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Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) comic books

  • Issue #4901
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4901

    Full Steam Ahead - Written by Stephen Walsh. Art and Cover by Keith Page. So, just how did two downed Royal Australian Air Force pilots end up on a secluded Pacific island -- as prisoners of a long-forgotten Imperial German Navy unit whose unhinged leader was determined to complete a decades-old mission? Sergeant Matt Herford and Corporal Ben MacAuley would have to commandeer an ancient, steam-powered torpedo boat in an attempt to escape and warn their superiors of an imminent threat. It's a tall tale indeed, fantastic in every sense of the word. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4902
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4902

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2440: Branded a Coward - Written by C.G. Walker. Art by Keith Shone. Cover by Phil Gascoine. The heroic last stand of Lieutenant Hugh Overton in the mountains of the Indian North-West Frontier won even the respect of the enemy tribesmen who had wiped out his patrol to a man. Yet by his own people, Hugh was branded a coward, a deserter who had fled in terror in the face of the enemy, condemning his men to death! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4903
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4903

    Convict Commandos: Web of Fire - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. In early 1945, the skies above Dresden burned brightly with the fire of an almighty Allied bombing raid that would go down in history. Unfortunately for "Jelly" Jakes of the Convict Commandos, he happened to be on a secret mission in the heart of the German city that fateful night when all hell broke loose. If he managed to survive the relentless bombardment, he would also have to contend with a blast from the Commandos' past. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4904
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4904

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #238: King of the Spits - Written by Wallace. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ken Barr. The letter read: "I, Count Ernst Von Steiger, the Red Arrow, challenge the leader of this squadron to a personal duel at noon tomorrow. I shall be waiting at 16,000 feet at British Map Ref. 481609." And just before noon, a lone Spitfire took off. At the controls was young Mike Carson, the pilot they called 'King of the Spits'! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4905
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4905

    Action Africa! - Written by George Low. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. During World War I, Lieutenant Trevor Waite was an infantry officer posted to the colony of British East Africa. Somehow, he found himself serving as part of a boat squadron. Although no sailor, he was compelled to do his duty and prove his worth to the obnoxious C.O. who was convinced that Trevor was a coward. Although Trevor's vessels were sturdy, reliable dhows, it looked like they might have met their match in the Germans' superior Type 1885 torpedo boats. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4906
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4906

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2477: Fighting Return - Written by C.G. Walker. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Jeff Bevan. The traffic and the marching men were all heading in one direction -- away from the advancing Germans and towards the port of Dunkirk. Only there did the retreating British troops have a chance of being evacuated to England. However, one truck was heading the other way and it was not by mistake. Two British soldiers and a middle‑aged bank manager were staging their own...fighting return! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4907
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4907

    Tough to Kill - Written by David Turner. Art by Vicente Alcazar. Cover by Janek Matysiak. With the German Blitzkrieg in full flow, retreating British forces were headed for the evacuation at Dunkirk. Meanwhile, Jimmy Campbell -- a tough, impulsive Hurricane pilot who wasn't so good at following orders -- had ended up in the brig to teach him a lesson. His base overrun, Jimmy was determined to fight the enemy with whatever weapon he could lay his hands on -- even a cricket bat! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4908
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4908

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #213: Gunboat Jim - Written by Roger Clegg. Art by Ferran Sostres. Cover by Buccheri. 'Gunboat Jim' was the nickname he earned in the end. But for a long time before that, young Sub-Lieutenant Jim Potter was 'Calamity Jim' to everyone. He could never take the wheel of one of the high-speed flotilla's boats without running her slap-bang into trouble. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4909
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4909

    Escape or Death - Written by George Low. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Captain Jon Laker and Lieutenant Rodney Smythe-Simmons were stuck in a remote P.O.W. camp in desolate Poland. Both came from aristocratic families and this made them viable candidates for an important Nazi prisoner exchange operation. However, when the chance to escape unexpectedly came their way, both men knew they had to seize it...or die trying. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4910
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4910

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1210: The Long Chase - Written by Bill Fear. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The Sunderland hurtled in like an avenging angel and two depth charges fell from beneath her wings. Seconds later, two explosions signalled the end of the U-boat beneath her. Flight-Lieutenant Jack Gregory and his crew were jubilant, for the weary months of training and patrolling had paid off. But they wouldn't have been so happy had they known this was only the start of a long chase that would take them the length and breadth of a snow-covered Hebridean island...on foot! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4911
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4911

