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Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) comic books

  • Issue #4601
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4601

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #88: Rogue Bomber - Written by Donald L.G. Stainton. Art by Ferran Sostres. Cover by Ken Barr. R for Roger was her name...but the air-crews called her R for Rogue. There was something sinister about this four-engined giant, something uncanny that made brave men shiver with fear when they had to fly in her. For every pilot who sat at her controls came back dead! Night after night she sat there waiting...waiting for her next victim! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4602
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4602

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2199: A Traitor in the Cockpit - Written by Ken Gentry. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Jeff Bevan. The roar of four mighty Merlin engines powering each Lancaster, the crump of flak bursting close to the planes, the rumble of bombs exploding far below -- it was all in a night's work for the bomber boys. But for one Lanc crew, on one particular night, things were going to be different -- because their pilot intended to land at an enemy airfield and hand his aircraft and its secret equipment over to the enemy. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4603
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4603

    Scarecrow Squadron - Written by Norman Adams. Art and Cover by Keith Page. The de Havilland Tiger Moth was a reliable, if rather old-fashioned, aircraft used as a basic trainer for RAF pilots. Pilots like Charlie Chard who was only recently qualified when he and his comrades found themselves in the thick of the action against the German Kriegsmarine and Luftwaffe. He and his fellow fliers were known as "Scarecrow Squadron" -- given the nickname because they were meant to chase away enemies flying over England's coast. A dicey job that, given that their planes were unarmed! Sitting in his open cockpit, Charlie wondered if any of them would survive. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4604
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4604

    Bernie's Buccaneers - Written by Bill Styles. Art by Vila. Cover by Janek Matysiak. With four 1400-horsepower Packard-built Merlin engines powering them forward at close to 40 knots, the crew of MTB 989 felt like the raiders of old when they fired a broadside of torpedoes at enemy shipping. Privately, they called themselves "Bernie's Buccaneers" after their fearless, swash-buckling skipper. They always said they would have followed him into the jaws of death...and one day, they did just that! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4605
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4605

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #57: Target for Tonight - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Roca. Cover by Ken Barr. When crack British Commandos were ordered to fight alongside ace American Rangers in a double strike against an important target, it sparked off the bitter, blistering feud between them that made the "other" war look like a petty quarrel. Here is the story of this war within a war; of Mike Travers and Red Dooley, who were tough enough to lead and control the fightingest bunch of men that two great nations ever produced. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4606
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4606

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2162: Lost in France - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Josep Nebot. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Crash-landing a burning Blenheim bomber in occupied France would generally be reckoned pretty dangerous. And so it was, but compared to what fate still had in store for Harry Conway and his crew, that crash was a picnic! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4607
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4607

    S for Sniper - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Sniper. The very word struck fear into the heart of many an infantryman. The thought that a calculating killer could be lying in wait, hidden from view and able to snuff out a life with a single shot, kept men awake at night. Corporal Alec Knight was a sniper, a man of few words and a crack shot. But was he a cold-hearted killing machine? Between these covers is his story. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4608
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4608

    The Talisman - Written by Mike Knowles. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Private Bill Watkins was one of the men who survived the retreat to Dunkirk. He put it down to one unusual incident -- the sight of a young French lad spurring him on to reach the safety of an escaping ship when he had all but given up. Bill decided this youngster was his "Talisman" -- his lucky mascot. But was it wise for him to think that a lucky mascot could get him safely through the war? Probably not...especially when he joined the SAS! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4609
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4609

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #92: Big Guy - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Castro. Cover by Chaco. "Powerhouse" Jenkins was a born fighter. His only trouble was he didn't care who he fought. Germans and British alike crumpled before his massive fists, and this got him into a lot of hot water with the MPs. When his regiment stormed up the French beaches on D-Day, there was a song in Powerhouse's heart. For this was the biggest fight he'd ever been in and he was going to enjoy every minute of it. But as things turned out, Powerhouse was promoted to corporal for bravery on the field of battle. And according to his sergeant, that meant he was a King's Corporal and couldn't be disciplined ever again. So it was that Powerhouse set out to enjoy himself in his own tough way. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4610
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4610

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2170: After D-Day - Written by Ken Gentry. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Jeff Bevan. Sergeant Jack Potter had been in the war from the start. A brave bloke, full of courage and common sense. His men knew they could trust him to see them right as they pushed their way forward into France. Then suddenly, all that changed. Jack seemed to have something on his mind, something that was more important than anything else -- the safety of a man who was no use to anybody! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4611
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4611

