Archive for the ‘Comics’ Category

Commando 5259-5262

Posted: September 6, 2019 in Comics

Commando 5259-5262 is out (as of yesterday) in the UK. Just search “Commando Comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)

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Braddock!

Posted: September 3, 2019 in Comics, Cool stuff

More nostalgia from Commando HQ as we see the return of Braddock in issue 5259 this week. The comic debuted as early as 1952 in The Rover and continued to pop up for decades in titles like The Victor and Warlord. And now Commando offers a brand new take on the comic, penned by Commando writer Ferg Handley. In a press release from Commando, Ferg goes into some detail.

– “Sometimes, dreams do come true. As a boy, I loved reading the war stories in Commando and The Victor, so imagine my delight when I was offered the chance to revive one of DC Thomson’s old characters for Commando. I was given a list to choose from, and when I saw the name Braddock, I knew that this was the one for me. My father was a wireless operator/air gunner in Bomber Command during the war, so I have always been drawn to RAF stories. I was tempted to dive straight in and write up a story. But on reflection, and after checking out Braddock’s early adventures, I decided to go for a full reboot and begin telling the pilot’s story from the very start. Braddock had found it hard to join the RAF as a pilot due to his background, so that made for some interesting incidents at the beginning of his career. And once he had been accepted, the Battles of France and Britain made for some great action scenes, as the rookie struggled to make his mark”.

Commando continues to wave the flag of the golden era of UK comics, and they should be saluted for the effort.

(Cover courtesy of Commando)

Commando 5255-5258

Posted: August 22, 2019 in Comics

Commando 5255-5258 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando Comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)

Tex Willer

Posted: August 21, 2019 in Comics, Cool stuff

Got to love Norway. So glad to be able to buy Tex Willer on import. Here we have issue 656 and this one is in full colour.

Darned good nostalgia.

(My image of said book)

The Phantom

Posted: August 19, 2019 in Comics, Cool stuff

Added these wonderful Phantom books to the old collection a few weeks ago. Nye Fantomet Historier (issue 1) comes from Norway and consists of newly published Phantom adventures from around the world. 132 pages in full colour. The other book comes from Sweden and what you get is mostly classic Lee Falk/Sy Barry adventures from the old days, plus one modern story out of Scandinavia (best of the lot). 148 pages in black & white.

(My image of said books)

FLYING COLORS

Got some Purple Family news today. Flying Colors (Steve Morse) will release a new album called “Third Degree” on October 4.

WHITESNAKE

And on the very same day, we have the 30th Anniversary Edition of Whitesnake´s “Slip Of The Tongue”. If you go for the box you will get 6 CDs/DVDs although there are other versions.

COMMANDO

From Commando HQs we hear that they will pay tribute to classic UK comic Warlord (1974-1986) starting with “Codename Warlord” (Commando 5255).

Commando 5251-5254

Posted: August 8, 2019 in Comics

Commando 5251-5254 is out today in the UK. Just search “Commando Comics” should you want to subscribe.

(Covers courtesy of Commando)