    Codename 'Magpie' - Written by George Low. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Captain Eric Brunt was a secret agent. His codename was 'Magpie' -- because he stole and hoarded vital enemy intelligence in the way that the bird allegedly hoarded anything that glittered. When a Royal Navy Motor Torpedo Boat poised to pick Eric up was destroyed, the spy was trapped in occupied France, alongside Frank Nelson, a fellow survivor from the boat. Frank blamed Eric for the loss of his crew and ship. Now both men would have to work together to escape the clutches of the dreaded Gestapo. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4912
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4912

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #219: Rogue Pilot - Written by Roger Clegg. Art by Peter Ford. Cover by Ken Barr. Sergeant Pilot Tim Cooney was a real happy-go-lucky chap. Some said he was just plain careless. Nothing really bothered him or took the grin off his face -- nothing, that is, until he discovered the Germans testing a new and terrifying glider bomb. However, when Tim made his report, no one would believe him. They thought it was just another of his jokes. It looked like he'd have to do something about this threat himself. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4913
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4913

    Sawdust Commandos - Written by George Low. Art by Muller. Cover by Janek Matysiak. The men of the Canadian Forestry Corps were known as the 'Sawdust Fusiliers' -- trained soldiers, they were also lumberjacks based in Great Britain during World War II. In a remote area of the Scottish Highlands, a group of Commandos on a training exercise clashed with the Canadians. However, the Green Berets and the Fusiliers unexpectedly came up against a group of invading German Navy Marines who were on a top secret mission. These 'Sawdust Commandos' would have to put aside their differences and fight for their very lives. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4914
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4914

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1122: Trouble All the Way - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Mira. Cover by Ian Kennedy. A Royal Navy destroyer is a formidable fighting unit -- fast, well-armed and deadly. So when Pete Brandon was posted to join one in Rangoon, he was delighted. But what happened? Instead of joining the destroyer, he found himself on a little H.D.M.L. -- a Harbour Defence Motor Launch! Well, he didn't know it then, but this was the start of the adventure of his life. Things really started to get dangerous when his boat was attacked by a Japanese Zero floatplane -- and the danger kept on coming. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4915
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4915

    Convict Commandos: Nemesis of the North - Written by Alan Hebden. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. Smolenskaya Ostrov, a small island in the Barents Sea, was feared by the Russians, who had given it a much more ominous name -- the Island of Death. This inhospitable place was uninhabited, apart from the packs of the ferocious polar bears who roamed its barren wastes. Now, 'Jelly' Jakes, Titch Mooney and the rest of the Convict Commandos were tasked with preventing the outbreak of a deadly virus -- if they could survive long enough to complete their mission. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4916
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4916

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #210: Duel to the Death - Written by Tyson. Art by Gordon Livingstone. Cover by Sanfeliz. It was like a duel between two knights of old. Each combatant knew the look and reputation of the other. Only this time, on one side was a giant white Sunderland flying-boat and on the other, a black-hulled German submarine, the U-37. Dick Stapleton and an Aussie crew flew the 'Flying Porcupine'; the merciless Nazi, Kapitan von Bloeke, commanded the U-37. The North Sea convoy routes just weren't big enough for both of them. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4917
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4917

    Death on the Ground - Written by Steve Coombs. Art by Morahin. Cover by Janek Matysiak. In 1963, in the skies above a group of remote islands in the South Pacific, many military aircraft disappeared without a trace -- so many, in fact, that the area became known as the 'New Guinea Triangle.' When R.A.F. Flight Lieutenant Jon Day and his C.O., Squadron Leader Richard Gibson, became embroiled in the mystery, they discovered that their dangerous foe was on the ground as well as in the air. The Englishmen would have to improvise and use their wits to survive -- even if that meant using captured weapons to bat away enemy grenades! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4918
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4918

