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Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) comic books

  • Issue #4501
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4501

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #35: Night Raider - Written by Donald L.G. Stainton. Art by Matias Alonso. Cover by Ken Barr. Out of the night sky he came -- a man with no mercy in his heart and a blazing tommy-gun in his hands, whose one ambition was to wreak destruction on all things Nazi. He became the Scarlet Pimpernel of German-occupied Europe. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4502
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4502

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2063: Battle Flag - Written by Cyril Walker. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Jeff Bevan. The Second Battalion, Daleshire Light Infantry, had something to be proud of -- their very own "battle flag," a standard given to them after their heroic triumph over Napoleon's finest troops. Carried into action, it would inspire the men to further brave deeds. So when one young officer's courage failed him and the flag was captured, the thought of it in enemy hands made him vow to keep it safe -- even after his death! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4503
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4503

    Operation Ultra - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Operation Ultra was British Intelligence's top secret programme for the breaking of messages sent by Germany's Enigma machine. It was imperative that the enemy did not discover that the Allies had succeeded, or the cyphers would be changed and the war perhaps lost. In 1943, Captain Bob Draper and Lieutenant Andy Coates of the LRDG unexpectedly found themselves caught up in their own Operation Ultra. It was a deadly game of espionage and counter-espionage with all manner of double-crosses and treachery. This wasn't just danger -- it was ultra danger. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4504
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4504

    Soviet Spitfire - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. Paul Daly was a Spitfire pilot -- a pretty good one as the DFC ribbon he wore attested. But being a fighter pilot isn't like being, say, an accountant. No, it's a risky business and all too soon, a Luftwaffe shell put paid to his flying when it smashed into his knee. Though part of him was glad to be out of danger, another part longed to get back in a cockpit once more, though he didn't think he'd have to travel to Russia to do it. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4505
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4505

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #39: Diggers Die Hard - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. Johnny Grogan could do anything with that bulldozer of his. Build roads, clear forests, dig canals -- he'd even make it sit up and beg if you asked him to. Then came the day when he had to do something new with it, the day he had to turn it into a tank! It was the Italian Army's fault -- they should never have tried to get tough with a guy like Johnny Grogan. For they found they had a new war on their hands -- Grogan's war! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4506
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4506

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2073: Brigand Squadron - Written by Ian Clark. Art by Terry Patrick. Cover by Ian Kennedy. For fighter pilot David Morgan, it was the proudest moment of his life when he was posted to the unit known as "Brigand Squadron." They were famous for their brave deeds, and their motto was "Never run, never yield." But he was in for a nasty shock when he arrived. These men weren't fierce brigands -- they were frightened sheep! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4507
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4507

    The Spy Catchers - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Luis Olivera. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Espionage is as much a part of warfare as infantry or artillery. Knowing what your enemy is planning is a great help when it comes to stopping him. But all the time you're watching him, he's watching you, isn't he? Which is why you need spy-catchers, men who will sniff out the spies and neutralise them. British Army lorry-driver Arnie Kershaw loved to read about the adventures of such men...but even he never dreamt for a moment that he'd be caught up in their activities for real. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4508
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4508

    The Voyage of H.M.S. Onion Wagon - Written by Peter Grehan. Art by Vila. Cover by Ian Kennedy. How did a motley crew of British and New Zealand sailors end up on a British Army Bedford lorry in the desert? How did a routine operation so very quickly go wrong and become an unexpected voyage into danger? Hop aboard H.M.S. Onion Wagon and find out! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4509
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4509

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #22: Cold Steel - Written by Jim Kenner. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. Armed to the teeth, they slipped and slithered from the hull of a submarine into a wave-battered rubber dinghy. A grim cargo of trouble on a life-or-death mission. Ten desperate men who were destined to become...ten dauntless heroes. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4510
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4510

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2062: Freedom - or Death! - Written by Bill Fear. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Jeff Bevan. To a Gurkha soldier, honour is all important, and young Lal had a very important debt of honour to settle with his officer, Lieutenant Archie Cameron. So when the two men were captured by the enemy and sent to different POW camps, Lal was determined to free Archie. There was only one snag, though -- first he had to get free himself! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4511
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4511

