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Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) comic books

  • Issue #4551
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4551

    Convict Commandos: Hell's Cauldron - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. Jelly, Titch and Smiler are back in action. Led by their "boss" Guy Tenby, the Convict Commandos are thrown into the middle of an assassination plot in Yugoslavia. They're used to being kept in the dark by Guy but this time, even he doesn't seem to know what's going on. And that could have fatal consequences for all of them. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4552
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4552

    The Sergeant and the Squad - Written by Ferg Handley. Art by Luis Olivera. Cover by Janek Matysiak. He was a tough loner, a veteran of the war in the Far East, a survivor of the terrors of the jungle and a hundred brutal fights against the Japanese. The last thing he wanted was to take a group of raw recruits under his wing. To them, he was more like a machine than a man...and a killing machine at that -- gruff, remorseless and cold. To them, he was the only man who could get them through the war. But some of those rookies worried that they'd end up just like...the Sergeant. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4553
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4553

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #29: Sky Ace - Written by Maitland. Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Ken Barr. This is the inside story of two ace British fighter pilots, and the strange and deadly rivalry that drove them to outfly, outshoot and outdare each other through every risky second of their dog-fights with the mighty Luftwaffe. They did things with fighters no aircraft were built to do, writing the story of their feuds with each other in the skies over Southern England in the flaming wreckage of dozens of Nazi planes. They became a legend in their own lifetimes. Between these covers, for the first time, is their glorious story. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4554
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4554

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2141: The Chef Who Went to War - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Denis McLoughlin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Stanley Simpson couldn't stand life in the Catering Corps. He desperately wanted to be a fighting soldier. Well, the German Army was heading straight for the kitchen where Stan worked, so his first taste of action was going to come a lot sooner than he reckoned! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4555
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4555

    Operation: Horsa - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Captain Mike Markham and his unit of Paras were part of a small striking force sent to neutralise a flotilla of E-boats menacing Allied shipping. But when problems with their glider saw them come down many miles from their objective, they thought their role in the plan was over. Little did they know they would still have a chance to do the job...though they would have to invent a new plan as they went along. They called it...Operation: Horsa. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4556
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4556

    The Brink of War - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Vila. Cover by Janek Matysiak. For Panzergrenadier Otto Feldman, the war ended in 1945 when, after escaping a ruthless Russian major who butchered his comrades, he surrendered to American forces. Years later, as the Cuban Missile Crisis put the world on the brink of nuclear war, Otto was unexpectedly back in action. He and his young son, Gunther, were caught in the middle of a clash between British Centurion tanks and Russian T54s -- not to mention an old enemy from the past. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4557
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4557

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #45: Fog of Doom - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. There were many who scoffed when it was said that the battlefield at Arras was haunted -- haunted by the ghosts of the soldiers who had fought and died there in the First World War. But when the tide of battle in World War II flooded over the same ground, strange things happened. To the men who fought there, it seemed as though the spirits of the glorious British dead had risen again and were fighting shoulder to shoulder with them in one of the most vicious actions of the whole war. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4558
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4558

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2090: Saved from the Sea - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Jose Maria Jorge. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The Supermarine Walrus -- slow, lumbering and almost defenceless. Not much of a plane, you might think. But to the RAF Air/Sea Rescue service, these aircraft were priceless, plucking flyers and sailors from the sea, often in atrocious weather. As the pilot of one of these remarkable boats, Ted Brewer took all this in stride. But then the day came when he himself was in danger of drowning unless a Walrus came along to save his life! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4559
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4559

    Nightmare Hunt - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Almost every night, Captain Neil Rigby would wake up in a cold sweat, a nightmare vision before his eyes. The face he saw, twisted with evil, was that of the Nazi officer who had ordered his men slaughtered as he lay powerless to help. Every time he saw that maniacal, distorted face, he swore vengeance, never thinking he would get the opportunity. Then fate intervened and Neil began his...nightmare hunt! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4560
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4560

    In the Line of Fire - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Morahin. Cover by Janek Matysiak. In the North African desert, the fast-moving vehicles of Allied armoured car reconnaissance units were always right in the thick of the action -- constantly trading shots with the enemy. Things got even more dangerous when two recce unit commanders -- nursing a decades-old grudge between their families -- began trying to outdo each other. Both were determined to be first...in the line of fire! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4561
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4561

