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.


The Message

Issue Number: 5235

Joe Capshaw had a rough start to the war. Thrown in at the deep end, he soon found himself isolated and alone in enemy territory — the sole recipient of vital intelligence. Trouble was, he was now a POW! With the help of the elusive ’Bakerloo line’ he would try and make his escape, but […]

Marked Man

Issue Number: 5234

Pete Barton was a very secret agent. He was known only as L’Ombre – “The Shadow”. His dangerous job took him far behind the Nazi lines to occupied France where he ruled second to none as a saboteur and Resistance fighter. Even Pete realised that his luck would run out one day, but he never […]

Dead by Dawn

Issue Number: 5233

They called Operation Aubery one of the finest and most spectacular exploits of the Royal Marine Commandos, but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Every day the sun rose with more blood and battling, each Commando uncertain that they would see another dawn.   Story: Kate Dewar Art: Manuel Benet Cover: Manuel Benet

Big Joe

Issue Number: 5232

“Battling Barton”, British heavyweight champ, became Sergeant Joe Barton by the time D-Day dawned. No-one got ahead of Joe when the great advance started. By boot, gun, and rock-hard fist, Joe smashed his way across Europe, searching for one cruel Nazi who’d once tricked and beaten him in the ring – SS Captain Kurt Kleiner. […]

First Men Ashore

Issue Number: 5231

At the Dunkirk Evacuation, Sergeant Ronnie Malloy had saved the lives of two young privates – one a solid soldier, the other full of fear and doubt. Four years and two sets of stripes later, the trio are reunited in training for the greatest push towards the liberation of Europe: Operation Overlord. The young sappers […]

“Squadron – Scramble!”

Issue Number: 5230

All that stood between Britain and defeat by the Luftwaffe in the high summer of 1940, were the brave young pilots of RAF Fighter Command. They could be expected to fly several sorties a day and had to be ready for take off at a moment’s notice, constantly on the alert for that stomach‑churning call […]

Shadow in the Storm!

Issue Number: 5229

Veins of burning light burst through the storm, rupturing the sky. A flash of electricity streaked across the front of a Spitfire. The Air Transport Auxiliary pilot inside called out as they looked upwards at the shape lunging towards them… and then it was gone. The lightning sky crackled again, illuminating the black aircraft. Then, […]

Beware the Wolf

Issue Number: 5228

The French called him “Le Loup”, this man of mystery who struck again and again at the Nazi conquerors of their country. The enemy would have given a fortune to get their hands on The Wolf, but no-one would betray him. Then the Nazi commander announced, “I shall execute one civilian every day until The […]

Sunken Avenger

Issue Number: 5227

The USS Marco is on manoeuvres in the Pacific, and Flight Lieutenant Hank Slater is trying to train up a new team between Kamikaze attacks. Ensign Calvin Trevino is upbeat, battle-hardened and ready for anything, but throw into the mix the long and bitter history between his teammates, Walt Sanders and Lester Garcia, and there’s […]

Day of Doom

Issue Number: 5226

It was another day of doom for Peter Cobb, his corvette sinking beneath him, crippled by the Luftwaffe and the German Navy. There had been another equally grim day not so long ago when his great friend and fellow skipper had been ruthlessly executed by a sadist Nazi U-boat commander. All this had gone far […]