Tag Archives: Janek Matysiak

Hopper’s War

Issue Number: 5029

When Jimmy Hopper was drafted into the Vietnam war, he decided to become a combat medic – not because it was easy, because he wanted to help people. But Jimmy was unprepared for the horrors of the Vietnam war. The enemy was clever and ruthless with a staunch determination to drive out the Americans. Jimmy […]

Justice Served

Issue Number: 5023

Corporal Mike Lowry is the only surviving member of his squad. He watched as his friends were gunned down by the Nazis while trying to surrender. He was wounded, nursed back to health by an elderly French villager who knows the horror of war all too well. Now, Mike trains as a Commando, hell bent […]

Tank Commander

Issue Number: 5019

The Allies were in crisis. A massive German Blitzkrieg offensive pushed the British forces into a desperate retreat. In the chaos, a Matilda tank crew, led by Sergeant Jack Taylor, was hit hard… Jack was the only survivor. Marooned in a small village, he began to cover the Allied retreat to Dunkirk. That’s when Sergeant […]

The Hill

Issue Number: 5013

January 1968, Vietnam. While the country celebrated the New Year, the Communist North launched a relentless and unyielding Tet Offensive against the South, ignoring the unofficial ceasefire. It was bad timing for four rookie Americans to arrive at their first posting in ‘Nam. Among them was Private Harry Vance, a youngster unsure why America was […]

Patrol Boat Prisoners

Issue Number: 5009

Autumn, 1944, and American was out for blood. In the waters of the western Pacific, three U.S. navy patrol torpedo boats were on the lookout for enemy vessels when they spotted a Yaeyama Minelayer. The Japanese ship was decimated. Scanning the destruction, Lieutenant Mark Murdoch noticed two lone survivors who were soon to become… PATROL […]

Ghost Ship

Issue Number: 5007

Deep in the South Atlantic an eerie vessel stalked Allied and Axis vessels alike. From out of the ghostly mist this phantom craft attacked then vanish as swiftly as it had appeared… as if it was not of this world. HMS Sheridan was on its final journey before being scuttled when it heard the familiar […]

American Eagles

Issue Number: 5003

By 1940, the United States still hadn’t entered the Second World War but many volunteer pilots, like Lieutenant Eddie ‘Mac’ MacDonald, ventured across the Atlantic to join up. These brave men and their formations were known as Eagle Squadrons. Following the events of Pearl Harbour, America was catapulted into battle. With some action already under […]

The Village

Issue Number: 4995
The Village, cover by Janek Matysiak

By spring, 1945, the Reich’s forces were in full retreat and Allied troops were pushing into Germany. So when Sergeant Matt Geary and his small squadron moved into the small village of Langhirten, he wasn’t expecting much resistance. They took the village from the S.S. battalion easily and they repelled the German’s counterattack with little […]

Barbed Wire Battlers

Issue Number: 4993
Barbed Wire Battlers, cover by Janek Matysiak

Seaman Andy Walker had been a loner all his life. From his beginnings at the orphanage to his posting in the Royal Navy, Andy struggled to be accepted… But Andy’s isolation worsened when he was captured and put in a Japanese prisoner of war camp. Once his jailers learnt he could speak their language, he […]

Mountain Strike

Issue Number: 4985
Mountain Strike, cover by Janek Matysiak

Lieutenant Alan Barkley was tasked with assembling a team to embark on a special ground mission, deep behind enemy lines in Burma. These soldiers would face gruelling conditions, putting their skills to the test, all whilst carrying a 3.7 inch calibre howitzer up treacherous mountain peaks. Rookie medic, Ben Ellis, did not expect to be […]