The Commando team, as well as managing to publish 104 issues of the comic each year, have been using the official Commando Comics Facebook page to give some behind the scenes info on their titles. This includes some of the preliminary sketches for their covers.
One of Commando's current recurring sets of characters are the Convict Commandos, written by Alan Hebden and illustrated by Manuel Benet who does both the internal B&W line art and the colour cover art for the series. Here we have two of Benet's cover prelims, for Issue 4583 Dungeon Of Doom and Issue 4565 The Killing Cage, which show just what tight spots the Convict Commandos manage to get themselves into.
The four-man special force known as the Convict Commandos were
in dangerous territory. They had entered neutral Spain illegally
and were now deep within a castle which bristled with all sorts of
perils - from Nazi interrogators to axe-wielding maniacs. This time even they had got in too deep!
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It was a straightforward assassination mission for the men of
the Convict Commandos; the sort of job they had been sprung from
jail to do without breaking a sweat. But this time they were up against an adversary who had a lot of
experience of attempts on his life. He would make things very hot
indeed for Major Guy Tenby's men...using a flamethrower!
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• There are more details of Commando titles on their official website, www.commandocomics.com, and Facebook page.
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