    The Secret Saboteur - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. The Allies were gearing up to invade North-West Europe and the Germans knew it. Everyone was on high alert, with the Gestapo ruthlessly rooting out saboteurs and meting out rough justice to the civilian population. In one area, though, they were plagued not by sabotage but by a series of -- for them -- unhappy accidents wrecking their war machine. But were they accidents? One ex-Hamburg policeman -- Tomas Merkel -- wasn't convinced, no matter what his Gestapo boss thought. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4512
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4512

    Thunder in the Jungle - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Janek Matysiak. The Far East, 1944. It was widely believed that tanks could not cope with jungle warfare, but the British were determined to prove this notion wrong...and were equally determined to regain Burma from the clutches of the Japanese. Second-Lieutenant Peter Wright had been an infantry officer, but he and his unit had retrained as a tank crews. Now they were under pressure to deliver results...and their M3 Stuart light tanks would soon clash with the metallic might of their Japanese Type 95 counterparts. Could the green British tankies work as a team and survive the...thunder in the jungle? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4513
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4513

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #16: Knife for a Nazi - Written by Elliot. Art by Luis Salmeron. Cover by Ken Barr. Up and over the cliffs they called unclimbable, swiftly and silently across country, deep behind enemy lines they came, the fearless men with blackened faces. These were the men they sent on a mission when all else had failed. These were the Commandos. On this raid, it was not the enemy they feared, but the stranger in their ranks, the explosives expert who was the key man of the whole operation, and who by his inexperience and rashness became the danger man! Here is the story of how that man won the admiration and respect of the world's finest fighting men. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4514
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4514

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2143: Roll of Honour - Written by Cyril Walker. Art by Terry Patrick. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Jewel theft and murder -- not the sort of things that would bring glory to a regiment's roll of honour if any of its men were suspected of such crimes. That's why someone was determined to keep a very big secret to himself. But there was someone equally determined to get at the truth, no matter what the cost! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4515
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4515

    The Deadly Games - Written by Alen Hebden. Art and Cover by Keith Page. In 1920, the Belgian city of Antwerp hosted the Summer Olympic Games. Russ Wynn and Dave "Bunny" Hare were two of many accomplished yachtsmen there, but a chance encounter with a shady figure from Russ' recent past brought to light a thrilling adventure from the First World War...and a blood debt that was still to be paid! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4516
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4516

    Charlie's Phoney War - Written by Steve Taylor. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. Charlie Hutchins reckoned he was the most frustrated Hurricane pilot in the RAF. He was champing at the bit to get at the Luftwaffe kites he could see over the German border, but standing orders at this early stage of the Second World War stopped him nipping over to knock a few down. What he couldn't know was that the so-called Phoney War was just about over. Soon he'd have his hands full dealing with all the Jerries he could possibly have wanted. And a few more for good measure. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4517
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4517

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #38: Duel in the Desert - Written by Dorward. Art by Martin Salvador. Cover by Ken Barr. From Nazi High Command the order went out -- "All men and vehicles of the Long Range Desert Group must be destroyed -- at any cost." And the LRDG men smiled grimly. They were marked men. Rommel was out for blood. So they sped out of their desert lairs to take up his challenge. This is the story of a handful of daredevils in a lone truck, on a mission with no return tickets. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4518
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4518

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2133: Stay on Target! - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. After barely escaping from the blazing wreck of a shot-down Anson, Ray Lyall was constantly haunted by the memory of that terrifying experience. As the newly-appointed navigator of a Lancaster bomber, Ray was responsible for the safety of all the crew...and his nerve could crack at any moment! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4519
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4519

    High Speed Rescue - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Growing up in Malaya, young Sam Logan dreamed of being a pilot. He volunteered for the RAF as soon as war broke out -- only to be washed out of flying training thanks to the dizziness that overcame him every time he took to the air. He ended up on an RAF Air-Sea Rescue Launch, patrolling the choppy grey waters of the Channel. Almost as much as he did himself, Sam's crewmates wondered if the reluctant sailor was up to this dangerous work. Their very survival depended on him working as part of a team...especially when there were E-boats on the prowl. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4520
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4520

    Underwater Menace - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Ken Kluger, son of a Japanese mother and a German father, had attended university in England and was fluent in all three languages. When war broke out, though, he ended up working for the British as a translator and code-breaker. Soon, however, he found himself involved in much more dangerous work. He became part of a perilous plan to use a captured German submarine -- holding a lethal secret weapon -- to destroy an enemy U-boat pen and stop a deadly attack! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4521
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4521

