- Tue 15 May 2012
Calum Laird, Commando Editor, introduces...
This is a well-crafted tale and no mistake. Sort of "Ice
Cold In Alex" meets "The Great Escape", to use a film
comparison. The author manages to make what could be a tedious trek
across the desert riveting by introducing a... well, let's just say
a wild card to stop spoiling it. It's skilfully done and
works really well.
The cover is a magnificent piece of work - you could almost see
it as a film poster, too. There's menace and fear in that face
rendered in blues and blacks.
The inside art holds up its end well, lots of dark half-shadows
matching the tension of the tale, and plenty of movement when the
action gets going.
Well worth another airing 50 years on.
originally Commando No 41 - October 1962)