When I go to conventions or comic marts these days, I usually expect to walk away with one or two British comics if I am lucky. For any event to have more than two boxes of British comics is something that I would consider as a miracle. However, the second Commando comics meet far exceeded my expectations. I had desperately wanted to go to the … Continue reading On The Road Again
I have been wavering over what to do for this, my 100th article. I had thought to do a cricket article as it would allow me to feature the art of Mike Dorey from Howzat? and Is It Cricket? and use a lot of 100 not out style comments. I had thought to continue my best of the rest article series about Commandos and list … Continue reading Oh Diana
If there is one person I associate with Christmas, it is Ian Kennedy. With the amount of annual covers, internal comic art and comic covers, it would not be Christmas without Ian’s work to love and admire. So without further ado, I present to you a small selection of Ian Kennedy’s work that we could call his Winter collection. These are presented in publication order … Continue reading Have Yourself a very Kennedy Christmas
And with apologies to Dick Emery, my latest find is thanks to my friend Doug who has more searches on Ebay than Schnorbitz has had for Bernie Winters! Doug’s big comic thing is first issues and mine is anything comic related but as time has gone by, I have gotten more and more interested in how the comics were pitched, created and got to that … Continue reading Oh You Are Cheeky But I Like You!
I have been a fan of Star Wars since the first clips featured on Clapperboard and Screen Test, so it’s not really surprising that I am quite looking forward to being able to watch The Last Jedi in the next few days as I was so impressed with The Force Awakens when I saw it at the cinema. However, there is another premiere this week … Continue reading Can You Peel It?
Now that you have seen the best from the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s I suppose I had better get my act together and move onto the 1990s. As you may be able to tell, I do like the stories that have a supernatural element and my first selection for the 1990s is no exception. This was first published in 1991 and is issue … Continue reading Better Than All The Rest 1990s
This is the final article in my series outlining which issue I believe to be the best original story published in Commando in each decade. Each decade has highlighted different aspects of what there is to enjoy about Commando. And this article on my final pick is no exception. This issue owes its’ origin to a song from World War II. This song also inspired … Continue reading Simply The Best 2010s
In a recent discussion with some fellow comic fans, I was not surprised to find the usual preconceptions that war comics glorify war and the common misconception that Commando was as bad as the rest. However looking back at my selections so far and the only one that comes close to glorifying war or making it seem like it is one long roller-coaster of fun … Continue reading Simply The Best 2000s
As I have now given my opinion on the best original story published in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, it is time to move on to the 1990s. To me, my choice for the best issue in the 1960 was obvious to me and it is the same for the 1990s. This story is one that reflects my preference for stories that are action packed … Continue reading Simply The Best 1990s
Now that you have my choices for the honourable mentions for the 1960s and 1970s, let’s move on to the 1980s. The 1980s is another decade that does not disappoint and with 96 issues being published in each year of this decade, I am not surprised that the decade produced another batch of great stories. In 1981, we get our first honourable mention with issue … Continue reading Better Than All The Rest 1980s