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Thursday, August 01, 2019


Cover art: Geoff Campion.
Another vintage collection is released by Rebellion's Treasury of British Comics in a few weeks. This time the book will be in digest format and the subject matter is The Steel Commando, the WW2 robot who featured in Thunder comic (and then in Lion and Thunder) in the early 1970s.

The book contains a selection of stories, rather than religiously sticking to a consecutive run. As the episodes of The Steel Commando were usually self-contained this is ideal for a "pick and mix" collection. Artwork is by veterans such as Alex Henderson, Jack Pamby and Charles Roylance, and there's even some Captain Hurricane episodes in there too from when he met old "Ironsides" as the robot was nicknamed. 

Here's the PR from Rebellion, along with a preview of the first episode. The book is a perfect treat for fans of this lighthearted war story and I'm sure it'll prove popular for many. 
Art: Alex Henderson.

CREATIVE TEAM: Frank Pepper (w) Alex Henderson, Vince Wernham (a)
RELEASE DATE: 22nd August 2019
PRICE: £6.99
ISBN: 9781781086810
A new collection of a forgotten 20th Century classic, presented in the popular digest format. With superhuman strength, bulletproof casing and an unstoppable resolve, the Steel Commando is the Allies’ ultimate weapon in the war against the Axis powers. There’s just one bug in his circuits - he’ll only take orders from Ernie Bates, the laziest soldier in the British Army! Watch ‘Ironsides’ and ‘Excused Boots’ Bates carry out thrill-filled missions in dangerous enemy territories! This fun-packed army adventure also includes an early comic strip crossover as the Steel Commando joins forces with the mighty Captain Hurricane!

Available in print from: book stores, Amazon, and UK comic book stores via Diamond

Available in digital from: Treasury of British Comics webshop & apps for iPadAndroid and Windows 10

1 comment:

Colin said...

I'm not a fan of war comics usually, but I am looking forward to this. I remember as fun the few episodes I read in friends comics way back when. Thanks for sharing, Lew.

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