Thursday, July 25, 2013

"Commando for Action and Adventure"

 

Commando For Action and Adventure, formerly known as Commando War Stories in Pictures, and colloquially known as Commando Comics, is a British comic book magazine that primarily draw its themes and backdrops from the various incidents of the First and Second World Wars.  It was first published in July 1961 and is still in print today.  It is noted for its distinctive 7 × 5½ inch, 68 page format that became a standard for these kinds of stories.  "Commando" has remained more popular than many other British war comics, because of its character based stories and detailed black and white artwork, with only the covers in color.  The stories contain certain characteristic motifs; to mention a few – courage, cowardice, patriotism, dying for the sake of one's country, noble actions, and making a cup of refreshing tea while in the face of danger, enmity turning into friendship when the going gets tough, and so on.  Apart from portraying these universal qualities, Commando Comics also show soldiers in national stereotypes, glorifying Allied soldiers, but showing soldiers as a mixture of good and evil.  There was usually no continuity between books; each book was a complete story with start and finish, though recently series (2 or 3 stories) of books following the same character have been published.  Take a look as some of these great book here

One my favorite,
Brian

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