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #13: Death in the Sun - Written by Eric Castle. Art by Amador Garcia. Cover by Ken Barr. Just another routine patrol, just another empty village in the Burmese jungle. Nothing to fear, every hut silent, deserted, no movement in the shadows, no sound on the still, sultry air. Everything calm and peaceful. Why then did fingers tighten nervously on triggers, why did the cold sweat of fear break out on every man's brow? It was as if some sixth sense was telling them of terrible danger, of a fiendish trap waiting to be sprung. It only needed one man to see the sudden glint of death in a darkened doorway, to scream a warning...a warning that came too late! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4522
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4522

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2112: The Old Wolf - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. By 1944, Allied pilots saw the Junkers 87 as an easy kill. Too slow and sluggish, they said, to pose a threat. But Colonel Otto von Arne had plans for his aircraft. By adding rockets to assist take-off and extra machine guns for defence, he made sure that once again his squadron was a force to be reckoned with -- especially when they were also armed with powerful 37mm guns. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4523
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4523

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #804: Gas-Bag Gunmen - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Cam Kennedy. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Never had men gone on a secret mission in such a strange craft. Huge, slow, clumsy, she was a perfect target for roving enemy planes. But she also happened to be the perfect ship for their job. Yes, these guys knew exactly what they were doing! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4524
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4524

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #529: The Deadly One - Written by Hardy. Art by Victor de la Fuente. Cover by Jordi Penalva. Captain Mike Reilly had lost his left eye in battle so the Top Brass had given him a desk job. And Mike didn't like that one little bit, because he knew he could still out-shoot, out-march and out-punch almost any soldier living. After all, Nelson only had one eye and one arm and look at the mess he made of England's enemies! So Mike set his mind to scheming to get back into the war, little knowing he was letting himself in for the biggest shock of his life. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4525
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4525

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #30: Island of Ghosts - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Jose Bielsa. Cover by Ken Barr. The superstitious Japanese sentries on the remote South Sea island dreaded the moonlight tropical nights. For that was when the ghost walked, and they knew that in the morning, another of their men would have vanished without a trace. And in his hiding place, a crazy Welshman would clean his well-used knife. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4526
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4526

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2122: Luck of the Devil - Written by Cyril Walker. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Jeff Bevan. Fleeing into a cave in the grip of mortal fear, John Tilley had the first of a series of amazing escapes from death. From that day, he was so lucky it was almost unbelievable. His men said he had the luck of the Devil. Was that his terrible secret? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4527
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4527

    The Leopard Commander - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Keith Page. It sounded almost cute and cuddly, an Italian commander named for a big cat. But his British adversaries in East Africa were under no illusions -- they knew that, like his namesake, he was fast, agile...and deadly! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4528
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4528

    The Doomed Legionnaires - Written by Steve Coombs. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. Men from all over the world, men with secret shameful pasts, men who had no place in their home countries. Here they were, gathered together to fight an implacable enemy, for a flag that was not their own. And because they were foreigners, they had been handed a suicide mission. They were indeed...the doomed Legionnaires! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4529
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4529

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #25: Take No Prisoners! - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Casarubio. Cover by Ken Barr. Ten British prisoners lay dead -- shot down in cold blood. And there were no witnesses to the terrible crime. The only clue to the killers lay there in the blood-stained dust -- a German helmet bearing a skull and crossbones emblem...an emblem which from that day on was to be a death warrant to every Nazi who wore it. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4530
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4530

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2145: The Deadly Deal - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Jeff Bevan. There are good deals, bad deals and deals like the one Jan de Groot made. He agreed that he would work as an agent in enemy-held territory where the slightest slip-up would lead to arrest, torture and probably death. It was going to take all his courage to keep...the deadly deal! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4531
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4531

    Coming Unstuck - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. By 1943, the Germans, desperate to counter the RAF's superfast wooden fighter-bomber, the de Havilland Mosquito, began to build the Focke Wulf Ta154. It was even known as the Moskito! They soon discovered that holding its wooden structure together wasn't as easy as they thought, and several broke up in flight. The glue they needed to hold their airframes together was a secret formula only manufactured in Britain. So the Germans came up with a plan to steal some from the source...only to come up against a bunch of plucky Brits determined to stop them...or come to a very sticky end! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4532
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4532

