What Commando Means To Me - A Personal Recollection
- Mon 13 Dec 2010
A Commando Staffer Remembers...
I used to
look forward to grabbing an issue of Commando every month - trying
to decide which one to get (we were only allowed two comics, and
the other one had to be the Dandy!) by looking at the cover and
guessing which would be the most exciting.
Back then stories
had to be set in World War II - it would be a bit later before the
magazine got to telling stories set in other conflicts and other
eras. Of course, they had a way around it - the flashback!
The issues I particularly remember have
something that I think of as quintessentially Commando about them-
a cracking good story, detailed and well-observed artwork, a strong
cover, a real sense of history...I could go on!
important to me. And not just because I work on it! I think it has
a lot of positive things to say about the nature of heroism, duty,
and comradeship, no matter what 'side' we're on; and how we each
have our part to play (small as it might be) in history. I think
those are things that will always need to be said, and should
always be remembered.