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.


FLAK FEVER

Issue Number: 4790
Flak Fever

Flieger Abwehr Kanone – a German mouthful that was shortened to “flak”, a word dreaded by every Allied pilot. It meant anti-aircraft guns, those multi-barrelled cannon and deadly 88-millimetre guns that could blast attackers out of the sky. Every important target in Nazi Europe bristled with them. Mosquito pilot Terry Franklin had met his fair […]

FROZEN BY FEAR

Issue Number: 4789
Frozen By Fear

Most jungle firefights are fought over short range and are over in a few minutes. Vision is limited and snap shots at targets are the order of the day. Australian Army Corporal Jerry Warner was caught up in one such skirmish. With night falling and his life in jeopardy, he blazed away, knocking down attacker […]

GIANT KILLER

Issue Number: 4788
Giant Killer

It was a blood-feud in the skies – a fight that began in the First World War between a British ace in a string-bag of a plane and the commander of a huge German Zeppelin… It had to be settled in World War II by their sons; sleek Spitfire pitted against merciless Messerschmitt 109, their […]

DEADLY DROP

Issue Number: 4787
Deadly Drop

After a “friendly fire” incident cost the lives of his comrades, Private Ron Allan clashed violently with a fellow paratrooper, Corporal Alec Brown, the man he held responsible. Tensions were still high between them when, en route to a drop zone, history repeated itself. Alec’s Horsa glider smashed into Ron’s sending both spiralling downwards. Alec’s […]

WAGONS…HO!

Issue Number: 4786
Wagons... Ho!

There was only one thing that Sergeant Jack Brett and his Matilda tank crew hated as much as the Germans, and that was a certain tank transporter crew from the Royal Army Service Corps. When they weren’t fighting the one, they were fighting the other. And so, when all three met on the Egyptian desert, […]

BURDEN OF COMMAND

Issue Number: 4785
Burden Of Command

The accepted wisdom is that to command a group of fighting men, a leader needs to inspire. Sometimes he needs to inspire confidence, sometimes loyalty…and sometimes fear. Flight Lieutenant Garry Fraser didn’t really agree with the accepted wisdom; he was one of the lads and in his mind that’s how things would stay when he […]

BROTHERS AT WAR

Issue Number: 4784
Brothers At War

Meet Clive Rushden, brilliant Hurricane pilot. Meet Mark Rushden, young Commando officer. They were brothers, but put them in the same room and they’d be at each other’s throats. What a pair to choose for one of the most daring missions ever conceived – and behind enemy lines.  

KNIGHT OF THE EAGLES

Issue Number: 4783
Knight Of The Eagles

England, 1405 AD. Peasants in Somerset wanted rid of the Allinghams, their feudal overlords. The Allinghams’ men were as brutal and cruel as their masters. Taxes were high and collected without mercy. Salvation seemed to come in the shape of Mortimer Allingham – the cunning son of the clan who has been disowned by his […]

TEMPEST FURY

Issue Number: 4782
Tempest Fury

In the summer of 1944, a frightening new weapon was unleashed against the war-weary British – the dreaded V1 flying bomb. Sergeant-Pilot Jamie Collins had a personal score to settle with these robots of death. So when his squadron-leader grounded him after yet another display of reckless flying, it didn’t stop him. Where there were […]

D-DAY DODGERS

Issue Number: 4781
D-Day Dodgers

In 1944 someone named the servicemen in Italy the D-Day Dodgers; as though somehow the war they were fighting was a cushy number compared to the battles in France. Outraged, one national newspaper decided to expose these loafers once and for all. That’s how reporter Perry Potter and his photographer Chalky White came to be […]