Okay, I admit, it’s been a while since I read a Commando comic. Years since I went through a phase of collecting them. I know there are a number of comic fans out there passionate about the title. So I thought I’d take advantage of the first in a set of five Armistice 100 specials to see what the fuss is about. I’m glad to say ‘Danny’s War’ didn’t disappoint.
A Cam Kennedy Cover, a story by Ian McLaughlin and Defoe & Morhain, rough toilet paper pages behind a wonderfully glossy cover, a grenade credit box, traditional advertisements, the story summary on the back and the tell tale Commando dagger all add to the sense of familiarity about the title.
The story, as ever, moves on a pace despite introducing us to the Weekes’ clan (in just one page – wow!). It never draws breath with one mission after another in its 63 pages of action. This is a comic for the nostalgia seeking parents but also a great introduction for kids to comics despite the body count! I also liked how from time to time it covered the human side of both sides of the conflict, which is something I don’t remember from the titles I read as a boy.
Well worth a read and easy to find in your local WHSmith. And don’t forget you can read more about this Commando series in Issue 3 of ComicScene UK at http://www.comicscene.tictail.com and you can get a great Commando Comics / ComicScene subscription offer at http://www.commandocomics.com/ComicScene
Part 2 and 3 of this Commando series is out within the next two weeks.