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2497: Eagle in the Sun - Written by Ian Clark. Art by Terry Patrick. Cover by Ian Kennedy. In the air war over Russia, Anton Pozetski found life dangerous and confusing. It was easy to identify the enemy -- they were the Germans and they shot at you. However, it wasn't so easy to identify your friends. For a start, the Political Commissar and the Squadron Commander were apt to stab you in the back and they regarded the R.A.F. as enemies. Life was going to prove even more difficult for Anton when he joined an R.A.F. squadron on active service. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4919
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4919

    Seeing Red - Written by Shane Filer. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Second Lieutenant Wesley Muldoon was a gifted but hot-headed U.S. Air Force pilot. Before being called up, he had studied politics at university and held unpopular communist beliefs. Seizing a chance to ferry an aircraft to America's Soviet allies, Muldoon was delighted to see Russia for himself. Soon, he even became part of a Russian squadron, flying his Airacobra P39 aircraft against the Luftwaffe hordes. However, despite his idealised views, Muldoon realised he could not trust all of his new "comrades" and that danger lay ahead. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4920
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4920

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #225: Half-Pint Commando - Written by Ken McOwan. Art by Segrelles. Cover by Roger Hall. It was a Commando raid with a difference. Among the elite soldiers, fighting right alongside with a tommy-gun was a boy of only sixteen who wasn't even in the army! When the Commandos found young Terry Nelson stowed away on their landing craft, it was too late to do anything but give him a gun and take him along -- and the boy gave those hardy warriors no cause to ever regret it. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4921
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4921

    A Soldier's Legacy - Written by Ferg Handley. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Private Steve Kirby was very skilled and more than ready for the tough basic training that he and his fellow new recruits had to endure in the spring of 1944. Eventually, the instructors wanted to know why Steve seemed to have an advantage over everyone else. The dedicated conscript revealed that has father had been an infantry corporal in World War I and Kirby Senior had taken it upon himself to train his son in military drills and techniques, should they ever be needed. However, Steve soon discovered that his father's legacy was not always a welcome one and, of course, no amount of training could truly prepare anyone for combat. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4922
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4922

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1124: Trial by Combat - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Castro. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The Patwari Rifles was a proud regiment, one of the Indian Army's finest fighting units. So when one of their platoons disappeared in Burma, evidently having deserted to the Japanese, the regiment's shame was fierce. There was only one thing to do -- the guilty men had to be brought back to prove themselves in battle against the enemy. If they were to die honourably doing it, so much the better -- for that was the way of the Patwari Rifles. Death with honour was better than the disgrace of a court-martial. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4923
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4923

    Scrapper's War - Written by George Low. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. As World War I raged in the trenches of Europe, another, more unusual campaign was going on in British and German East Africa. British Lieutenant Trevor Waite and his South African counterpart, Dirk van Ormer, had taken charge of "Scrapper," a derelict steamer which they would pilot against sleek German Navy torpedo boats. Not only that, they also had to contend with a nasty Commanding Officer who would gladly see Scrapper put on the scrapheap once again! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4924
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4924

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #217: Space Pilot - Written by Hebden. Art by Medrano. Cover by Buccheri. One day he was Flight Lieutenant "Topper" Brown -- a young, unremarkable pilot, and the idea of him becoming an ace was far-fetched. Then he was shot up and crash-landed. Out of the flames rose a new Topper -- a pilot who could fly anything with wings; an ace who could outwit the Luftwaffe and who could hold a Spitfire in flaming shreds together long enough to clear the skies of Nazis. However, his mates said Topper wasn't like himself these days. In fact, they suspected he wasn't even human anymore! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4925
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4925

    The Flying Cowboy - Written by Bill Styles. Art by Vicente Alcazar. Cover by Janek Matysiak. John "Bronco" Bronson was a ranch hand in Arizona who became interested in fledgling flying machines such as the Wright Model B. With World War I at its peak in Europe, the American wanted to do his duty, even though the United States had not yet joined the conflict. He enlisted with the Royal Flying Corps and soon was at the controls of a Bristol F2B aircraft, duelling with enemy Albatros fighters high above the trenches of the Western Front. Bronco was unique -- the war's only flying cowboy! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4926
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4926

