Briefing from Commando headquarters

Posted: June 4, 2013 in Comics

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Exciting news from Commando headquarters this week. Here is the official press release…

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From the Briefing Room, Commando HQ

Over the last two years we’ve been listening to our readers’ thoughts about Commando and working to make the comic the best we can for them.

We started the Gold and Silver Collections, digging deep into our archive for the very best classic stories – because they asked us to – and these have proved to be winners.

We started our By Special Request series to give all readers, even lapsed ones, a chance to nominate titles they wanted to see again – because they asked us to. Judging by the number of requests we get every week, they like this idea.

We moved to better, cleaner, heavier papers to show off our artwork better – because they asked us to. Okay, they take up more space on the bookshelf but that better quality is worth the extra footage.

Now we’ve managed to go a step further with the first major change to the Commando format since 1961.

The issues released this week (in the UK — sorry, overseas readers, you’ll have to wait a little longer) we’ve added a bit extra to the back covers so that we can display our cover art just as in left the illustrators’ drawing boards. No lettering, no badges, no Commando label. Why? Because all the readers who have attended our recent exhibitions told us they really wanted to see it like that.

There are more changes to come in the near future, ones that we know will go down well (because the readers have already told us that they will) and that will give you more reasons to keep Commando at the top of your reading list.

Don’t worry, though, Commando will be staying the same 68-page pocket-size helping of action and adventure.

So prepare yourself to get down to the newsstand on the 6th of June (Commando’s very own D-Day) and look out for the new issues with their yellow cover flashes. We think you’ll like what you find.

Calum Laird, Editor

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