Purple with rage, the Luftwaffe squadron leader shook his fist at the lone Typhoon disappearing over the horizon. All around him, shattered planes and burning hangars covered his blitzed airfield, victims of one pilot.
And on the airfield in Belgium a British squadron leader scanned the horizon for the same plane. He was furious too. That plane was his own brand-new Typhoon, and it had been stolen!
This is classic Commando in every sense. From the wonderfully lurid colours of Ken Barr's cover, to Gordon Livingstone's dynamic black-and-white line art and McOwan (first name unknown)'s all-important script - these three elements fuse together perfectly for an epic tale of guts versus glory.
When a plucky mechanic takes it upon himself to stand up to a ruthless squadron leader, we're set for a brilliant story which is all about one man having the courage to do the right thing, whatever the cost.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Note: Originally published as Commando No 312 (February 1968) and re-issued as No 1027 (May 1976).