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1198: Doomed Squadron - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Giralt. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Sammy Baker's Ventura Squadron had everything going for it -- brand-new planes, top-line aircrew, the lot. So how come they got hacked out of the sky on nearly every air raid? The answer was obvious -- there had to be a spy on the station, telling the enemy when the raids were coming. But who was the spy? And how quickly could they find him? Because until they did, every raid was doomed, right from the moment of take-off! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4927
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4927

    Survive the Somme - Written by Richard Davis. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Private Joe Dugdale was one of many men thrust into the heart of a battle which would go on to be remembered as the most horrific of all time. When the Battle of the Somme commenced in July 1916, no one could have known it would drag on for five months and that there would be an eventual death toll of over one million. Although Joe bravely faced the hell of the trenches every day, he was unaware that his Sergeant held a grudge and wanted rid of him for good. It looked unlikely that Joe would...survive the Somme! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4928
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4928

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #233: Phantom Frogmen - Written by Redbridge. Art by Rodrigo. Cover by Segrelles. Corporal Stan Norton and Sergeant Ted Clark -- Commandos, frogmen, mates. But the ruthless Commando rule -- if a man gets hurt, he gets left behind, whoever he is -- looked like splitting them. Ted was lying hurt in a well-guarded German army hospital. Stan was on his own in an enemy-occupied city. But Stan said to blazes with the Commando rules. Ted was in there and he was just naturally going in to get him out. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4929
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4929

    Biplane Alley - Written by David Heptonstall. Art and Cover by Keith Page. Tom Wills was desperate for adventure and wanted to be a pilot during World War II. Unfortunately, his flying skills were not up to scratch and he ended up as a clerk in the Pay Corps. However, he seized upon the opportunity to join a ragtag group of flyers led by a maverick World War I veteran. Major Richard Joyce used ancient biplanes from the Great War to harass German and Italian forces in the North African desert. In their Gypsy Moth planes, armed only with long-fused bombs and Webley revolvers, Tom and his comrades literally went under the radar on these daring night raids against the enemy. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4930
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4930

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1126: Revenge of the Shadow - Written by C.G. Walker. Art by Ibanez. Cover by Ian Kennedy. The mysterious hooded figure hiding in the undergrowth was intent on vengeance -- against S.S. Colonel Hans Meyer and his pack of "Wolves." He had already killed several of them silently and swiftly with his crossbow. Now if he could get inside the house, the evil leader of the wolf-pack would only have a few more moments to live. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4931
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4931

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #608: Mark of the Lion - Written by C.G. Walker. Art by C.T. Rigby. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Sergeant Bill Marsh seemed to bear a charmed life -- or so his men said. Time after time, he missed death by a hair's breadth. What his men didn't know was that Bill had been told by an African witch-doctor that he would be killed by a lion -- and there weren't any lions in France. Or were there? Nobody could foresee the monster which Bill would soon have to face. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4932
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4932

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #222: The Lost Army - Written by Skentleberry. Art by Jose de la Fuente. Cover by Ken Barr. Strange things happen in the African desert -- especially in the "Region of Devils." But these three lost L.R.D.G. soldiers had never seen anything as weird as this...being helped in their desperate mission by Persian soldiers straight from the pages of history 2000 years ago. "Prof," Jack and Duncan didn't know whether to be glad...or just plain terrified! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4933
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4933

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #307: Night Intruder - Written by Ken McOwan. Art by Miguel Repetto. Cover by Ken Barr. Pete Owen was a fine pilot in a Mosquito night-fighter squadron, with a growing number of kills to his name. Then he shook everybody by flying his plane, complete with the latest top-secret radar, across the Channel into German hands. He'd been playing a traitor's game all the time, it seemed. But why was he now in a German prison camp? And why was he spending every minute planning an escape? All he'd get in Britain would be a firing squad. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4934
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4934

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2481: Reluctant Assassin - Written by Alan Hebden. Art by Salmeron. Cover by Mike Cox. The order was simple -- "Kill Mackheim." The reason was also simple -- he was a masterful German general who could thwart the Allied advance in this region of Italy. Captain Harry Brown, a skilled assassin, was already in the area, operating with the partisans. He was the obvious choice for the job, but there was one snag -- he had lost the will to kill in cold blood. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4935
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4935

