They Called Him Coward!
- Mon 14 Nov 2011
Calum Laird's introduction to No.4445...
A classic Commando tale, this! The victim of a misunderstanding
must prove his accuser wrong - with plenty of action along the way
to add some spice. That the two men are on the same side but
different nationalities hardly matters - nor that there's a third
character trying to be a peacemaker between them.
What does matter is the use of the emotive word "coward" in the
title and throughout the story. It's one of those loaded words that
can't be spoken except with venom - as amply demonstrated in the
issue by Sergeant Fettis.
Note to the 1961 Commando editor... the word "Coward" in the
title is far too small, make it bigger (!).
(They Called Him
Commando No.2 - June 1961. Re-issued as No.2531 - January