Commando Comics Revamp For An An Adult Audience

Commando_4068_coverCommando is the collective name for a series of war comics, published in digest form and sold in newsagents aimed at children. Published by DC Thomson, many a comic book creator and reader had their first experience under the Commando banner.

Commando has run from 1961, peaked sales of 750,000 around the seventies but now struggles to rack five figures. As a brand however, it is well known across Britain and the remnants of its empire.

But now in a deal between DC Thomson and military history specialists Osprey Publishing, to revive the brand for a series graphic novels, far darker than the original Boys' Own-style stories, combined with prose that details the real life events that inspire the stories…

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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