Meet Clive Rushden, brilliant Hurricane pilot.
Meet Mark Rushden, young Commando officer.
They were brothers, but put them in the same room and they'd be at each other's throats.
What a pair to choose for one of the most daring missions ever conceived - and behind enemy lines.
Ken Barr's cover sets the scene for a battle royal between two very similar-looking characters (Richard Todd anyone?) because, while they look alike, there is no other similarity between the pair of main players. Brunt's story sets them against each other in nature and arm of service then adds a little slice of action to separate them even further. The whole plot is very neatly played, focussing of fears and distrust to add more and more spice.
All it needed was a good artist to finish it…and Commando editor Chick Checkley found the very man in Gordon Livingstone. His strong black-and-white work perfectly mirrors the black and white opinions of the brothers.
Family ties were never so strained.
Calum Laird, Commando Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 156 (March 1965), re-issued as No 759 (July 1973).