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Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) comic books

  • Issue #4851
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4851

    Eagles over Flanders - Written by Ferg Handley. Art and Cover by Keith Page. When conscripted in November 1917, young Jack Carrick was willing to serve his country but reluctant to kill. Therefore, he joined the Royal Army Medical Corps and focused on saving lives instead of taking them. However, Jack's cowardly N.C.O., Corporal Fred Allingham, was determined to save only one life -- his own. As the Great War raged on, Allingham saw Jack as a threat to his secret agenda -- even more of a threat than the Germans who dealt death in the trenches and from the sky above. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4852
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4852

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #366: Sky Trap - Written by Wilkinson. Art by Rafael Auraleon and Sandy James. Cover by Ken Barr. To the pilots of Jim Ryan's fighter squadron, Flight Lieutenant John Bright was the bloke who brought them supplies in his Dakota. He had a cushy number, while they were fighting off swarms of Japanese planes with their out‑classed Brewster Buffaloes. Then Jim Ryan was posted away. The Squadron was dog‑tired and depressed, battling against heavy odds without rest. They desperately needed a real ace as new Squadron Leader. Guess who they got? The bloke who flew the Dakota! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4853
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4853

    Aegean Attack - Written by Ferg Handley. Art by Carlos Vila. Cover by Janek Matysiak. In autumn 1943, the Royal Navy battled to seize control of the Aegean Islands from the Germans. The crew of the "Kestrel," a sturdy Fairmile B Motor Launch, were under constant attack from marauding Luftwaffe aircraft. After a mission went disastrously wrong, the boat fell into enemy hands -- but not an enemy they had been expecting. A band of ruthless Greek pirates had commandeered the vessel for their own purposes and now her skipper, Lieutenant Gary Parrish, had to fight to reclaim his ship and protect his crew. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4854
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4854

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1002: On the Run! - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Collado. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Five wounded men walk out of an Army hospital and set off to reach their own units under their own steam. Happens all the time? Not likely, mate -- especially when these men were deep inside enemy territory...even on the wrong side of the Mediterranean! So how could they hope to succeed? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4855
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4855

    Eagles of Dunkirk - Written by Ferg Handley. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Corporal Sean Carrick excelled as an anti-tank gunner in a Daimler Dingo scout car, whether at Dunkirk or in the cruel heat of the North African desert. However, when an age-old family feud is re-kindled, Sean soon finds himself fighting to save his reputation as outrageous lies are spread about his past. His dilemma is that his true life story may be even more dangerous to reveal. This particular Eagle of Dunkirk would have to fight 'friend' as well as foe to be able to stretch his wings and escape a deadly destiny. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4856
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4856

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #194: No Escape! - Written by S.J. Bounds. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Davis. All along the British lines, the terrifying news spread like wildfire. Brave men trembled. "He's in our area. The Engineer of Death is here!" For they knew that once "the Engineer" had set his fiendish secret traps, no one who fell into them would ever walk away. That's when an unlikely hero volunteered, vowing to beat him at his own game. A skinny little genius with glasses, whose name was Percy Potts. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4857
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4857

    Red Ace - Written by Ferg Handley. Art by Morahin. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Sergeant Alek Pavlikov had hardly any flying hours under his belt but still felt ready to join in the fight against the Luftwaffe in the battle for supremacy of the skies above Kursk. His dreams of heroism were soon overtaken by a dawning realisation that a surprising number of his fellow rookies were dying on their first mission. Alek wondered if a ruthless superior officer had something to do with it. Was his fearsome major, Yuri Zaleski -- the Red Ace -- willing to risk Alek's annihilation in a quest for personal glory? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4858
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4858

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1018: Danger Ahead - Written by Alan Lomas. Art by Francisco Cueto. Cover by Ian Kennedy. A stretch of treacherous water to cross, and no boat to do it in. All they had was a few plywood drop tanks jettisoned from aircraft, some lengths of rope, bamboo, wood...and their courage. Yes, they needed courage most of all, for entering that stretch of water risked a horrifying death. In the search for survival there was deadly danger ahead. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4859
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4859

