He led his squadron into the thick of the fiercest dogfights - and yet he always came back without a scratch. He took fantastic risks, for he seemed to bear a charmed life.
They called him "Lucky" Lane, but even his own men came to hate and fear the young Squadron Leader, because they knew every time they took off, one of them would die. It wouldn't be Lane, though…for he wore the Tiger Ring…
The cover of a compact graphic novel (for that's what Commando is, isn't it?) can do a number of things; illustrate a scene from the story, or a character or try to sum up everything in the story in a single image - like here. Over and above those things, though, the cover should most of all make you want to buy the book.
Ken Barr's artwork fulfils than function as much now as it did when it was first seen in 1965 by your then youthful editor. After all, you are going to buy the book, aren't you?
Calum Laird, Commando Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 148 (January 1965) and re-issues as No 767 (August 1973).