    Mario's Express - Written by Stephen Walsh. Art by Vila. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Colonel Mario Girotti was not really much of a soldier. He was more than happy to be stuck in the North African desert, in charge of a rarely-used railway station. He spent his days listening to classical music on his trusty gramophone or reading poetry. But the culture-loving Italian's peaceful war was rudely interrupted by the arrival of a group of his fellow countrymen, followed by some Nazis, all bent on escaping the oncoming British onslaught with some looted priceless treasure and, naturally enough, they wanted one of Mario's trains. Mario decided that maybe the time was right to fight, after all! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4533
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4533

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #49: Blood Valley - Written by Dorward. Art by F.A. Philpott. Cover by Ken Barr. Every path that led upwards from Blood Valley to the Nazi-held fortress of Cassino was a path of death. On these bullet-swept slopes, many a hero had been born...and had died. But still the German flag flew triumphantly from the battlements. And then the Commandos were sent for -- hand-picked Commandos who had their own cunning and courageous ways of bringing arrogant Nazis to their knees. Here is their heroic story. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4534
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4534

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2144: The Jokers - Written by Peter McKenzie. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Alf Cunningham and Percy Potter were the jokers in the pack. Oh, they were good pilots, all right, it was just that they had a nasty habit of landing themselves, and everyone around them, in deep trouble. Not exactly the best pair of men to rely on when there's a German cruiser on the loose in the English Channel! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4535
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4535

    The Fighting Gendarme - Written by Peter Grehan. Art by Luis Olivera. Cover by Janek Matysiak. A Gendarme, a French policeman. That's what Raoul Laurent was when World War II broke out. Sergeant Laurent decided he wasn't going to bow down before the occupying Nazis, escaping to England to join the Free French Forces and become a Commando. In time, Raoul was selected for a dangerous mission back in his homeland, helping the French Resistance to locate and destroy vital coded documents that were in Nazi hands. To succeed, though, Raoul would have to rely upon an old adversary from his police days. Not only that, pretty soon it looked like his new allies had a traitor in their midst. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4536
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4536

    The Tank-Killers - Written by Stephen Walsh. Art and Cover by John Ridgway. Tank, panzer, char d'assault, tahk. Call them what you will, these armoured giants struck fear into all infantrymen who faced them in battle. Not quite all, though. This is the story of four men brought together by the fates of war who challenged the metal monsters and called themselves...the Tank-Killers. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4537
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4537

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #14: Fly Fast Shoot First! - Story and Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Ken Barr. The machine-guns chattered their chant of death, the Spitfire spat its eight-forked tongues of flame...and from the wide blue sky tumbled another charred fragment of the once-mighty Luftwaffe. Mike Arden was a flying fool: A pilot with only one fault. In his eagerness to get into a fight, he left more than burned-out Nazis behind him -- he left a trail of broken Spitfires, too! So they gave him a choice: "Transfer to Coastal Command or stay on the ground." Mike transferred...and did things with a four-engined bomber that had never been done before! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4538
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4538

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2087: Dakota Pilot - Written by Bill Fear. Art by Terry Patrick. Cover by Ian Kennedy. For Ben Smart, Dakota pilot, things had been going badly. Bad luck seemed to follow him wherever he went, and always managed to strike where it could do the most damage. And this time, of all places, it had to be the terrible battle of Arnhem. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4539
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4539

    The Magic Merlin - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Morahin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. As the Battle of Britain reached its climax, RAF Flying Officer Toby Mortimer was assigned a brand new MkII Hurricane. Toby's flying suddenly improved, and he got more kills in his new Hurri. But why? Toby put it down to his new plane's Rolls-Royce Merlin XX -- because its serial number exactly matched his date of birth! That engine became his good luck charm. He was sure that his life and the Merlin's were inexplicably linked. Which was not such a good thing when another pilot had to take over his kite! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4540
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4540

    The Duck That Went to War - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Janek Matysiak. The DUKW, better known as the Duck, might not be as well-known as the Jeep, but this amphibious truck was just as vital to winning the Second World War. Able to take supplies from ship to shore without needing a harbour, it kept the fighting men supplied with bullets, bandages and bully beef. This is the story of one such Duck and its crew of two. Together, they got far closer to the action than you would expect for a floating lorry. Question was, would they be able to get away again in one piece? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4541
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4541

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #28: Massacre in the Sun - Written by Eric Castle. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. When the Japanese attacked, Corporal John Reynolds dived into the bushes. When he crawled out, his two stripes had gone...and on his shoulder, he wore a Major's crown. Always he had wanted to be an officer...and now he was. He might deceive the enemy, but could he fool the Chindit battalion he was called upon to lead? Here is the strange story of the bogus major. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4542
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4542