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #47: Duel in the Sun - Written by Donald L.G. Stainton. Art by Ferran Sostres. Cover by Ken Barr. Bert Johnson settled in the pilot's seat of the RAF fighter. He wasn't a pilot, but he revved the engine, taxied the plane to the runway, and took off. As he handled the unfamiliar controls and circled to gain height, he saw, coming straight at him, a crack Luftwaffe squadron. Bert's thumbs fumbled for the gun-button on the joystick -- pilot or not, he would have to fight it out now. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4562
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4562

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #825: From Out of the Sea... - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Cam Kennedy. Cover by Ian Kennedy. They came by night -- sinister figures in black rubber suits, rising from the depths of the Norwegian harbour. And when they came, the Nazis shivered -- for they knew that their precious ships, their vital war materials, were the target. How they dreaded those men from out of the sea. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4563
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4563

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1826: Cookhouse Heroes - Written by Roger Sanderson. Art by Alejandro Martinez Ruiz. Cover by Alan Philpott. What could a small squad of British cooks do to escape when they were trapped in a huge forest, caught up in the massive German onslaught through France? Well, it was surprising what they could do when they were led by someone as crafty as Sergeant Mike Taylor! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4564
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4564

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1034: Warriors All - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The little island of Dinara, off the coast of Yugoslavia, hardly knew there was a war on. Sure, they were under German occupation, but all that meant was a weekly visit from a section of infantrymen who were supposed to look out for suspicious happenings. And the only suspicious thing about Dinara was how much Stanislas Brod the innkeeper charged for his wine. Yes, a pleasant little place, Dinara -- until the day a certain strange object fell through the roof of Brod's inn. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4565
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4565

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #53: Seek and Destroy - Written by Henderson. Art by Uglioni. Cover by Ken Barr. Here is a special breed of soldier. His weapons: A 2-edged dagger, a sub machine gun, an automatic pistol, a strangling cord. His supplies: Maybe a couple of bars of chocolate, a little water. His duties: He is a trained parachutist, sniper, canoeist and judo expert. A man who, hopelessly outnumbered, can exist and fight behind enemy lines, who will seek and destroy his objective at all costs. His life expectancy: 48 hours, if he is lucky. This soldier is a...Commando! In this book is his story. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4566
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4566

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2226: Warner's War - Written by Cyril Walker. Art by Denis McLoughlin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. His Flying Fortress shot full of holes, his co-pilot wounded, many of his crew dead, himself almost passing out from loss of blood...American bomber pilot Al Warner wondered why he'd given up the safer life of a newspaper photographer to dice with death in the hostile skies over Germany. Well, it was quite a tale. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4567
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4567

    Collision Course - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Keith Page. So how did Flight Lieutenant Kerrie Matheson, in his unarmed DH 86 transport, end up hurtling straight towards an enemy Bloch 220 Auvergne aircraft? Well, it had all started off as a routine secondment from his posting at Coastal Command. He became part of a mission to build a long distance air bridge, ferrying Allied planes from French-held Africa to Egypt. Then his routine flying duties took a deadly turn -- with mystery, espionage and murder setting him on a...collision course! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4568
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4568

    Eighty-Eight! - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Ian Kennedy. It's not every day you see a German 88mm gun being operated by a group of "Fighting Kiwis" -- New Zealanders from a British and Commonwealth Expeditionary Force battling in Greece, determined to hold back the German onslaught. But this was not an everyday story. Thanks to a bungling SS officer, the Kiwis were able to help themselves to the enemy artillery's pride and joy. Having been relentlessly pounded by the very same guns, they decided to give the Jerries a taste of their own medicine! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4569
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4569

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #54: Beach-Head! - Written by Parsons. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. Johnny Malloy was a little guy -- five foot zero or thereabouts, but he wore the coveted Commando flash on his shoulders. He seemed lazy, good-for-nothing, a coward -- yet every man in his platoon was ready to die for him when it came to the bit. Who was he then -- this odd little Commando? Just about the most important guy in the British army, that's all! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4570
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4570

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2177: Arctic Victory - Written by David Heptonstall. Art by Terry Patrick. Cover by Ian Kennedy. After a few weeks in his new squadron of the RAF Regiment, Phil Adamson was beginning to wonder if this unit really was just for the defence of airfields. What with unarmed combat instruction, learning about explosives and a mock-raid on a local flying school, it was more like training for a crack Commando squad. He didn't know how right he was! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4571
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4571

