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
"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
"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.)