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2106: And Now...Strike Back! - Written by Bill Fear. Art by Alejandro Martinez Ruiz. Cover by Jeff Bevan. Ready to board their new ship, seamen Len Garret and Tom Brooks were stunned to discover that Chief Petty Officer Alf Edwards was on their crew. Having clashed with him many years before, they knew that life under his command would be far from easy. However, in the following weeks, they changed their minds. No longer did they think Alf was going to make things difficult -- now they suspected he was trying to kill them! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4543
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4543

    Focke-Wulf Hi-Jack - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Janek Matysiak. In 1941, the Luftwaffe's sleek and deadly Focke-Wulf 190 appeared from nowhere to terrorise the RAF. Even their best fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire MkV, was no match for it. The British needed an intact Fw190 to discover its weaknesses...and a way to defeat it. The top brass came up with a simple but dangerous plan. A crack Commando squad would lead a raid to steal a Focke-Wulf from right under the Jerries' noses! All they needed was a pilot. That's when Flight Lieutenant Tam McDermott stepped up. Fluent in German and with a working knowledge of Luftwaffe aircraft, he was perfect -- if only he could survive his Commando training! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4544
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4544

    The Sorcerer's Apprentice - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Private Frankie Horton was far from the best soldier ever to serve in the Eighth Army. His rifle was likely to be the dirtiest and his uniform the scruffiest in his squad. He also had a tendency to dream, particularly about being a magician -- an ambition he had had since childhood. No one would have believed it if they were told that, thanks to Frankie, an almost certain German victory in North Africa would be averted. Not even Frankie. And he believed in magic. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4545
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4545

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #50: Clash of Steel - Written by Henderson. Art by Matias Alonso. Cover by Ken Barr. Every regiment has its daredevil, the one man who doesn't know the meaning of fear. In Popski's Private Army, there were nothing else but daredevils, each one more daring than the next. This is the story of a Desert Army sergeant, who accidentally came to make up a foursome with three of the toughest and craziest of Popski's desert pirates. Men said you had to be certified crazy to qualify for the PPA. Well, maybe Sergeant Dave Jones was that...crazy brave! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4546
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4546

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2082: A Touch of Courage - Written by Cyril Walker. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Jeff Bevan. Do you believe in magic? No? Well, Englishman Sam Benson wasn't too sure either. While out in Australia, he saw an aboriginal ceremony where the natives touched a totem believing it would give them courage. Little did he know that several months later, while fighting the Japanese on the far-off island of Ketta, that same ritual would save his life! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4547
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4547

    The Pigeon Patrol - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. As the First World War raged around him, Lieutenant Kenny Dean cast his eyes skywards at the sound of any aero engine. The one thing he really wanted to do was to get into the air, but he would have settled for anything to do with flying. So he should have been happy when his CO posted him to a flying unit. Shouldn't he? Maybe not, for the Pigeon Patrol was not quite what he had in mind. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4548
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4548

    Grand Slam! - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. In 1995, an English historian discovered a mystery that had been hushed up for fifty years -- with hidden airfields, commando raids, and deadly dogfights over the Himalayas. And, ultimately, there was a daring mission involving Lancaster B1 Specials carrying lethal, ten-ton Grand Slam bombs -- the biggest and most powerful of World War II. It certainly is an amazing tale. One that has remained top secret...'til now. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4549
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4549

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #46: Phantom Fighters - Story and Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Ken Barr. Out of the sun, the Hurricanes roared down on the Luftwaffe's unsuspecting squadrons like eagles upon their prey. All over the Western Desert they struck -- airfields, convoys, enemy fighter patrols. No German was safe. They swooped, fought and killed -- only to disappear, flitting away at zero feet among the sand dunes, vanishing from the sight of men like ghost planes. Terror reigned in German hearts whenever the high-pitched scream of power dives warned of the coming of the...Phantom Fighters. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4550
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4550

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2127: Skull and Crossbones - Written by Bernard Gregg. Art by Ibanez. Cover by Jeff Bevan. Most U-boat captains were honourable men, but not this one. As his submarine pulled away from the burning hulk of the British ship, he broke one of the rules of warfare -- he machine-gunned the defenceless men in the water. Those sailors who survived would never forget the emblem on the side of that U-boat -- a red shield with a skull and crossbones. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.