    Convict Commandos: See Paris...and Die! - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. By summer 1944, the Allies had broken out of the Normandy beach head and the race for Paris was on. The Convict Commandos were at the head of the advance -- sent in to make sure the city wasn't levelled. For once, Jelly Jakes was pleased with their mission; he'd always wanted to see Paris. Mind you, he hadn't banked on seeing it as he hurtled earthwards from the top of the Eiffel Tower! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4612
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4612

    Run to Freedom - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Janek Matysiak. In 1968, a series of reforms known as The Prague Spring loosened the iron grip of communism on Czechoslovakia. Looking forward to this new beginning, Marek Kaldova -- an RAF avionics expert -- returned to his homeland after twenty years in exile. Things didn't go smoothly, though. The Russians invaded and Marek found himself on the run from the KGB, who were desperate to uncover his priceless secrets. Help was at hand, in the form of British Secret Service operative Sergeant Bob Carter! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4613
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4613

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #89: Spy in Battle-Dress - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Alvaro. Cover by Amador Garcia. The Commandos were tough, dedicated men who had risen from the funeral pyre of Dunkirk to hit back at the Nazis with blazing tommy guns and a brand of courage that was unique. Their motto -- United We Conquer! But there was one man who mocked that brave motto when he crept ashore on raids with his Commando mates. They all knew him as "Mitch" Mitchell, but German High Command knew him better as Hans Reister of the SS. And what the Commandos didn't guess was that each time, he was leading them straight into a German ambush. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4614
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4614

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2192: A Pack of Wolves - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Jeff Bevan. The three men were part of a band of Italian bandits, a pack of wolves who roamed through the mountains to make a fat profit while their war-torn country crumbled about them. There were other similar groups in the area, too, but this lot had by far the strangest leader of all -- an eccentric history lecturer from England! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4615
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4615

    Palace's Buckingham - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Flying Officer Jimmy Palace was a maverick. He liked nothing more than to take a few flying risks when at the controls of his beloved de Havilland Mosquito bomber. However, he met his match in Air Vice-Marshal Bob "Gets It" Dunn -- a formidable brass hat who detailed Jimmy to ferry him around in a dowdy Bristol Buckingham transport plane. This was one assignment Jimmy was determined to get out of! And he had a plan in mind. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4616
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4616

    Witch Hunt - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. Lieutenant Yana Belinky of the famed, and feared, Nachthexen -- the Night Witches -- and Pilot Officer Drew Granger of the RAF had all but died when their Polikarpov had been shot to pieces around them over Russia. As they recuperated from their grievous wounds, some bright spark thought it would be a great propaganda stunt to send them to Britain for a morale-boosting tour. As they boarded their transport to the UK, they were cheerful enough. They didn't realise their problems were just about to start. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4617
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4617

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #90: Fighting Giant - Written by Ken McOwan. Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Ken Barr. A Coastal Command Liberator matches guns and guts with three massive Focke-Wulf Kuriers in the sky battle of the century! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4618
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4618

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2215: Death Valley - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Ibanez. Cover by Jeff Bevan. "Death Valley" was the name the Burmese villagers gave to the precarious, sheer-sided gorge which had claimed so many lives. And the arrogant Japanese who had invaded their land were soon to get a nasty surprise, courtesy of a British sabotage team, which would make them call it that, too! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4619
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4619

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #360: Johnny Boomerang - Written by Ken McOwan. Art by Repetto. Cover by Ricardo Sanfeliz Permanyer. To a Japanese naval crew, there was no more terrifying sight than a Bristol Beaufort torpedo-bomber attacking at wave-top height, a deadly torpedo just dropping from the plane's belly. And if the Beaufort had a boomerang painted on its nose, the Japanese were in deep trouble. For the pilot was Johnny Boomerang, and Johnny never missed! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4620
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4620

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #58: Tattooed Hero - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Francisco Cueto. Cover by Ken Barr. The British patrol deep in the desert could hardly believe their eyes when they saw the tattooed sergeant. He was lurching and staggering across the burning hot sand in the last stages of exhaustion...and there on his brow, tattooed a vivid purple, were four words -- "Too tough to kill." How true those words turned out to be, for Sergeant Harry Tyler had the guts to turn round and search the desert to find again the enemy who had tried to make him look a fool before his friends...and the last grim laugh was Harry's. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4621
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4621

