what it was…
We could tell you what it was but, yes, you’ve guessed, the details are strictly NEED TO KNOW!

Story: Alan Hebden
Art: Ricardo Garijo
Cover Art: Ian Kennedy

Commando No 4237: OIL RIG RAIDERS

Out of the night they came − a gang of international terrorists intent on holding a whole North Sea oil rig and its crew to ransom.
But they were not to have everything their own way. A call for help had gone out. The Royal Marines were on their way!

Story: Mike Knowles
Art: Denis McLoughlin
Cover Art: Phil Gascoine

Commando No 4238: GRADY’S AIR FORCE

As he lumbered along in his ancient Tiger Moth biplane, Eddie Sampson couldn’t wait to join his old friend, Mick Grady, who now commanded the mercenary air force flying for the government side in a bitter African civil war.
It was hard to believe that this wild, reckless Irishman could be in charge of anything. But Eddie soon had other things to worry about when a salvo of tracers suddenly streamed past him − fired by six rebel jets that were closing in fast…

Story: Ian Clark
Art: Gordon C Livingstone
Cover Art: Gordon C Livingstone


Dave Mullen said...

I was a amazed a couple of years ago to find out this was still going - Do you know the only place i've seen Commando is actually in WH Smiths, one branch in particular as they put it where it can be seen!

I don't know who it's supposed to appeal to today (and i don't mean this to be cruel!) but apart from that because of the sheer volume of magazines on the shelves it just dissapears. I love the 'pocket book' format myself but today it's an absolute antique format and non-commercial.
The shame is back in my school days i used to deliver these (plus Starblazer & Football) on my paper round, they really were extremely popular....

Lew Stringer said...

Commando has low distribution around here too. One indie newsagent has it, and Smiths stocked it for a few months but I didn't see it there this month.

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