    The Duellist - Written by Steve Coombs. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Ian Kennedy. At the controls of this trusty Airco DH2 biplane, Lieutenant Andrew Maxwell of the Royal Flying Corps was used to duelling with German pilots high above the trenches. However, after being shot down and taken prisoner by a deranged, sword-wielding enemy officer, Andrew soon wondered which type of duel was more dangerous -- in the air or on the ground. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4860
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4860

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #193: Hero's Badge - Written by Roger Clegg. Art by Ferran Sostres. Cover by Davis. It was a jewelled armlet, a family coat of arms. It had been presented to the warrior de Marneys at Agincourt in 1415 by a grateful king and carried into battle by the family sons ever since. All the de Marneys were fighting furies who either conquered or died gloriously. Then came the Second World War, and young Desmond de Marney, the last of the line. He was no hero -- he wanted to be a farmer instead of a soldier. How would he learn overnight to be a leader of men, to wear with honour the "hero's badge"? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4861
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4861

    Day of the Werewolf - Written by Shane Filer. Art by Vicente Alcazar. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Although the war in Europe was over by June 1945, some groups of fanatical S.S. soldiers caused chaos for the occupying Allied forces. These rogue Nazis were known as "Werewolves" and would never surrender. Major Rick Hogan of the Office of Strategic Services had a plan to deal with a ruthless Werewolf group who attacked army bases and robbed banks, preying on military and civilian targets alike. He would infiltrate them, using a German spy under his command, and bring down this guerrilla threat once and for all. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4862
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4862

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1093: Prisoners of War - Written by Alan Lomas. Art by Juan Dalfiume. Cover by Ian Kennedy. They were escaped prisoners-of-war, desperate to risk anything rather than be recaptured. They had even put on enemy uniforms, armed themselves with enemy weapons. There was nothing they would not do to avoid going back into captivity. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4863
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4863

    Legacy of the Eagles - Written by Ferg Handley. Art and Cover by Keith Page. While researching his family history for a book, Ryan Carrick found out that he was descended from a long line of warriors. During World War II, however, he was stuck in a reserved occupation but eventually found a way to join up. From D-Day to the Battle of the Bulge, Ryan worked as a vehicle mechanic but also saw action. When two unscrupulous fellow soldiers discovered that their families could be disgraced if Ryan's book were to be published, they set about trying to silence him. An age-old feud that had raged for centuries was about to end -- once and for all. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4864
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4864

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #173: Desert Traitor - Written by S.J. Bounds. Art by Vasquez. Cover by Scholler. Thundering across the desert wilderness came the savage band of Tuaregs -- veiled warrior horsemen. Suddenly their mounts faltered, shied and pulled up, to stand trembling. Amazed, the Tuaregs cocked their rifles and looked around for signs of an enemy. Nothing! Then, from beyond a high ridge ahead came again the strange, unearthly sound that had frightened their mounts. A kind of music, it seemed to be. They dismounted and crept over to the edge of the bowl-shaped depression. One by one their heads came up, until the hollow was ringed with them. Every Arab was pop-eyed at what he saw down there! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4865
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4865

    Viktors War - Written by Steve Taylor. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Ian Kennedy. A proud Red Air Force pilot, Lieutenant Viktor Petrofsky flew his Yak-9 fighter above the skies of the Eastern Front, facing-off against the Luftwaffe and their deadly Focke-Wulf Fw190 aircraft. However, soon disillusioned by his squadron's harsh treatment at the hands of their feared NKVD political officers, and then shot down by the Germans, Viktor's allegiances were thrown into serious doubt. Now, technically a traitor, how would Viktor's war end? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4866
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4866

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1052: No Way but Down - Written by McLean. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. If you're an army glider pilot, you've got a dodgy job -- landing yourself and your troops in the teeth of anything the enemy throws at you. Hazardous at the best of times, it's grimly suicidal when thick flak is coming up, the exploding shells chucking your frail Horsa all over the sky. If an unlucky burst cuts your tow-rope long before you reach your landing ground, there's only one way to go -- down...and fast! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4867
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4867