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #832: The Sand-Devils - Written by R.A. Montague. Art and Cover by Ian Kennedy. Dawn broke over the sandy wastes of the North African desert, and the air shuddered with the roar of engines as one by one the sleek Martin Marauder bombers swept into the air. Each plane was loaded with nearly two tons of bombs, and they were crewed by some of the crack pilots of Bomber Command. The Sand-Devils were on their way again! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4622
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4622

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #925: Redcap Rat - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Arthur Fleming. Cover by Ian Kennedy. A column of Churchill tanks rolled steadily along a road. Then, without warning, five of them were torn apart by explosions. Sabotage! Next morning, while shunting out of a tunnel, a military train was blown to pieces. Sabotage! Three days later, a Lysander exploded in mid-flight, killing a high-ranking Allied commander. Sabotage! Who was the saboteur? Well, for a start...he was a British soldier. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4623
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4623

    War in Peace - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. VE-Day, 8th May 1945, marked the end of hostilities on the continent of Europe after six years of fighting. So Commando Lieutenant Andy Rook and his team should have expected a quiet time when they were sent to a remote, mountainous area of Italy. Unfortunately, it seemed that some of the locals hadn't got the message, as bullets continued to fly as thick and fast and deadly as before. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4624
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4624

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #95: Double-Cross! - Written by I.B. Kellie. Art by Matias Alonso. Cover by Chaco. Young Lieutenant Jim Whitney was a fire-eating paratrooper who asked nothing better than to be dropped where the Nazis were thickest. The more there were around, the more he could shoot, Jim reckoned. When it came to fighting, you couldn't blame Jim for thinking his middle-aged scientist father was a bit past it. "Boffins" belonged in their laboratories. Yet in their most dangerous raid to date, to find out about the new German radar detectors in Sicily, Jim only discovered after he'd hit the ground that the VIP who dropped with them to steal the German secrets was none other than his own peace-loving Dad...and that was when the fighting really started. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4625
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4625

    The Black Devils - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art by Olivera. Cover by Janek Matysiak. The Germans called them The Black Devils -- the men who moved through the night to strike swiftly and silently, seemingly at will. And although the name could have been because of the black camouflage paint they wore on their faces, it could equally well have described the black fear they struck into their enemies' hearts. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4626
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4626

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #878: Pirates with Wings - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Cam Kennedy. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Doug Robb and the crew of his flying boat were good blokes, well-trained, steady in action. They did their dangerous job and they did it well. Then they met Kevin Smythe-Black and his crazy gang of Marine Commandos. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4627
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4627

    Race of Death - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Morahin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Pre-war, Ben Radley and Hugo Carlyle had been professional racing cyclists. And after they joined up, they were soon using bicycles once more -- as an integral part of the daring missions their Commando raiding team pulled off. Using two wheels, they could go where bigger, noisier vehicles could not. Eventually, on one operation, their luck ran out and they were captured. Then, out of the blue, came a slim chance for freedom...if only they could out-pedal an old adversary. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4628
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4628

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #64: Strike from the Sun - Written by Roger Clegg. Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Ferraz. Out of the glaring sun they swooped, these messengers of death, to smash great gaps in the formations of German bombers that swarmed over England. And leading them was one of the greatest Spitfire pilots of all time -- a man of iron will and brute courage. Boldness, daring and strength flowed from him into those who flew at his wing-tips. When he led...the squadron was invincible. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4629
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4629

    Mission: Berlin - Written by Mike Knowles. Art and Cover by Janek Matysiak. Berlin had been a battleground throughout the Second World War -- first as Allied bombers pummelled the heart of Hitler's Reich, then later as Soviet forces overran the city. After Germany's surrender, the city was divided up amongst the Allies and, slowly but surely, tensions rose until the city became a battleground once more. Perhaps there were not the pitched battles of previous years, but the skirmishes could be just as deadly...as Captain Tony Hibbert of the Parachute Regiment discovered when he was sent to join the curiously named BRIXMIS. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4630
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4630

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #860: Massacre at Mendhi Pass - Written by Alan Lomas. Art by Cam Kennedy. Cover by Ian Kennedy. A green flare arched into the sky above the Mendhi pass on the North-West Frontier of India and, within minutes, the British convoy was winding its way through the mountain gorge. An ominous atmosphere had filled the air and all instincts told Lieutenant Martin Kenwood to turn back, but duty conquered his fears and made him go on. Then suddenly a dark, fearsome figure rose to its feet and screeched the command -- "Death to the infidels!" Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4631
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4631

