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Monday, 20 December 2010

50 and still marching on.

Next year will see D C Thomson's Commando Magazines celebrate their 50'th birthday and there are some great features lined up for the celebrations, entitled Operation Gold. It's all go on the 6th January 2011 when issue 12 will be reissued, originally published in 1969 the book is titled, The Desperate Days. Alongside this issue 1344 originally from 1979 will also be reissued.

And the celebrations are being kept up throughout the year with reissues of the first twelve Commando Books, a specially written 50th anniversary story and a brand new series featuring the special missions team, The Convict Commandos.

Check out the fine Commando official website HERE for more details

POCKET HISTORY (courtesy the WIKI) The comic series, then going by the title Commando War Stories in Pictures, was launched by D.C. Thomson of Dundee, Scotland, in July 1961. It was an addition to the company's already high profile comics, such as The Beano and The Dandy. During its launch year two issues were published per month, but due to the comic's increasing popularity this rose to four a month. Since 1981 there have been eight issues published per month. As of issue 539, certain stories have been reprinted.

In September 1993 the comic title changed to Commando For Action and Adventure. The last issue to feature the former title was issue 2690, Password to Freedom, published in August. The first comic to feature the new title was issue 2691, A Race Against Time, published the following month.

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