The Mystery and the Museum

Mon 12 Sep 2011

Unravel some of the mysteries!

"The writers of Commando stories get their inspiration from all sorts of places. And, like all readers of their tales, we don't mind where that might be - we're just glad that the tales keep coming," says Calum Laird, Commando Editor.

"The making of this story, "The Mystery and the Museum" is a bit different from the others. It was written from the outset to complement the National Army Museum's exhibition, "Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics".


"As befits the connection with the first major exhibition of Commando cover art, this is the first time we've ever made a deliberate decision to feature an existing institution like the National Army Museum - and some say we should be in an institution for trying it!"

"Seriously, though, I'm delighted with the result - and I think you will be too. Author Mac MacDonald has managed to weave together a cracking plot using his invention to bring the talents of the Museum into the story. (Watch out for that twist in the tail, too).

"With Art by Commando stalwart Keith Page the whole thing comes to life just as the exhibition opens.

"Speaking of the Art, "The Mystery and the Museum" has become an important part of the exhibition. You can see the original artwork, at full size, in the National Army Museum itself.

"As an added bonus for all Commando fans, we'll be making the whole story available to read free online from mid-September until the exhibition closes in April."

Digital subscribers will be able to read the issue on PC, iPhone and iPad as part of their subscription package - click here to find out more!

In the meantime, you can enjoy the teaser for the full story online!

(This article originally appeared as a tie-in to the National Army Museum exhibition Draw Your Weapons: The Art of Commando Comics - September 2011-April 2012.)

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  1. gigs64
    gigs6426 July at 6:06PM

    Great plot.

  2. CraigLT
    CraigLT27 January at 6:13PM

    I loved the story of the Mystery and The Museum.

  3. we66y
    we66y05 September at 7:03PM

    Dear Commando, I visited the NAM today to see the Draw your weapons. It was so impressive seeing the original artwork in the flesh. I recommend it to anyone interested in the comics. Although be warned, it's easy to spent way too much money in the gift shop!