    Convict Commandos: Fatal Mission - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. Luck had been with the Convict Commandos since they had escaped from the Japanese in 1942. They had carried out the most perilous of missions with little more than bumps and bruises to show for it. But luck has a habit of changing suddenly, especially when it is pushed, and it certainly changed for the Convict Commandos as they flew to their next target. They had passed through dangerous skies before, but none quite as dangerous as those over Arnhem. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4632
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4632

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #83: Send for Spitfires - Written by I.B. Kellie. Art by Medrano. Cover by Ken Barr. "Bandits ahead! Go! Go! Go!" Time and again, that staccato command unleashed the savage fighting spirit of Britain's Spitfire pilots, driving them to hurl their machines in slashing attack after attack against the Luftwaffe hordes in the only method of defence that they believed in -- attack. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4633
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4633

    'Sink the Wagner!' - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Vila. Cover by Ian Kennedy. In 1942, over Canada, the last thing that the pilots of the Fleet Air Arm expected to see was a hostile aircraft. After all, the nearest enemy base was thousands of miles away. But that was exactly what the FAA boys did see -- for the Germans had constructed a carrier in secret and sailed it across the Atlantic to attack a vital Canadian port. Though outnumbered and outgunned, the Fleet Air Arm Martlet and Swordfish aircraft were not going to go out without a fight, and that hulking German aircraft carrier looked like a good target. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4634
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4634

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #897: The Black Buzzard - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Jose Maria Jorge. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Slowly, painfully, the three RAF Hurricanes staggered through the desert sky, desperately striving to reach home and safety. The wreck in the middle had a wounded pilot slumped over its controls, as near unconsciousness as makes no difference, and all that held his tattered plane in the air was the wingtips of his comrades' planes on either side. Mile by mile they struggled on, grimly, gallantly -- then came the sinister chatter of cannons and machine guns behind them. The Black Buzzard had arrived for a kill. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4635
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4635

    Warrior's Return - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. Sitting at the controls of a Heinkel 115 floatplane with a Commissar's pistol pressed to her neck, Lieutenant Yana Belinky had little choice but to follow his orders to return to the Soviet Union. In truth, though, she was quite pleased -- for, back in the Motherland, there would be a chance to hit back at the invaders of her country. All she had to do was stay alive long enough to get there! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4636
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4636

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #63: Ambush! - Written by Roger Clegg. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. It was said the men of the Airborne Division were afraid of nothing. But that wasn't strictly true. There was one man who could make a wary look come into their eyes, who could make their courageous hearts miss a beat...and he wore the same red beret as themselves. Lieutenant Tom Connor was his name -- a proper death or glory boy. If you followed him into action, you either came back with a medal...or didn't come back at all! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4637
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4637

    Codename Crusher: The Hammer of Thor - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Janek Matysiak. By 1941, German-occupied Norway had become a safe haven for U-boats preying on the Arctic convoys taking vital war materials from Britain to the Soviet Union. One base in particular had proved impossible for the allies to neutralise by conventional means. That was why a special sabotage team was being dropped in. With the help of the locals, and a Polish naval officer, they hoped to do what waves of RAF bombers couldn't -- smash the base with the Hammer of Thor. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4638
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4638

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2186: Glide into Danger - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Ken Blight wrestled with the controls of the Horsa glider, trying to land safely while dodging the deadly streams of tracer flying all around. Ken had always wanted to see action, to be where the danger was -- in fact, that was the reason he had joined the Glider Pilot Regiment. But now it looked like he was in more danger than he could handle! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4639
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4639

    Meteor Strike - Written by Steve Taylor. Art by Morahin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Flight Lieutenant Tom Dempsey enjoyed flying his Spitfire. A peerless dog-fighter, it was also measured and reliable -- just like him. On the other hand, Flight Lieutenant Rusty Clark -- pilot of a sleek new Gloster Meteor, the RAF's first operational combat jet fighter -- thought the Spit belonged in the past. He and Tom were soon at loggerheads. Their personal rivalry had to be put to one side, though, when a new enemy to be reckoned with burned into the skies over Europe -- the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitt Me262 jet. Could the Spits and the Meteors work together to defeat this deadly threat? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4640
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4640

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #71: Sky Drop - Written by David E. Bingley. Art by Matias Alonso. Cover by Ken Barr. Just say the word "Salerno" to a British soldier...and watch his eyes. You'll see a sudden pride shine in them...for Salerno was the blood bath of the invasion of Italy, a bullet-torn beach-head that made every man who even landed on it a hero. Here is their glorious story. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4641
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4641

