When Captain Rod Tyler was sent to the war in Indo-China as a British observer with French forces, he found himself with the losing side in a savage guerrilla-style conflict. Not only that, he became piggy-in-the-middle between a bull-headed Foreign Legion officer and an alleged Nazi war criminal!
Just what had he let himself in for?
What would happen if a soldier was convinced that one of his so-called comrades was a former war criminal but had no evidence to prove it?
That's the intriguing premise at the heart of this tough tale set during the war in Indochina. The French Foreign Legion's motto is "Honneur et Fidelite" (translated, perhaps, unsurprisingly, as "Honour and Fidelity") - and the story is about both of those things, where "fidelity" really means "loyalty" or "duty" as opposed to its modern meaning of "faithfulness".
So, then, Past Crimes is a fairly left field entry for Commando but it certainly works, thanks to Markham's script, veteran Denis McLoughlin's interior art and Ron Brown's emerald-hued cover.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor