Climbing dazedly from the shattered cockpit of his hijacked Zero, Pilot Officer Bill O'Hara was relieved to find himself still in one piece.
But his troubles weren't over yet. A deadly duel was about to begin on the side of a mountain will Bill, unarmed and exhausted, against a fanatical enemy officer out for revenge!
After reading this story, part of me was tempted to go back through the pages and check for any rogue kitchen sinks that I may have missed - as author David Heptonstall seems to have thrown everything else into the mix. Duel In The Snow is a heady brew of aerial dogfights, Commando training, top secret missions, stolen Japanese Zeros and Himalayan mountaineering.
I think it's fair to say that only in Commando can there be so much scope for such a gloriously entertaining, action-packed concoction, brought vividly to life by Ibanez's stylish art and Ian Kennedy's typically atmospheric cover.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 2559 (March 1990), re-issued as No 3455 (November 2006).