    Five Mile Snipers - Written by George Low. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. It was the ultimate insult, being called "Five Mile Snipers" -- with a sneering tone, this phrase accused artillery gunners of being tucked safely out of harm's way, a large distance from the front line. After a run-in with an American Army Ranger officer, Sergeant Stan Wilkins, who was in charge of a battery of 25-pounder guns, certainly resented the implication that he and his new crew were cowards. Stan was determined to disprove this and embarked on a deadly mission to hunt down a group of ruthless German paratroopers. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4868
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4868

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #172: Floating Fortress - Written by S.J. Bounds. Art by Sandy James. Cover by Ken Barr. They were Fleet Air Arm pilots on a carrier -- Mike Scott, "Frenchy" Lafarge and the giant Red Knight. In the air, they made a great team, but then their carrier was damaged, and they were forced to land with empty tanks on a desert island! Mike wanted to organise the warlike natives into a private army to fight the Japanese occupying the island. Big Red flexed his powerful hands and wanted to carry on his own personal feud against the enemy. Poor Frenchy didn't know who to follow. While they argued and the baffled natives watched, the Japanese were closing in. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4869
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4869

    Into the Fire - Written by Stephen Walsh. Art by Vila. Cover by Janek Matysiak. After a series of misadventures, US Army mechanic Justice Wade somehow found himself serving with a Soviet Penal Company armoured unit. His Matilda tank was one of a group of vehicles deemed expendable enough to act as decoys to draw the fire of their enemy, fearsome German Panther tanks. To make things even more dangerous, Justice had been promoted from mechanic to driver and he had no combat experience. He and his rag-tag crew were thrust into the fire of battle -- and there was every chance that they would crash and burn. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4870
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4870

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2358: Point of No Return - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The mission was simple -- bomb a Polish refinery making vital cold-weather fuel additives for the German army. The target was easy -- almost no anti-aircraft defences, as it was too far away for Allied bombers to get there and back. Thus was launched one of the most daring adventures of the war -- a game of bluff and double-bluff, as Major Barry Crofton and a small band of Free Polish troops tried to ensure that the bombers would fly home again once their job was done. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4871
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4871

    Convict Commandos: Hard Trouble - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. Imagine going up against squadrons of virtually indestructible German tanks -- made of incredibly strong armour that can withstand blasts from the most powerful explosive shells. The Convict Commandos were tasked with preventing this nightmare scenario. Aided by Doctor Jane Mallory of the Office of Scientific Investigation, their latest mission was to sabotage an underground military complex in Northern Czechoslovakia where the steel was being manufactured in secret. They really were in the heat of the battle this time. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4872
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4872

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #182: Achtung - Submarine! - Written by Skentleberry. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Ken Barr. The submarine Arrowhead had taken a pounding. Leaking and helpless, the vessel couldn't even submerge into the safety of the depths. Many a crew would have abandoned ship, but not Bob Mitchell and his men. They ran her into an enemy harbour to carry on the fight from there. The sub was dead in the water but her crew weren't -- and they would never surrender. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4873
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4873

    The Nightmare Fort - Written by Dominic Teague. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Commander Ben Carter, RN, was on a secret mission for the Admiralty. He and his Motor Torpedo Boat crew were to rescue a secret agent -- code-named "Grey Falcon" -- from the clutches of the Nazis on the French coast. When they were ambushed, Ben started to wonder if he had a traitor in his midst. Adrift in a lifeboat, Ben and the survivors unexpectedly chanced upon an imposing, Napoleonic sea fort and the mystery of what happened to their mission suddenly deepened. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4874
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4874

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2382: Men of Steel - Written by Cyril Walker. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Three blades of steel, tempered and honed to razor-sharpness -- Bob Lee had his dagger, and there was a Gurkha kukri and a Japanese Samurai sword...in the hands of men they did not belong to. Any of these blades could kill at a stroke -- but a greater danger lay in the equally deadly weapons carried by a gang of avenging Malayan bandits. These 'Men of Steel' were a foe you would meet only in your worst nightmare. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4875
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4875

    Deadly Pursuit - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Morahin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Cut off from their unit, Second-Lieutenant Bob Holbeck and Private Vic Jolly were trying to get out of battle-ravaged Malaya for the relative safety of Sumatra. Hooking up with a rag-tag group of survivors, they commandeered a Model T Ford pick-up truck and fled. In a retreat already fraught with danger, they would also have to escape from the clutches of the Kempeitai -- the feared Japanese secret police...and they were hot on their tail. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4876
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4876