    Convict Commandos: Frenzy of Fear - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. With the exception of Private "Jelly" Jakes -- the unit's resident coward -- the Convict Commandos were among the most fearless fighters in the British Forces. So why were they running in terror from a unit of Germans, leaving their quaking comrade behind in their haste? Something was badly awry; something had happened to throw the Convict Commandos into a...frenzy of fear! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4572
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4572

    Barracuda Attack! - Written by Bill Styles. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. At flying training school, they said Sub-Lieutenant Martin Archer wasn't good enough to be a fighter pilot. Too steady, they said, not quick enough to react. What they couldn't say was that he lacked nerve. And that was just as well because they gave him a Fairey Barracuda dive-bomber to fly into the teeth of flak and fighters. That took guts of a different kind altogether. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4573
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4573

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #55: Torpedoes Away! - Written by Maitland. Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Graeme Miller. They called it the riskiest job in the RAF. To throw a big Beaufort torpedo bomber around the sky like a fighter-plane; to battle through flak and air attack right up to target; to roar in on your torpedo-run a bare 50 feet above the waves and lay your single "tinfish" right in the belly of a German warship...and then to fight your way back out of the flame and fury you've stirred up and bring your bomber and crew safe home. This was the job of a Beaufort pilot...and it took a special breed of hero to do it. Young Bill Overby was a Beaufort pilot, one of the best. He couldn't help becoming an ace. You see, it looked as if Bill didn't care about staying alive. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4574
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4574

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2178: Dragon-Ship - Written by Bill Fear. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Jeff Bevan. A Viking longship, its fierce dragon head staring proudly out from the prow, rode the choppy seas as it pulled away from the Norwegian coast. But this was 1940, and the ship was manned not by Vikings but by the crew of an RAF flying-boat, a couple of British army officers and a Norwegian. Just what was going on? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4575
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4575

    Drop Zone Danger - Written by Bill Styles. Art by Olivera. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Loading supplies on to C47 Dakotas wasn't the most glamorous job in the Far East. Hard work even for strong men and vitally important, but hardly the stuff of death-defying adventures. So, as Private Seth Yarrow and his mates diligently got on with their back-breaking chores, they never once imagined that they'd end up alongside a unit of Chindits -- fighting the Japanese deep in the heart of the Burmese jungle! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4576
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4576

    Voyage of the Valkyrie - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Ian Kennedy. With six-inch guns, torpedo tubes and a Freidrichshafen-33 floatplane to hunt out targets for her, the German commerce raider Valkyrie was feared by British merchant crews in the South Atlantic in the early years of the First World War. So much so that the Royal Navy sent an M-Class destroyer to track her down and destroy her. However, it was another, much more unexpected enemy that the Valkyrie's crew had to fear. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4577
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4577

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #78: The Iron Man - Written by I.B. Kellie. Art by Martin Salvador. Cover by Ken Barr. Six words. Just six small words were all it took to turn the tough, loyal team that formed the crew of a fighting desert tank into a bunch of snarling, suspicious enemies. And those were the words Jack Baker, tank commander, heard from Military Intelligence only minutes before he was due to leave on a dangerous operation -- "There is a traitor among you." Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4578
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4578

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2229: Call to Battle - Written by Ken Gentry. Art by Denis McLoughlin. Cover by Jeff Bevan. Sergeant Tim Sanderson had heard all about The Fighting Hawk from a dying relative. It was an old and priceless carving on an ebony staff, encrusted with fabulous jewels, used by an Arab tribe to call their brethren to battle. But that was in the distant past and he half-suspected that the whole thing was just a myth with no place in the savage desert clashes of 1942. Luckily, he was better at fighting than seeing into the future. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4579
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4579

    The Regimental Spoon - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Soldiers' lucky charms and mascots come in all shapes and sizes -- from medallions to pet goats and all things in between. But surely, one of the oddest objects to become a talisman of good fortune was a spoon. Yes, that's right, a humble spoon. Don't believe it? Well, between these covers is the story of how this kitchen utensil went to war with generations of the same family...and returned home safely every time. Make up your own mind if the tale is true. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4580
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4580

    Burma Vengeance - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Vila. Cover by Janek Matysiak. In the dense Burmese jungle, British troops were being driven back towards India, their spirits sapped by a series of defeats at the hands of the advancing Japanese. Corporal Dan Farley had been left in command of a group of fearful survivors. They expected to be killed at any moment...but then a grizzled veteran Sergeant -- ruthless and tough -- came of out of nowhere to save their skins. Dan wanted to be like this lethal newcomer, but the mysterious NCO was on a mission of his own. He had a score to settle with a brutal Japanese Colonel. This quest was personal and it could only end in death...but whose? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W

