Gold Train

Mon 21 May 2012

Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor, introduces...


Every Commando story needs a good hero - so more than one must be even better. A mix of characters - and the ensuing conflict as they clash - is essential. Writer Alan Hebden is a master of making memorable characters.

At first glance, the hero of Gold Train is Captain Jan Ruiter, tasked with transporting gold reserves to safety. However, for me, Aussie train driver Hogey Dubbs - even his clanking, trusty steam engine "Esmeralda" is like a character - steals the show.

Now let's find out if they can stop the villains from stealing their gold!

(Gold Train, originally Commando No.2102 - July 1987)

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