    Firebrand! - Written by Colin Watson. Art and Cover by Janek Matysiak. Siblings Ian and John Jenkins were both R.A.F. pilots. Ian was the elder, calm and confident. John was younger and hot-headed, a definite firebrand. Based in the North-East of Scotland, they protected the coast against attack from the marauding Luftwaffe. However, when tragedy struck, John found himself embroiled in a mystery -- one that involved death, destruction and even espionage. And it seemed there was a family connection. The firebrand was determined to find the answers...whatever the cost. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4936
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4936

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #206: Fighter Ace - Written by David Boutland. Art by Victor Hugo Arias. Cover by Buccheri. "Flame Squadron" they were called in the R.A.F. But to the baffled pilots of the Luftwaffe, they were known as "Flame Devils." When an aircraft was shot to pieces, cartwheeling across the sky in a mass of flames, somewhere in that blazing Spitfire, a cool fighting brain still functioned, a finger still pressed the firing button. Long after any pilot must have perished, each plane carried on flying. As the Luftwaffe's terror grew, one of Germany's top spies was sent to ferret out the secret of the "Flame Devils." Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4937
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4937

    Making His Mark - Written by George Low. Art and Cover by John Ridgway. When World War II broke out, Mark Enfield quit his office job and enlisted in the army. Although enthusiastic, he was quite puny and unfit. Nor was he a very good shot -- and many noted the irony that he shared his surname with the famous Lee Enfield rifle that they used. He became a target of bullies among his fellow recruits in basic training and this continued when they went into battle. However, Mark was determined to stand up to his detractors once and for all, especially when his unit was tasked with destroying a strategically important bridge which was in enemy hands. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4938
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4938

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1116: Burning Skies - Written by R.A. Montague. Art by Maidagan. Cover by Ian Kennedy. During the war, most people served in the same unit all the time. However, Jack Banham was different. He was in an Italian jail, then a front-line trench with the Greek Army, then the observer's cockpit of an Italian biplane. At one time, he was even a colonel in the Greek Army...or was it the Greek Air Force? Months afterwards, he still wasn't sure. Not that it mattered, for by that time he was a pilot in the Fleet Air Arm! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4939
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4939

    Retreat - or Die! - Written by George Low. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Staff Sergeant Sid Charlton was a born soldier, tough and resolute. Caught up in the Allied retreat from Norway in 1940, he and his men were determined to live to fight the Germans another day -- but they were cut off from the most direct route to the coast. Led by an intelligent but inexperienced young officer, Lieutenant John Barclay, they had to take a dangerous detour through hostile territory. Commandeering a stolen enemy truck, the retreat was on. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4940
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4940

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #235: Flying Flea - Written by Ken McOwan. Art by Juan Manuel Cicuendez. Cover by Ken Barr. When war came to the island of Silau, south east of New Guinea, the pilots of a Royal Australian Air Force squadron laughed at two freakish-looking planes already operating there. "Pop" Onslow and his son, Willie, ran an air-freight business which used an ancient Vickers Virginia bomber and an odd little crate called a "Flying Flea" -- the Aussies reckoned it looked like a motor bike with wings. When Willie took the Flea into the air and ran rings around the latest Tomahawk fighter, the RAAF men considered letting the plucky civilians join the war effort. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4941
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4941

    Ram Raiders - Written by Steve Taylor. Art and Cover by Keith Page. It was a daring tactic known as the "Taran" -- using an aircraft as an aerial battering ram. Major Ilya Bezkhov of the Russian Air Force had used it on several occasions and lived to tell the tale. When the Royal Air Force took on a mission to deliver four Tomahawk fighter-bombers to the Russians, Squadron Leader Peter Deacon clashed with Bezkhov, whom he viewed as unhinged -- a danger to himself and everyone else around him. However, Bezkhov saw the interfering Englishman as a coward. Could they work together to defeat the might of the German Luftwaffe? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4942
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4942

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1110: Kill Me If You Can! - Written by Nick Allen. Art by Juan Dalfiume. Cover by Ian Kennedy. It was only a bone, white and shiny, with odd painting and carving on it. An Aborigine mystic had said it would protect the wearer from any harm. Well, if you're an infantryman fighting in a modern war, you aren't going to believe in that kind of thing, are you? Unless, of course, it starts saving your life -- then you might begin to think there was something in it after all! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4943
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4943

