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Friday, November 03, 2017

Commando comics in the shops now

Latest press release from D.C.Thomson. Click on images to see them larger.

We are also delighted to announce that Commando’s landmark 5000th issue has been nominated for PPA Scotland’s Cover of the Year award. This category is open to a public vote, where fans are able to vote for their favourite cover once per day until Monday 13th November. The winner will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 23rd November. Our fingers are crossed, but we are certainly up against some stiff competition. We’d be hugely grateful if you’d be willing to share the voting link with your readers and, if so inclined, encouraging them to vote Commando! 

Brand new Commando issues 5067-5070 are out now! Nazis are at large in this Commando bundle, attempting high profile assassinations, seeking prestigious medals and forming Air Kommando squadrons…. Meanwhile, the Allies are working on their own top-secret plans… something involving pykrete.

5067: Home of Heroes: HMS Iceberg

Set in the glacial milieu of the North Atlantic, where polar bears roam and icebergs drift freely, something else was moving in those waters, something top secret…

Working at a military base off the coast of Canada, Professor David Alexander is recruiting men to help test a new prototype for something codenamed Project Habakkuk… something which might just change the tides of war and help strike back against the Germans.

With detailed interior and cover art from Manuel Benet, known for his thin line strokes and expressive faces, ‘HMS Iceberg’ is an immersive take on one of World War Two’s most unusual technologies.
|Story | Iain McLaughlin | Art | Manuel Benet | Cover | Manuel Benet |

5068: Gold Collection: The Defiant

Three men’s paths will cross, their destinies intertwined on the battlefields of World War Two.

Kurt Ruttmeyer, an arrogant and ambitious Waffen S.S. soldier wants nothing more than to be awarded the elite Cross of Gold; Bruno Leeman, a Luftwaffe ace pilot, who despises the Nazi regime of his country; and Dick Hartley, once an English student in peaceful Germany, now a Sergeant in the British Army.

A classic tale of friendship, rivalries and revenge, C. G. Walker’s Golden Age issue is well in keeping with the time honoured themes of Commando, creating a dynamic duo with the iconic Gordon C. Livingstone, who designed the cover and interior art.

|Story | C.G. Walker | Art | Gordon C. Livingstone | Cover | Gordon C. Livingstone |
Originally Commando No. 406 (May 1969) Reprinted No. 1163 (1977)

5069: Action and Adventure: Operation Eagle Strike

Despite the initial success of Operation Barborossa, by 1943 the Germans had suffered more and more failed campaigns and losses as the Soviet Forces regrouped. But the Nazi eagle readied its claws to strike back in a new operation!

Leading this action is Fallschirmjager Leutnant Jurgen Meissen and Feldwebel Ernst Hipper, two veterans of Crete and Norway. Their objective: to kill a Russian military V.I.P., but even they didn’t suspect getting this target in their sights…

Accompanying George Low’s thrilling story of espionage is a stunning aerial cover from Ian Kennedy himself, the moody night scene working well with the theme of secrecy and Rezzonico’s noir illustrations.

|Story | George Low | Art | Rezzonico | Cover | Ian Kennedy |

5070: Silver Collection: Air Kommando

After losing his right eye to shrapnel when his Heinkel 111 is shot down by a Hurricane, Major Erich Hartmann fears he will never fly again… That is until he is hired by a German bigwig as his token one-eyed chauffer. But Erich’s flying is just as good as ever and he quickly forms his own Air Kommando squadron. Taking to the skies, Erich leads daring missions, striking against the dreaded might of Russia.

One of the first few issues to be drawn by Carlos Pino, ‘Air Kommando’ was certainly a great start to his career, showcasing his stellar style of facial expressions and action sequences.

|Story | Ian Clark | Art | Carlos Pino | Cover | Ian Kennedy |
Originally Commando No. 2653 (April 1993)


Big D said...

That cover for Operation Eagle Strike is so cool, isn't it?

Lew Stringer said...

Yes, an Ian Kennedy cover is hard to beat.

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