- Mon 30 Apr 2012
Calum Laird, Commando Editor, introduces...
Spoiler alert! in 1962, when this gold
nugget was first unearthed, the plot device of the trainee who
couldn't quite cut it was new to Commando. We've used it many times
since, because it's still an excellent premise for a story. Eric
Hebden makes fine use of it here.
The inside art by Bonato has a clean, clear line to help the
story-telling. He's sparing in his backgrounds, keeping the
emphasis where it should be - on the characters who are taking the
fight to the enemy on his own ground.
You can't fault Ken Barr's cover composition or execution for
drama and colour - no wonder the original title was so small,
no-one wanted to cover any of it up.
Pilot, originally Commando No.32 - April