    Ice and Fire - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. For crewmen like Second Mate Alan Jones, the Merchant Navy convoys to the USSR are nerve-shredding voyages. Their every moment is filled with the realisation that, without any warning, a deadly attack can come from the skies, the sea...or beneath the icy, grey waves. And when their convoy does come under attack from a U-Boat commanded by a fanatical Nazi, the searing flames of war scorch the ice of the frozen North Atlantic. And sometimes, even Allies can't be trusted. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4642
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4642

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2175: Special Strike Force - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Jamie Blasco Romero. Cover by Jeff Bevan. When parachutists are going to land in enemy territory, they depend on the skill of the RAF pilot, for he is the one who gets the paras to their drop-zone through flak and bad weather. Nigel Reeve reckoned the RAF were a good bunch of blokes...until the day of the terrible accident when they wiped out half his men! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4643
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4643

    Resistance Strike - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art by Morahin. Cover by Janek Matysiak. France, 1944. A French Resistance group, aided by an SOE agent, had been a thorn in the side of the occupying Germans, regularly sabotaging their vehicles and communications. But now, something big was happening at a disused mine nearby -- where slave labourers were being worked to death on a mysterious project. The Resistance had to find out what the Germans were up to, and what an eccentric French civil engineer was doing helping them. Could he really be a collaborator? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4644
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4644

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #68: Spearhead! - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Martin Salvador. Cover by Ferraz. Question: How on earth could any man be as brave as Marty Finnegan said he was? Answer: By proving it in the heat of battle, like Marty did. What a man! What a hero! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4645
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4645

    Once a Tank Man... - Written by Mac MacDonald. Art and Cover by Keith Page. ...always a tank man. Well, that saying was definitely true when it came to Corporal Nick Leigh and his fellow Royal Tank Corps men -- dependable Lance-Corporal Walter Askey and hot-headed Private Sid Jones. When their Valentine III tank was destroyed by an enemy Panzer MkIV, they became prisoners of, first, the Italians then the Germans. But they escaped and found some unexpected allies, driving -- and fighting in -- a very special tank indeed! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4646
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4646

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2231: Code of the Warrior - Written by Bill Fear. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Ron Brown. The Samurai warriors of Japan in centuries past were honourable men, living by their chivalrous code of "Bushido." In the Second World War, some officers of Imperial Japan continued the noble tradition, abiding by its laws. None more so than Tomito Inosuke, a courageous fighter pilot with a burning desire for revenge...against a high-ranking VIP on his own side. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4647
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4647

    Dead Shot - Written by Dominic Teague. Art by Vila. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Young Jason Stringer was an excellent shot. Almost as soon as he joined up, his potential to become a top sniper was immediately spotted...and carefully nurtured. Such was his skill that he soon became a propaganda figure -- the almost mythical "British Bite." A quiet man, Jason wanted no fuss and to keep his identity secret. But that would prove impossible when the Germans set their own super sniper against him. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4648
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4648

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #87: Crash Dive! - Written by David E. Bingley. Art by Victor de la Fuente. Cover by Chaco. In 1943, there wasn't a single matelot in the Royal Navy who hadn't heard of HM Submarine Dauntless. She'd sent more Japanese ships on the downward trip to Davy Jones' locker than any other vessel in the Pacific. Skipper of the Dauntless was the legendary "Mauler" Mathieson -- tough as the plates of steel that welded his sub together, and surly as a wounded bear. So when young Harry Barton was posted to the Dauntless, he reckoned he was just about the luckiest lieutenant in the Navy. But that was before he found out there could only be one officer aboard the Dauntless -- "Mauler" Mathieson himself! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4649
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4649

    Blood Red Desert - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Vila. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Stu McBride, decorated war veteran turned prospector, had quite often been in the wrong place at the wrong time. Somehow he'd always managed to get out of it, though. But this time was different. This time he was in the middle of a top secret rocket range in the red centre of Australia with the Army and the Air Force after him. As if that wasn't enough, there was a bunch of heavily armed Soviet special forces men just dying to get their hands on him, too. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4650
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4650

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2154: Secret of the Sea - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Jose Maria Jorge. Cover by Ian McIntosh. The Japanese gunners pushed shell after shell into the red-hot breech of their deck-gun, desperately trying to bring down the huge Mariner flying-boat as it roared in on another attack, machine guns blazing, bombs ready. The submarine commander knew he was trapped -- caught in shallow water off a coral reef. Yet he had to try to escape, for in his boat he carried a deadly secret. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.