First battalion of Commando Comics for 2020

Japanese soldiers versus crocodiles in the mangrove swamps of Ramree Island, Foreign Legion duels to the death, terror on an isolated sea fort, and a coward in the cockpit! All in brand new issues 5295-5298 — out soon!

5295: Home of Heroes: Ramree Massacre
Kate Dewar returns for her second-ever Commando tackling chaotic scenes on Ramree Island. The small number of Japanese soldiers defending the island were up against it. Bombarded by the Royal Navy on the beaches, then forced deep inland by British and Indian soldiers, they had no choice but to venture further into the inhospitable mangrove swamp. But the British and Indian soldiers waiting for them outside the grove were nothing compared to the horror that awaited them in the murky waters…
Plus full bleed pages and a double-page spread from Vicente Alcazar, and a striking cover from Neil Roberts!
| Story | Kate Dewar| Art | Vicente Alcazar | Cover | Neil Roberts|

5296: Gold Collection: Bayonet Fighters
Dirk Lassiter was a French Foreign Legion veteran signed on for five years because the British Army was too peaceful. But, in 1939, with war looming, the Englishman was looking forward to joining up.
Then, when his German rival Bauer challenged him to a traditional ‘Duel by Bayonet’ on his last day in the Legion, Dirk won the duel easily, but he would soon learn that what he did in the Legion would follow him into the war.
| Story | E Hebden | Art | R Franch | Cover | Penalva |
Originally Commando No. 678 (1972).

5297: Action and Adventure: Fog of War
Private Bill Tasker was army through and through, so he was a tad surprised to find his latest posting on the middle of the blinkin’ sea on what looked like a bully beef can on stilts! In fact, Bill was one of the handful of men on a top-secret sea fort named Blackland Sands which was tasked with protecting Blighty from V-1 rockets and E-boats. But Blackland Sands was about to receive some unwanted guests dressed in Nazi camo!
| Story | James Swallow | Art | Khato | Cover | Keith Burns |

5298: Silver Collection: Coward’s Battle
Pilot Officer Harry Benson was a coward — no bones about it… or so he thought. The Fairey Battle pilot had the wind up him after becoming the only survivor of a bombing raid that went awry. But a stint with hard-as-nails Sergeant Parker and the French Resistance were about to challenge the cowardly flyer to show his true colours — whether he liked it or not!
| Story | CG Walker | Art | Salmeron | Cover | Cox |
Originally Commando No. 1477 (1981).

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