The Collection

Attention, troops! Here’s where you’ll find out the intel on Commando. The Collection features classic cover images and information about the books, their time periods, settings and the creators involved. Perhaps your favourite artist has drawn the cover or the interior illustrations? We hope you enjoy searching through these special Intelligence files.


Flame in the Desert

Issue Number: 5544

Tin Tessie, the Daimler armoured car commanded by Sergeant Ben Holden, wasn’t much to look at. After months in the North African desert, there were more scratches than paint on the car. And the dents would make a sergeant major weep.But every one of those dents told the story of skirmishes with the enemy —all […]

The Hunt Is On

Issue Number: 5542

Imagine you’re a British pilot, shot down over enemy‑occupied France. There’s only one thought in your mind —escape back to Britain. It’s not going to be easy, with German patrols out hunting for you, so you’re very glad when you find a group of loyal, dedicated Frenchmen who are doing their best to see that […]

Pacific Pirates

Issue Number: 5540

HMS Samson was Lieutenant Commander Roland Bream’s destroyer —small, fast and deadly, the pride of her crew and a credit to the Royal Navy. But when she crossed the path of a Japanese Yamato‑class battleship she had to turn tail and flee, not through cowardice but through sheer self‑preservation. For her Japanese opponent was one […]

Jungle Wings

Issue Number: 5539

Flying Officer Joe Blake and his mates were feeling pretty confident when war came to Malaya in 1941. But, when their first-ever dogfight against mighty Mitsubishi A6M Zeros in their outclassed Brewster Buffalos came, the rookie Australian pilots paid a heavy price indeed. Joe, now the only survivor of his squadron, was tasked with training […]

Tomasz and the Tank Engine

Issue Number: 5537

September 1st, 1939. As the German army blitzkrieged its way across Poland, they didn’t have it all their way. The Polish were steadfast in their defence of their homeland, desperately trying to hold back the tide. But the Nazis would rue the day one man, Corporal Tomasz Zielinski, got on board an armoured train named […]

The Cobras’ Nest

Issue Number: 5536

“The Cobras” they called them, this squadron of Airacobra fighters which struck day after day at the Nazis and always seemed to just vanish into the desert again.No wonder the Nazis could never find their secret base. It was deep behind German lines —the last place the enemy would look!   Story: Brunt Ar: Arias […]

The Clockmaker

Issue Number: 5535

Major Jimmy Ivory was up against the clock. He was tasked with providing fuses, explosives, and everything else needed to cause havoc, to the French Resistance. The only problem was the detonators had a habit of going off at the wrong time or not at all, leading to missions failing time and time again —and […]