(with thanks to Calum Laird): Here are details on the new Commando titles from DC Thomson on sale until 25th November in all good newsagents...
Commando No 4243: Dangerous Despatches
Story: Norman Adams Cover and inside Art: Keith Page
Intrepid reporters Fred "Ferret" McGlone, Harry Hornby et al − are back in the thick of the action! This time the Headline Heroes find themselves slap bang in the middle of the first Sino-Japanese War of 1894. It’s dicey work and they’ll have to keep their wits about them to survive. This is the second instalment of a four-part mini-series featuring the Headline Heroes – there are stories to come in December and January.
Commando No 4244: The Medal
Story: Ferg Handley Cover: Ian Kennedy Inside Art: Vila
At the height of the Korean War in 1951, new recruit Gary “Jonesy” Jones was hailed a hero when his instinctive act of bravery saved the life of a high-ranking Allied officer. Jonesy gained the respect of his comrades. However, he also gained an enemy, his spiteful lieutenant. Driven by jealousy, the officer hatched a plan to break Jonesy…and his squad if need be!
Commando 4245: Protection Squad
First published in issue 2712
Story: Mike Knowles Cover: Ian Kennedy Inside Art: Gordon Livingstone
Bored with paperwork and traffic duties, Lance-Corporal Jack Johnston of the Royal Military Police was on the lookout for excitement. So he volunteered for special duties and, after a spell of tough training, became a member of the elite Close Protection Squads. That was when he began to understand what real excitement was!
Three Commando stalwarts combine to put together this book. Gordon’s first book was No 4 “Mercy For None”, Ian Kennedy’s No 435 “Seek And Strike”, while Mike Knowles started with No 1125 “Coward In Khaki.”
Commando No 4246: Last Ditch Defenders
First published in issue 2601
Story: C G Walker Cover: Ian Kennedy Inside Art: Denis McLoughlin
As the Red Army flooded through the gates of Berlin for the final battle, ordinary German soldiers surrendered in droves, knowing that the end could only be days away. But for Fritz Langer’s penal battalion, surrender was not an option. Many of Fritz’s men were Russians themselves, having sided with Germany when the Wehrmacht was winning the war. The best they could hope now was a quick death − for soon there would be nowhere to run...
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