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #188: Night Prowl - Written by Magee. Art by Jose Bielsa. Cover by Ken Barr. Jim Fraser was a born Commando. Tough, dependable, daring. But there came a day when they stripped him of his Commando shoulder flashes and his beloved green beret. They took away his tommy gun and gave him a shovel. Almost before he knew it, he was transferred to the pick and shovel brigade, the Pioneer Corps. Rough treatment for a fellow who had made just one mistake. You can't win battles leaning on a shovel, but Jim soon had those pioneers chucking away their shovels and desperate to get at Nazi throats. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4877
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4877

    Tunnels of Death - Written by Richard Davis. Art by Olivera. Cover by Janek Matysiak. When he was drafted to serve in the Vietnam war, young Joe Wright was nicknamed "Stumpy" because of his small stature. However, his lack of height unexpectedly became an asset. Recruited to join the ranks of Rat 6 -- the elite "Tunnel Rats" who fought the Vietcong enemy in a labyrinth of claustrophobic caverns -- Joe soon discovered that lethal danger lurked beneath the surface as well as above it. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4878
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4878

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2383: Polish Pilot - Written by Allan Chalmers. Art by Terry Patrick. Cover by Ian Kennedy. At last, Karl Latek had a real plane to fly against the Luftwaffe's Messerschmitts. He had piloted his dated Polish PZL-11 against the Germans and been outclassed. Now his Hurricane was a joy to handle, and he was on level terms with the murderers of his family and friends. All he wanted was vengeance -- and nothing and nobody would stop him. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4879
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4879

    Convict Commandos: Banquet of Blood - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. Budapest, 1945. Why is Doctor Jane Mallory poised to attack her cowardly colleague, "Jelly" Jakes? The answer is at the heart of the latest mission for the Convict Commandos. They must uncover a dangerous secret which turns normal soldiers into crazed, ravenous hordes capable of killing anything -- or, indeed, anyone -- who gets in the way of their desire to eat. Is this the Commandos' most terrifying adventure yet? Jelly definitely thinks so! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4880
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4880

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #227: Showdown! - Written by W. Spence. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Lopez Espi. Everybody had thought a lot of Inspector Harry Andrews of the Malayan Police. He was a real man, all guts. Pity he had been captured and probably killed by the Japanese when the invasion over-ran his outpost. He'd put up quite a fight, though. Then, there was his brother, Colin -- just a war correspondent, not a fighting soldier. He'd never be half the man Harry was, they said. Even though he got himself on a desperate mission to the district in Malaya where his brother had disappeared...but they didn't really know Colin Andrews. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4881
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4881

    Death Drop - Written by Ferg Handley. Art and Cover by Keith Page. In 1944, Allied forces in Southern Italy met fierce resistance from the German defenders who fought bitterly from the cover of the mountains and hills. When a British airborne unit was tasked with landing behind enemy lines and hampering the German escape, this seemed straightforward. However, Captain Roy Hopkins soon found out the hard way that nothing ever went according to plan. He and his men would have to fight every step of the way if they were to complete their mission. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4882
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4882

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2469: Another Tight Spot... - Written by Alan Hemus. Art by Ricardo Garijo. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Andy Leslie had known all along that he would have to face danger when he volunteered to serve with the Parachute Regiment. That had turned out to be the way of it, with Andy battling his way clear from one tight spot after another with the famous Red berets. Nobody had ever warned him that he might end up in the sea, bobbing about in a dinghy. There was nothing predictable in any day of Andy's war. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4883
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4883

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #708: Old Rusty - Written by Powell. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Dick Avery was a captain in the Merchant Navy. He'd sailed with some of the best -- and worst -- ships and crews on the seven seas. He reckoned he'd seen it all. That was before he took command of Old Rusty, an ancient tub with a crew made up of drunks, brawlers and raw seamen of every nationality. When Dick left Gibraltar, he didn't fancy his chances of ever seeing England again. But then they ran into a German U-boat, and he wouldn't have swapped that ship or that crew for the best in the Royal Navy! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4884
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4884

