Tag Archives: Penalva

Castle Sinister

Issue Number: 5276

Germ warfare — unheard of and undreamt of by most people in 1944. But throughout that year the Nazis were being pushed back on all fronts and getting desperate. In a sinister, gloomy castle in a German forest, scientists had developed what they called the Red Death virus, the most horrible and lethal germ known […]

Nightmare Patrol

Issue Number: 5256

An army clerk turned Commando, that was Sergeant Jeff Ridley. Most of his war had been spent behind a desk — but now he had a gun in his hand and a heartful of courage. It was his first mission as a fighting soldier, and he was really going to let those Jerries know he […]

Boy Hero

Issue Number: 5248

Sixteen years old, and wanted for murder! That was the secret Mike Ryan took with him to the army recruiting office, where he told them he was eighteen and had a clean record! Yet this was the lad who became a perfect soldier. This was the kid who became a…   Story: E Hebden Art: […]

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 […]

Sands of Doom

Issue Number: 5220

It was just a box, metal‑bound and padlocked. It probably contained documents, because an army major was guarding it. But to Sergeant Jim Templeton and his mates it soon became a sinister, hated thing, a prize for which men would cheat and steal – and even kill! Story: RA Montague Art: L Rosell Cover: Penalva

Suicide Squad

Issue Number: 5216

Every operation that Lieutenant Don Lockton sent his platoon into became a disaster. They were flung back with heavy casualties; they blundered into unknown minefields. Everything that could go wrong did, until some of the old hands began to reckon he was sending them to their deaths. So Don made up his mind that if […]

None So Brave

Issue Number: 5212

If there was one thing Nicky Quinn didn’t fancy it was the army. Nicky was a jazz trumpeter and when he and his musicians were called up, he made every effort to stay out of the war. But he wasn’t reckoning on Sergeant Major Jake Bradley – and Bradley had a way of making men […]

Soldier from Space

Issue Number: 5192

“Missing, presumed dead” – that’s all it said on the record of Private Jack Robertson, a young soldier who just vanished off the face of the earth one day in 1940. His CO, Lieutenant Mike Johnson knew what had really happened, but he dared not tell the truth. After all, who’d believe him if he […]

The Fighting Phantom

Issue Number: 5148

Bert Graham is 50. Serving as a major in the army, he’s nearly as fit and tough as he was way back in the war when he was a sergeant. He has some really great stories, but none match the one when he and his mates were stranded behind enemy lines – and Bert took […]

Heroes’ Hill

Issue Number: 5144

It wasn’t much of a hill…it didn’t look important but it was a natural observation point that looked out over the Dutch countryside for miles around. And it would make history in its own little way. Lieutenant Sandy Sanderson’s orders were to take the hill in any way possible to cover the oncoming Allied offensive. […]