  • Issue #4581
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4581

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #84: Hero from Hollywood - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Jones. Cover by Alvaro. Almost every man has a hero -- the one bloke in all the world he'd give his right arm to be like. Corporal Joe Brent's number one he-man was the big, granite-fisted American film-star Chet Marvin. In the days before the war, Joe queued up to see every movie he made, and marvelled at the sheer guts of the man. Then, one day in 1941, against a background of exploding German bombs and throbbing aero-engines, Corporal Joe Brent and his celluloid hero met face to face. It should have been the greatest day in Joe's life. But this was no Hollywood film set. This was war! And when the shot and shell are no longer blanks, it's easy to sort out the men from the boys. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4582
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4582

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2210: The Secret Tanks - Written by David Heptonstall. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Jeff Bevan. The French Char-B tank was one of the best fighting vehicles of the Second World War. But France had surrendered in 1940, so why were there a lot of them in the desert in 1943? And why did they have enemy markings? It was a secret which the Germans were determined to hide but which the Allies were equally determined to uncover. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4583
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4583

    Convict Commandos: Dungeon of Doom - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. The four-man special force known as the Convict Commandos were in dangerous territory. They had entered neutral Spain illegally and were now deep within a castle which bristled with all sorts of perils -- from Nazi interrogators to axe-wielding maniacs. This time, even they had got in too deep! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4584
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4584

    'American Ace' - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. He stepped off a US freighter in Liverpool and walked straight to the nearest RAF recruiting office to join up. A natural pilot, he was at the controls of a British fighter in no time. As his score of victories mounted in the summer of 1940, his fellow pilots never dreamed he carried a secret -- one that, if discovered, could be his death warrant! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4585
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4585

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #81: Phantom Sergeant - Written by Elliot. Art by Francisco Cueto. Cover by Alvaro. He moved like a shadow, a ghostly-quiet shape that flitted through the Burmese jungle wherever there was a Japanese soldier to be hunted, an invading enemy to be destroyed. Many of those men did see the Phantom Sergeant...but if they did, that was the last thing they ever saw. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4586
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4586

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2151: Heading for Trouble - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Ibanez. Cover by Ian Kennedy. During the Second World War, most officers fought gallantly alongside their men. But a few -- like a certain Lieutenant Fairfax -- were cowardly, incompetent and more likely to endanger their own troops than the enemy. You can bet that any man serving under Fairfax would very soon be...heading for trouble! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4587
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4587

    The Battle of Blood Island - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Though it was known as "The Blooded Jewel," the island of Ula was a peaceful place, its name derived from spectacular sunsets and sunrises, not warfare. Sitting in the ocean west of Scotland's Outer Hebrides, the inhabitants were mainly fisher folk whose only enemies were the elements -- wind and sea. That all changed early in the First World War when a force of German raiders swarmed ashore. Caught up in the action were two schoolboys. Upon them depended the outcome of...the battle of Blood Island! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4588
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4588

    The Sky Pirates - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Morahin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Pilot Officer Mike "Midge" Mercer flew a Vought Corsair fighter for the Fleet Air Arm in the Pacific -- fending off hordes of Japanese aircraft as he and his fellow fliers protected the Allied fleet. To begin with, it seemed that the Corsairs -- nicknamed Pirates -- had the edge. But the Japanese had another card to play which posed a deadly question to the FAA pilots. Just how did you beat an enemy willing to sacrifice their own lives? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4589
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4589

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #93: Sunk without Trace - Written by Blandford. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Sandy James. When "the Ship without a Name" glided into the Mersey Channel that night, the few watchers were seeing her for the first time; but they never forgot her, for "K-1" was like no other ship ever built. They never saw her again. Her destination -- the South Atlantic. Her mission -- even the Captain wasn't sure. But one thing was certain -- the Germans were waiting for her. Slowly, the jaws of the trap closed. The fantastic story of K-1, the ship that was to change the whole course of the war, had begun. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4590
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4590

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2176: Warship on Wheels - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Denis McLoughlin. Cover by Jeff Bevan. The two young officers had never seen anything like it. A huge German train bristling with guns and covered with armour plating -- it was like a warship on wheels. And, as they would discover, when that warship got steam up, it was unstoppable...even if another train got in the way! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4591
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4591