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #212: The Wreckers - Written by W. Spence. Art by Matias Alonso. Cover by Scholler. Young Naval lieutenant Dan Blain teamed up with Kang Wu and his cut-throat pirates of the Java Seas to wage all-out war on the warships of Japan. When this pair of modern buccaneers got going, not a single Japanese sailor ashore or afloat could sleep soundly. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4885
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4885

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #629: The Black Eagle - Written by C.G. Walker. Art by Cam Kennedy. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Major Heinrich Keil of the Luftwaffe was an ace...and a killer. A mad, evil Nazi whose chief delight was to hunt and kill, whether he was chasing animals on the ground or British pilots in the air. Now he was going after another British pilot, but this time he was going to hunt him down in the forest...with a crossbow. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4886
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4886

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2474: The Wrong Enemy - Written by Ian Clark. Art and Cover by Keith Shone. The Italians fighting in North Africa clashed not only with their British foes, but also with their German allies. Enzo Lanzini certainly wasn't happy facing the advance of British armour across the desert, but he certainly was no coward either. It was just that he had seen the way the Nazis operated, and he had come to the conclusion that he was in fact fighting...the wrong enemy! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4887
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4887

    Out of Time - Written by George Low. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Janek Matysiak. It seemed that the Grossin brothers couldn't be more different. Marc was a mild-mannered watchmaker -- the occupying German garrison had used his skills to mend various timepieces dotted around their base. Meanwhile, his younger brother, Bernard, was a member of the local French Resistance and he had begun to wonder if Marc was getting too friendly with the Nazis. That was the least of Bernard's worries, though. During a shoot-out at a ruined churchyard, he wondered if he was finally...out of time! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4888
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4888

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #220: Codeword - 'Torch' - Written by Eric Hebden. Art by Victor de la Fuente. Cover by Ken Barr. One man held the key to the operation called by the codeword "TORCH" -- the huge Allied invasion of North Africa. His name was Pete Macrory, a Canadian in the Royal Engineers -- and nobody trusted him an inch. To find out why, and what made Pete tick in his own peculiar way, you had to go way back to General Wolfe's attack on Quebec in 1759. That's when a distant ancestor of Pete's, young Jock Macrory, was involved in a deadly adventure of his own. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4889
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4889

    Polish Pride - Written by George Low. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. When their unit was wiped out in the Blitzkrieg that heralded the beginning of World War II, Lieutenant Bartek Abramski and Sergeant Jakub Brejnak reluctantly found themselves on the run from the Germans. These proud Uhlan cavalrymen were determined to survive and live to continue their fight another day. As time wore on, though, the chances of this seemed increasingly slim. However, when they teamed up with a downed pilot, a fellow Pole, it looked like they might have a chance to escape the clutches of the enemy. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4890
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4890

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2470: Dive and Kill! - Written by Ian Clark. Art by Terry Patrick. Cover by Ian Kennedy. It took nerves of steel to survive in the deadly skies over war-torn Europe -- Pilot Officer Chris Bennet had proved that. Or so his fellow pilots thought. They reckoned he was the bravest guy they knew. But even steel can break, and so could Chris. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4891
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4891

    Convict Commandos: Cossack Vengeance - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. Once more, the Convict Commandos' latest mission had placed them in grave danger. The Germans, in league with a Russian traitor and a horde of fearsome, renegade Cossack warriors, had concocted an assassination plot that would turn the tide of the war. Now all Jelly Jakes and the rest of the Commando team had to do was foil the enemy plan...but that was easier said than done. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4892
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4892

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #196: Break Through! - Written by Skentleberry. Art by Buylla. Cover by Lopez Espi. Time after time, one British company outsmarted the Germans in Crete. If the Nazis planned a sneak-raid and began it five miles away, the British knew at once -- and were ready for them. If a Stuka dive-bombing attack was decided on, they got into hiding an hour before it began. They knew exactly when to counter-attack, too. How was it done? If anyone had told the Germans, they just wouldn't have believed it. The secret lay in a strange invisible link between Private Bill Roberts and his twin brother, Jack. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4893
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4893

