From World War Two battles in Crete, Dunkirk, and North Africa to the Battle of Hastings! All brand- new Commando issues 5299-5302 — out soon!
5299: Home of Heroes: Sladen’s Promise
Sebastian Mortimer was the son of a lord. Out of spite, he joined up in the Second World War as a private only to find that his long suffering butler, Anthony Sladen, was now his sergeant! Sebastian was convinced that Sladen was going to get his own back on him. Blinded by this, Sebastian failed to realise that that Sladen had a made promise that he wouldn’t break.
| Story | Dominic Teague | Art | Morhain & Defeo | Cover | Keith Burns|
5300: Gold Collection: Battleground
Lieutenant Dave Manning was eager to get into the fight, too eager in fact as he bungled one of his first pieces of action by ordering a suicidal advance. Deemed too risky to lead, Dave was kicked to the curb as an Equipment Officer and ordered to take the unfit, old and shirkers with him back to the base areas — away from the fight. Only, as luck would have it, Dave would get his chance to fight, leading his band of rejects to join up with Americans of all people!
| Story | Leach | Art | CT Rigby | Cover | AC Kennedy |
Originally Commando No. 701 (1972).
5301: Action and Adventure: 1066
Commando goes medieval in issue 5301, with a story about the infamous Battle of Hastings. When Durwin saves the life of Harold Godwinson, he is rewarded with becoming his housecarl. Durwin is there when Harold swore on the bones of a saint that he would let Duke William of Normandy become king of England. Only Harold had no intention of keeping that promise and that could only lead to one thing — war!
| Story | Andrew Knighton | Art | Klacik & Muller | Cover | Ian Kennedy |
5302: Silver Collection: Target — Crete!
A classic Commando from the archives, we enjoyed Target — Crete! so much, we put it in The Art of Ian Kennedy book! But we weren’t satisfied, and so the Cretan yarn has returned for a reprint.
Showcasing the talents of Ian Kennedy, Gordon C Livingstone and RA Montague, Target — Crete! tackles the invasion of the small island that the mythical Minotaur was said to have lived on. But does the half-bull half-man turn up in this Commando? You’ll have to read it to find out!
| Story | RA Montague | Art | Gordon C Livingstone | Cover | Ian Kennedy |
Originally Commando No. 1478 (1981).