    Karl Lubeck: Born Survivor - Written by Mike Knowles. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Karl Lubeck joined the German Army more or less by accident. He really wanted to be a civil servant and the Wehrmacht soon found out that he would have been much better suited to bureaucracy than battlefield. It took the considerable efforts of a wily, experienced NCO to turn him into any sort of a commander. And keep his head on his shoulders. Yet Karl would be the man who did what no other German officer managed...and lived to tell the tale. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4592
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4592

    Last Train from Trotskygrad - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The war on the Ostfront was going badly for the Germans. Soviet forces had stemmed their advance and now the invaders were in retreat. As the withdrawal went on, it threatened to become a rout as desperate men sought to escape. At an isolated railhead, nicknamed Trotskygrad by the Germans, was a group of such men. Men who had a final chance to get away. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4593
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4593

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #97: Mountain Gun - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. Sergeant George Lister was a gunner who didn't know much about fancy talk and smart saluting. He was a bit lost when men spoke of tactics, of fast-moving mobile artillery, of the intricate calculation needed to work out long-range bombardments. But when the going got rough and his troop was left alone and on foot to drag a ton of gun up the sheer face of a mountain behind enemy lines -- then! -- it was George's massive shoulders, raw courage and bull-roar of command that drove every man to sweat blood doing the impossible! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4594
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4594

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2223: Time Runs Out... - Written by Cyril Walker. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Jeff Bevan. At top speed, the four British jeeps raced across the sand. Travelling by day was risky, but these desert raiders had vital information that had to be relayed at all costs. Then three Me109 fighters pounced, unleashing a vicious hail of bullets. The leading jeep took a burst, exploding violently. Two more were quick to suffer the same fate. Now only Sergeant Dan Smith's team remained. And against such venomous opponents, it seemed their time had run out, too. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4595
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4595

    Convict Commandos: The Killing Cage - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. It was a straightforward assassination mission for the men of the Convict Commandos; the sort of job they had been sprung from jail to do without breaking a sweat. But this time, they were up against an adversary who had a lot of experience of attempts on his life. He would make things very hot indeed for Major Guy Tenby's men...using a flamethrower! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4596
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4596

    Battle in the Desert - Written by Alex Woodrow. Art by Olivera. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Sergeant Jack McBride of the French Foreign Legion was on the track of the bandit who had stolen his unit's payroll. When he caught up with the theif, Amadou Bin Farzi, he intended to make him suffer for the crime by throwing him into a French jail. He had no way of knowing that when he did capture the rogue, he would set of a train of events that would end in Bin Farzi being the only man who could keep him alive. The question on Jack's mind then was, would he? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4597
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4597

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #85: Fast Gun - Written by Roger Clegg. Art by José Bielsa. Cover by Ken Barr. Lieutenant "Duke" Callahan, Yankee, was new to the desert war. He was tough but green. Lieutenant Bruce Wilson, Britisher, had been fighting sun, sand and Germans for a long time. He had plenty of toughness, too, but he knew how to use it. These two would have made a great team together. That was the idea. But they took to hating each other's guts...and when that happened, that big desert just wasn't big enough. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4598
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4598

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2191: One Good Turn... - Written by Peter McKenzie. Art by Denis McLoughlin. Cover by Jeff Bevan. They had captured a German Colonel! Quite a good day's work, was that. But in doing it, they had also saved him from being murdered by a bunch of brigands; and although they didn't know it at the time, it was going to save their own skins pretty soon. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4599
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4599

    Operation Nachthexen - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. The German forces that invaded the Soviet Union had much to fear once the Russians' fightback got into its stride. For the Russians are fearsome warriors when roused. What the Germans feared more than anything was the night. For that was when the Nachthexen -- the night witches -- flew. Because, you see, when the Nachthexen flew, they carried death on their wings. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4600
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4600

    Von Krieger's Vendetta - Written by Bill Styles. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Janek Matysiak. As the Germans rolled into Yugoslavia in 1941, with them came a particularly nasty Major by the name of Von Krieger. Arrogant and overbearing, he singled out one particular Yugoslav teenager as a particular target for his venom. After an attempt on his life, he was determined to catch and kill Miro Ancic. Miro, for his own part, was happy enough with that. After all, he had several personal reasons for meting out justice to Von Krieger. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.