    Do Your Duty - Written by Steve Taylor. Art by Carlos Vila and Muller. Cover by Ian Kennedy. By October 1945, World War II was over but some British forces were redeployed to the island of Java to support Allied troops in a battle with Nationalist guerrillas. The beleaguered men had expected to have been back home by now and some refused to fight. RAF mechanic Danny Cullen was stuck in the middle -- he wanted to do his duty but was continually intimidated by those who had downed tools. Meanwhile, as skirmishes with the guerrillas continued, Flight Lieutenant James Haldane made sure that he carried some grenades in his Auster spotter aircraft. You never knew when you might need them. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4894
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4894

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2482: Red Alert - Written by Ian Clark. Art by Carlos Pino. Cover by Phil Gascoine. Facing the brunt of the massive German invasion of Russia in June 1941 were the lowly Red Army conscripts. Poorly fed, trained and equipped, they were still expected to repel Hitler's previously undefeated armies...and could expect the harshest of punishments if they failed. So, join two of these hard-pressed heroes in their trench and see for yourself what it was like. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4895
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4895

    Home Front Heroes - Written by George Low. Art by Morahin. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The crew of a Boulton Paul Defiant night-fighter were puzzled. Why was an Airspeed Oxford trainer aircraft flying above England under cover of darkness? The gunner wondered if perhaps something secretive was going on. How right he was. But there was no way that he could have known that the Oxford was being flown by a German crew, and was an integral part of an audacious plan by the Nazis to snatch back one of their spies. At times, the Home Front was almost as dangerous as the Front Line. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4896
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4896

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #198: The Great Escape - Written by W. Spence. Art by Victor de la Fuente. Cover by Scholler. Ted Malloy knew him as Corporal Don Granger of the Australian Army -- his best pal, young, dark-haired and full of spirit. The Kachins, a Burmese tribe, knew him as "Urgu" -- their Holy Man, chief and river god, tall with a lined face, bronzed skin, a mop of snow-white hair, and no memory of any past. Ted and Don were the only two men ever to escape from "Death Valley," the dreaded Japanese labour camp, where men died by inches under the blazing sun and the whips of the guards. The tale of how Ted got clear and how Don became Urgu truly is a thrilling one. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4897
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4897

    The Mortar Boys - Written by Mark Blackham. Art by Vicente Alcazar. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Brothers Vic and George Adams were part of a Pacific Expeditionary Force mortar team. They had been tasked with engaging the Japanese on Mono Island in the South Pacific. Their superior officer, Lieutenant Jeff Danten, was not keen on mortars, seeing them as a waste of time compared to a decent machine-gun. It didn't help that Danten was also impatient and reckless, too eager to get into battle without decent tactics. It looked like the Mortar Boys had more than just the enemy to worry about. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4898
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4898

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1108: Fight to the Last - Written by Nick Allen. Art by Mones. Cover by Ian Kennedy. When Fred Burke made a vow to his dead mate that he would fight to the last to see the war won, it wouldn't be his fault if the Allies lost, for Fred was a man of his word. So in Fred's book, anything went -- like breaking out of a prison camp for a start; then, after commandeering a civilian vehicle, battling alongside the partisans to hold a vital bridge. Fred just went on fighting and fighting. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4899
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4899

    Massacre in Malaya - Written by George Low. Art by Olivera and Rodriguez. Cover by Janek Matysiak. In the arid jungles of Malaya in 1941, British and Commonwealth forces held out against the relentless advance of the Japanese. Private Josh Combe and his unit were determined to protect the life of a civilian boy who had been left silent, traumatised and alone by the murderous actions of a pair of enemy officers. In a last-ditch attempt to get to friendly territory, they would have to take to the river to survive. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4900
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4900

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #239: Sailor with Wings - Story and Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Buccheri. Lieutenant-Commander Jim Treggaron, pilot in the Fleet Air Arm, had the blood of the old Cornish pirates in his veins -- or so his men said. Otherwise, he'd never have tried to organise his Swordfish squadron to operate from a little beach in Greece. They were supposed to fly from their aircraft carrier. However, Jim found a bunch of tough Resistance helpers, a cave full of old R.A.F. fuel and ammo, and a beach long enough for take-off. The Italian navy was in handy range, so zooming into action went the...sailor with wings! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.