    Ice-Cold Combat - Written by George Low. Art and Cover by Manuel Benet. When their Handley Page Hampden bomber was shot down, Pilot Officer Drew Grange and Sergeant Adam Weir were stranded on the icy border between Norway and Russia. Helped by a couple of civilian hunters, the R.A.F. men were soon embroiled in a fight for survival. Finding an unarmed, abandoned Tiger Moth skiplane, they took to the skies above the remote, frozen frontier in a desperate attempt to warn their allies of an imminent Nazi threat. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4944
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4944

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #247: Ghost Squadron - Written by David Boutland. Art by Miguel Quesada. Cover by Buccheri. Flak, machine-guns, searchlights, enemy fighters -- these the Nazi pilots knew and could handle. These things were dangerous, all right -- but they didn't turn a man's blood to ice water in his veins, they didn't paralyse his hands on the controls in utter, freezing terror. But the new weapon used by the R.A.F. night-fighters -- the "Ghost Squadron" -- put the fear of death into every Nazi pilot unlucky enough to come within its range. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4945
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4945

    Undefeated - Written by Steve Taylor. Art by Olivera and Rodriguez. Cover by Janek Matysiak. Troubled by a past encounter early in his career, Royal Navy Lieutenant Commander Alec Weston soon became a respected, if intense, skipper. He was determined that his submarine, H.M.S. Undefeated, would live up to her name -- therefore he pushed his crew and the vessel hard. When ferrying a Special Boat Section assault team on a secret mission in the Mediterranean, Alec was faced with a tough decision that affected the lives of that Special Forces unit. Such was the burden of command. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4946
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4946

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #1125: Coward in Khaki - Written by Mike Knowles. Art by Montes. Cover by Ian Kennedy. Men's characters don't often change. If a man's a crook in civilian life, he'll probably be a crook in the army. That's how it was with Vic Wardley. Everyone knew him to be a crook -- and a coward, as well. So why would an Intelligence Corps major single him out for a vital job in contact with the enemy? Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4947
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4947

    The Experts - Written by Ferg Handley. Art and Cover by Carlos Pino. Lieutenant Doug MacKay was a no-nonsense agent of the Special Operations Executive -- used to doing things by the book. When tasked with uncovering vital intelligence plans from a Nazi safe deep behind enemy lines, the unyielding operator did not expect to be paired with Private Alex Drake, a former criminal but an expert safecracker. Drake was under no illusion that if ever it looked like they might be captured, his SOE mentor would rather kill him in case he cracked under interrogation. It was an uneasy alliance, to say the least. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4948
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4948

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #249: The Golden Gun - Written by Peter Newark. Art by Matias Alonso. Cover by Ken Barr. A real hero's gun. A Colt .45, the long barrel gleaming with gold plate, cunningly engraved. The butt of ivory, the whole weapon as perfectly balanced as a bird and on a hair trigger. Many a time, cowboy film star Brad Landon had got himself out of a movie tight corner with a lightning draw and the bang-bang of a blank from the Golden Colt. But now he was Lieutenant Brad Landon, British army, and in the thick of the Dunkirk retreat. The draw had to be faster, and the Golden Gun was spitting real lead instead of blanks. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4949
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4949

    Flying Feud - Written by George Low. Art by Jaume Forns. Cover by Ian Kennedy. As a tail gunner on an Avro Lancaster bomber, Sergeant Lex Duffield was used to danger in the sky. However, even more danger soon appeared in the unlikely form of a fellow Lanc rear gunner -- the reckless and short-tempered Sergeant Tommy Deakin -- and inevitably, they clashed. Fate soon intervened and they faced a threat neither could possibly have imagined -- and they would just have to work together to survive. Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.

  • Issue #4950
    Commando for Action and Adventure (1993 UK) 4950

    Reprinting Commando War Stories in Pictures (1961 D. C. Thomson Digest) #2489: Master Spy - Written by Alan Hemus. Art by Rezzonico. Cover by Ian Kennedy. A good spy never gets caught. He tries to become so much a part of the enemy set-up that he's never even suspected...until it's too late. And, even then, the best of the breed always have an escape route -- even though it's back into the lion's den! Weekly British War comics digest. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 6 1/2-in., 68 pages, B&W.