The Four Scars
- Tue 06 Dec 2011
Introduction by Calum Laird, Commando Editor...
I've mentioned before that I re-discovered my childhood Commando
issues at the back of a garage a few years ago. Some I had to look
at again to refresh my memory, but not this one! I don't know how
many times I read and re-read this in the 60s, but it must have
been a lot because I had almost total recall.
Ken Barr's cover, with its ethereal hand hovering over the
action, Victor de la Fuente's action-packed, high energy inside
art, and Eric Hebden's crackerjack of a story, with its startling
twist, were just what the doctor ordered in 1965... and are equally
As an aside, Ken Barr used a sheet of transparent plastic with
the outline of the hand painted on it to get that ghostly effect. I
certainly didn't know that in 1965!
Scars, originally Commando No.185 - October 1965.
Re-issued as No.831 - April 1974.)