All along the British lines the terrifying news spread like wildfire.
Brave men trembled. "He's in our area. The Engineer of Death is here!" For they knew that once "the engineer" had set his fiendish secret traps, no one who fell into them would ever walk away.
That's when an unlikely hero volunteered, vowing to beat him at his own game. A skinny little genius with glasses, whose name was Percy Potts…
It may not come as too much of a surprise to learn that the working title of this book was "Engineer Of Death". This fairly lurid phrase is alluded to several times throughout the text and cleverly foreshadows this character, building him up as a fearsome adversary for our mild-mannered hero and arch rival, Percy Potts.
In typical Commando fashion, however, when the two finally meet, things don't quite turn out the way we might expect them to.
Scott Montgomery, Deputy Editor
Originally printed December 1965 as No 194